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Welcome back, everyone!  We hope your fall break was full of fun and relaxation. Getting back to the grind can be a challenge, but the students seem to be settling in nicely. It’s hard to believe we are starting our second nine-week grading period.


Here is what is in store for this week:


Math – Division - Two, three, four digit quotients with remainders

TEST next week

Practice math/division facts at home with an app on a tablet or phone, flashcards, or websites. Students know how to access my Symbaloo page on my website for resources. Students should know multiplication and division facts with fluency. 


Science – Chapter 3 Lesson 1 Animal Adaptations 

Quiz Tuesday10/25 


Social Studies – Early explorers.  The students have been assigned an explorer to research with a group.  Each group is creating a keynote which will be presented on Thursday.  All work will be done at school. No test this week.


Reading – Our focus is “theme” while reading folktales.


Important Dates:

October 18:  Safety Poster and Citizenship Contest begins

October 21:  Bailey Bear Boogie

October 24 and 25:  Health Screenings for K,2,4

October 24 – 28:  Red Ribbon Week

         Monday:     Wear Red

         Tuesday:     Wear Camo

         Wednesday: Wear a Hat

         Thursday:   Wear PJs



Here are our topics of study this week.  


Reading –      Comprehension Skills: Text Structure, Compare and Contrast

                        Vocabulary Strategy:  Multiple Meaning Words

                        Genre:  Informational Text/Expository Nonfiction

                        Continue our novel, The Birchbark House


Spelling -       Long e sound


Grammar –   Sentence types/Compound/Complex sentences


Writing -       Explanatory; cite evidence from text


Social Studies – Explorers!


Science – Energy Needs in Ecosystems

Lesson 3 Quiz on Thursday 9/22


 Math – Multiply 2, 3, 4 digits by a 1 digit whole number

Study Guide completed in class on Monday and Test Tuesday 9/19


Class Needs:

Cans of cool whip (spray) for Bear Fair

Individually wrapped candy for give away prizes for 4th grade booths at Bear Fair (Nut Free such as Dum Dums, Starbust, Blow Pops, Twizzler, Gummy Bears, Skittles)


9/20:  Fall Pictures

9/29:  Bailey Bear Fair 5:00 – 8:00

10/4:  Math Night/PTA 6:00

10/7: Explorer Day

10/10 – 10/14 Fall Break!


Have a great week!

 Mrs. Pugh


***Please check Powerschool weekly for grade updates. No paper interim reports sent home this school year***


If you are scheduled for a conference this Thursday,  a note with assigned time will be in Tuesday folders 9-13-16. 


Our “Jim Go Jim” fundraiser was a HUGE success with over $2,000 raised.  Thank you all for your support throughout the week!


If you have not sent in the $10.00 to the homeroom room parent, please do so.  Please make checks out to the room parent. (Pugh – Sarah Jerge)  Thank you for your attention in the matter.


If your child is interested in running for BSE Student Council, there is a MANDATORY meeting this Wednesday, September 14th in Mrs. Warren’s room. Email sent regarding information. 


Run Club starts Wednesday September 14 for those who have registered. 


Reading –    Comprehension Skills: Text Structure, Compare and Contrast

                        Vocabulary Strategy:  Multiple Meaning Words

                        Genre:  Informational Text/Expository Nonfiction

                        Continue our novel, The Birchbark House


Spelling -       Long e sound


Grammar –   Compound/Complex sentences


Writing -       Explanatory; cite evidence from text


Social Studies -  Native Americans of Tennessee – Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek

Test on Thursday: Study the vocabulary “The Three C’s” in your Social Studies notebook, the two “Top Hats” in the Social Studies notebook, and the study guide which we will start tomorrow in class.   


Math – Multiplying 2, 3, 4 digit numbers by a 1-digit number. No test this week.


Science – Energy needs in Ecosystems. No test this week.


9/15: Parent Conferences 4:00 – 7:00 Go Jim Go International Listening Day

9/16:  District Learning Day – No School for Students

9/20:  Fall Pictures

9/29:  Bailey Bear Fair 5:00 – 8:00

10/4:  Math Night/PTA 6:00

10/10 – 10/14 Fall Break!


Have a great week!


Recommended by Mrs. Tesreau - This is great article to read to start the conversation about grading in our schools. 

We hope you are having a great week.  Here are the news items for the week and our topics of study.


  • Due to the holiday, Tuesday Folders will go home tomorrow.
  • We are collecting for “Go Jim Go” all this week.  All donations are greatly appreciated!


ELA:  This week, our focus is our novel study, The Birchbark House.  Our goal is to read through chapter 8 this week.  We will resume Wonders next week.  No Reading assessment this week.


Writing:   Narrative Writing


Grammar:  Subject/Predicate


Social Studies:  Native Americans – Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Creek;  No Social Studies assessment this week.


Math:  Multiplication (See attached Multiplication presentation for class notes)

Multiplication equations as a comparison

multiplication by 10’s, 100’s, 1000’s

Multiplication using distributive property

Quiz on Friday


Science – Environmental Interactions Chapter 1 Lesson 2

Science Weekly Newspaper Quiz on Wednesday

Chapter 1 Lesson 2 quiz on Friday


Important Dates:

September 6: Reflections Contest Begins – “What is your story?”

September 9: Grandparent’s Breakfast 8:00

September 9: Idiom Parade

September 15: Parent Conferences 4:00- 7:00

September 16: No Classes for Students/Professional Development Day for Teachers

September 20: Fall Pictures



Topics of Study this Week:


Reading - Comprehension Skill(s): Character, Setting, Plot, Problem & Solution, Vocabulary Strategy:  Figurative Language (Idioms)

Genre:  Realistic Fiction


Grammar:  Types of Sentences


Social Studies – First Tennesseans; Test on Wednesday – Their “Little Books” in their SS Notebook is the study guide.


Math – Solve multi-step addition and subtraction word problems with whole numbers; Test Thursday


Science – Environmental Interactions 


8/15/16 We had a wonderful first week of school! We look forward to seeing you at the 4th Grade Curriculum Night this Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 in the cafeteria.
This is a parent-only meeting. Thank you.
Math: Rounding; Place-Value Test on Thursday (Study guide will be completed in & checked over in class. Please use all notes to help with studying. The notes can be found on the link on this page. 
Science: Scientific Method Quiz on Wednesday; Students have a study guide in their binder.  Start on cells at the end of the week. 
Social Studies: American Indians, Paleo and Archaic Indians
Reading: continue with reading introduction 
Grammar/Writing: expository writing



Hello Bailey Station Bears! 

I am so exciting to be teaching fourth grade for the 2nd year at Bailey Station. This is my 3rd year at BSE and 16th year to be teaching.  This is the Best School Ever because of the sweetest children, outstanding parents, and committed teachers and administration. Everyday I get to be a part of so many children's lives. It truly is the best job anyone can have. 

Ms. Elkins, my teaching partner, teaches Language Arts and Social Studies and I teach Math and Science.  

Please email me with any questions or concerns





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