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

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On Thursday, the students were blessed by a classroom visitor from the Red Cross. Patti Gubbels, Norfolk Public School's newest School Board Member, spoke to the students about emergency preparedness. The students learned how to stay safe during winter storms, and they decorated their own pillowcase for emergencies. The students were encouraged to take these pillowcases home and create an emergency pack. Ideas for the contents of the pillowcase are listed in your child's booklet.

High School Show Choir

The students also enjoyed a visit from the High School Show Choir! We had a blast singing and dancing to some popular tunes!


Jefferson PTO has blessed us again! The students and teachers will be enjoying a whole day of scientific discovery on Friday, December 19th! The science day will be full of hands-on learning experiments for our students!

Click here to learn more about the science day brought to us by the Strategic Air and Space Museum!



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 62: Multiplying Three or More Factors

Tuesday - Lesson 63: Polygons

Wednesday - Lesson 64: Division with Two Digit Answers (part 1)

Thursday - Lesson 65: Division with Two Digit Answers (part 2)


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!

Spelling Homework

No formal spelling list this week. The students and I will be finishing our stories from Unit 3 Week 4. When we return from Christmas break, we will resume with the Unit 3 - Week 5 list.

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


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!