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Christopher Rose's Classroom: Welcome to 4th Grade!


Are you ready for a great year?

Me too!  Let's do this... 



Here are the general expectations for "no stress" homework:

* READ! Every night, dig into something amazing and fun -- a book (or more) that you just can't put down!

* Commit to three 30-minute blocks of ST Math work each week. You choose which three nights fit the family schedule. Zearn will be assigned as needed to support our daily math work.


Our Weekly Specials

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Physical Education

Wednesday:  Art

Thursday:  Library

Friday:  Guidance (alternate weeks)

              Chorus (each week)

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For Your Calendar

 September 2022

Wednesday - 9/7: Parent Night

Saturday - 9/24: Salem Scramble (SHS)

Friday - 9/30: Fisk Movie Night (ball field)

9/12 - 9/23/2022 - iReady testing window

Class Schedule

A Typical Day

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. - Announcements/Pledge/Mindful Moment

9:00 - 10:00 -  Math

10:00 - 10:45 - Writing Workshop

10:45 - 11:15 - Word Study or ST Math

11:15 a.m. - 11:55 p.m. -  weekly "Specials": (Art, Music, P.E. ...)

12:05 - 12:45 - recess and lunch

12:45 - 1:40 - Content Block (Science, coding...)

1:40 - 2:10 - Intervention Block and Reading Support

2:15 - 2:55 - Reading Workshop

3:00 p.m. - Dismissal 

Classroom Update

Excellent Resources for Grown-Ups

The Art of Teaching Children by Philip Done - Mr. Done, an acclaimed and accomplished teacher for over thirty years, has written an invaluable guide to creating  and sustaining a successful classroom.  There is a lot here: part memoir, part manual, including endless ideas and tips, Mr. Done's book is instructive, encouraging, and a joy to read. Mr. Done shares countless classroom anecdotes and stories of his interactions with kids. Some are funny; others are touching, but all are memorable. It is clear that Mr. Done (recently retired) loved his work and his students (just as all teachers should). His book, a deep dive into life in an elementary school, is inspiring.  (Avid Reader Press; July 2022)

How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo - Wow! The authors of this valuable guide have given parents (and teachers, librarians, grandparents, children's care-givers - all who value literacy) a priceless gift. This wise, accessible, and reassuring book is packed with terrific advice, inspiring tips, and highly appealing, current book suggestions. The authors' knowledge and enthusiasm make this a true pleasure to read. HTRAR delivers on its promise to help foster a "a lifelong love of books”. Spread the word, this is a gem! (Workman Publishing Co., September 2019)

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan C. Gurdon - Reading aloud to children, both as a teacher and a parent, has provided me with some of the most enjoyable time that I have ever experienced.  Gurdon’s book describes, with passion and the authority, the seemingly endless benefits of this simple practice. “For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures”. Convincing research and practical advice are presented in a readable, encouraging way.  (Harper, January 2019)

Teacher, Fourth Grade

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Christopher Rose
Mary A. Fisk School
14 Main Street
Salem, NH 03079
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