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About Me

Hello! My name is Megan Garcia and I am excited to be your child’s 4th Grade teacher. This is my fifth year at Athlos Leadership Academy. I graduated from Augsburg University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have taught in Anoka Hennepin School District as a Reading Specialist, pre-kindergarten summer teacher.  When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, reading, being with son, Theo and my friends and family.

         

          Learning is something I have always enjoyed and I always strive for greatness, I hope to be able to share this with your child. I'm excited to help shape your child as so many of my teachers helped my parents shape me into the person I am today. This upcoming school year will be an amazing journey which will include great educational and social experiences.  Our classroom will be a place where students feel welcomed and safe. I am excited to get to know you and each of the 4th graders as we create a community in Room 109 this school year! 

 

Mrs. Garcia 

 

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Week of Nov. 14

Hello Fourth Grade Families!
 
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!
Reminder: We do not have school November 23rd-25th!
Student Ambassador form are due this week!
Here is a look into our week:
 
Language Arts-
We are continuing in our nonfiction unit with note taking!
 
Spelling Week Eight
1. paragraph
2. patient
3. patience
4. pianist
5. pianos
6. piano
7. pickles
8. pickle
9. prisoner
10. release
11. resign
12. reveal
13. sleeve
14. soldier
15. summary
 
Science-
We are taking a break from science and using this time to work on things your student needs additional support in!
 
Social Studies-
We are working on Chapter 3 in Social Studies!
 
Math-
In math, we are testing on Unit 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday! We will be starting Unit 3 on Thursday.
 
Small Groups- 
In small groups we have been working on our spelling words and refining skill we learn during math and language arts.
 
As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of Oct. 31st

Hello Fourth Grade Families!
 
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!
We will be going to the book fair as a class on Tuesday, November 1st at 8:00 a.m.
Here is a look into our week:
 
Language Arts-
We are continuing in our nonfiction unit with note taking!
 
Spelling Week Seven
1. guide
2. hurrying
3. hurried
4. hurry
5. knowledge
6. know
7. lawyer
8. fierce
9. flew
10. flies
11. fly
12. forgotten
13. forgot
14. gigantic
15. giant
 
Science-
We are taking a break from science and using this time to work on things your student needs additional support in!
 
Social Studies-
We are working on Chapter 3 in Social Studies!
 
Math-
In math, we started Unit 2. Students are learning about units of time and multiplicative comparisons. Please continue to practice multiplication facts at home!
 
Small Groups- 
In small groups we have been working on our spelling words and refining skill we learn during math and language arts.
 
As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of Oct. 24th

Hello Garcia Families!
 
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy! Here is a look into our week:
 
Language Arts-
We are continuing in our nonfiction unit with summary!
 
Spelling Week Six
1. break
2. cocoa
3. collar
4. comparison
5. compare
6. controlled
7. control
8. debts
9. disaster
10. eager
11. enemy
12. example
13. excitement
14. exciting
15. excite
 
Science-
We are taking a break from science and using this time to work on things your student needs additional support in!
 
Social Studies-
We are working on Chapter 3 in Social Studies!
 
Math-
In math, we started Unit 2. Students are learning about factor pairs. Please continue to practice multiplication facts at home!
 
Small Groups- 
In small groups we have been working on our spelling words and refining skill we learn during math and language arts.
 
As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of Oct.17th

Hello Families!
 
It is starting to get chilly outside- (way too early for this!) however, with the cold weather please make sure you send your child with a jacket, hat, gloves, etc. We will be going outside!! 
Some reminders for the upcoming week/ weeks:
Tuesday, October 18th is Bingo for Books!
NO SCHOOL October 20th and 21st
Monday, October 24th is picture day!
Book Fair will take please the week of October 31st :)
 
Language Arts:
There is no spelling this week in LA. We are looking at main idea in Nonfiction Texts. We will have a quiz on Tuesday. 
 
Math:
We are starting Unit 2 this week. Please make sure your students are practicing their multiplication facts. It will make their learning of multi-digit multiplication a lot easier on them!
 
Science:
We will be wrapping up out Rocks and Minerals unit this week with a test on Wednesday!
 
Social Studies:
We are completing Chapter 2 and will be testing this week!
 
As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.
 
Mrs. Garcia

Week of October 10th

Good morning Garcia Families!
 
Here is a look into our week:
 
Language Arts-
We are reviewing for our first Unit test in LA on Wednesday! We will be beginning our new unit on Thursday.
 
Spelling Week Four
1. broke
2. broken
3. beyond
4. beneath
5. bargain
6. America
7. American
8. complete
9. search
10. treasure
11. popular
12. Christmas
13. interest
14. advice
15. advise
 
Science-
We are learning about rocks and minerals!
 
Social Studies-
We are working on Chapter 2 in Social Studies!
 
Math-
In math, we are continuing to work on our mini multiplication unit. Flashcards have been sent home, please work on the with your students. It is very important for your student to be fluent in multiplication facts.
 
Small Groups- 
In small groups we have been working on our spelling words and refining skill we learn during math and language arts.
 
As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of Oct. 3rd

Good morning Garcia Families!

I can't believe a month has already past! Your students are rocking fourth grade!
 
Here is a look into our week:
 
Language Arts-
We are learning about summary and theme this week!
 
Spelling Week Four
1. effect
2. distrubute
3. general
4. tomorrow
5. consider
6. against
7. again
8. increase
9. manner
10. feature
11. article
12. service
13. serve
14. injury
15. injure
 
Science-
We are learning about rocks and minerals!
 
Social Studies-
We are working on Chapter 2 in Social Studies!
 
Math-
In math, we are starting a mini multiplication unit. Flashcards will be sent home, please work on the with your students. It is very important for your student to be fluent in multiplication facts.
 
Small Groups- 
In small groups we have been working on our spelling words and refining skill we learn during math and language arts.
 
As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of Sept. 26

Hello!
 
The first couple weeks of school have been amazing! Your students are working great with one another. We have been building character and learning. We are learning to work alone, in partners and how to work in a group productively!
 
Here is a look into our week:
 
Language Arts-
We are learning about story elements: setting and plot this week! We will be completing our first Fastbridge assessment on Tuesday!
Spelling Week Two
1. different
2. differ
3. provision
4. according
5. already
6. attention
7. provide
8. education
9. director
10. direct
11. purpose
12. common
13. diamond
14. together
15. convention
 
Science-
We are learning about the water cycle!
 
Social Studies-
We are starting Chapter 2 in Social Studies!
 
Math-
In math, we are reviewing working on geometry-shapes, lines, and angles. We have our Unit test coming up!
 
Small Groups- 
In small groups we have been working on our spelling words and refining skill we learn during math and language arts.
 
As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of Sept. 19th

Hello!
 
The first couple weeks of school have been amazing! Your students are working great with one another. We have been building character and learning. We are learning to work alone, in partners and how to work in a group productively!
 
Here is a look into our week:
 
Language Arts-
We are learning about character traits this week. On Friday, we will be having a quiz.
Spelling Week Two
1. toward
2. success
3. drown
4. adopt
5. secure
6. honor
7. promise
8. wreck
9. prepare
10. vessel
11. busy
12. preference
13. prefer
14. illustrate
15. illustration
 
Science-
We are learning about the water cycle!
 
Social Studies-
We are finishing up our first Chapter and will be having a test on Thursday! Students get to use their books as a resource while taking their test.
 
Math-
In math, we are reviewing addition, subtraction, rounding and multiplication facts! We had a quiz today!
 
Small Groups- 
In small groups we have been working on our spelling words and refining skill we learn during math and language arts.
 
As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of 9/12

Hello Garcia Families! 
 
Welcome to Fourth Grade!!! I am so excited to embark on this adventure with you and your students!
 
This week we started curriculum here is what we are doing in the following subjects:
 
Language Arts:
We started reading the novel One day in the Prairie and we are learning how to take meaningful notes that benefit us. We also, started spelling this week here is our spelling list:
 
Week One:
lose
loose
combination
combine
avenue
neighbor
weight
weigh
wear
entertain
salary
visitor
visit
publication
machine
 
Math:
In math, we have been working on place value, expanded form, word form and standard form of a number, rounding and estimating. We had a quiz on Tuesday! Look for your students quiz when they get home today!
 
Science:
For science, we started learning about the water cycle!
 
Social studies:
In social studies, we are studying landform and parts of the United States.
 
Small Groups:
Small groups this week has been learning how to work alone on a task. Whether we are reading, writing or solving math problems.
 
I will be reaching out to each one of you in the coming weeks! I can't wait to hear what your students think of fourth grade!
 
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns,
Mrs. Garcia
 

Week of 5/23

Good morning,
 
I hope everyone is having a great week. Here are a few things happening in class this week and the beginning of next week:
1. Starting next week 5/31 it will be free dress for the students until the end of the school year.
2. Student vs. Staff basketball will take place on Tuesday 5/31.
3. The health talk for girls in 4th grade will take place 6/1- if you have any questions please reach out. I will be giving the presentation!
 
LANGUAGE ARTS:
We are starting to create our posters for our Hero Project. We will be presenting them on Friday!
 
SMALL GROUPS:
We are refining our math skills and working on our reading stamina!
 
SCIENCE:
We started learning about the scientific method and will begin constructing our projects this week!
 
MATH:
We are looking at unit 8 which is a review of everything we have learned so far this year!
 
If you have any questions please reach out :)
Mrs. Garcia

FIELD TRIP UPDATE!

Hello Families!
 
The Field Trip we are taking to the park has been moved to THIS FRIDAY, MAY 13th! We have decided to move it due to the forecast for the following Friday (it looks like it is going to rain). Once again... THE FIELD TRIP IS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 13TH!!!
 
 

Week of May 9th

Good morning 4th grade families!
 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! We are coming towards the end of the year and we have some events going on:
Friday, May 13th is culture day- for culture day students can dress in traditional clothing and bring any items from their culture to share. I will be sharing the Hispanic culture. We are also still in need of some supplies for our Engineering Unit. 
 
LANGUAGE ARTS:
We are creating another original story this week. We have been studying myths and are creating our own! I am sending home an Interview that your students needs to complete by interviewing their Hero. The interview is due on May 13th.
Spelling Week 23
early
exact
exceptions
favorable
favorite
favor
fought
fuel
genuine
growth
handful
hardly
hymn
investigation
involved
 
SOCIAL STUDIES/ SCIENCE:
We are studying the West region this week. We will be taking our Unit test and States and Capitals test this week. We will be starting our Engineering Unit next week.
 
MATH:
This week we are continuing Unit 7. We will be reviewing later this week for our Unit assessment.
 
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
Mrs. Garcia

Week of April 25th

Good morning fourth grade families!
 
I hope everyone is doing well. Last Friday, I sent home a green paper explaining our next science unit and our need for some supplies! If you are able to donate anything that would be great. Thank you to the families that already have donated!
 
LANGUAGE ARTS:
We have been studying constellations and your students have been writing their own constellation creation stories. We are studying myths this week, starting with one of the most common, Hercules!
Spelling Week 22
choir
compete
deceive
determination
determined
determine
discoveries
discovery
discover
electricity
electrician
electrical
electric
entered 
error
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are finishing up the Southwest unit our chapter test will be on Wednesday, April 27th. We will be starting the West region on Thursday! 
MATH:
In math we are learning how to solve fraction number stories and multiplying fractions with a whole number. We are reviewing Wednesday and will be testing Thursday and Friday. (It is a larger assessment).
 
As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns!
Mrs. Garcia

Week of April 11th

Good morning,
 
Reminders for this week: Picture day is Wednesday April 13th and Free Dress/ Formal Dress Up Day is Friday April 15th. We are taking our math MCA's next week Monday and Tuesday. Students will have as long as they need to complete the test.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS:
We completed Unit 4 on Monday and are starting Unit 5. Unit 5 is all about folktales and myths!
Spelling Week 20:
ought
absence
absent
conference
confer
Wednesday
really
real
celebration
folks
folk
aches
amusement
angrily
angry
 
SOCIAL STUDIES:
We are taking the Chapter 7 test this week. The Midwest states and capitals test will be on Thursday, April 14th.
We will be studying the Southwest starting on Friday. Look for a study guide that will be sent home.
 
MATH:
We have been reviewing division and making test corrections on the division test. We are also looking at finding the missing side of a rectangle, and will be learning how to use protractors this week!
 
If you have any questions please let me know.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Garcia