Mrs. Flitton's 4th Grade Class

Welcome to my class website!

Hopefully all your questions will be answered on this site, but if not there are many ways to contact me. You can reach me by phone at (360)978-4111 or by email at Parents of students in my class also have access to our Class Dojo website/app. I update this regularly and enjoy using it for parent communication. If you need help setting this up, please let me know!

Monthly Newsletter & Calendar

I send home a newsletter at the beginning of each month but I will also post them here and on Class Dojo. These will inform you about important upcoming events and what we'll be focusing on in class for that specific month.

September Calendar.pdf

Regular Schedule Early Release Schedule

8:15-9:00 Science/Social Studies 8:15-8:45 I-Ready9:00-9:15 Recess 8:45-9:15 Specialist9:15-10:00 Specialist 9:15-9:30 Recess10:00-10:50 Math Success 9:30-10:50 Core10:50-11:05 Recess 10:50-11:05 Recess11:05-11:25 Lunch 11:05-11:25 Lunch11:25-11:45 Reading Trail 11:25-1:00 Core11:45-1:15 Reading & Writing 1:00 Dismissal 1:15-1:45 Reading Success (Wednesdays are Early Release)1:45-2:00 Recess2:00-3:00 Math3:00 Dismissal

Specialist Schedule

Monday- LibraryTuesday- ComputersWednesday- PEThursday- MusicFriday- PE

Classroom Expectations

Be SafeBe RespectfulBe ResponsibleBe KindBe Engaged

Homework Expectations

Homework is given each Friday and is due the following Friday, so students have a full week to work on it and get help if needed. Homework will be sent home in students' green "Take Home Folders" along with other important information and announcements.

Homework consists of a reading log, math practice, and reading strategy practice. The reading log must be filled out each day. It is expected that students will read 20 minutes each night and log what they read. Research shows that students who scored 90% better than their peers on reading tests read for more than 20 minutes a day, exposing them to 1.8 million words a year!

Helpful Websites

Class Dojo Class Dojo is an online classroom management system that I will be using this year. I love it because it promotes positive behavior by rewarding students who are meeting expectations. The messaging feature makes parent-teacher communication simple and fast! There is also a class story feature that allows me to post pictures and videos to keep you updated with what is happening in our classroom (only my students' parents have access). Creating an account and joining our class only takes a couple minutes and can be done from your home computer or phone with the free app!

I-Ready I-Ready is a program that we use regularly at school to practice reading and math. Students take a diagnostic test on the I-Ready site at the beginning of the year and they are then given reading and math skills at their level. We take the same test in the winter and then later in the spring to monitor student growth. This is a great website for students to practice reading and math skills at home. Throughout the year our class will compete for most lessons passed!

Prodigy Prodigy is a fun game that keeps students engaged and excited about practicing math! Students create character that travels around different levels collecting little animals and battling their friends, very similar to Pokemon. I am able to set the exact math skills I want students to encounter while playing Prodigy. We will only use this site as a reward, early finisher activity, free-time activity, or during rainy day recesses. This is a free website for keyboarding and typing practice. We have our own chromebooks in class and will be typing a lot this year, so this website is great for practicing those skills!

NewsELA NewsELA is a website which presents the news articles and other informational text at several different reading levels, with comprehension questions. I can assign articles for students to read at their own level or they can peruse the site for articles that interest them. This is a website where students can practice math fact fluency for all operations: multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. In fourth grade we spend a large part of the year learning multi-digit multiplication and division (ex. 123x8=?) so knowing their basic math facts is very important! We will use this site to practice and assess those basic skills (ex. 3x7=?).