Mrs. Gunther - 4th Grade Oakland School
Mrs. Gunther's Classroom Website
Hi there! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas. I believe that we need to work as a team!
The students and I will use Google Classroom as our main source of online communication.
M, T, TH, F 8:35-3:20PM
Wednesday Early Release 8:35-2:35PM
To report an absence, please call the 24-Hour Attendance Hotline at 948-838-8181. Please do not call the classroom to report an absence.
If you are planning to pick up your child from school, please send a note with your child in the morning that includes your child's first and last name as well as the teacher's name. If you forget to send this, you can call the Oakland Office @ 847-838-8601.
Lunch fees can be paid online on your child's PowerSchool account.
The Oakland Library does not "fine" for late materials. Each student is allowed to check out two items from the library at a time. The items are checked out for two weeks. Students are allowed to come into the library any day of the week to exchange a book. Students do not need to wait until their regularly scheduled library visits.
Throughout the district, only fruits and vegetables will be allowed for student snacks.
Students are welcome to borrow one of our classroom library books at a time, and bring them home.
Homework is assigned, but it is meant to be practice of something that the students have already learned. If your child is struggling to complete the homework, please let me know, so I can help. If an assignment is creating major frustration for your child or it is taking too long to complete, feel free to stop working and jot down a note on the homework. Your child and I can practice more and work on it together. Daily reading is stronly encouraged, and probably the most important at home work your child can do (4th graders should read 20-30 minutes a day.) I realize that schedules can be hectic, but please try to allow some time for reading everyday. Please reach out if you have any questions, or you need my help.
We use Savvas myView Literacy. This program is built on research and combines both reading, writing, and language in a workshop format. Click here for information on myView Literacy. Click here for information on myView Literacy.
We will be using Eureka Math for our instruction. This program combines whole group, small group, and individual work time. Click here to view the resource online: Eureka Math Parent Tips for Each Module. We will also use ST Math for extra practice on 4th grade skills.
4th graders are expected to learn their math facts. We will be practicing the facts daily in the classroom.
We will be working with the Amplify Science program. This link can provide more information about Amplify Science. In addition, we will use Scholastic News for current events.
We will use a combination of resources. Our units include: Government, Financial Literacy, and Illinois. In addition, we will use Scholastic News for current events.
Social Emotional Learning
We will be using the Second Step program for these lessons. See the attached list of Second Step Scope and Sequence for the focus of these lessons.