Lindsay Esparza

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December 19th- Winter Holiday Party

December 20th- No School

December 21st to January 6th- Winter Break

 

Our Week At A Glance

Social Studies- We are currently working understanding the reasons why settlers moved west and the impact this had on our land. Students are learning about Colorado's gold rush, Boom Towns, and conflicts between settlers and Native Americans. 

Writing- Currently students are working on the final parts of a 4 paragraph essay on a choice topic. Students have researched evidence to support their topic and have learned the setup of an informational/persuasive essay. 

Reading- During reading, students are focused on non-fiction. Each student is in a small group that focuses on a nonfiction topic each week. While they're reading they are learning about different text structures and features found in nonfiction text. They are also working on summarizing. 

Science- We are continuing to work on different forms of energy in science. Last week, students used a slinky to investigate sound energy. We will continue to learn about the energy in lights and waves. 

Math- We are currently in our 3rd Module. This module focuses primarily on long multiplication and division. Last week, students started to solve simple division word problems. They are focusing on the total number and the groups that are made with the division problem. Then, what to do with the remainder if there is one. We will continue to work on division this week as well. 

 

 4th Grade Schedule
8:55-9:20- Welcome/Announcements
9:20-9:50-Social Studies
9:50-10:40-Specials
10:40-12:45-Reading and Writing
12:50-1:30- Lunch/Recess
1:30-2:15- Science
2:15-2:30- Recess
2:30-3:45-Math
3:45-4:00- Planners and Clean Up

 

 

  

 

 Specials Schedule
December

12/2- Technology

12/9- P.E.

12/16- Art

January

1/6- Music

1/13- Technology

1/20- P.E. 

1/27- Art


 

Homework 

Reading- Students maybe assigned reading homework Monday through Thursday that aligns to their instruction. If an official reading assignment is not given, the students will be asked to read a minimum of 20 minutes a night. 

Math- Students will have a math assignment Monday through Thursday, unless the class has an assessment that day. 

Math Facts- Students need to be working on multiplication/division facts daily for 15 minutes. Students can use flash cards, online programs, or any form that works best for them. 

**If a student does not have their homework completed they will complete their work during the second recess. They are responsible each night to complete assigned tasks and have planners signed.**

 

Family PictureFamily PictureWelcome, I am Mrs. Esparza, your fourth grade teacher. This is my sixth year teaching at Sand Creek and my eighth year teaching fourth grade. My husband and I are both Colorado natives and are currently living in Morrison. We have two beautiful daughters and two crazy pups that complete our family. I enjoy being outdoors, camping, relaxing on our boat, exploring different zoos and spending time as a family. Sand Creek is my home and I love working here with the wonderful staff and amazing families. 

Education: Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Arts/ Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Math and Science at Western State College. 

Teaching Philosophy: I truly believe that children are the building blocks of the future and teachers are the foundation. As a teacher, I feel that it is my job to inspire, encourage and motivate every student. My hope is that I can make a lifelong impression on each child.