My name is Mrs. Groen, and this is my sixth year of teaching 4th grade after teaching TK for three years at Central Lyon. Prior to teaching at Central Lyon, I taught TK and TAG for 3 years in a neighboring district. I graduated from Northwestern College, in Orange City, with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in Early Childhood, Reading and Coaching.
My husband, Justin, and our sons, Leo and Eli, and I live in Rock Rapids, and love the community. It is a great place to live and raise a family.
4th Grade Verb Rap My 4th grades just started their English unit on verbs. I introduce this unit with this Verb Rap song. The students have so much fun acting out the action verbs. We dig deeper into verbs . . .
This morning I welcomed 21 new 4th graders into my room. They were so quiet - I'm sure that will change. We had a great day together! We talked about classroom rules, listened to Mr. Harman's assembly, took a quiz, and many other . . .