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This year we decided to introduce our students to a new novel as one of our reading units. We chose the book Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Here is a brief summary of the book: Marty Preston is exploring the hills behind his . . .

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A Verb is an Action Word

  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 . . .

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1st Quarter AR Goal Kickball Game

Our 4th graders have been busy working on meeting their AR Goals. Those students who were able to reach the point goal, comprehension goal, and read the required amount of chapter books were able to play a game of kickball. The weather was . . .

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But 1st a Selfie

Room 106 has been busy learning about character traits. 4th graders will tell you, "These traits are traits that a character has on the inside; not how they look on the outside." Students created an interactive . . .

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Double Doozies aka Compound Sentences

The way to make something stick in a 4th grader's mind is through their stomach! We recently were learning about how to combine two smaller sentences and create a "double doozie" (better known as a compound sentence. Room 106 . . .

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First Day of 4th Grade

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 . . .

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All About Me

My name is Mrs. Groen, and this is my 6th 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. I graduated from Northwestern College, in Orange . . .

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