Mrs. Gruettner's Page
Welcome to fourth grade!
Hello and welcome to fourth grade. I'm Mrs. Gruettner. I love teaching my students and having my students in turn teach me! I hold respect as my number one rule, and my classroom is run based on this character trait. I love to dance and read interesting books! Every day it is exciting to go into work and experience such fun with the students.
What are we learning this marking period?
Reading:This quarter students will be working on skills that good readers use to discuss reading. They will learn about nonfiction text structure and about myths and hero stories.
Math: This quarter in math, students will focus on fractions, decimals, and problem solving. Students will learn strategies to help them understand the concept of multiplication/division and to be able to solve multiplication/division problems. Learning multiplication/division facts is extremely important this year.
Language Arts/Spelling: Language Arts skills for grammar and punctuation will be taught through the students' written responses. Sentence structure and types of sentences will be looked at this quarter. Students will be learning various spelling strategies that can be used throughout their written work.
Science: The first marking period students will be learning about electricity and magnetism.
Social Studies: We will be studying Connecticut as a state. We will focus on Connecticut's role in the Revolutionary War.
Homework assignments for the week of February 4, 2013
*Homework is posted weekly. Please note that some changes may be made to assignments during the week. All assignments should also be copied down into agenda books. If your student is having difficulties doing their homework and you aren't sure what the task requires, jot down a little note, and we will go over the assignment together in school.
Spelling: 2 choices, 3x each
Spelling: 2 choices
Spelling: 2 choices
Get progress report signed and return reading logs.
Spelling Information: Practice spelling your words, play games, learn the definitions of the words, and study!
Website Address: http://www.spellingcity.com/gruettnerje/
Our Specials Schedule
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Visit these sites to brush up on your math:
Practice language skills:
Learn more about weathering and erosion:
Learn more about habitats:
Learn more about our earth and mapping:
Learn more about Dr. Seuss:
Learn more about Force and Motion:
Learn about energy:
Learn more about biomes:
Biome Webquest sites:
Links to practice latitude and longitude:
Learn more about the Pilgrims:
Learn more about countries around the world using the 5 themes of geography:
Learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fact Monster: http://www.factmonster.com/states.html
U.S. Agriculture, Climates, and other Interesting Facts: http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/ag_profiles.htm
Fun Facts of the U.S. States: http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/funfacts/funfacts.html
Get a variety of information about each U.S. state: http://50states.com/
Click Here to Visit Government State Sites for Kids: http://www.kids.gov/k_states.htm
Learn more about Rick Riordan, author of The Lightening Thief:
Try creating your own comics:
Learn more about the Olympics:
Learn more about ecosystems:
Practice your typing skills at:
Important dates to come...
Regarding birthdays and celebrations: For student birthdays, small items such as pencils, erasers, stickers, etc. may be brought in to class. Notification would be appreciated.
*Pencils, gluesticks, erasers, and tissues are always needed in class. If you would like to dontate these items, we would greatly appreciate them. Thank you!
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, regarding any questions or concerns. For an urgent matter please call me at the school or send in a note. Thank you!
Last updated: February 1, 2013