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Welcome to Mrs. Qualls’ Class !

Welcome to 4th grade!! What an amazing journey we get to embark on together! You will not believe how much your child will grow this year. Although it will be different, we have so much planned this year and I cannot wait to get to know everyone!

 

 

This is my 10th year as a classroom teacher. I have taught 6th and 4th grade. I have also worked as a special education para.  I have loved every part of my journey, but I have found the place I belong and love what I do. My husband Jerry has always been by biggest supporter, especially as I finished my degree at the University of Houston-Downtown. We have been married for 11 years and have been blessed with a precious little boy, Knox, who will be starting 2nd grade this year.  We love our Houston sports teams, especially our Texans! We love being active and doing things together.

 

I want all of my students to succeed and find their love of math throughout the year.  I use many different activities and stations to help them learn to the best of their ability. I will incorporate small group peer learning as well as small group teacher time. I want every child to know that mistakes are OK and that is how we all learn and just because they don’t understand or know how now, doesn’t meant they can’t. It just means that don’t know and can’t…YET!

 

Contact Information: 

Room #213

281-357-3080 ext. 3498

 

Conference Time:  9:00-10:00

 

 

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Week 5 (Sept 13-17)

Week 5: September 13-17
 
4th grade Parent Orientation is Thursday evening 9/16 starting with a PTO meeting in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. If you are unable to attend I have included the general presentation all 4th grade teachers will be giving together in the library this year.
 
In Math this week we are adding and subtracting whole numbers. We will also estimate whole numbers to check for reasonableness when adding and subtracting. We will have a daily grade over adding Tuesday and a daily grade on subtracting Thursday. Homework is due Thursday and new homework will go home Friday. We will have another practice multiplication fact check on Friday. These are not a grade, just practice to see what facts we need to focus on. Please check these in your child's Wednesday folder to see how they are doing. Multiplication.com is a great website to help students practice. There are also several apps and good old flashcards work great too! 
 
In science this week we will continue to discuss Matter and its properties. We will test over this unit Wednesday. We will review in class together Monday by presenting their slideshows that they have been working on in class and will play Kahoot! A review should have came home Friday.  Later in the week we will learn about Mixtures and Solutions. Thank you to those who will be volunteering to send in the items needed for our Mixture and Solution snack Friday! 
 
It is going to be a great week, a rainy one I hear! 
Stay safe and dry! 

Parent Orientation 2020-2021

Dear Parents,

We are aware that there are many concerns about meeting in large groups for many of you, therefore, we are attaching the 4th grade presentation for Parent Orientation in the event you are not able to attend on Thursday, September 16.

Please let us know if you have any questions. The meeting will be a general presentation for 4th grade parents and will be presented in the library. 

Week 3 (August 30-Sept 1)

Week 3 - August 30-Sept 1
 
I hope you all had a great weekend! 
 
I know many of you may be concerned with having some students out, but I want to assure you we are doing the best we can to keep your child safe.  We are reminding them not to share and sanitize/wash there hands as much as possible.  If your child is out for an extending period of time, Mrs. Reese and I are doing the best we can to quickly gather any work that they may miss out on so that it can be picked up from the front office.  I am also posting vidoes and a way to pace the work and information in Schoology while your child is out. If your child feels up to the work, they can bring in any completed work when they return.  
 
In math this week, we are continuing our unit on whole # relationship with comparing, ordering, and rounding whole #'s.  We will be doing comparing and order today and Tuesday and will be moving to rounding Wednesday and Thursday.  Homework was sent home Friday last week and is due Thursday.  A new homework will come home this Friday.  We will be having our Place Value Quiz #2 on Friday.  As always, continue to practice math facts at home.  They are the foundation for much of what we do in 4th grade.  We have been playing multiplication war in class. Ask your child to play multiplication war with you.
 
In science this week, we will continue with the properties of matter.  We will specifically be talking about the 3 states of matter, their particle size, and how they move.  Along with how adding or taking away heat causes the change in the state of matter.  We will be having a daily grade on Friday.
 
I hope you all have a good week!
Mrs. Qualls

Week 2 (Aug 23-27)

Week 2 - August 23-27
 
Well, week 1 was blur, but I am so glad to be back in the classroom with all of your sweet kiddos.  We spent most of the week getting set up and getting to know each other, which is always my favorite part!  
 
As we settle in this week, we will start our normal routine with writing in our planners, sending home homework, and really diving into our subjects.
* We write in our planners every Monday so that kids know what is coming for the week along with any reminders they may need.
* Homework will come home almost every Friday and will be due the following Thursday.  Homework should come home in their yellow folders.  I really encourage students to put their completed homework back in their yellow folders and return the folder to their backpack as soon as they are done.
* Wednesday folders will be coming home this Wednesday. We will keep you updated on behavior and concerns on the conduct card that will come home every Wednesday. Please sign and return Thursday if possible.
 
In Math this week, we will be starting with place value.  We will read and write numbers up to the billions! We will also represent large numbers in various forms. I will send home homework Friday and it will be due the following Thursday.  Also, their flashcards will be in their back packs so they can practice at school and at home. We will be working on multiplication facts up to 12 daily! 
 
In Science this week,  we are continuing with lab safety. We will have a required safety test this Wednesday, don't worry! They will be fine, we will prepare together at school. Later in the week, we will begin describing Matter by its physical properties. 
 
I am excited about getting to know all of your kiddos better as the year goes on!  We are going to have fun, but work hard to get them ready for next year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at any time!
 
Have a great week!
Mrs. Qualls

Important Transportation and Technology Information

Transportation:
The transportation department is still working hard on finalizing bus numbers. If you registered for the bus already you may have or will be getting your child’s bus number and confirmation email. PLEASE forward the confirmation email and share their bus number with me. This is very important for me to have so I can send your child home correctly. 

If you are planning on having your child ride the bus home you must go on the district website and register them. Students must be registered to ride the bus home from school (even the first day).  If you registered after July 31, it is possible you will not receive confirmation before the first day of school.  Please plan alternate transportation home for your child until you get the bus confirmation email.

All students have a car rider number that must be displayed in the car window of the car picking them up.  Car rider tags have not come in yet. If you got the yellow paper with your child’s car rider number on it from Meet the Teacher, please put that in your window while you are in the car rider line.  If you did not, please just write your child’s car rider number on a sheet of paper and put it in your window.  The car rider number should be the same as last year.    

 

Technology:

We to make sure that every child can participate in all activities and in order to do so, there are some websites that need parent permission.  Please click on the link below and take a minute to read and then either give or deny permission to the websites shown on the attached form.

 

https://forms.gle/RodbCMn1F1RYzbtq5

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Qualls and Mrs. Reese