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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thank you Melanie from the Cromwell Center for coming in to 4th grade today to talk to students about our similarities and differences.  Students learned about disabilities and how to include and respect each other.  We discussed specific disabilities such as: blind, deaf, paralyzed, ADHD, autism, and dyslexia, and how these disabilities can affect us in different ways.  Students were able to come up with limitless strategies and resources that people with disabilities use to live their lives.  Disabilities are not bad or mean that someone cannot do something, it just means that they do things differently.  


Students did an activity where they looked at pictures of famous and influential people and decided if they had a disability (green square) or did not have a disability (red square).    Surprise!  All six of these people have varying disabilities, and all have accomplished amazing things.  Because having a disability does not mean you cannot do something, it just means you do things differently.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Please Join Us!  

4th graders are going to Gray Animal Farm for a field trip to support the learning they will be doing in Science.  




The field trip is on Tuesday, October 2 from 9:00-1:30.  If you would like to chaperone, please get in touch with your students' homeroom teacher! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Welcome to a new school year 4th Grade!  We are so excited to be your student's teachers and for an eventful, rigorous academic year.  

You can find monthly updates through our Monthly Newsletter as well as on this blog.  Please feel to contact us by phone at 874-8210 or by e-mail:
Nicole Casasa-Blouin: blouik@portlandschools.org
Celeste Libby: bironc@portlandschools.org
Cindy Blackie: blackc@portlandschools.org

We hope to see you after school (3pm-4pm) on Thursday, September 20th for our Curriculum Night.  At this event, 4th grade teachers will introduce ourselves and give an overview of the Second Step, Growth Mindset, Science, Reading, Writing, and Math curriculums.  We will also review homework expectations that were explained in the September Monthly Newsletter.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Wow, what wonderful concert!  Today, fourth graders got a chance to show off their musical skills to an engaged and amazed audience.  Students showcased their recording skills, playing along to some classic songs.  And to end the fun event-- what a surprise!  Students performed choreographed basketball moves in tune to the musical beat!  Check out some of the cool photos below.






Wednesday, May 9, 2018

4th Grade Concert

Come one, come all, to the 4th Grade Concert!

When:  Tuesday, May 15 at 9:00 
Where: Riverton's Cafeteria

Please join us to celebrate the learning students have done in music class throughout the year!   






Thank you to all of our volunteers this year! You've made our lives easier and our students' days brighter! 

We hope you can attend!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Symmetry and Mirror Images

In math students recently learned about how to create mirror images for shapes and designs.  Here are some photos of our 4th graders using rulers and mirror-image tools to create mirror images of designs on kites!