Mrs. Hill's Class

Class Updates

Important Dates

  • 12/7 Secret Someone information sent home

  • 12/6-12/9 Early Dismissal Days for Students, Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • 12/14 Report Cards Released

  • 12/15 Holiday Shop for our class during recess

  • 12/20-22 Secret Someone Gifts Sent to School

  • 12/22 Secret Someone Gift Exchange

  • 12/23 Early Dismissal Days for Students & Staff

  • 12/26-1/2 Winter Recess

Weekly Highlights


  • We finished our Topic 4 math unit - tests sent home Friday 12/2 (please sign and return)

  • Students reviewed nonfiction ideas from third grade and practiced note-taking strategies

  • We brainstormed ideas for our class essay and individual essays

  • We learned about layers of the Earth's surface, physical features, and plate tectonics

  • Check out our family letter below for more details!

Family Letters

Each week, one student writes a letter to all families that will be posted below. Ideas shared in the letters come from students and are written by students using strategies, skills, and tools from writing class. I do not edit these pieces, but I am available as a resource for students if they'd like me to look it over with them.

Click below to see what we've written! Thank you to Ian for writing this week's letter.

Family Letters

Language Arts

Our second reading unit is about reading and researching to understand the world. We are reading nonfiction books in class. Our second writing unit focuses on opinion writing.


We are working on Topic 5: Divide By 1-Digit Numbers


Our first science unit focuses on fast and slow changes to the Earth