• Thursday, June 11, 2020

    Dear Families,

    I want to thank each one of you for sharing your child with me this year.  I know our year certainly did not end up the way I had imagined.  Never in my 18 years of teaching would I have expected this.  But we made the best of it.  It will go down in my book of memories as something quite interesting and unforgettable. 

    I have compiled a list of suggestions and websites for your child to use over the summer months.  This year more than ever, it will be very important that your child keep engaging in learning each day.  That can be reading, writing, using their math journals, websites, anything really that gets their brain having to think critically and recall information. 

    My goal is to help in any way that I am able.  I will leave my Class Dojo active if you need to get a hold of me.  I will try and check that daily.  I will also leave my email here: nclark@eupschools.org.  Parents and students can email, and I will get back to you as soon as I am able. 

    Summer Ideas:

    **IXL will be available until June 16th~This is when my free 90-day trial that they offered during this online learning time will expire.  Please use it up to that day!

    Language Arts:

    • The best thing any child/adult can do is READ. Make it a priority that your child reads for at least 20 minutes a day. 
    • Keep a journal: Have students write in a journal daily. You can give them prompts to respond to, which would make them use the skill that is necessary, which is restating the question in their answer.  They can have free write days.  Maybe they must respond to a question from the book they are reading from above.  All the practice they can get with their writing skills will be very beneficial. 
    • Students can email me for practice
    • I am more than willing to continue to add Read Works for students if you request them. Just let me know. 
    • Website Suggestions: (These are harder to find for free than math)

     

    https://www.funbrain.com/books

    https://www.abcya.com/grades/4

    https://pbskids.org/games/spelling/

    Math:

    • Use their 4th grade math journal—They have almost an entire math journal that has not been completed. We went through the journal in Google Classroom, so some of it will be review.  Have them complete all the Math Boxes if nothing else.  These are a great review of ALL the skills from the entire year.
    • Look up math lesson on YouTube if you need some help with the skills in the journal—I always just typed the lesson # and name that is in the blue banner on the page and got multiple options. Example: Lesson 8-8 Areas of Rectangles 4th Grade
    • Baking/Cooking: Have them help you prepare something and use their fraction skills, or their converting skills
    • Website Suggestions:

    https://www.hoodamath.com/games/mathtimedtests.html

    https://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards

    https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

    https://www.education.com/games/fourth-grade/math/

    https://www.mathgames.com/grade4

    https://www.splashlearn.com/math-games-for-4th-graders

    http://www.mathgametime.com/grade/4th-grade

    Have a wonderful summer.  Please give your child and great big hug from me.  I miss them dearly and can’t wait to see them again, even if it is just in passing in the hallways at school.  They all hold a special place in my heart!

    Ms. Clark