Monday, October 24, 2016


Our class will shop at the Book Fair on, Tuesday, October 25, at 11:30-12:00.

Below is a note from PTA.
The Lincoln Elementary Book Fair is this week! Monday is shopping for Grades 1-3 and 5. Tuesday is shopping for kindergarten and Grade 4. The entire family is invited to shop Tuesday, 5-6:15 pm and 7:30-8 pm. Please send any cash or checks payable to Lincoln PTA in a sealed envelope with your student. Make sure to pick up a teacher classroom book wish list while you're there. Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help. We are still looking for a few more volunteers to assist students with book selection. If you can help, please email us with the times that work for you.

Monday, October 17, 2016


November 12, 2016, 10 am-3 pm, Harding Middle School

This just in! Lake Ridge Academy students will be demonstrating a Mars Rover made with Legos and controlled via Bluetooth. Other activities new to this year:
  • Minecraft gaming based on level of expertise
  • Lego Room with kits and free play
  • Simply Fun board games available to order in time for the holidays
  • Lakewood Future Club Room
  • Minecraft in real life
  • Create your own Minecraft world with boxes and duct tape
  • And much more!
Tickets are $15 for students (5-17 years) and $8 for adults. Children under 5 are free. Want to earn and free adult ticket and help our students? Volunteer for the event. Sign up online or email Lincoln MINES.
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Get your reading lists ready! The Lincoln Elementary book fair is October 24 and 25. Monday is Grades 1-3 and 5. Tuesday is kindergarten and Grade 4. The entire family is invited to shop Tuesday, 5-6:15 pm and 7:30-8 pm. Make sure to pick up a teacher classroom book wish list while you're there.  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Great Events Coming Your Way!

The Teaching & Learning Department will be hosting a citywide Elementary Curriculum Night on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 pm at Grant. The new Reading & Writing Workshop and Eureka Math curriculums will be reviewed with parents and support resources will be provided. All staff, not just elementary staff, are welcome to attend! 

The City of Lakewood will be holding its annual “Welcome to Lakewood” event on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Garfield Middle School cafeteria. The event brings together businesses, social services organizations, and other nonprofits to provide info to new residents or anyone wanting to learn more about Lakewood. Lakewood City Schools will be there so feel free to stop by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

So true!

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open

                                              James Dewar

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Curriculum Night


Hello, Fourth Grade Families! I hope you can make it to Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 8, 
from 6:00-7:45 pm. 
The presentation time for 4th grade is 7:05-7:20. I will give a brief overview of the fourth-grade curriculum and activities.  Hope you can all make it!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome Back 4th Graders!

Welcome back 4th graders! I am so glad that you are in my classroom. We are going to have a wonderful year. You will build on what you already know and discover so many new things about yourself. You will work hard, explore, and question so many things this school year. It is going to be great! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Archaeology Field Trip: Dig Into the Past

Students were able to "Dig" into a mock archaeological site. Students interacted with real and replica artifacts and learned how several species have adapted over millions of years! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Passenger Pigeon Martha 100 Years Later - Cincinnati Zoo

In science, we are learning how ecosystems can change gradually or dramatically. When the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce and others die or move to new locations. An animal’s patterns of behavior are related to the environment. This includes the kinds and numbers of other organisms present, the availability of food and resources, and the physical attributes of the environment.

Martha the Passenger Pigeon is a story of how a species can dramatically change.

Check out the amazing National Geographic Web

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Star Student Teacher!

Today Haya took over the math lesson to teach the class how to subtract a mixed number from a mixed number when there 
are not enough fractional units by first subtracting the 
whole numbers then decomposing the subtrahend. the whole nu

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Making Electromagnets in Science Lab

Today the students made simple electromagnets. Their electromagnets consisted of a length of conductive wire, copper, wrapped around a piece of metal, in our lab an iron nail. They created a current using a battery which allows the electron to flow through the wire. This created a magnetic field around the coiled wire, magnetizing the metal as if it were a permanent magnet. Electromagnets are useful because you can turn the magnet on and off by completing or interrupting the circuit, respectively. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

March Mathness!

These students have completed all the addition/subtraction & multiplication/division problems on Reflex Math! Great Job!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Author Party

The students wrote wonderful informational books about the Revolutionary War. They got a chance to share their books and feel the joy of being an author! Great job students! This was a lot of work but the results fantastic.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall

 The 4th Graders had an amazing field trip to Severance Hall to listen the Cleveland Orchestra perform a wonderful concert!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Science Static Electricity

Learning about static electricity! 
The students learned about static electricity today. They learned that if you create a build up of positive and negative charges you will get static electricity. 
Creating an induced charge to create static electricity.
It was a crazy hair day in science! Electrons and Protons are definitely attracted to each other!

Reading Fluency

    Our class continually works on reading fluency. It is an important foundation for the students. 
    Fluency is defined as the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. When reading aloud, fluent readers read in phrases and add intonation appropriately.

I've included the link to an article that Timothy Rasinski wrote about reading fluency that all educators should read titled, Creating Fluent Readers A growing body of evidence points to reading fluency as an important factor in student reading success.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Decomposing Angles Using Patter Blocks

Great lesson today! Students used pattern blocks to learn how to measure angles and find their additive nature.