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Dear Fourth Graders/ Wizards,
 
       Welcome back! I am so excited to be your ELA and Social Studies teacher this year! I believe that learning is magical and books are portals to a world full of fantastic adventure! This year, we will be exploring some extraordinary places in history: from the Medieval Times to Ancient Greece, and all across the plains and mountains of America! 
 
       In Social Studies, we will embark on a exhilarating journey of learning through America's history: from the French and Indian War to the Reconstruction after the Civil War. We will meet many men and women along the way that have paved the path for our great nation through their bravery, ambition, cleverness, and loyalty. These four character traits will be recognized throughout history and throughout your year in Mrs. Rutgerson's class "Houses" (see more in the link). 
 
        GBS has adopted a new English & Language Arts (ELA) curriculum called "Guidebooks." Guidebooks uses grade-level novels to teach meaningful and important skills through reading, writing, and research- all while developing fluency, stamina, and applicable background knowledge. Wow! I can't express enough how excited I am to see your love for reading grow this year through the exciting novels that we will be reading! 
 
         There will be a lot of things that will be different this year in the way that our school day functions, but I know that we can get through this together! Greenback Simply Loves is our motto and we are going to make this the best year we can. So grab your backpacks, your hunger for adventure, and I will see you all very soon! 
 
                                      Yours Truly,
                                    Mrs. Rutgerson
 
 
Dear Family,

Now more than ever it is so important for your child to have books in the home. Plus our class gets FREE books with every order!

Class Order Due Date: 09/04/20

Connect to Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/L7QN6

Shop the flyers with your child: https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=667429

All books ship to the class, and I hand them out to the kids to take home.

Thank you for encouraging the love of reading!

Mrs. Rutgerson
Class Code: L7QN6
 
Student Websites-Students will be accessing the following websites via the TEAMS app:
  • www.wakelet.com Wakelet is a  "Pinterest style" site where teachers can add safe websites for students to access to complete assignments and conduct research.
  • www.studiesweekly.com This will be the digital component for the SS curriculum.
  • www.youtube.com YouTube will only be accessed via Wakelet or during Teacher-led direct instruction.
Stay posted for more information!