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Meet Mrs. Drury

Welcome to the 4th grade in Room 4! I am so excited to start another year at Rheem! I have been teaching for a little over 9 years, the past 4 years here at Rheem. The other 5 and a half years in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  In San Ramon I taught 4th  grade and 5th grade, as well as a specialized science lab.  Although I did not grow up in Moraga myself, I have been a part of the community through my in-laws for the past decade.  My husband’s family has made Moraga a second home for me; a community I am happy to now be contributing to.  (I attended every Campolindo graduation from 2003 – 2012, along with many sporting events, farmers markets, and fireworks on the golf course.) 

I am excited to be a Rheem parent as well as teacher; my oldest son is entering 4th grade, my second son will be in 2nd, and their sister will be in 1st.  I also have a 17 month old who can't wait to be a Roadrunner. My 4 children keep me busy at home, and remind me of why my job is so important when I am at school.  I truly love teaching students how to succeed at and have enthusiasm for learning.  I believe it is important to educate children in a manner that promotes a life-long interest in learning, including the ability to question and problem solve. 

Again, I welcome you to the 4th grade in room 4, and look forward to getting to know all of you and your children. Please feel free to contact me, email is best, and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. I am so excited to be a part of the Rheem Team again this year!

Math

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Math Homework & Remembering

 

Think Central Math login

Think Central info

 

Unit 1 Workbook

 

Unit 1 Math Games: 

Multiplication/Addition War - video for how to play 

 


(Math Fact Packets)

(to practice at home - you can print the pages individually)

 

Rheem Rocks Multiplication 

Rheem Rocks Division 

Rheem Rocks Mixed Facts

 

 

Need an alternative to Rheem Rocks?

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

Math FactsPro

 

Unit 2 Math Links

Multiplication Resources:

Schoolhouse Rock songs and videos

Double-digit multiplication using an area model

Tricks for the 9's multiplication tables- using your hands

Two digit multiplication

Lattice Multiplication

Japanese Method of Multiplication

Egyptian Method of Multiplication

Arrays in Minecraft? What a fun way to practice math problems! (Skip the first 2 1/2 minutes of the video)

 

 

 

Properties Math Song

Soccer Shoot Out--great for adding and subtracting fractions

Multiplication Baseball--the homerooms are TRICKY!

Interpreting Data--very helpful!

Timed Math Games!

 

 

 

Mrs. Drury

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Room 4 Resources

Google Classroom Login Portal (If you receive a message saying you do not have access: (1) type google classroom into the  address bar, and click "enter". (2) Click on the link to the Google classroom and you should be in. If this does not work, see Mrs. Drury and we will sort it out in class.)

 

Typing Club

 

Scholastic Book Ordering

code is: GX6NR

 

Teachers College: Columbia University Reading and Writing Project

 

Book Leveling - Scholastic

 

Ed1Stop

Our district pays for access to many websites. All of these can be accessed through ed1stop.

 

To log on:

1. Go to the Moraga School District website

2. On the right-hand side, click on the link for Ed1stop

3. Enter our class ID and password 

 

Username: vdrury01_stu

Password: roadrunner

 

4. Click on the Curriculum Support tab or the References tab to check out great videos and pictures

Field Trips

San Jose Mission - Dec. 4th

 

Walk Through California (onsite) - Feb. 6th

 

Sacramento Tour (extended hours 7:45 - 4:30) - Feb. 27th

 

Oakland Museum - May 11th

Back to School Presentation

Smarter Balanced Testing

This year, Rheem 3rd – 5th graders, will participate in Common Core aligned SBAC testing during the designated two-week periods listed below:

 

 

The SBAC tests are untimed, but based on the estimated testing times, students will be working on the test for 45 – 60 minutes a day during their assigned weeks.  Specific testing times each day will be determined by each classroom teacher.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during the weeks that are designated for your child’s grade level.

To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test at this link:  http://caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

  1.  Click on Student Interface Practice and Training Tests
  2. You are automatically logged in as a Guest.  Click on the “Sign In” box
  3.  Select the Grade Level and Click on Yes

Weekly Class Schedule

4th grade PE Rotation  

Mondays 8:30-9:15

 

PE

With Ms. Peterson

Tuesdays 2:15-3:05


Computers 

(Gold Group) Tuesdays 8:30-9:15

(Red Group) Tuesdays 9:15 - 10:00

 

Library

(Red Group) Thursdays 8:30-9:15

(Gold Group) Thursdays 9:15 - 10:00

 

Music

(students will bring instruments before school and leave in the room where they have class later in the day)

Thursdays 2:15-3:05

 

Art 

Fridays 11:20-12:20

 

Grammar Workshop

Grammar workshop link

 

 

1. Go to Practice Quiz

  • Go to the unit # we are on currently

2. Go to Games

  • Go to the unit # we are on currently

 

Language Arts Resources

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Summary Song

Book Chat

5 Paragraph Essay

 

 

Reader's Workshop

 

Book list for students by Guided Reading Levels

 

Book list by Series for Students by Level

Book Wizard by Scholastic - it can help you figure out a level of a book you want to read

Book Seer- a great tool that recommends books for you based on books you like

 

Skills Students Need to Read Books (organized by "bands" of books)

Boys and Books - What we can do to encourage a love of books

Social Studies Resources

Science Resources

Rheem 4 Science Foss link

 

Student Login - rheem4th

password - sciencerocks

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