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Welcome Message
We are starting another exciting year with brand new faces and positive attitudes. Fourth grade is a very exciting year of learning. This is the year most of us remember...science projects and building missions!

Social Studies: California missions, The Gold Rush, 20th century art/culture, US Constitution, CA symbols.

Science: The Human Body- Eyes, circulatory and respiratory systems, STEAM, Electricity/magnetism, Rocks and minerals and our favorite.....science projects!!!!

Math: Multiplication, division, fractions, decimals

Writing: Narratives, Response to Literature, Informational Reports, Summaries, Writing final drafts in INK and cursive writing.

Reading: Fourth grade novels- Because of Winn Dixie, Holes, Charlotte's Web, The BFG, Sarah Plain and Tall, Shiloh, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Tale of Desperaux to name a few!!!

Spelling: Yes, we have spelling tests! "But Mrs. Hudgens we have auto-correct!" True but auto-correct gives you options and you need to know/no which/witch word to use!
School Supplies
Your student will need the following items:
1. 1-inch three-ring binder
2. Wide ruled paper
3. #2 pencils
4. Dry erase markers
5. 5 tab dividers
6. Crayons/markers/colored pencils (your choice)
7. Pencil box( hard covered box or pouch )
8. Three wide-ruled spiral notebooks
9. POSITIVE ATTITUDE!!
Why teach???
I had 16 years in law enforcement before I became a teacher. Why did I give that up to become a teacher? I saw where the need was to make changes in kids lives. I realized it was too late by the time I had contact with them in law enforcement. If I truly wanted to make a change I needed to reach these kids early..in school. Some say high school or middle school is when they need the guidance but I disagree. Elementary school is where they really need that guidance and support that they will carry into middle and high school. So here I am. I have no regrets and have not looked back. I absolutely love teaching and look forward to many more years making a positive impact on our kid's lives.
Professional Goals for the Year
I like to set goals for myself every year. This year I choose these goals:
1. Improve every student reading score
2. Have students who want to come to school and learn.
3. Improve student's organization skills using AVID techniques.
4. Improve every student math score

We focus hard all year on filling in the missing pieces so all students are confident readers. I want to look back on the school year and say "Look what they can do!"

I work hard on making our classroom feel safe and like a home away from home so students want to come to school.