A tool for students and parents in Miss Stead's fourth grade class!
About My Classroom

Welcome to a year of learning, smiling, exploring, encouraging, embracing challenges, and goal-setting.

Credentials: National Board Certified, with a Masters in Instructional Leadership from the University of Washington

Phone 425-837-4059

Email: whiteB2@issaquah.wednet.edu 

Want to Meet in Person?  The best times are before school (8:00 - 9:00) or after school (3:45 - 4:30)

Important Things to Note:

*HOMEWORK/PROJECT due dates are recorded daily in your child's planner!*

*WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS also contain due dates and updates on curriculum*

Click on the FILES tab to find reading logs, project & curriculum descriptions, parent resources, our daily class schedule, etc. 

       

Writing:

Our informational unit is finished, so we are taking a short break to do some creative writing.  This week students will write journal entries as if they are mushers on the iditarod.  They are practicing incorporating creative writing techniques like mood, similes, and personification.   

Reading

This month we are engaging in reading groups that center around iditarod race.   Students are reading stories about survival, dogsled racing, and the Alaskan wilderness.   Our main reading lessons are focusing on how to write concise summaries.  Currently students are working on writing the main idea of smaller sections, and working these into a summary.    

Math

Our 3rd unit dives into multiplication and division algorithms and story problems, and is our most extensive unit of the year.  Your child can refresh on their multiplication table facts by using the links on my class connect website. We cover double-digit multiplication as well as long division.