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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!


The College Football Bowl Season… holiday decorations… cooler weather… so I guess it really is December! As we wind down the first half of the school year, I'm really proud of the "community" we have become in D8. I wish you all the best for the holiday season ahead.

What will be doing this month?

Writer's Workshop- We recently published our second writing piece, an opinion essay about our favorite dessert. Up next, we will be working on writing an informational essay. We will be tying our reader’s workshop, writer’s workshop, and social studies lessons together. Students have been assigned one of the twenty-one California Missions to research and write a report on. Students recently received their mission and mission book. They are very excited for this project!

Reader's Workshop- Our reading lessons will be tied into our writing lessons for this month. Students will be learning how to “read history.” We will be reading and taking notes on our assigned California Mission.

Also, we recently began a third class book, Operation Redwood.

Social Studies- Students recently completed a partner project on a California Explorer. We are now learning about how the Spanish changed the Native Californians forever… through the California Mission System.

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 5, Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations. Students are also taking weekly fact tests.

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 lessons, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion. Our second unit is also 4 lessons and focuses on Empathy and Critical Thinking.



Healthy Hawk Hustle
Healthy Hawk Hustle

Back to School Night Presentation

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


Classroom Wish List

HP 96 black ink cartridge

HP 97 color ink cartridge


Baby wipes

Fourth Grade Apps and Websites

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

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


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

Healthy Hawk Hustle: Wednesday, Dec. 5th




Science Lab:

Tuesday 9:10-10:00

Thursday 12:05-12:55


Monday 11:50-12:50


Thursday 1:40-2:10


Wednesday 11:50-12:40

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


Check back soon!


Woodwind: Oboe, Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone

Brass: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone

Band: All Woodwind and Brass

Orchestra: Violin, Viola, and Cello


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