Mrs. Spata’s Fourth Grade Blog

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State ELA Tests

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following dates:

Tuesday, March 28th- ELA Day #1

Wednesday, March 29th- ELA Day #2

Thursday, March 30th- ELA Day #3

Be sure to set yourself up for success on these dates!

Get plenty of rest the night before.

Eat a healthy and filling breakfast that morning.

Bring at least two sharpened #2 pencils with you to school.

Please note:

***If you plan to Opt your child out of the assessments this year,

we require a signed note to be sent in to the school. Students who refuse the test will need to bring a few books to school these days, so that they have something to read at a separate location from students taking the test. ***

:0) Serena Spata

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On-Target Award Winner

I am very proud to announce our new On-Target winner!!!

This student tries his best in class and is always kind to those around him!

Congratulations to…..

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Posing the Problem

Today we posed the problem that we will solve in our new Project Lead the Way unit, Energy and Collision.

Click here to see our first attempt: PLTW egg video

See the video below to see our second attempt: PLTW egg video 2

***Disclaimer- I am trying to get these videos posted and working. I am having technical difficulties. Sorry if you can’t view it. I will try again tomorrow. 😉


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Student created math tutorial videos

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Today my students created math tutorials to help each other with the skills and strategies we are learning in class.

Be sure to check them out!!!

I am very proud of their hard work!!

Click here to visit my Kids Teaching Kids blog.

:0) Mrs. Spata

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PARP Kick-Off

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See you tonight at our PARP kick-off!!

Music begins at 5:45. I will be there with my boys around 5:30. 🙂

Read alouds and fun will be from 5 to 8PM. 

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The Tackan Times Newspaper

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Be sure to check out the Tackan Times Blog!!! Click the image above to link directly to it.

A few of our students are journalists that write for this great newspaper!

I am very proud of them!

:0) Mrs. Spata

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Mrs. Spata’s Class Accepts the Mannequin Challenge!!

Let’s try this again and think of some interesting ways to be around the room. 🙂




Tackan Teachers Accept the Mannequin Challenge!

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Native American Day 2016

Native American Day was a huge success!!!

We had so much fun learning about some of the traditions of the American Indian culture!




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Math Video Tutorials

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It has come to my attention that the cloud that stored all of my math tutorial videos dropped my account over the summer without my knowledge. I am so saddened to have lost the enormous amount of tutorial videos I had created last year!

Many of my links on the math pages do not work right now. The notes pages do still seem to be working.

I will do my best to remake some videos to help you through this module. Please let me know which lessons you are having difficulty with and I will focus on those lessons first. 🙂

Thank you for your understanding!

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