Stephanie Galvin

Stephanie Galvin

Welcome to Mrs. Galvin's Fourth Grade Class - Room 201

Background and Education:
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University, and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Roosevelt University.

Teaching Experience:
I  have been teaching fourth grade for 8 years. Five of those years I taught fourth grade at Sacred Heart in Winnetka. I was an associate for one year at Glen Grove School in Glenview, and I student taught second grade at Carpenter in Park Ridge.

Additional Responsibilities at SPC:
Currently I am on the Technology Committee. 

Reading/Language Arts Homework-4th Grade, Mrs. Galvin

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

Word Study: Quiz wednesday & 2 activities due Wednesday (next week)

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Word Study: Quiz wednesday & 2 activities due Wednesday (next week)

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

 

No Homework today!

 

Word Study will go home wednesday

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

No Homework today!

Word Study will go home wednesday

Valentine's Day celebration tomorrow--Bring in a paper lunch bag 

 

4th Grade Happenings in L.A/Reading

2017-2018 PFA Schedule

Monday- Music

Tuesday- P.E

Wednesday- Spanish

Thursday - LMC

Friday - Art

 

Happy New Year 2018! 

Quick Curriculum Snapshot

In language arts we wrapped up our unit on sentences before break, and we will be moving on to verbs.

 

In reading students are reading Scholastic magazine issues and will be using the web based subscription to aid with comprehension while completing various literacy activities. We have begun new novel studies. Different groups will be reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Stone Fox by John Reynolds, and Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret.

 

In writing we continue to journal weekly. Students also have been doing a lot of creative writing using online resources. Students are working on how to write an expository piece step by step and working on expanding their writing. Students will be working on learning how to peer edit and write for various purposes.

 

 

Wow, the 1st Trimester seems like it is just flying by!

 

The students have been learning about the difference between a complete sentence and a fragment. They also learned about the four different types of sentences and will create caricatures for one of the four different types of sentences. We will then move on to learning about subjects and predicates, how to combine sentences, and how to fix run-ons.  Students will work on activities to reinforce the concepts learned. In writing students have been working on writing their haunted house descritptions.   Our next writing piece will be about making a Thanksgiving dinner using the future tense. The next book report will be a poetry report due in December.

 

In reading we are continuing to work through the Daily 5 process.  Students are wrapping up Dear Mr. Henshaw. Next, we will begin reading various high interest nonfiction pieces, and work on various comprehension strategies. Students have worked on main idea, theme, fact vs opinion, and sequencing skills. The next reading skill we will work on is using context clues. They are working on responding to their reading using higher level thinking skills and going beyond what they are reading in the text.  Students are practicing reading aloud by reading with a partner, and working on their writing skills.    

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Galvin

 

 

 

Welcome Back to School!

I am so excited to start the new school year, and I am looking forward to getting to know all of the 4th graders. What is on the agenda for the first week of school? There is so much to do and learn the very first week. We will be very busy learning the 4th grade routines, and getting back into the grove of school. I can't wait to see all of your character wheels from your required summer reading choice. Don't forget to bring them in the first day of school.

 

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Galvin

 

 

 

Resources

Scholastic Magazine
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Word Study
 
 
 
 
 
Daily 5
 
 
 
 
Sentences
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verbs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quotation Marks
 
 
Reading Books
 
 
Reading Skills
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Figurative Language
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reading Novel Links
 
 
 
 
Biography
 
 
 
 
St. Patrick's Day Activity
 
 
 
Persuasive Writing
 
 
 
 
Poetry
 
 
Nouns
 
 
Religion