Just Mercy

I first heard about Bryan Stevenson and Just Mercy from my husband, who was required to read the book for his job as a high school history teacher.  In late 2017 I even had the opportunity to hear the author speak at his high school, and I left feeling inspired,…

The Yellow Star

For the last eleven years I’ve taught the novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.  It is a story that has captivated my 4th graders year after year. This past November I attended the National Council for the Social Studies National Conference and I was introduced to the book The…

The Amazing Math Race!

Reviewing for a math assessment is something I used to dread, both as a student and a teacher.  Completing problems from the textbook can be tiresome, and does not energize students to really learn the material. I have tried many different forms of review over the years (scoots, Jeopardy, etc.),…

Number the Stars

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, is a book I first read when I was in 4th grade.  It is a beautiful story about two girls, Annemarie and Ellen, growing up in WWII Denmark.  Annemarie’s family is Lutheran, and Ellen and her parents are Jewish.  The story follows the two little…

Welcome to Adventures of a 4th Grade Classroom! Im a 4th grade teacher who loves motivating my students through a love of the great outdoors. I enjoy creating resources for teachers to use their classrooms. I also had the opportunity to be the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail and travel to rural Alaska by bush plane!

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