Mrs. Gina Pilkington
4th Grade Teacher
Congratulations to the following Quarter 2 Honor Roll Students:
All A Honor Roll
All A and B Honor Roll
Golden Knight Award
I am so proud of all of you for your very hard work!!
Quarter 2 Report Cards will be distributed Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.
Students will exchange Valentines in class, February 14th. Room mothers will bring a treat at 3:00 p.m. that day.
December 9th: Multiplication Facts Ice-cream Sundae Celebration and Solar System Projects Due
December 19th: Colonial Days Dress-up and Research Paper Due
December 21st: Class Holiday Party at 3:00 p.m. then our class moves to trailer #3 during renovation
Big congratulations to the following Q1 Honor Roll Students! Woo Hoo!
All A Honor Roll: Sophi and Kaitlin
A and B Honor Roll: Kennedy, Austin, Mya, Nathan, Sarah, Mackenzie, Inaaya, Jack, Bryce, Yassin, and Kelan
Golden Knight Award: Dustin
This took a lot of hard work and extra studying, and I am so proud of you!!!
Students choose and read "just right" books in class while connecting metacognitive thinking strategies to understand what they are reading. Students do this by connecting what they already know about the content of the book to the new information they are reading, predicting what the next parts will be about, stopping and jotting what they understand, using context clues to figure out new words, making inferences, writing the main idea and details, summarizing the beginning, middle, and end, and discussing the books with partners. Students will read to self, read to others, listen to reading, write about reading and do word study work. Genres include all types of fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and poetry. In addition to writing about what is being read, other types of writing include author's purpose to persuade, inform, and entertain, narrative, and research writing. Students will also create and share project presentations in front of class. Students always enjoy doing these strategies and activities to enhance learning.
Students use inquiry, hands on activities, and discussion to learn the concepts of Science. Experiments involve the Scientific Method Process. Projects are shared and notes are kept in Science notebooks. Group work and class participation are key to the learning of the science objectives.
Students learn basic math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division along with how to apply various strategies and problem solving with the UPSC form for word problems. (Understand, Plan, Solve, and Check) Topics covered also include fractions, decimals, measurement and data, geometry, factors, multiples, patterns, place value, and rounding. Students are required to show all work. Several strategy choices for problem solving are taught and practiced. This gives the students choice and better success.
Studies Weekly Virginia studies newspapers are purchased and utilized by students to enhance their studies of Virginia History. They are also provided with online Virginia Studies resources. Students will learn map skills, government, Virginia's original establishment, geography, economy, history, and social studies from the 1600's to present day.
Students have weekly math games extension, hands on activities, "out of the box" projects, and FAIR (Focused and Intensive Reading) group extension and remediation. They will travel to other teachers' classrooms sometimes and stay in their own classrooms other times for these learning reinforcements and enhancements.
Mrs. Pilkington 4th Grade
Daily Schedule 2016-17
9:00 am Doors Open
9:10 Math (10 min) LA (10 min)
9:30 Core Extension (45) M: Math ext.; T-Th: FAIR
10:15 Math (65)
11:20 Science (12)
11:32 Lunch (30)
12:02 pm Science (33)
12:35 Recess (20)
12:55 Language Arts (70)
2:05 Specialists (45) Art, PE, Music, Library/Guidance
2:50 Language Arts (10)
3:00 Virginia Studies (50)