Grade 4

September 2019

Hello families,

We are off to an exciting and knowledge filled school year! I will be updating this page weekly to fill you in on what students are doing in each subject, provide useful links to promote learning at home, and share both pictures and videos from our class. You can also follow us on Class DoJo by downloading the app!

What’s going on this week?

Language: Students are learning new vocabulary words, writing summaries, analyzing informational texts, and building confidence with understanding grammar concepts.


Math: Students are learning about place value and reading number forms such as standard form, expanded form, and word form. We are using our knowledge of place value to compare numbers. 


Science: Students are learning about Earth's landscapes and features. We have been doing many hands on activities and having a blast in Science class! Students have been mapping volcanoes, studying erosion by comparing rocks to sugar cubes, and investigating minerals.  


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Many Blessings!

Mrs. Anderson



The SKDS students have been working well on a variety of art projects. Kindergarten is moving to a fall favorite, torn paper owls.  Each owl has a personality of its own! The first grade is busy with a colorful design project, tracing their own hands and feet. Second grade is incredibly enthusiastic about their cityscapes. Crazy hair art is a third grade favorite. I invite you to check out the ART GALLERY link below as their work is featured in the gallery. Self portraits have captured the attention of our 4th graders. The back of the portrait will include four things that define who they are. Namegame is a lesson on the formation of basic block style lettering and the fifth graders are quickly becoming "font masters". Middle school students are progressing well. The sixth graders are working on creative, colorful and very busy project. We refer to it as "how art speaks to me". If you display your child's art work, seventh graders are finishing up on a personal favorite.  It's a watercolor painting of a tree with a stain glass appearance. They are beautiful! Our eight grade artist have worked diligently to develop shading skills using Prismacolor colored pencils. 




Welcome back to school!  It is so exciting to gather again and be part of this wonderful SKDS Family.  We are already engaging in a number for creative and colorful projects. You may be new to our family or just need a friendly reminder, but the majority of the art projects will remain at school to be displayed for our Festival of Educational Arts.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 30th, 6:30-8:00 pm. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun.

Please feel free contact me with any questions or concerns.


Mrs. Jenkins