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  • Welcome to 4th Grade! Our first week is in the books!  It’s been a great week getting to know each other and our classroom routines and procedures. A couple times each month we’ll send an email we call News and Notes to keep you up to date with the things going on in our classroom and also give ideas of how you can partner with us from home.  Please let us know if you have any questions!Sincerely,Mrs. Muka and Mrs. Potter
    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 8:10 AM by Emily Potter
  • M-STEP is Here! “The only person you need to compare yourself with is who you were yesterday.”                                                                                  -Rushton HurleyThis is a powerful message that is not only beneficial for students, but also adults. For many children and parents, we know that these tests can cause a bit of anxiety. We want to assure you that your children are ready for these tests. We say this NOT because we have spent weeks practicing taking tests. NOT because we have spent hours of our days learning skills that will help them to do well on standardized tests. NOT because we have spent time learning tricks that will help them to figure out the right answers on a multiple choice questions. They are ready because ...
    Posted May 10, 2016, 8:49 AM by Emily Potter
  • Eleven Ways a Parent can Help with Math Every year there is the homework dilemma for a teacher. Some parents want it, some parents do not. Some kids want it and others do not! Typically there is not math homework that goes home daily or weekly. If students do not complete something in class and I need to know where they are at with their understanding, then they may need to finish it at home. However, parents often ask, “What can we do at home when they don’t bring home homework?” There is always something you can do! Check out this doc to see 11 ways you can incorporate (or already do) in your everyday. Some may surprise you! Have fun and please share what works for ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2016, 6:24 PM by Emily Potter
  • March is Reading Month! Remember the influence you have on your child when he/she sees you reading!
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 10:41 AM by Emily Potter
  • What Can We Do to Practice Math at Home? I know there are a ton of apps out there and many of them are really great, while some are deleted shortly after the purchase! I wanted to share two apps with you that may be worth your time to check out. The Bedtime Math app, and book if interested, gives a problem of the day. It provides a real world problem for your child to connect with what they are learning in math. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to discuss math together! Research suggests the parents’ attitude of math has a direct impact on their child’s attitude of math. The second app is a mental math app, not a free app, but still ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2016, 4:07 PM by Emily Potter
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Recent Announcements

  • Welcome to 4th Grade! Our first week is in the books!  It’s been a great week getting to know each other and our classroom routines and procedures. A couple times each month we ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 8:10 AM by Emily Potter
  • M-STEP is Here! “The only person you need to compare yourself with is who you were yesterday.”                                                                                  -Rushton HurleyThis is a powerful message that is not only beneficial for students, but also ...
    Posted May 10, 2016, 8:49 AM by Emily Potter
  • Eleven Ways a Parent can Help with Math Every year there is the homework dilemma for a teacher. Some parents want it, some parents do not. Some kids want it and others do not! Typically there is not ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2016, 6:24 PM by Emily Potter
  • March is Reading Month! Remember the influence you have on your child when he/she sees you reading!
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 10:41 AM by Emily Potter
  • What Can We Do to Practice Math at Home? I know there are a ton of apps out there and many of them are really great, while some are deleted shortly after the purchase! I wanted to share two ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2016, 4:07 PM by Emily Potter
  • What does Multiplication and Division Fluency mean? When we measure fluency for multiplication and division, we look at a range of correct problems in one minute. Below is the chart we measure for 4th and 5th grade ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2016, 2:34 PM by Emily Potter
  • How do I study for a Math Test? How to Study for a Math Test...This question comes up every year. Most often when students pay attention in class, participate, and are fully engaged, they typically do not ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2016, 7:05 PM by Emily Potter
  • Long Division Standard Algorithm Long Division Standard AlgorithmWe started learning about division! The students began by drawing arrays and using an area model to visualize division problems. We then connected these two methods ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 6:24 PM by Emily Potter
  • Food Chains and Food Webs We are still learning about Ecosystems, but we will be tying in the animals that live in these ecosystems. Students will learn what a decomposer does as well as consumers ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2015, 5:56 PM by Emily Potter
  • 2 x 2 Digit Multiplication 2 x 2 Digit MultiplicationWe started learning the area model strategy for multiplying 2 x 2 digit numbers. I teach the area model strategy because students will be asked ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2015, 5:54 PM by Emily Potter
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Welcome to fourth grade!  We're so glad we have the opportunity to be a part of your learning journey.  This year, you will have two teachers!  Mrs. Muka will be your teacher for language arts and social studies, and Mrs. Potter will be your teacher for math and science.  You will each have a homeroom teacher that you start and end the day with, but We will do a lot together as a class community.  

It is so important we stay connected!
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Recent Announcements

  • Welcome to 4th Grade!

    Image result for back to schoolOur first week is in the books!  It’s been a great week getting to know each other and our classroom routines and procedures. A couple times each month we’ll send an email we call News and Notes to keep you up to date with the things going on in our classroom and also give ideas of how you can partner with us from home.  Please let us know if you have any questions!


    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Muka and Mrs. Potter


    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 8:10 AM by Emily Potter
  • M-STEP is Here!

    “The only person you need to compare yourself with is who you were yesterday.”         

                                                                            -Rushton Hurley


    This is a powerful message that is not only beneficial for students, but also adults. For many children and parents, we know that these tests can cause a bit of anxiety. We want to assure you that your children are ready for these tests. We say this NOT because we have spent weeks practicing taking tests. NOT because we have spent hours of our days learning skills that will help them to do well on standardized tests. NOT because we have spent time learning tricks that will help them to figure out the right answers on a multiple choice questions.


    They are ready because we have learned how to be learners this year. They are ready because we have learned how to think critically, to wonder and ask questions, to search for answers to our questions, to support our reasons with evidence in order to make them more valid and worth of being heard, to problem solve. They are ready because they have worked hard at changing their mindset from “I can’t”, to “I can”. They are ready because they have the ability to shine, each in his or her own way.


    As these tests do not always accurately show what your child knows, we do know that your child will do just fine because we are confident they have the skills to approach any challenge that comes their way.


    As always, please let us know what questions you may have. Thank you for letting us spend time with your child. YOU MATTER!


    Posted May 10, 2016, 8:49 AM by Emily Potter
  • Eleven Ways a Parent can Help with Math

    Every year there is the homework dilemma for a teacher. Some parents want it, some parents do not. Some kids want it and others do not! Typically there is not math homework that goes home daily or weekly. If students do not complete something in class and I need to know where they are at with their understanding, then they may need to finish it at home. However, parents often ask, “What can we do at home when they don’t bring home homework?” There is always something you can do! Check out this doc to see 11 ways you can incorporate (or already do) in your everyday. Some may surprise you! Have fun and please share what works for your family!


    Posted Apr 10, 2016, 6:24 PM by Emily Potter
  • March is Reading Month!

    Remember the influence you have on your child when he/she sees you reading!


    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 10:41 AM by Emily Potter
  • What Can We Do to Practice Math at Home?

    I know there are a ton of apps out there and many of them are really great, while some are deleted shortly after the purchase! I wanted to share two apps with you that may be worth your time to check out. The Bedtime Math app, and book if interested, gives a problem of the day. It provides a real world problem for your child to connect with what they are learning in math. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to discuss math together! Research suggests the parents’ attitude of math has a direct impact on their child’s attitude of math.

    The second app is a mental math app, not a free app, but still reasonably priced. It is called Quick Math. This allows the students to practice their multiplication facts while writing on the screen. When kids are thinking and writing, they are making better connections. Enjoy and let me know what you think of these apps if you try them!


    Posted Feb 25, 2016, 4:07 PM by Emily Potter
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