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Calendar of Events

September 1st – Buffalo Pride 6:00-7:00 p.m. (VCMS Gym)

September 7th - Labor Day – No School

September 8th – Midpoint of the 1st Nine Weeks

September 11th – Fire Prevention Safety Poster due

September 25th - Founder’s Day Festival (High School Football Field)


Great Beginnings!

As you know, we are off and running!  What a great start this has been to a new year.  I am so impressed with my class, and how well they have adapted to fourth grade so far!  This is going to be a wonderful year full of growth for our children.  I’m so grateful to be a part of your child’s life—they make me smile! 


Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement

Occasionally I have small chores that can be completed at home that would count for parent involvement hours.  Another way to earn parent involvement hours is to send in things as needed.  Please be sure to include a receipt so that when you have accumulated $50, credit will be posted to you for the Parent Involvement time earned.  Thank you so much for your support of our class!

If you would like to donate items to our classroom, please see the list below.

Post it notes, Expo markers, treasure box items, individually wrapped snacks, glue sticks, markers.  Thank you for all you do.:-)


Founder’s Day Festival

Time is rapidly approaching for our Founder’s Day Festival!  It is that time of year when fall is in the air (hopefully!), and it is time to have some good old fashioned fun!  The Founder’s Day Festival will be held on the football field behind our high school on Friday, September 25th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. There will be all kinds of fun and games for kids of all ages!  Our class is teaming up with Mrs. Zawacki’s class to present a really cool booth.  More details to come soon! We look forward to having a great booth this year.  Please let me know if you are available to volunteer at our booth. I would like to have two parents working the booth at all times.  We need some creative parents to volunteer to decorate our booth. This is one of our biggest, and most fun fundraisers of the year, so let’s all pitch in and do whatever it takes to make this the most fun and memorable Founder’s Day Festival ever!



We have been working very hard in math to reinforce skills learned in 3rd grade, and extending those skills.  We have been working on writing numbers into the hundred millions three different ways: standard form (using digits), expanded form (expanding the place values using zeros), and word form (using words to describe the number). Currently, we are studying multiplying by 1-digit numbers and it seems as though our students are a bit rusty on their multiplication facts.  Please have your child practice counting by 3’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, and 9’s, and also practice those multiplication facts daily.  By helping your child with their multiplication facts it will help them feel much more confident, and will make division much easier for them!


Science/Social Studies

*We have been studying changes to the Earth’s surface through weathering and erosion.

*We will soon start our exploration of Florida history learning about Florida’s Geography.  We will be taking a field trip to St. Augustine this fall.  It is a fantastic trip, and the students will be amazed by how much they learn. 


This is a good site for practice with the standards:

This is a good site for practice in Math Standards: or

Math Practice Websites: Adding Fractions With Like Denominator


Thank you to all of you who are checking your child’s homework nightly and making corrections, initialing their homework, and their planner.  Please help your child get into the routine of checking their planner nightly to be sure they have completed all of their homework.  Many of our children seem to think if they don’t have a worksheet for a particular subject, they don’t have any homework in that subject for the night.  They are forgetting to look at the planner, which shows that they may have spelling homework, reading homework, or study homework that did not require a worksheet.  It is a good idea to check your child’s planner when signing it just to be sure you have seen all the required work.  Just as a reminder, late and missing work will have a negative effect on your child’s grade.  A maximum of 60% will be awarded for work turned in one day late, and a zero will be entered in the grade book thereafter. Homework is designed to practice skills learned in class, so it is very important that it be done on time.   Please note, absent assignments do not fall under this category. The “Absent Homework Policy” still stands. The Handbook Attendance Policy states that in order to receive credit for missed work due to an absence, a student must turn in assignments upon returning to school within the number of days missed plus one day.  Thank you for all of your support.

Special Areas

P.E. (daily)




Tuesdays and Fridays



Computer Lab

Monday and Wednesdays







Ms. McCranie (reading and science online connection)  (math and social studies online connection)

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PDF documents
August Newsletter - August Newsletter
Behavior Plan - Behavior Plan
Grading Policy - Grading Policy
Puzzle Piece Project Information Sheet - Puzzle Piece Project Information Sheet
Puzzle Piece Project Parent Letter - Puzzle Piece Project Parent Letter
Reading Log - Reading Log
Scholastic Parent Letter - Scholastic Parent Letter
Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter - Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter
September Newsletter - September Newsletter

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