6/8/20 UPDATE
Happy Last Week of School!! Crazy to think in a few short days your child will be heading to 5th grade!!

We know this year didn't end the way we had expected. We do want you all to know how much we appreciate your support and flexibility with our digital learning.

We will hold our zoom meetings on Monday & Friday @ 10 am.

Attached we have our LAST choice board full on FUN & reflective learning activities!

We spent many hours last week packing up the students materials and they will be available for pick up on Wednesday, June 10th from 1-3 pm. We placed a little something special in there for our students. It's not much but we do wish them success in their future endeavors.
6/1/20 UPDATE
Happy June!!! 

This week we have another round of ZOOM meetings and Choice Board activities. 

We will be ZOOMing on Monday & Friday @ 10 am this week. Monday we will have students share out their favorite 4th grade memory, Mrs. Mainwaring will be playing a game of Jeopardy with the students about Safe @ Home, Safe Alone. Friday we will have more time to share out and game day!!! 

Monday Nights @ 7 are Mrs. Keaney's game night! Join in for the fun!

Thank you for your support. :) 


5/26/20 UPDATE
Hi Families!

 We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! 

Attached is your weekly choice board. Notice there are 5 choices but only 4 days. Remind students that they do not have to do all 5, unless they're feeling up to the challenge! 

Our weekly ZOOM meetings will resume on Friday with more games and student share outs. Please have students thinking about this question to share out: What has been their best face to face 4th grade memory? We can't wait to hear their responses! 

Thank you for your continued support! 

5/18/20 UPDATE
Hi Families!

We will continue to meet via ZOOM on Monday & Friday from 10-10:30. This week we have some winners from last weeks games drawing something for our fun games of Pictionary!! We hope to see you there!!!

The new choice board is attached.

During our ZOOM meetings, Mrs. Mainwaring will have "Safe at Home, Safe Alone" assignments for students to work on and use for discussions.

Monday nights at 7 are game night with Ms. Keaney!!!

Virtual learning will continue through the end of our calendar year. Our hopes is to prepare our students for their rising grade level. Thanks for your support!


5/11/20
Happy Mother's Day! We hope that you all enjoyed the beautiful weather we had yesterday. Thank you for your support!! 

We will continue to meet via ZOOM on Monday & Friday from 10-10:30.

This week we have a new choice board attached.

During our ZOOM meetings, Mrs. Mainwaring will have "Safe at Home, Safe Alone" assignments for students to work on and use for discussions. 

Specialists are sending out choice boards to keep students art, pe, music and technology skills sharp! 

Monday nights at 7 are game night with Ms. Keaney!!!

Thank you again for your support and all of your gifts and kind words last week for teacher appreciation. 
5/4/20 UPDATE
Hi Families!

We love seeing all of the work students submit to us throughout the week. Thank you for helping with that! Attached is our new choice board of activities for the week. 

Our ZOOM calls will continue every Monday & Friday from 10-10:30 am. We like to have some games involved and have some fun with the students. This Monday Mrs. Mishoe will be hosting an "Estimation" Game where students will use math clues to figure out the amount of items in the jar!! Our winners will have a chance to share out on Friday!

Mrs. Mainwaring (our amazing school counselor) has dropped off your "Safe at Home, Safe Alone" packets that are yours to keep. Every Monday, she will have her mini-lesson and work on pages from the book you received. Be sure to have that book handy during our ZOOM meetings.

Mrs. Keaney, our fabulous ESOL teacher, will be hosting KAHOOT game nights, Mondays at 7 pm. All are welcome!! Please email keaneyjb@pwcs.edu for details to join!

The third quarter ended April 24, and report cards will be available in The Hub by May 5. 

Thanks for all your continued support!

4/27/20 UPDATE 
Hi Families!
 I hope you heard about the fun we had on Friday with our KAHOOT game! The student's know their teachers very well!!! We are happy to continue our bonding with another week of virtual learning. 
Has your student logged on to their class dojo portfolio? This is another way students can upload and share their work with teachers. All teachers are able to see the work & give feedback to what they've submitted using this platform. 
We will continue our weekly ZOOM meetings on Monday & Friday from 10 - 10:30 am. We look forward to playing games, hearing about quarantine life and the learning that they've been doing at home! This is also a great time for students to ask their teachers any clarifying questions they might have. 
Attached is our weekly choice board filled with review activities. This is designed for independent review. This should not be new information but if they need resources please refer to our class web pages for documents to help. 
3rd quarter report cards will be available via "Parent Vue"  5/4/20.
Thanks for your continued support!

4/20/20 UPDATE
Hi Families!!
We are back for another week of digital school house learning. Attached you will find the choice board for the week full of review activities. These objectives are all review and your child should be able to complete these independently. If they need resources for answers, they can be found on our class web pages (https://coleses.pwcs.edu/class_pages/fourth_grade). 
We would love to see the work students are completing and have an opportunity to give them feedback. You can submit their work by emailing us, having them email us, messaging us a picture through dojo or uploading to student portfolio on dojo. 
Our ZOOM calls with students will continue on Mondays & Fridays from 10-10:30 am. The log in credentials remain the same. See "Events" on class dojo for log in details. 
You will see that the students ENCORE teachers are also providing a choice board. Students look forward to attending these classes during the day and they have some cool activities planned for them! I know the ENCORE teachers are eager to see some fourth grade faces again! 🙂 

As always, thank you for your continued support as we navigate this new way of "schooling". 

>>WANT TO DOWNLOAD MICROSOFT FOR YOUR HOME COMPUTER? See steps below:
To download Office 365 on home devices, students can log in with their user name and password. Their user name will be a complete student email address Which ends in @pwcs-edu.org
Once on the Office 365 home screen, select Install Office from the upper right. A drop down box appears. Choose the down arrow for Office 365 apps.
Then follow the prompts from the next Windows to run the install commands. 
There are additional resources with this link 
http://www.pwcs.edu/departments/Instructional_technology/office_365_in_prince_william_county_public_schools

4/14/20 UPDATE
Hi Families,
 We hope that you've enjoyed your Spring Break. We are excited to hear from our students in what they've been doing over their time off. Here are a few weekly updates below:
1) Has your student logged on to their "student dojo portfolio" yet? There are some great ways for us to connect with them through this application. I've sent everyone a personalized log in and steps for students. We will be utilizing this application and all of it's great features.
2) Student office 365 email- please make sure your student has logged on and checked their emails. This is another way for them to communicate with their teachers and peers! 
3) ZOOM Calls- we will be chatting with students on Tuesday, April 14th and Friday, April 17th at 10 am. We look forward to hearing about their spring breaks and sharing our new choice board with them. (Links and passwords are in the "events") 
4) Check out our new choice board for students to complete! Please have them share what they've done with us through dojo portfolios or email. 
Thank you for your continued support! Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

4/3/20
It was good to see everyone on the zoom call today! We had 70% of our students participating today! We will resume these every Monday & Friday after spring break.

> Please check with your students to see if they can log onto their Office 365 email (office.com). If they need their log in information we can try to help.

> I'll be sending personalized dojo links where students can access their dojo "portfolio". Here THEY can upload their work from the choice boards, pictures or anything they'd like to personally share with their teacher.

> Next week is Spring Break and we hope everyone stays happy and healthy. Enjoy your family and outdoor time!

3/30/20
During our ZOOM call today, we went over the choice board that can guide students through review activities from each subject area. The choice board can be found under documents on the left hand side of my webpage and via class dojo. Please let us know if you have any questions! 

Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.  
3/25/20- Updates
Wednesday check in & updates! 

No need to fear your teachers are here!!! We know this is uncharted territory for all of us and we want you to know we are here for YOU and our students! We have connected our PE teacher, librarian, administration, ESOL teacher and Special Education teacher to help. 

1) The grade level is hoping to connect together face to face (digitally) on Friday with a ZOOM call. We want to make this as easy as possible for you and our students. Please complete this survey to let us know if your student can participate in the meeting, times that work best for you, and what subjects you need more support it. 
SURVEY LINK

2) Parents have shared and provided LOTS of helpful sites including the SCHOLASTIC site. Some great features it provided is a read aloud button, cool topics and videos along with extension activities. Check it out! SCHOLASTIC

3) Have you and your child created a schedule yet? We'd love to see it! 

4) Have you been on Study Island or Prodigy? We have updates on our end to see how they're progressing and time spent on activities. We'd been happy to share these results with you! 

5) How are the VA Studies Daily Review going? Have they been using the YouTube answer key? Have they completed any of the extension activities in the videos? If so, please share! :) 

3/24/20- Updates
Hi there! I'm sending this update on behalf of the entire fourth grade team. We want to provide you with things that other families have shared that have been successful.

One family had their daughter create a daily schedule for them. (see attachment) With the children creating these schedules they have choice and are more likely to follow through with something THEY have created. Having a routine and set guidelines may also limits any behavior concerns.

The schedule can be flexible to include a lot more physical activities and CHORES. There is research to prove that doing chores makes children more responsible team members.

Have students log on their email and EMAIL their friends and teachers. This is a great way for them to stay connected.

Read TOGETHER! When reading, take turns with pages or paragraphs. This is a great way for them to see an expert reader and who doesn't enjoy being read to?!

Fourth grade teachers will continue to reach out to families and students. Please let them know WE love and miss our kiddos <3

3/23/20- Updates
Hi Families!  
I'm missing my kids and I hope everyone is doing well! Here are some updates and resources for each subject area. Please reach out to me if you need anything!

Social StudiesOn Friday(3/13), a packet of Social Studies review questions were sent home. The same review questions are available under the "Documents" Tab on the left side of this web page.These questions are REVIEW from previous grade levels and an answer key was created on the YouTube links below for each day of review. 

Here are the link to the Daily Review #1 pages. Each video link has an extension activity they can complete (snap and picture and email it to me)!

Monday Daily Review (click here)
Tuesday Daily Review (click here)
Wednesday Daily Review (click here)
Thursday Daily Review (click here) 
Friday- take the QUIZ (most questions are a repeat from the weekly daily review)

Math: Under the tab "DOCUMENTS" there are two pages to help with fact fluency & multiplication strategies. Origo (one of the math resources we use in class) has provided us with a link that includes video, games, and other engaging activities. 

Reading: Epic---Here is a resource that you can use for additional reading. Student names have been added. Log in and use the code to get started.

Login information:
www.getepic.com/students
Code: eqy6221


Read Works-I have added Read Works as another reading resource. Student names have been added. I have selected two reading activities: one is a ten minute daily read and the second is a fictional passage. You may also go to the library and select any category that interests you. Have fun reading.

Log in: readworks.org/student
code: pmmksc
password: 1234

You may change your password after logging in.



3/20/20
I want to share out the Social Studies review I've made for the students. If they didn't get a hard copy last week, I've copied one on dojo & attached it on the "Documents" tab. They can also watch the video and write down the answers on their own piece of paper. 

Here are the link to the review pages. Each video link has an extension activity they can complete (snap and picture and email it to me)!

 Monday Daily Review (click here)
Tuesday Daily Review (click here)
Wednesday Daily Review (click here)
Thursday Daily Review (click here)
Friday- take the QUIZ (most questions are a repeat from the weekly daily review) 

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns you might have regarding your child's learning. I'm happy to help in anyway I can! Be on the lookout for daily updates and things coming your way to help at home! 


3/13/20
 Hi Families!
On behalf of the fourth grade team, we hope that everyone is able to stay healthy and safe in your home. In the upcoming days, students will have the opportunity for distant learning. Listed below are opportunities they have available to complete & work on until school resumes.

1) Study Island- lots of assignments for Math & Reading. They can get their passport signed if they score an 80% or higher.

2) Prodigy- a fun math related game

3) Social Studies- Daily Review packets were sent home (and attached to this message). I will be provided an answer key on my YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcktoURbkqpgHUN4fuHjmng) for them to check their answers. 4) SOLPASS.ORG- lots of learning activities, videos, study guides and games for every subject area. If they score an 80% or higher you can sign their passports.

We hope our students stay sharp during this time apart!