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Spring Conferences

posted Mar 1, 2018, 11:53 AM by Alex Spreier

Hey Fabulous Fourth Grade Families!

It's that time again - Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are March 22nd & 23rd. 

As in the past, I will have a few slots open in the morning and evening of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday if those work best for you. 

Please contact the Main Office at 541-526-6400 to schedule a conference.

Thanks and I hope to see you all soon!
Mr. Spreier

Multiplication & Division Strategies

posted Jan 22, 2018, 12:36 PM by Alex Spreier

Here are some Anchor Charts showing the various Multiplication and Division strategies we are teaching in 4th grade this year. 

   

Read-A-Thon

posted Dec 21, 2017, 9:56 AM by Alex Spreier

Hello Fabulous Fourth Grade Families,

Your students have earned enough Class Dojo points to have a Read-A-Thon!!!!
This will happen tomorrow, Friday Dec. 22, from 2:30 until the end of the day. We will be shutting the room down so kids can read books - either Read to Self or Read to Someone. If your child has a device with Audiobooks on it they may bring that and headphones.
They may bring a blanket, pillow, and/or stuffed animal so long as it fits into their backpack.

Have a fantastic break!
Thanks,
Mr. Spreier

Two Important Announcements!

posted Nov 30, 2017, 10:33 AM by Alex Spreier

Hello Fabulous Families!

Two important pieces of paper should be making their way home today.

The first is an info sheet (green) about our Annual Holiday Meal Drive. We are aiming to collect canned food and coins and cash (that will go towards Fred Meyer Gift Cards for the purchase of perishable food items). We are asking for quality, nutritious non-perishable food items (no "junk" food or Ramen noodles please). The drive will end on Friday 12/15. This is a great way to help out a family in need this season.

The second piece of paper (salmon colored) is the permission slip for our first field trip happening on DECEMBER 19TH. We are heading to Knott Landfill with the Sustainability Educator from the Environmental Center (known as Miss Becca to the kiddos). We will be leaving at about 9:15am that morning so please make sure your child is to school on time. We will return by lunch time so there is no need to pack a "field trip lunch". We have room for 5 chaperones per each class so please contact me if you are interested (I will be filling these on a First Come, First Served basis). Also, please make sure that your volunteer info is up to date by contacting the main office.  I need the bottom piece of the permission slip returned by DECEMBER 15TH.

Thanks!

Mr. Spreier




This Week & Upcoming Events

posted Oct 17, 2017, 4:44 PM by Alex Spreier

Hello Fabulous Fourth Grade Families!

This Friday is the Annual Fun Run - We will be running at 9:40am. Remember that people can donate/pledge online as well as on the paper forms I sent home. I don't know if they still need volunteer help - you can call Crystal or Margaret in the Main Office and ask!

We are finishing up Unit 1 in our math curriculum (whoop whoop!). Hopefully you all saw the review I sent home last Thursday as part of the homework packet. If you haven't, please ask your student to go over it with you.

Conferences are coming up! October 30th - November 3rd. If you have not yet scheduled a conference, I will be sending home a time for you tomorrow. If that time doesn't work, either write a note on that sheet & send it back, email me to reschedule, or call Crystal in the Office to schedule one.

Keep working on those Inventerprise Projects! These are due NOVEMBER 1st. I had said Nov. 2nd earlier forgetting that that is a Conferences Day so there is no school. My bad.

Have a great day!
Mr. Spreier

Sad News

posted Oct 9, 2017, 10:05 AM by Alex Spreier

Unfortunately, I received notification from the district that, effective Nov. 27, classroom pets will no longer be allowed in Redmond School District classrooms. This means that Smaug, our lovable bearded dragon, will be going home with me this Friday. This is just a heads up in case your student comes home talking about this today.

Thanks,
Mr. Spreier

Our First Month-Long Homework Project - Inventerprise!!!

posted Sep 29, 2017, 2:59 PM by Alex Spreier

Hey Fabulous Fourth Grade Families!

Today I assigned the first of our month-long homework projects today - the 2017 Inventerprise. The theme this year is "Where do you want to go and how will you get there? Get moving and invent or improve the way we travel."  The below image shows some of the hints and ideas provided in the packet. 

This homework project is required and is due on NOVEMBER 2ND. The projects will be counted both as a Science grade and a Speaking grade (there will be a classroom presentation). Projects may come in in the form of posters, models, etc. (just not TOO big please). 

A reminder, also, that the weekly homework folders (the red ones) are due back on THURSDAYS. They will then come home on FRIDAYS. I'm sending home the first of the Weekly Reading Logs this week. My expectation is that your child is reading 20 minutes every day. Of the 10 boxes on the Weekly Reading Record I want a minimum of 6 filled out when they are given back to me on Thursday. 

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Mr. Spreier


Open House and Picture Day

posted Sep 21, 2017, 10:15 AM by Alex Spreier   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 10:16 AM ]

You should see these come home today, but Thursday, Sept. 28th, is our Open House. It starts at 6pm and ends at 7pm. There are two sessions you can attend (for those with multiple students this allows you to meet with all teachers).

Also, Friday Sept. 29th is Picture Day! I sent home the picture packet last week. If you haven't seen it yet, or need a replacement, have your student ask me for a new one.


End of Year~!

posted Jun 7, 2017, 3:23 PM by Alex Spreier

Can you believe it's the end of the year already? It felt like I blinked and it's over.

Next week, please make sure to send some extra bags with your student on Thursday and Friday as we will be cleaning out the classroom (desks and cubbies) those days. 

Field Day is Tuesday the 13th starting at 1:15.

The Variety Show will be Thursday the 15th at 9:15 am. The entire 4th grade will be opening the Variety Show with a song.

Our last day, Friday the 16th, will be a half-day. Students will be released at 12:35pm.

 


Electronics Party - WHOOP WHOOP!

posted May 9, 2017, 8:14 AM by Alex Spreier

The class has earned enough Class Dojo points to have an Electronics Party! It will be this Monday, May 15th, from 2:30 - 3:30. 


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