News from Mrs. Priebe's 4th grade class

THANK YOU - Parent Teacher Conferences!

I enjoyed meeting with you during Parent - Teacher Conferences! Thank you all for partnering with me in your child's education! It was a wonderful week! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's conference. My door is always open!

Here are a few of the websites I discussed at conferences! Please encourage your child to utilize these great resources at home! Thank you!

IXL.COM (Math website)

CONNECTED.MCGRAW-HILL.com (Reading / Grammar / Spelling Website)

SPELLINGCITY.COM (Spelling Homepage)


Our classroom is on Twitter! Please join us in the Twitterverse! All you need to do is sign up with Twitter, enter a “tweet”, then find us and request to follow our class. @grade4priebe Send me an email with your username so I know to accept your request to follow. It is that easy!


The students and I celebrated our 1st quarter AR goals by watching Toy Story 3 on our early dismissal Thursday!

They are rocking readers!! The students have accepted the challenge! So far, we are leading the school in the number of books read!

Keep reading fourth graders!!

2nd Quarter Incentive - 2,600 books read as a school = PAJAMA / GAME Day

Top class partipates in a scavenger hunt created by Mrs. Hausmann!


This was the first month our classroom celebrated Student of the Month. The Student of the Month award is awarded to one fourth grader (alternates 4th grade classrooms) a month for demonstrating outstanding qualities. I was ticked pink to recognize Danae Fox for the SOM award for October. Here are a few of Danae's outstanding qualities:

- shows initiative ... takes care of our classroom community, extremely helpful

- very friendly... wears a smile... is a friend to all students

- completes quality homework on time .... uses study time wisely

- hard working, willing to go the extra mile

- asks questions for understanding .. showing academic growth in all areas

- shows leadership - positive role model in our classroom and school

- shows citizenship - very polite and considerate ... willing to listen and share

- contributes and participates in class discussions ... shows pride in work

- shows responsibility - very dependable in completing classroom jobs

- a fun person to be around!

Spelling Homework

In your child's planner you will find their weekly spelling "menu" board. The students need to refer to this document to complete their daily spelling homework. Each student completes 4 spelling activities a week. Their spelling test is on Friday.

Spelling List - Unit 2 Week 3

This week's spelling words are all words with three letter blends (Unit 2 - Week 3). Encourage daily practice and be sure to check your child's planner for spelling homework. Also, take advantage of SpellingCity ... great resource and makes studying for spelling fun!

Spelling 2-3

1. shred

2. shriek

3. shrimp

4. shrink

5. script

6. screw

7. screech

8. straighten

9. straighten

10. straps

11. strand

12. sprout

13. sprawl

14. sprang

15. splashing

16. splotch

17. thrill

18. throb

19. throat









Fourth Grade Resources

I created this LiveBinder this summer for my new fourth grade scholars! This binder is full of helpful websites and tools to assist your child. It's similar to a virtual live bookmarking website. I update the binder often! Enjoy!

My Fourth Grade Resource - Live Binder

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Jefferson Elementary is partnering with Hy-Vee this year for a cookie dough fundraiser. The fundraiser will begin Monday, October 14 and will end Friday, October 28. Check your child's SAFARI binder for more information.


Don't forget to check out Jefferson Elementary on the Panther Project website!

Click here to enter!