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



Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 5-9pm

406 Cottonwood Street

Norfolk, NE

The cost is $10 for the sitting fee and they will take three to four poses. You will immediately be able to view your photos, order and pay for them. The cost will be $12 per sheet (1 8x10, 2 5x7s, 4 4x6s, 8 wallets) OR you can purchase a CD for $25 with all rights to the pictures. Print them off at home; go online and create Christmas cards!

If you are interested in coming to Jefferson for family photos, please contact Auni at the school office and she will schedule a time for you.

"Time for Reading" Magazine Sale

Reading is very important. Jefferson Elementary and Great American have teamed up to give families the opportunity to support reading at home. At the same time you will be supporting the school. Proceeds (40%) will go toward Jefferson Elementary.

Magazine orders are due Wednesday, November 20th.


Tuesday, Dec. 10th 2013 at 7pm

801 Riverside Boulevard

Norfolk, NE

All are invited to attend Jefferson's Music Program at the Johnny Carson Theater on Tuesday, December 10th. Doors open at 6:30. It will be an entertaining night! Please come and support our children for their hard work!

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Thank you to all the families who joined us for Pizza with Parents Night!

The minutes read outside of school are what make a the difference. Promise to read to or with your child for a least 20 minutes a day. Click here to take the parent pledge.


Jefferson PTO has blessed us again! The students and teachers will be enjoying a whole day of scientific discovery on Thursday, 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 JEFFERSON PTO!!

Pictured below ... the students are experimenting with Newton's 3 Laws of Motion.


The students are doing a fantastic job completing their weekly homework. Each day the students are assigned 30 math problems in class. As the math concepts get more difficult the students might be bringing home more homework. Please assist your child with any questions they might have on their daily work.

Here are the lessons we will cover this week:

Monday - Lesson 43: Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Tuesday - Lesson 44: Multiplying Two Digit Numbers

Wednesday - Lesson 45: Parentheses and the Associative Property

Thursday - Lesson 46: Relating Multiplication and Division

Friday - Test 8

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

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 6

This week's spelling words are all words with suffixes (Unit 2 - Week 5). 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 2-6

1. group

2. happened

3. harden

4. haven't

5. heavy

6. held

7. hospital

8. idea

9. instead

10. known

11. middle

12. minute

13. mountain

14. ninth

15. ocean

16. office

17. parent

18. peace

19. peanut

20. pencil


This week's Panther Club winner is Keri!

Mrs. Priebe was so excited to recognize Keri for Panther Club this week! Keri made Jefferson Elementary proud at the NPS School Board meeting. She presented flawlessly in front of a large crowd for Veteran's Day.

In addition, Keri has made great improvement in her reading comprehension scores! Way to go, Keri! Whoo-hoo!

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


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

Click here to enter!


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!