Karen Ruggles

Well, That's a wrap!

It is hard to believe that our school year is coming to an end! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful parents who have given their support to our great students this year!It has been a great year in our classroom!

We have a lot of upcoming events for the end of the year we to look forward to!

May 28, Bonus Level

May 31, Roar Store

June 3, Imagine Theater Field Trip

June 4 & 5, Camp Half Blood

June 6, Field Day 

June 7, Float Day 

June 10, Tug

June 11, Last Day of School 

Please contact me with any questions at [email protected] I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. I also use Remind text for announcements and important information. If you would like to join Remind:

*If you are in my MORNING HOMEROOM CLASS, please text to the following number: 81010 the following message: @rugglesa


*If you are in my AFTERNOON CLASS, please text to the following number: 81010 the following message: @rugglesp


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In the event of extreme weather that does not allow in-person instruction, (or any other reason the building is shut down) our district has established an E-Learning Plan that will enable us to continue our instruction.  This will be considered a regular school day where we will meet with our students through Microsoft Teams on their laptops/devices.  This is the same schedule as when we were Remote Teaching as a district in the past.  Attendance will be taken each morning at 9:00AM.  Please follow normal procedures and communicate with our front office if your child will not attend school remotely that day.
Below, families can find the 4th Grade schedule for Remote Learning.  It's a mixture of direct instruction, independent work, breaks, lunch and PE/specials classes. 

Mrs. Ruggles E-Learning


Area of Focus 



Homeroom – Pledge and Attendance 

Teams Meet with HR Teacher 

9:10 – 9:20 

Review of schedule, overview of day, instructions for day’s independent work 

Teams Meet with HR Teacher 

9:20 – 10:20 

Block 1 Direct Instruction 

Teams Meet Block 1 Teacher  

60 Minutes 

10:20 – 10:50 

ELA Block 1 SWI  



Math Block 1 Independent/ small group instruction time 

Teams Meet for SWI for ELA teachers 


Teams Meet for Math teachers  

10:50 – 11:20 


Video and Follow Up Lessons on PE Teacher’s Webpage  


11:20 - 11:50  


Video and Follow Up Lessons on Encore Teacher’s Webpage 


11:50 – 12:20 


Independent Student Work 

12:20 – 1:00 



1:00 – 2:00 

Block 2 Direct Instruction 

Teams Meet with Block 2 Teacher 60 Minutes 



2:00 – 2:30 

ELA Block 2 SWI  


Math Block 2 Independent/ small group work 


Teams Meet with Block 2 Teacher 30 Minutes 


2:30 – 3:30 

Math Small group instruction 


ELA Small group instruction    



Teams Meet – Teachers on Teams 



Math - Eureka Module 6: Decimal Fractions

This 20-day module gives students their first opportunity to explore decimal numbers via their relationship to decimal fractions, expressing a given quantity in both fraction and decimal forms. Utilizing the understanding of fractions developed throughout Module 5, students apply the same reasoning to decimal numbers, building a solid foundation for Grade 5 work with decimal operations. Previously referred to as whole numbers, all numbers written in the base-ten number system with place value units that are powers of 10 are henceforth referred to as decimal numbers, a set which now includes tenths and hundredths (e.g., 1, 15, 248, 0.3, 3.02, and 24.35). 


Science - Energizing Everything: 

In this unit, students explore energy! Students investigate how energy is stored, how it can make objects move, and how collisions transfer energy between objects. Students also construct devices that convert energy from one form into another, such as heat into motion and electricity into light. We will explore the following mysteries...


Mystery 1: How is your body similar to a car?

Mystery 2: What makes roller coasters go so fast?

Mystery 3: Why is the first hill of a rollercoaster always the highest?

Mystery 4: Could you knock down a building using dominoes?

Mystery 5: Can you build a chain reaction machine?

Mystery 6: What if there were no electricity?

Mystery 7: How long did it take to travel the world before trains and planes?

Mystery 8: Where does energy come from?

Mystery 9: Can you turn a flashlight on without touching it?



Social Studies - West & Southwest Regions

*Will begin halfway through the second quarter after the completion of our science unit.* 

We will continue our study of the United States Regions this quarter! With the West & Southwest Regions of the United States, we will be exploring the culture and geography of this corner of our country. Throughout our unit, we will be reading informational texts and also studying the locations of these states, identifying the capitals, and memorizing the abbreviations. At the end of the quarter, students will be responsible for memorizing the locations, capitals, and abbreviations of these states. At the conclusion of this unit, we will begin our culminating activity to celebrate our knowledge of all 50 states. More information to come!

**West Region Quiz Date: TBD**

**Southwest Region Quiz Date: TBD**



Encore classes: 

Quarter 1 Music 

Quarter 2 Art

Quarter 3 Spanish

Quarter 4 Stem













Important Dates:
8/30: Teacher Institute- No School
8/31: Teacher Institute- No School
9/1: Meet and Greet 10-11:30; Bring in your supplies and meet your teachers!
9/4: Labor Day- No School
9/5: First Day of School! Here we go!
9/14: Curriculum Night 5:30-7
10/6: Teacher Institute- No School
10/9: Holiday- No School
10/31: Fall Party; School Improvement Day 12:00 Dismissal
11/3: End of Quarter 1
11/17: School Improvement Day 12:00 Dismissal
11/20-11/21: Parent Teacher Conferences- No School
11/22-11/24: Holiday- No School
12/22: Winter Party, 2:30 Dismissal
12/23-1/7: Winter Break
1/8: Teacher Institute- No School
1/15: Holiday- No School
1/26: End of Quarter 2
2/16: School Improvement Day 12:00 Dismissal
2/19: Holiday- No School
3/22: 2:30 Release
3/23-4/1: Spring Break (4/1 is Non-attendance day)
4/5: End of Quarter 3
5/25: School Improvement Day 12:00 Dismissal
5/27: Holiday- No School
6/11: Last Day of School! School Improvement Day 12:00 Dismissal