Tassajara Hills Elementary School

Mr. Hourigan's 4th Grade Class

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Digital Citizenship

Our students have been learning all about what it means to be a digital citizen.  Digital Citizenship is teaching or empowering students to think criticallybehave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Checkout more information and resources on digital citizenship at Common Sense Media

Foundation and PTA

The Tassajara Hills Foundation and PTA work hard to help supplement and support the staff and students at Tassajara Hills! Many of our fabulous programs are funded by Foundation  and supported by PTA !

Did you know that in the Foundation will spend approximately $560 per child to help supplement their education in the school year? 

Check out the PTA website and Foundation website to find out more about these groups!

November

Football season (Go Raiders!)… time to change the clocks back… fall weather… so I guess it really is November!  Both September and October were busy months, and it’s hard to believe we’re a quarter of the way through the school year! 

What will be doing this month?

Writer's Workshop- We recently published our realistic fiction pieces. At the end of October, we began our next Writing Unit, “Boxes and Bullets.” Students will be crafting opinion essays, focused on their favorite dessert. We are working on creating a claim and supporting our idea with examples.

Reader's Workshop- We’ll continue with our “Interpreting Characters” unit while reading second class novel, The Cricket in Times Square, to help us practice our reading strategies together. At school and home, students will continue to read fiction chapter books, and complete the weekly online reading log that coincides with and reinforces what we're learning in class.

Social Studies-, At the end of October, the students connected the different regions within our state, to the different Native Californian Tribes. We are starting to learn about the next group of people to enter our state, The Explorers!  

Science- We’ve begun our unit on Earth Science, both in the classroom and in the science lab.

Math- In Math we are working on Module 3, Multiplication and Division. Students are also taking weekly fact tests. The End of Module 3 Test is on Friday, November 16th, the day before Thanksgiving Break.

Sanford Harmony- We continue to Meet Up and Buddy Up each day. Once every two weeks, our class engages in a Sanford Harmony Lesson. Our first unit was 4 lesson, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion. Our second unit is also 4 lessons and focuses Empathy and Critical Thinking.

 

Halloween

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Back to School Night Presentation

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Amazon Smile Supports THE

 

Please make sure your child has appropriate shoes and clothing for P.E.

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Classroom Wish List

HP 96 black ink cartridge

HP 97 color ink cartridge

Kleenex

Baby wipes

Fourth Grade Apps and Websites

Throughout the year, students may be using the following Apps and Websites:

Google Apps for Education, CODE.org, Zearn, Dreambox, Freckle, Science A-Z, Typing Club, Khan Academy, Social Studies Website, Science Website, and USA Studies Weekly Website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Veterans Day (no school): Monday, Nov. 12th

Healthy Hawk Hustle: Wednesday, Dec. 5th

 

 

WEEKLY ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Science Lab:

Tuesday 9:10-10:00

Thursday 12:05-12:55

Music:

Monday 11:50-12:50

Library:

Thursday 1:40-2:10

P.E.:

Wednesday 11:50-12:40

Friday (Stride for Pride) 2:30-2:50

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHEDULE

Check back soon!

 

Woodwind: Oboe, Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

Brass: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone

Band: All Woodwind and Brass

Orchestra: Violin, Viola, and Cello

 

Click Here for the Instrumental Music Handbook

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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