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All About Me

Hello! My name is Brianna Brolin and I am so excited to be teaching your wonderful fourth graders! This is my second year teaching at Athlos Leadership Academy, and I am excited! I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Elementary Education. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, going to my family cabin, baking, and being with my friends and family. 

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. This is going to be a fantastic year in fourth grade!

 

Ms. Brolin

 

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Week at a Glance 12.5-12.9

Here is the plan for the upcoming week! On Thursday (12/8) we have our field trip to the Bell Museum! We will have spelling this week, the spelling words are on the first page. Spelling test will be on Friday!
 
In Language Arts, we will be reviewing what we learned in Unit 1 on Monday and taking our Unit 1 Assessment on Tuesday. We will start Unit 3 on Wednesday. For Math, we are continuing Unit 3 and will have a quiz on Tuesday. We are starting Science again! We will be learning about States of Matter. We are also starting Chapter 5 in Social Studies this week.
 
We are having a Tree Parade this year, and will be starting to take donations! 
 
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 11.28-12.2

Here's a look into our week, I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing break!
 
There will be no spelling this week, because we a short week. For Language Arts, we will be finalizing our final draft and making our poster boards. Students will present their project on Thursday! In Math, we will have a quiz on Monday and continue Unit 3. We will be taking our Chapter 4 test in Social Studies this week. 
 
Reminder: Our field trip is next Thursday (December 8th). Thursday (12/1) is the last day of the trimester, students do not have school on Friday (12/2).
 
Please reach out with any questions!
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 11.21

Here is our plan for our short week! We will not have spelling this week. For Language Arts, we will writing the final drafts of our Animal Research Project. In Math, we are continuing Unit 3, focusing on fractions. We will continue reading Chapter 4 in Social Studies. Students have Free Dress Day on Monday and Tuesday this week. 
 
Reminder: Picture Retakes is on Tuesday, November 22nd. 
 
We do not have school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Enjoy your break and stay warm!
 
Ms. Brolin

eLearning Packet

Attached is an eLearning packet. This packet was sent home with your student today. Please keep it in a safe place. It will be used if your student needs to learn from home in case of school closures due to weather. Thank you and let me know if you have any questions!

Week at a Glance 11.14-11.18

Good Morning!
 
Here's what we're doing this week! Spelling words are going to be on the first page, the test will be on Friday. In Language Arts, we will begin drafting our Animal Research Paper. Students will learn how to write paragraphs, topic sentences, and indentations. For Math, we will Review and take our Unit 2 Assessment. Later in the week we will begin Unit 3. The Unit 2 Test will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. In Social Studies, we will continue reading Chapter 4.
 
Reminders: Please be sure your student is wearing the proper clothing when coming to school. Please continue to bring back the permission slips for the field trip!  Any Student Ambassador forms are due on Tuesday, November 15th. We are still continuing our Butter Braid Pastry Sale until the 21st! If your student would like to participate in picture retakes, that will be on November 22!
 
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 11.7-11.11

Here is what we're doing for our shorter week. Conferences are tomorrow, I hope to see you all there to talk about your student's progress this year! We will not be having spelling this week.
 
For Language Arts, we will be starting an Animal Research Project. Students will be learning and researching about an animal they are interested in. In Math, we are going to be finishing Unit 2. Our Unit 2 test will be next week. In Social Studies, we will take our Chapter 3 test and start Chapter 4. Students will be able to use their book while they're taking the test. 
 
If you have any questions, please let me now!
Ms. Brolin
 

Week at a Glance 10.31-11.4

Here is what we're doing this week. The spelling words for this week are on the first page, please make sure your student is practicing for our test on Friday! In Language Arts, we are reading about Daniel Hale Williams and taking notes. For Math, will will be continuing Unit 2 and working on timelines, bar graphs, and multiplication number stories. We will be continuing Chapter 3 in Socials Studies. We are taking a break from Science to focus on additional supports your students might need!
 
The book fair is starting this week! Our class will be going on Tuesday (11/2). If your student would like to buy a book, please send them with some money. 
 
Conferences are on November 7th! Your students have been working hard and I want to share all of their accomplishments with you. Please schedule a time through Pick A Time. I would love to meet you and talk about your student!
 
If you have any questions, please reach out!
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 10.24-10.28

I hope you all had a great long weekend! Here are some reminders for this week: Picture Day is Monday (10/24). It is free dress day for students. The Book Fair will start next week, October 31st. Our class will be going on Tuesday, November 1st. Please make sure your child is wearing their uniform!
 
Here is the plan for this week! For Language Arts, we will be learning about nonfiction summarization and how to write a Response to Literature. In Math, we will be continuing Unit 2. We are working on factors, multiples, and units of time. We will be starting a Chapter 3 in Social Studies this week. Spelling words for this week are listed on the first page, please have your students practice for their test on Friday!
 
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 10.17-10.21

Here is our peek into our short week!
 
We will not have spelling this week because it is a short week. There is no school on Thursday and Friday. In Language Arts, we will be finishing Nonfiction Main Idea with a quiz and project. For Math, we are continuing to work on Unit 2. In Science, we will be finishing our Rocks and Minerals unit and have our test on Wednesday. We will also be having a Social Studies Unit 2 test on Monday. We will be starting to work more during Small Groups to refine our skills that we have learned during language arts and math.
 
Reminder: We are enforcing the uniform policy this year so please make sure your child is wearing their uniform. Students can wear long sleeve shirts under their uniforms if they are cold. As it's getting colder, please send your student with jackets, hats, and gloves! We have fitness everyday, please make sure your students are wearing tennis shoes.
 
Tuesday night is BINGO for Books, I hope to see you there to win some books!
 
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 10.10-10.14

Good Morning Fourth Grade Families!
 
Here's a look into our week! As it gets cooler, please remind your students to bring a sweatshirt or jacket. We go outside almost everyday!
 
The spelling words for this week are listed on the first page, your students will also be bringing home a spelling list to practice. The test will be on Friday! In Language Arts, we're going to have a Unit 2 review and take the test on Wednesday. We will then start Unit 1 about Nonfiction texts. In Math, we are finishing our multiplication unit and starting Unit 2. For Science, we are continuing to learn about Rocks & Minerals. In Social Studies, we will finish Chapter 2 and review for the test. 
 
Friday (10/14) is Superhero Day! Your student can dress as their favorite Superhero!
 
Please let me know if you need anything or have any questions. Have a fantastic week!
 
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 10.3-10.7

Here is a look into what we're doing this week! We are continuing to work on how we show respect and listen to our specials teachers. Students have been doing a great job during independent work time. I'm looking forward to a great week!
 
Our spelling words are on the first page. I will also be sending home a copy of the spelling list for you student to practice for the test on Friday. In Language Arts, we're working on summary and theme. For Math, we are taking our Unit 1 test on Monday and starting a Multiplication Unit. In Science, we are taking our Water Cycle test on Monday and starting a new Rocks and Minerals unit. We're continuing to work on Chapter 2 in Social Studies. 
 
Please reach out with any questions you have!
Ms. Brolin 

A Note from Mr. Mundinger

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In the coming weeks, 4th and 5th grade students will begin learning the recorder! This represents a wonderful opportunity to build musical skills such as note-reading, ensemble playing and music appreciation. Please see below for details on payment, recommended practice time, and cleaning of instruments. 

Your student will receive a recorder that is theirs to keep. There will be a $5 fee for recorders. This must be paid online on the Fees page of your Parent Portal account. Please do not send students to school with cash or checks. If your student already owns a recorder in good condition, they will not need to pay the $5 fee. If a student’s recorder becomes lost or too damaged to work correctly, a new one will be issued for an additional $5. Click here for instructions on how to make a payment through your Parent Portal.

I recommend that students keep their recorders and music packets in their backpack so they will always have them at home or at school. To make steady progress, I recommend that students practice for 10 minutes 4 times a week. If you need to sanitize your student's recorder, separate the instrument’s pieces and hand-wash them or wash them in the top rack of the dishwasher without the heated dry cycle.

Please feel free to reach out at [email protected] with any questions!

Thank you,
Mr. Mundinger
Music Teacher

Week at a Glance 9.26-9.30

This is our plan for the week:
 
This week in Language Arts, we will begin setting and plot. In Math, we will be finishing up Unit 1 and begin reviewing for the Unit 1 Test. For Science, we will continue learning about the water cycle. We will learn about condensation and precipitation, do a cloud project and review. In Social Studies, we will start Chapter 2. Our spelling for this week is on the first page, please be practicing them with your students for our test on Friday! I will be sending home a list for your students to use at home. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out!
 
Ms. Brolin

Week at a Glance 9.19-9.23

Here is what we're doing this week! The first page has our spelling words, please have your student practice them for our test on Friday.
 
In Language Arts we will finish note-taking and start character traits. Students will have a note-taking quiz on Monday and a character traits quiz on Friday. For Math, we are continuing Unit 1 - working on addition, subtraction, and length. In Science, we are continuing to learn about the water cycle! For Social Studies we will review Chapter 1 and take the test on Friday.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions!
-Ms. Brolin

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