News from Mrs. Priebe's 4th grade class ...


I hope you enjoyed Jefferson's Christmas Program. I'm so proud of the students and their hard work preparing for this special show! It was a blessed evening!
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Are you connected to ClassDojo? This year I'm using ClassDojo to encourage important skills like participating and working hard. The students even earn points for having their planner signed!

I'd like all families to join me and sign up for ClassDojo! It works on any device. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank You!

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Thank you for assisting your child with any questions they might have on their daily work.

Here are the lessons we will cover this week:

Monday - Lesson 55 - Using Models and Pictures to Compare Fractions

Tuesday - Lesson 56 - Rate Word Problems

Wednesday - Lesson 57 - Multiplying Three Digit Numbers

Thursday - Lesson 58 - Estimating Arithmetic Answers

Friday - TEST #10

Also, please encourage a few minutes of daily math fact practice! IXL.com is a fantastic website to sharpen those skills!

Also, please sign your child up for xtramath! An informational brochure was sent home on Friday with details about how your child can practice math facts at home! It's FREE!


Please continue to check in with your fourth grader on their Accelerated Reader progress. All students need to be reading for 20 minutes each night.

Also, stay connected with the skills, strategies, and stories we are learning in our Reading Program. Click the link to login - ConnectED McGraw-Hill Reading Series

(Your child will need to login with their unique username and password)

This week our class will focus on how people’s words can lead to change. We will be discussing the idea that what people say can influence others’ opinions.

Weekly Concept: Powerful Words
Essential Question: How can words lead to change?
Genre: Biography
Skill Focus: Author's Point of View
Comprehension Strategy: Reread
Vocabulary Strategy: Word Parts ~ Latin & Greek Suffixes
Grammar: Linking Verbs
6 Traits Writing Focus: Organization ~ Strong Conclusions
Spelling/Phonics: Plurals

Check out our classroom website below to view resources for our reading unit!


This week's spelling words will focus on plural words. On Monday I will give the students a pretest to determine their spelling list (approaching, on level, or beyond). 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!

I'm proud that most students are returning their spelling homework menu each week. Four activities need to be completed by Friday! Thank You!


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


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!