Welcome to Room 12
Welcome to Room 12. In fourth grade, your student will be learning many new skills
and building on what they have previously learned. We will continue to work on
the multiplication facts memorized in third grade. We will expand our writing from
one paragraph to five paragraphs. We will study California's history from Native
Americans to the Gold Rush. This is the year that students are expected to take more
responsibility for their own work and success.
Distance learning requires some of the same rules we use in a classroom. We wait
our turn when wanting to speak, we use kind words when we do speak, and we listen
carefully. Please minimize background noise. Students will be muted if needed.
Students will keep track of their own books, supplies, and materials. Please provide
a safe space for your child to work and keep materials safe from others.
Regular attendance is very important. It can be difficult with internet connection
problems, device problems, and other family obligations. We will practice patience
with ourselves and others to make the best of a difficult situation.
1) Read every day for 20 minutes.
2) Math homework will be given 3 - 4 times per week.
3) Practice math facts 10 minutes a day (see below) until memorized.
4) Do not stress about homework. Just do your best, but do not spend more
than 30 minutes on a math sheet. Put it away and try another day.
Continue to memorize all multiplication facts up to 10 x 10. Your child should know
basic addition and subtraction facts (what makes 10, how to add doubles, how to
regroup, and how to subtract across zeroes. This must be practiced frequently
In fourth grade, we learn double-digit multiplication using place value (box method
and partial products). Do not expect it to look like the algorithm older students use.
ON LINE SKILL BUILDING (i Ready)
When iReady becomes available, 40 minutes of math and 40 minutes of reading
should be completed each week.
Your child will need scissors, crayons, and a glue stick at home. Wide-ruled writing
paper (binder paper) will also be needed.
MUSIC AND PE
Your student will receive separate lessons from the Music and PE teachers.
If you have any computer problems, please contact the Antioch Unified Help Desk
at 925-779-7676 or email them at email@example.com
Please sign up for the Aeries Portal. Instructions are available on AUSD's website.
From Kimball's website, you can click on my name to access my webpage. I will keep it
updated with information about assignments, helpful websites, class codes, and other
I am sure we will all have many questions and frustrations with distance learning. I,
too, am learning how to navigate Microsoft Teams and other computer programs.
The best way to contact me is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.