Mrs. Gienger's 4th Grade Class
Meagan Rhodes (12/10-12/14)
Susan Sibert (starting 12/17)
Hopes and Dreams Schedule
www.clever.com/in/issaquah (to access Zearn)
www.greatminds.org (Eureka materials)
www.xtramath.com (math facts practice)
https://web.issaquah.wednet.edu/touchbase/ (online payment)
ISD Report Card Scoring Guide
OSPI-Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Hello! My name is Erika Gienger (my last name rhymes with "singer.") This is my fourth year teaching at Creekside, and I am so glad to be back for another great year! Before Creekside, I taught 3rd grade in Kent for two years, and prior to that I taught English in Ukraine with the Peace Corps. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, strength training, and watching the Seahawks.
Here is our Volunteer Schedule! Feel free to email me if you have other ideas of ways to volunteer.
I will email and post a weekly newsletter to our Connect site each Friday. These newsletters contain important information about school events and our work in the classroom. You can find them in the Newsletter tab. If you cannot access the newsletters, please let me know!
In 4th grade, we expect students to complete about 40 minutes of homework each night. 4th graders are expected to read for 20 minutes each night , and do math homework for 15-20 minutes a night. Homework is not graded.
I expect 4th graders to become more and more independent about doing their homework. The time spent on homework is more important at the 4th grade level than the amount of work completed. Each night I will assign problems on that night's homework; they will usually NOT be required to do every problem!
If you have any concerns about the amount or challenge level of homework, please contact me. I am happy to modify homework as needed to meet the needs of students and families. Homework should not be an area of stress for your family or your 4th grader!
Monday, December 3rd - Report Cards Available (4pm on Family Access)
December 5-6 - Conferences (NO SCHOOL for students)
December 17-19 - Traditions Presentations in Class
Wednesday, December 19th - Spirit Day: Pajama Day
Winter Break - December 20-January 1
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:10 Students enter classroom
9:15 Final bell, class starts
Morning Work, Check HW
9:45-10:15 Music (M/Th), PE (T/F)
2:20-2:40 Afternoon Recess
Wednesday (early release)
*Multi-step word problems
*Multiplication and division strategies
*Using estimation to assess reasonableness of answers
*Reading workshop routines
*Analyzing character in fiction
*Native American Tribes in WA
We, Mrs. Gienger's 4th Grade Class, promise to do our best to...
* Give each other time and space to do our best work
*Use kind words and actions
*Help one another focus
*Make safe choices