Yesterday (Sunday), I sent Week 5 Distance Learning Opportunities Google Doc. I can't believe it's Week 5. I am still processing that we will not finish out the 4th grade year in person with your students. If you haven't heard, the Dept of Education Commissioner, with Gov. Janet Mills support, has suspended in-classroom learning for the remainder of this school year. Week 5 only seems like a blip when we will have to continue this way for 8 more weeks.
At this time, we will be continuing the same format for sharing learning opportunities with your family. I find that those students who are participating are familiar with the routine now and I am in hopes that maybe some things are starting to get a little easier? I shared a virtual student meeting document with students and parents last week and I will re-share again in case you missed it. This is a Google Hangout/Meet with a few other students to talk about life, check in with mental health, and play a little game with me. It's 30 minutes and I'd love for it to continue after vacation.
Virtual Student Meeting SignUP
**Next week we will be on "vacation" from daily assignments. You will NOT receive a document or any assignments to do for April 20-24.
I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and happy. As always, I thank you for your support and dedication to our kids. I miss them!
Hello Fourth Grade Families,
Another week has passed and we are hopefully doing our part to "flatten the curve" for COVID-19. I hope you are all well and doing the best you can. Again, this week, Mrs. Hart and I worked closely to create learning opportunities in Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing. These, of course, in no way replace the actual classroom learning. We know you are all staying busy, getting outside for lots of "recess", baking (or math!), being kind, and helping around the house.
Each family has received an email as of today, April 5, of the activities you can add into your daily schedules to help maintain some academic time!
This week I expect students to:
I am so incredibly proud of all of you. I have seen countless photos, read emails bragging about you, gotten sweet handwritten notes and drawings, and enjoyed the most creative writing I've ever seen this week. I know you are doing everything you need to be doing! I miss you so much- SO MUCH! I can't wait for us to be together again! <3 <3
Love, Mrs. Deveau
Hello Fourth Graders and Families!
Today is Sunday and usually I'm planning our week ahead of learning opportunities- this time they are digital! I hope you will find some time this week to be kind to someone, be helpful, and learn in all kinds of ways. Stay healthy! I am really missing you all and would love if you could send me pictures of things you are doing or working on- either through email or Google Hangouts. I know some of you (parents) are working full time and trying to navigate "homeschool" and I completely understand where you are coming from! I know that you are doing the best you can!
The first document (GRADE 4 WEEK 3) is a shared Google Document as well as a pdf. Students can view it either way and it includes active links to resources, worksheets, answer sheets, etc.
I have also included a copy of each of those active links in pdf form attached to this email in case you can't view them for some reason.
The last attachment I included is a reminder to do as much as you can when you can. Nothing is perfect right now- and learning never is! I appreciate your support so much- we are in this together!
Also, be on the lookout for some HAPPY MAIL and HAPPY surprises soon!
Love, Mrs. Deveau
March 15, 2020
Dear Fourth Grade Families,
Over the past several days, it has been a whirlwind of information surrounding our school closure and COVID-19. I have been waiting to communicate formally with you all in order to gather the most information I possibly could. I’ve decided at this point- what I know is better than nothing!
Here’s what I know:
Love, Mrs. Deveau
We had a fantastic winter concert celebrating Santa. We have completed writing our first two essays! Our next writing will surround the American Revolution. Students are excited to learn more about how our country became a country!
In Math, we have started our most recent topic on fractions. We are learning about equivalent fractions and how to find them and soon we will be adding and subtracting fractions.
Exciting times in 4th grade!
November seemed to fly by as we were learning more about double digit multiplication, started writing opinion pieces, summarizing what we read and celebrating our Vets and Thanksgiving.
With only 3 weeks until our next break, we are crunched for learning. In math, we have learned the standard algorithm in multiplication and we are beginning to learn more about division in the next several weeks. It will be extremely important that we have our multiplication AND division facts MASTERED! Please practice at home as much as you can. Pick up a set of flashcards from the Dollar Tree or make your own. If you need any extra worksheets, let me know and I can send some home.
We will finish writing our first opinion essay within the next few days. This is a very busy time of year and we will be watching and performing in many holiday events. We look forward to you joining us either as a volunteer, a viewer or both.