Class Meeting

Tomorrow, I would like to have a WHOLE class Google Meet. 

The meeting will be at 4:00,
 and I will send out the link on Google Classroom and Dojo.

I also thought it would be wise to have some guidelines for our Google meet:

1. Try to find a quiet place to participate in the meet.
2. Do not forget that Google meet uses video, so I expect you to be dressed 
casually but appropriately.
2. Make sure you “mute” your microphone when you first join the meet.
3. I will call on each participant, one at a time, to talk. When it is your turn, you can 
unmute your microphone and talk to the other students. When you are finished, 
you should mute your microphone again.
4. It will take a bit of practice for us to participate in a way so that we are not talking over each other.
5. If this works, I would like to try to “meet” at a predetermined time each week.

See you tomorrow!

Mr. T

Fourth Grade Field Trip Update

We are sad to report our decision to cancel the 4th grade field trip at this 
time. Our fourth grade team will plan something amazing to replace this

We deeply regret having to cancel this wonderful experience for our learners, but we understand the course of action given the circumstances

Learning about Jobs in Coding from a Google!

Today we had a wonderful experience talking to Felix from Google. He talked about his job at Google and how he decided to pursue a career in computer science. The students learned a lot and it was a really meaningful experience. Thank you Judy Keller for setting all of it up and making it possible.

Google Conference Call

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