Mrs. Terry’s Blog


Week of January 22



This week in 4T, we are reading the story “My Librarian is a Camel” from our text. This informational text explains how books are brought to children around the world. Our regular reading and spelling work patterns apply this week and both tests are on Friday. In language, we are learning about subjects and predicates. […]

Week of January 16



This week in 4T, we are reading the story “My Brother Martin.” This story is written by Dr King’s sister and talks about their childhood in Georgia. Our regular work patterns apply this week and both tests are on Friday. In language, we are beginning our study of subjects and predicates this week. Friday is […]

Week of January 8



This week in 4T, we are reading the story “Because of Winn-Dixie” from our reading textbook. Our reading work pattern when we use our textbook- Reader’s Notebook reading comprehension pages due Tuesday, reread the story at home for Wednesday, and vocabulary review page due on Friday. Both the spelling and reading tests will be on […]

Week of December 18



This week in 4T is Christmas play performance week! See the calendar below for play times this Monday through Thursday. Remember all people coming to watch the play must check in at the office to receive an ID badge- Mrs Wiginton will scan your drivers license. In reading, the students are working through 4 holiday […]

Week of December 11



This week in 4T, we finish reading A Christmas Carol. We learn if the 3 spirits are able to change Scrooge! We will have no reading test this week, but our regular spelling work pattern applies and that test will be on Friday. In language, we are wrapping up our review of verbs and turning […]

Week of December 4



This week in 4T, we are reading Stave 4 in A Christmas Carol. Scrooge meets the Ghost of Christmas Future who shows him a very scary future. Our regular reading and spelling work patterns apply this week and both tests will be on Friday. In language, we are continuing to work with verbs, and the […]

Week of November 27



This week in 4T, we read Stave 3 in A Christmas Carol. Scrooge meets the Ghost of Christmas Present and learns how people of all types, including those closest to him, celebrate the holiday. Our regular reading and spelling work patterns apply this week and both tests will be on Friday. In language, we continue […]

Week of November 20



This week in 4T, we look at our Christmas play- The Christmas Camel! I am handing out scripts and assigning roles this short week. This play introduction and finishing the first part of the Spirit triglyph will be our reading for the week. In language, the students will edit their turkey plans with the final […]

Week of November 14



This week in 4T begins the second trimester! Since it is a short week, while we will read Stave 2 in A Christmas Carol and have a spelling list, we will not have tests in either reading or spelling. I will meet with each student to set a new AR reading level and goal based […]

Week of November 6



This week in 4T, I want to address a concern. On Friday, when coming inside from lunch recess, our fourth graders chose not to listen to Mrs. Halloran after several attempts to quiet and calm them down, and began pushing so hard in line they pushed one of their classmates down to the ground. When […]

Week of October 30



This week in 4T are our saint oral presentations! All reports will begin at 9:45 am in our classroom- please arrive a bit early since it takes time to print out all of the guest badges. In reading, we are working in 3 smaller groups reading Greek myths. Since our spelling list is from our […]

Week of October 23



This week in 4T, we are reading works from the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley. Our class will be comparing “Little Orphant Annie” and “When the Frost is on the Punkin” and then students with partners will write a goblin stanza matching the theme and rhyming pattern of “Little Orphant Annie.” Our regular spelling work […]

Week of October 16



This week in 4T, we wrap up our study of How to make an Apple Pie and See the World. We will be traveling to our last destination on Monday- Vermont. On Tuesday, we will celebrate our successful world-traveling-ingredient-collecting trip by making apple pies in the church basement! Our fun begins at 1:15. Thank you […]

Week of October 9



This week in 4T, we are studying the book How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Please note we will be studying this book over the next 2 weeks so we will have no tests this Friday! Next Tuesday (October 17) is our apple pie making day. Our class really appreciates your […]

Week of October 2



This week in 4T, we are reading the historical fiction book Sarah, Plain and Tall. Our regular spelling work pattern applies this week and the reading and spelling tests will be on Friday. In language, we continue practicing using and finding nouns. I am also introducing our October piece of writing- the Great Pumpkin letter. […]

Week of September 18



This week in 4T, we finish reading Shiloh. We learn how the story of Marty and Shiloh ends. Our regular reading and spelling work patterns apply this week and both tests will be on Friday. In language, we are learning about nouns and editing, in class, the personal narratives. The final draft is due Friday, […]

Week of September 11



This week in 4T, we read chapters 8-11 in Shiloh. Marty’s secret is discovered in these chapters and the consequence of his lies is serious. Our regular spelling and reading work patterns apply this week and both tests will be on Friday. In language, we are wrapping up our practice of the 4 types of […]

Week of September 5



This week in 4T is only 3 days long! We will read chapters 4-7 in Shiloh and complete homework and classwork, but we will not have reading or spelling tests this week. Please note students were given an extra credit opportunity in reading. They may research facts and draw a picture of a hound and […]

Week of August 28



This week in 4T, we begin reading the book Shiloh. A West Virginia boy, Marty, finds a dog he suspects is being mistreated. Each week, we will read 3-4 chapters, discuss them in class, practice vocabulary and comprehension, and test on Fridays. On Mondays, we will begin vocabulary (writing down definitions and parts of speech […]

Week of August 21



This week in 4T, we are reading the book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Students have been put into 3 or 4 person groups and have been assigned a chapter. Groups are reading the chapters, making a poster outlining the story elements (characters. setting, problem and solution) and presenting the poster to the class. […]