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Welcome to Fourth Grade!
My name is Briana Wilson and I will be your child's fourth grade teacher this year! I am excited to work with your child and help them grow as a learner. This year we will explore many topics in math, reading, writing, social studies and science. We also will learn how to work as a community and develop positive relationships with peers and teachers. Students will practice communicating their thoughts and feelings, as well as their dislikes and likes in a safe environment.
Everyday we will have Math, Writer's Workshop, Reader's Workshop.
A few of the major math topics covered in fourth grade math, will be:
-multiplying and dividing larger numbers
-recognizing angles, quadrangles, and other polygons
-reading decimals, writing decimals, and understanding the meaning behind decimals
-comparing fractions with like and unlike denominators as well making equivalent fractions
On our class website you will be able to find many math games where students can practice the skills they are learning.
In writing, students will complete two research projects, a poetry unit, write a personal essay, realistic fiction story, and a literary essay.
During Reader's Workshop, students will practice different skills and strategies that will deepen reading comprehension and fluency.
A little about me:
My entire teaching career has been spent in the St. Paul Public School District. I attended St. Paul Public Schools as a student and I spent most of my service learning time in elementary schools in the St. Paul School District. I graduated in May, 2013 from Augsburg College with a Bachelors in Arts Degree in Elementary Education. I will be starting my Master's Degree in Differentiated Instruction at Concordia University in the Fall of 2015. I student taught at Capitol Hill in a second grade classroom, and I did a long term subbing position at Eastern Heights Elementary is the St. Paul School District. This will be my third year at Riverview and I am so excited to be back.
I love to read and I am hoping your child will pick this passion up from me, if they already do not have it. I also love to travel, spend time with friends and family, and hang out with my new kitten named Snickers.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.