News From Room #152

Mrs. Swain's 4th Grade Class

Ready to Learn: Weekly video for your kiddo

Big Ideas - Series 2, Ep. 2 - Climbing out of the Dip

Please have your child watch this video. It teaches important concepts about learning and how keeping a positive attitude helps him/her as a learner.

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Guest Teachers & Our Classroom

When I am out of the classroom, I expect ALL the children to show good character and to do what is right. Of the character pillars above, I especially expect the children to show respect and trustworthiness. I talked to the class and they reflected on what they could have done differently.

I will be out of the classroom again before the end of the school year. Please talk to your child about how he/she is representing themselves, our class, and Erskine Elementary to our guests.

Further, if the guest teacher leaves specific names, I want you to be aware that it could result in disciplinary action.




Encourage your kiddos to play OUTSIDE!

Fun Games for Kids!

ABC Count Down to Summer

These are the special things that we are doing at school as we count down to summer vacation. The days that are highlighted YELLOW are the days that the students need to bring something from home in order to participate.

Don't forget to buy a white shirt for tie-dye day on 5/23! The date is quickly approaching!

Oreo Day

Monday, May 16th, 9am

811 West 60th Street

Anderson, IN

Kids will get to sample some OREO cookies! Yum.

Picnic Day

Tuesday, May 17th, 9am

811 West 60th Street

Anderson, IN

We will eat our lunches outside. If your child wants to bring a beach towel to sit on, he/she may.

* If it rains we will reschedule.

Question Day

Wednesday, May 18th, 9am

811 West 60th Street

Anderson, IN

50 Questions


Would you Rather?

Running Relays

Thursday, May 19th, 9am

811 West 60th Street

Anderson, IN

We will have some relay races. Make sure that you child wears tennis shoes today.

* If it is raining, we will reschedule.

Sunglasses Day

Friday, May 20th, 9am

811 West 60th Street

Anderson, IN

Your child may wear his/her favorite sunglasses to school today!

Good Behavior Carnival

Friday, May 20th, 6-8:45pm

811 West 60th Street

Anderson, IN

Students have been earning game tickets to play the games for FREE. Additional tickets are $1 each.

Make sure your child does not have any missing assignments!


I have started entering Grades in PowerSchool (link below). Please check your child's grades. He or she should not have any missing assignments. If your child has missing assignments then he/she is not using class-time wisely. If you have lost your parent access information, you can contact the main office and request your parent PowerSchool login information.

Online Academic "Games"

- What We're Learning In Class -

Reading/Language Arts

Reader's Theater, cont.

We still have to perform the remaining plays.



Multi-step story problems



Students will be introduced to the properties of different types of soil, the organisms that affect soil, and how the quality of soil affects growing plants. They will also learn about the rock cycle and how rocks can be turned into soil. Students will also define organic material.

Social Studies

Economics- Producers, consumers, interdependence, etc.


Students are well on their way to crafting their science fiction stories. I see that they are fantastic writers with a number of creative ideas. Ask your son/daughter about his/her story!

We continue reading our mentor text, Ember. This is a thrilling science fiction book for the kids. Here a trailer for you to watch if you have been getting bits and pieces at home.

The City of Ember - Book Trailer