Welcome back and welcome to our new students Chris and Brendan!  The year is off to a great start.  All the children are enthusiastic and eager to tackle the new year.  I am looking forward to a very productive year. We have established classroom rules and our class motto is "Always Do Your Best." I will encourage them to put forth their best efforts in everything they do.

There is no morning recess in 4th grade, however, most days we will have a 10-15 minute snack break to stretch, walk around, go to the bathroom and socialize.  Please pack a nutritious snack for their mid-morning break.  We have lunch recess at 11:15 and lunch at 11:35.  PE and Art are on Tuesday, Music is on Wednesday and library is on Thursday. 

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the questionnaire and for covering all their hardcover books. 

All children are to have a grade level appropriate chapter book in their desks at all times for independent reading. 

I would like to encourage anyone who could enhance our curriculum to feel free to share their expertise, experience/knowledge with the class.

Good communication between parent and teacher will enhance your child's experience at school.  I will do my best to communicate both positive and negative feedback and I hope you will do the same. 

I look forward to meeting everyone on Curriculum Night on September 19th.


Karen Bigda




Classroom News

 Please remember to check your child’s planner on a regular basis and remind them of the importance of packing their own backpacks.  Please do not throw any of their papers away without first checking with them.

A wish list of consumables that we could use for our language arts and science programs was in the Parents’ Night packet and include:

  • Post-It flags for marking text support
  • assorted  colored cardstock for vocabulary words
  • scrapbooking supplies/papers for publishing theme writing assignments
  • classical music CDs to listen to during process writing
  • silver stars
  • magnets
  • pencils
  • baby wipes
  • tissue