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Ross McGee
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Appalachian Trail Hike
     We had a fantastic hike this morning, with lots of sunshine, smiles and screams of laughter. We journeyed about 1.2 miles from Joe Ranger Road to the Thistle Hill Shelter where we ran into an AT thru-hiker named Paul. He was a little startled by the fl...
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One Testing Down, Another One Up
   We have finished (for the most part) the new SBAC testing that has replaced the NECAPs. This was a learning period for both student and teacher. The SBACs have proven to be difficult for students as well as for test administrators, but almost all of our ...
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The End is Drawing Near...
  We are entering our final full month of this school year! The month of May should possibly be re-named Testing Month for fourth graders, as they will be taking the SBAC and Science NECAP tests all during this month. The SBAC tests will be taking place fro...
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End of Winter
   I hope everyone enjoyed the winter months and are looking forward to some warmer and longer days! We are cruising along here in fourth grade, having finished up the Vermont animal unit last week. Students created an information page about their specific ...
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Welcome Back!
     I hope you all had an enjoyable vacation with your children and that you were able to get outside and enjoy this wonderful winter weather. Despite the cold, there is still plenty to do outside, like snowshoeing, skiing or just playing in the snow. Ther...
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Fractions and Animals!
    We have moved from division into fractions in math. We are using egg cartons to help us model different fractions, as well as number line model and set model. Fractions are always a challenge for fourth graders, as they are a tricky concept to understan...
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Welcome to 2015!!!
Hello Parents! Happy 2015 to you all. I hope the December vacation was enjoyable for each of you and that you and your children were able to get outside whenever the weather permitted. We are jumping right back in where we left off in December. We will be s...
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Thanksgiving..
  Things have been moving along here at school. This has felt like a very strange month as we have only really had one full week of classes! We are close to finishing our second math unit of the year, which has been focused on larger number multiplication. ...
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Conferences
  Thank you to all parents who were able to make it to the conferences. I enjoyed sharing with you all about how each of your children are doing in Math and Social Studies. If you have any questions about the Language Arts, please contact Ms. K either by em...
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Parent Conferences!
   Parent conference confirmation slips are going home with students today, so look for them in your child's backpack. I tried to give everyone their highest priority slot, and I believe most everyone got either their first or second choice.    We are worki...
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