Mrs. McDermott's Fantastic 4th

Laurelton Pardee Intermediate #Pardee Pride

Dear Families and 4th Graders~

Welcome to Room N-4! I am Mrs. Michele McDermott and I will be teaching alongside Mrs. Estes and Mrs. Cullen this year. This is my second year teaching in East Irondequoit, not counting my long term sub placement at LP in 2015. I graduated from Boston College with an education degree and received my master's degree at SUNY Brockport. I have four school-age children myself! I am so excited to be back at LP and working with 4th graders! It was wonderful to meet so many family members at our Open House this past week.

September Birthdays

Happy birthday to Matt, Larry, and Mekhi this month!

IB Theme: How We Express Ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Our central idea is people work collaboratively to express ideas and feelings.

Our lines of inquiry are:

  • People work collaboratively.
  • Successful groups rely on effective communication and good listening.
  • Successful groups share responsibility.
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    What we've been doing at school...

    We have spent a lot of our first full week getting to know each other and doing team-building activities. We are a learning community here in Room 4 and I want every child to be invested in the success of their classmates. I think getting to know each other and growing friendships are crucial to our learning as the children will be participating in many group projects and partner tasks this year. Working well together is a skill that will benefit every student for the rest of their lives!

    Math-We have been reviewing and exploring place value with three-digit numbers and higher. We discussed the distinction between the position of a digit within a number as well as the value of that digit.

    ELA-We have been reading A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning together as a class. Students have been toning their reading muscles by making predictions, connections and thinking about character.

    Conversation Starters

    Ask your child some of these questions to get them talking about school...

    Can you save Fred?

    What marshmallow structure did you build?

    What's your favorite part of the A Series of Unfortunate Events?

    What does h.e.a.r.t. stand for?

    Did you earn any heart tickets?