Mrs. Spata’s Fourth Grade Blog

A window into our classroom!

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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Ellis Island

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Today you watched a short introduction video about Ellis Island.

We will be learning a lot more about it in computer lab next week. 🙂

Post a comment and tell me something interesting that you learned from the video.

Also tell me one thing that you would like to learn more about.

:0) Mrs. Spata




On Target Winner!

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Tackan has a special award that goes to students who follow our school motto.

“Work Hard, Be Nice!”

I am very happy to announce that our first winner of the year is….Isabella L.

Congratulations Izzy!!!! :0)




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