Marlin, Amy

"Dream Big" - Mrs. Marlin 4C

Super Hero Students in Training

Grades Taught:
Grade 4
Office Hours:
Prep Period - 8:15-9:00
Daily Routine
8:00 School Begins (Please meet out on the blacktop)
8:15-9:00 PE

12:05-12:20 Recess before Lunch
12:20-12:35 Lunch
3:15 Dismissal 
Weekly News

April 27, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,   
    We've done many things to have a fun review of all of our skills this week.  We've played musical math and worked in groups.  We also talked about the 6 events that we will participate in tomorrow for Metric Olympics.  We will be measuring distance, capacity, mass, and area.
    Many great discussions have come up in all subject areas.  We are reading some great short stories as well as my read aloud novel, Maniac Magee.  We have talked a lot about characterization and character development.  Practicing our strategies in both narrative and expository passages is a big focus.  The children have been doing this all year and should have noticed by now that most answers are either there word for word or there are hints or clues that tell us what the answer should be.
    In science, we are focusing on plants; the parts, photosynthesis, and the life cycles.  Our next project involves creating a fan book for 3 plants and the 3 different life cycles; annual, biennial, and perennial. 
    We finished up our discussion of WWII and the effects on Texas.  We will be learning about the changes that people in Texas went through during the 20th century because of inventions and technology.

Mrs. Marlin

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016-17 School Year

May 8 - Math STAAR Test
May 9 - Reading STAAR Test
May 19 - Book Report #6 Due
May 19 - Kid's Excel Performance (Times will come later when we get more information.)
May 25 - Tippin's Got Talent 5:30-6:30 p.m.
May 26 - Early Release 12:15
May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday
June 6 - End of Fourth Nine Weeks - Last Day of School for Students

Daily Homework:
Reading every night Monday through Thursday. Read for 20 minutes. Get a parent signature in your reading log at the back of your planner.

Monday & Wednesday:
Math Practice
Tuesday & Thursday:
Language Practice

Study for Spelling Test

Mrs. Marlin's Biography:
I attended and graduated with a bachelor's degree in both elementary and special education from Minot State University, in Minot, North Dakota in 1992. I have been teaching with the district for 24 years.
Personal Message:
My goal for each of my students is to help facilitate their learning so they can become problem solvers and life long learners.