Spelling List Week 1

Spelling lists come home on Friday’s for the following weeks exam. However, the first spelling test will be on September 6th, due to the shortened weeks for Labor Day.

There is spelling homework every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Our class takes a pretest on Monday, and a Super-Speller Test on Wednesday. If your student passes the Super Speller test, without missing a word, they are excused from the test on Friday!

Spelling words for Week 1.  Short vowel sounds.

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

It has been a great first few days of school! Thank you to everyone who donated supplies to our classroom.

Here are a few important reminders:


We do not currently have not received student planners in our classroom. As soon as our school receives them, planners will come home with students.

Wednesday, August 28th is Back to School Night, from 4-6 PM.

Greek Feast

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

Our class just completed reading, “The Lightning Thief”, by Rick Riordan.  To culminate our unit on mythology, we will have a Greek Feast on Friday, May 24th.  During the feast, students are allowed to dress as their favorite mythological character (including ones they created through their own writings). However, they certainly do not have to dress up for the event if they prefer not to. 

Greek Food

At the feast, students will be allowed to try Mediterranean food and other treats that correspond with our reading, as we watch Disney’s Hercules (rated G).  Students will compare and contrast how characters and myths were portrayed in “The Lightning Thief” with how the same characters are represented in “Hercules”. 

Students do not need to bring anything for the Greek Feast.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Mr. Thompson

Olympic Day Reminder

This Tuesday, May 7th, is Olympic Day.

Please remember to wear sneakers and dress for the weather. Water bottles will be provided by the PTO, but you are welcome to send a water bottle from home as well.

Some Classroom Updates:

Some Quick Classroom Updates:

We voted today with our Senate and House of Representatives on proposed bills to change our classroom.  Two proposed bills have been approved by the executive branch (myself) to become law. This was after extensive debate and voting by students in our General Assembly.  Here are the two new laws that can start tomorrow:

  1. The Gum Chewing Law:  Students may now chew gum during class to help with focus.  Gum may not be outside of the classroom or played with.  All gum must be disposed of when leaving the room.  Gum can be brought from home to chew during class. 
  2. The Dojo Prize Law:  All prize rewards that total greater than 10 Dojo Dollars will be reduced by $10 in price.  This includes class rewards.

All of the students did a great job and took this very seriously.  These “laws” will stay in effect until challenged by the Judicial Branch to see if they are classroom constitutional.

PTO Coupon booklets need returned if you are not planning to buy the Coupon Book for the fundraiser. The cost is $25.

Posted to our Class Story is the TDA prompt for Danitra Brown, if your student is working on some of it at home.