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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012-2013 Fourth Grade Supply List Update

Hello Fellow Fourth Graders! We hope you all are having a Fabulous Summer! 


Thank you for your help with this! We apologize for any inconvenience!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Week 1: Meet Mrs. White...

Me, Myself, & I
Getting to Know Mrs. White

1. Name- Sabrina Daughtry White
2. Where and when were you born? I was born on August 27, 1984 at Nashville Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
3.Do you have any siblings? I have 1 older sister, Marsha, who teaches 2nd grade in Gallatin TN.
4. Favorite Book? Choosing To See by Mary Beth Chapman
5. Favorite Color? Pink ; )
6. Favorite Movie? That's a tough one...real tough! I have my "top 3." which includes Dirty Dancing, Sweet Home Alabama, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
7. Favorite Food? Any type of Pasta!! : )
8. Favorite Place outside of the classroom? If I could choose a second home, it would undoubtly be the beach! I love the simplicity of the ocean, and being able to sit back and see the splendor of God's Grace in each wave.
9. Do you have any pets? Yep! More like a kennel, hah. We have 3 dogs and a cat. We also have 4 pigs, that my kiddos would claim as pets. ; )
10. Tell us a little about your family: I have been married to my best friend, Daniel, for going on 8 years. He is truly my rock! We have 2 spunky kiddos, Gavin & Daughtry. Gavin (G-Man) is 7, and Daughtry (Sweets) is 5...After typing that, I'm feeling a little old! ; )
11. What is your weakness? 1 Word....C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E!
12. If you could be any superhero, who would it be? After having a slight debate with my 7 year old, I would love to be the Human Torch....G-Man introduced him to me from his XBox Game, Ultimate Alliance, and he has super speed, so fast he's invisible! Talk about getting stuff done! : )
13. When you were in 4th grade, what did you want to be when you grew up? From the time I was in 1st grade, I knew I wanted to be a teacher...I spent all of my extra time playing school to my stuffed animals! When I got a little older, I had thought about becoming an OB nurse, but my HUGE fear of the needles, blood, etc. teaching was my safer bet! : ) *Oh, and there is 1 more! I'm a H-U-G-E Disney nerd, I love DisneyWorld! Every year, even last year, I told my mom & dad I wanted to take Tinkerbell's job at Magic Kingdom...At Night she would fly out of the highest window in Cinderella's castle using a zip cord, with her bright green light pack!
14. What was your favorite subject in school? I have always loved Math and Social Studies. When I was younger, I struggled with Reading. Knowing my weaknesses, I was able to push myself to become successful in Reading, and now it's one of my most favorite things to do!
15. What's your most faovrite thing about teaching? that's even tougher than the movie question!! Just one.....IF I had to choose one, I would say my most favorite thing is seeing kids grow in all aspects, and being successful in and out of the classroom...AND watching kids have a LOVE for learning!

Check back soon to learn about the rest of our Fantastic Fourth Grade Team at Watt Hardison!

Dream Big, READ!

Hello to all of our upcoming 4th graders! I hope you all are having an amazing summer break! My family and I are really enjoying the outdoors this summer. We have spent lots of time at the creek...our favorite! : ) We have one more favorite thing to do....can you guess? R-E-A-D-I-N-G! We love to sit down as a family to read. We are currently reading the Flat Stanley series, "Stanley, Flat Again." I plan on adding them to our class library after we have finished them...Hopefully, you all will enjoy them as much as we are! I wanted to send out a quick friendly reminder to keep up the hard work on your summer reading packet! *Remember-you need to complete 12 hours of reading to attend the 4th grade Bash, which is separate from the Title Incentive....the writing/reading packet.
I hope you all have a fabulous summer, and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you soon!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Award's Day


Calling ALL 4th Graders.....
Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our Awards Day, Tomorrow @ 9:30 in the gym! If your parents have any questions, feel free to contact your teacher. See you all bright and early!

Much Love,
Your 4th Grade Team

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Calander...

May School Calander

Introducing Tumblebooks...

Thank you to our public library for purchasing & sharing this wonderful tool for our young readers:
The Tumble Books library provides users with an online collection of animated, talking picture books, which aid in the instruction of reading fluency, comprehension and building vocabulary. The Tumble Books tool brings books to life for all readers, even those who are just starting out.

Click HERE to take a tour of Tumble Books!
**In order to use this wonderful site at home, click HERE to be directed to the Portland Public Library's website. Click on the blue and green book image that is located on the left panel of the page. For more questions, contact your child's teacher, or the Portland Public Library!

Lelan Statom Visits WHE...

 News Channel 5 Meterologist, Lelan Statom made a visit to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on Tuesday March 20. He brought a wealth of information about climate, the water cycle, and severe weather! Lelan also clarified lots of myth's about severe weather, including "counting the seconds between thunder and lightening, in order to tell the distance." ; ) We are so thankful for the opportunity to participate! Watt Hardison loves News Channel 5! ; )

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Great Kapok Tree: Week of January 9, 2011


This week we are reading “The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynne Cherry. The story takes place in the rain forest of the Amazon. Throughout the story, rain forest animals try to persuade a logger to leave the kapok tree.
 We will focus on some vocabulary words in this story.  It would be helpful if you will reinforce the meaning of these words at home with your child.  Also, on this newsletter you will find our spelling words for the week.  Please practice these words at home as well.  The words in italics are our challenge spelling words.  Let’s have a great week!

Spelling Words: its, ours, mine, yours, family’s, families’, man’s, men’s, girl’s, girls’, hers, theirs, brother’s, brothers’, teacher’s, teachers’, aunt’s, aunts’, boy’s, boys’, country’s, countries’, witness’s, witnesses’, laboratory’s, laboratories’

Vocabulary Word
the uppermost layer of branches in forest trees
to hang and swing loosely
marked with spots; spotted
having or giving off a pleasing odor; sweet-smelling
a fine, yellowish powder released from the anthers of flowers. Grains of pollen carried by insects, wind, etc., to the pistils of flowers to fertilize the flowers
moved with a sliding motion
wonderful; marvelous; remarkable