• March 31

    Good morning fourth graders! Today is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. It is the only Tuesday, March 31 you'll ever have, so make sure you make it a great day. 

    Maybe you remember on March 1st the greeting said, "There is an old saying that if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb." We discussed that since the weather is so changeable in March that it can be warm, like a lamb, or cold and raw like a lion. Looks like it might be coming in and going out like a lion. 

    Are there teddy bears in the windows in your neighborhoods? There are in mine. I looked it up to find out why. It's a great idea. You can read about it here. https://newsela.com/assignment/2001542884/?classroom_id=2000639292&return_url=/pro-binder/assignments

    Just log in with your Google account. I have created accounts for you. Feel free to look at other articles on that NewsELA website. 

    Have a good day. Be nice to your parents. 

    ~Mrs. Houle 

     

     

    March 30

    Good morning fourth graders! Today is Monday, March 30, 2020. It's the only Monday, March 30, 2020 you'll ever have, so make it a great day! 

    It looks like another great day to snuggle up and read! The learning plan for this week asks you to read and think about characters. You've done this a lot this year, so it will be easy for you to look at what the characters say, think and do. Also, you have the opportunity to use the story arc to write a story. If you want to use Google docs for this, I would love for you to share it with me. hgregory@sharonschools.net

    Have you recorded a message on FlipGrid yet? Your classmates would love to hear from you.  https://flipgrid.com/dae5dfd8

    Be a good helper at home today! 

    Love, 

    Mrs. Houle 

     

    March 27

    Good morning fourth graders! Today is Friday, March 27, 2020. It's the only Friday, March 27th, 2020 you'll ever have, so make sure you make it a great day. 

    Do you miss seeing your classmates as much as I do? I have set up a Flip Grid topic for us to use today. If you can, please follow this link:

     https://flipgrid.com/dae5dfd8

    It should take you to our Flip Grid page. Log in with your school Google account. Scroll down the page a bit to find the green square with a plus sign. Hit that, then tell us a little bit about what you have been doing since we have been together.  I really hope that many of you will respond!!! I can't wait to see your Flip Grids later today!
     
    Have a good weekend. Be on the lookout for more learning activities next week. I will also leave a message here each morning. Keep learning, no matter how you are doing it.  
     
    ~Mrs. Houle 

     

    March 26

    Do you need a laugh???? Beautiful Music for your listening pleasure!

    Good morning fourth graders! Today is Thursday, March 26, 2020. It's the only Thursday, March 26, 2020 you'll ever have, so make it a great day.

    Today is a great day to practice your instrument if you have not done so in a while. This video may inspire you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbJcQYVtZMo&t=11s

    I have not heard from many of you. Does that mean you're busy playing and helping at home? If so, cool! If not, I'd love for you to write me a little note telling me how you are doing. There is an "Assignment" on Google Classroom. It's not really an assignment, it's more of an invitation, but I will be sure to see it if you open a document from the classroom post. Be sure to hit "TURN IN" I will write back then return it to you.

    I am hoping to do a Flipgrid sharing our news.  That way we can see each other and hear from each other. (Do you want me to sing????) Look for directions and a FlipGrid code tomorrow morning. 

    Have a peaceful day. Read something good. If you feel bored, go with it! Let your mind wander... you may invent something or think of something you never thought about before. 

    ~Mrs. Houle 

     

    March 25

    Good morning fourth graders! Today is Wednesday, March 25th, 2020. It's the only Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 you'll ever have, so make it a great day.

    Today is Spanish Day! Sra Billings sent a link for you to practice Spanish. There is also one of her super fun videos that we love so much. 

    https://sharonfles.weebly.com

    I took the insect test that is linked for today. I got 9/10. How will you do? 

    Also, I posted on Google Classroom. I would love to hear from you. I will write back! 

    Reminder: Our Google Classroom code is 4xbx7r5 https://classroom.google.com/c/Mzc5ODMzOTY4MTBa

    Have a good Wednesday. 

    ~Mrs. Houle 

     

    March 24

    Good morning fourth graders! Today is Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. It's the only Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 you'll ever have, so make it a great day. 

    Today's math game, Make 24 is really fun. I played for much longer than I expected. Did you see that water monitor in the science video? Wowza. The discussion of structures and functions reminded me of our investigations with flowers and honeybees. 

    It looks like a much better weather day today. I am looking forward to going for a walk in a little while. What will you play outside today? 

    Have a good day. Be cooperative! 

    ~Mrs. Houle

     

    March 23rd

    Good morning fourth graders! Today is Monday, March 23rd, 2020. It's the only Monday, March 23rd, 2020 you'll ever have, so make it a great day. 

    (I heard you read that out loud!) 

    I miss you and wonder what you are doing. There is a post on our Google Classroom that some of you have found talking about what we are reading and how we are keeping busy. 

    If you need your log in information, ask your parent to email me. 

    Check back soon. 

    ~Mrs. Houle

     

     March 18th

    Hi Friends! 

    I miss you all so much! I hope you are reading lots of books, playing outside, drawing and being creative and helping out at home. 

    This would be such a great time to keep a journal with all of your thoughts about what is going on and how much you miss being in school and seeing my beautiful face! 

    I will post messages here and update you when I know more about how we will learn together during this time apart. 

    Be good! 

    Love, Mrs. Houle

     

Specials Schedule

  • Room One Specials

     

    Monday - Music

    Tuesday -Phys. Ed.

    Wednesday - Art

    Thursday - Phys. Ed.

                    Instrumental Music

    Friday - Library

     

  • Welcome letter 2019-2020

    Posted by Heather Houle on 8/19/2019

                                                                                                                                                          August  12, 2019

     Dear  Fourth Grader,                                    ,

                I hope you are enjoying the last days of summer vacation. Since school ended I have been enjoying time with my family, going to the beach and working hard in my garden.  I have also taken a class to learn ways to help kids learn and read lots of books. I can’t wait to hear about what you have been doing to make memories.

                Fourth grade is a really exciting year. We will read and write a lot! You will learn how to do long multiplication and division problems and even add and subtract fractions! We have very engaging life and Earth science units. You’re going to get so much smarter! There are lots of great opportunities for fourth graders at our school. You will sing in chorus, play an instrument and have the opportunity to be on the Math Olympiad. We will have Mrs. K’s class as our buddies.

                In fourth grade you are expected to read and practice math facts every night. We have a geography assignment due on Friday each week, and have a math practice paper mostly every night. We will begin each day with Morning Meeting and sometimes have fun activities. It will be a lot of hard work, but also fun to be a fourth grader.  

                I am so excited to start this school year! Teaching fourth grade is my dream job, I consider myself lucky to be able to do it again this year. This will be my TWENTY-FIFTH time teaching fourth grade, but every year is as exciting as my first. My favorite things in class are meeting and read aloud. I have high expectations of my students, but I am fair and kind. I live in Somerset, Massachusetts with my husband and my fat white cat, Whitey and our new kitten Larry Bird who I found under a shed. . I like to read, cook and spend time with my family and friends.

                I’ll see you soon, my new friend. Be sure that you have a memory of some fun that you had this summer. I can’t wait to be your fourth grade teacher!

     

                                                                                        Sincerely,

                                                                                        Mrs. Houle

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  • Please follow me on Twitter

    Posted by Heather Houle on 7/28/2018

    @MrsHouleCSS

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  • Link to Responsive Classroom Facebook Resources

    Posted by Heather Houle on 2/15/2018

    This is a good article with some ideas for supporting kids through some of the recent news. 

    https://www.facebook.com/responsiveclassroom/?hc_ref=ARQTMT5SebjHfU3MZJ_UqjvKPru9wEWiQrs8G0KCsU3LlW-t8LbBdai3X_QnmfFfl4E&fref=nf

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