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Welcome to 4th Grade & Mrs. Ruggles class!

Welcome to the 3rd Quarter!

Thank you for checking into our class webpage. Please continue to check this page weekly for updates on important information such as assignments, and upcoming events. 


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 








Eureka Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

In this 45-day module, students will build on past fraction knowledge as they explore fraction equivalence and extend this understanding to mixed numbers.  This leads to the comparison of fractions and mixed numbers and the representation of both in a variety of models.  Benchmark fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 3.4, etc.) play an important part is students' ability to generate and reason about relative fraction and mixed number sizes.  Students then have the opportunity to apply what they know to be true for whole number operations to the new concepts of fraction and mixed number operations.  Students will be decomposing fractions, adding/subtraction/multiplying fractions, ordering/comparing fractions, exploring fraction patterns and many more skills related to fractions.                     




Students will be studying Sound Waves and Communication Mysteries this quarter.  We'll be exploring the following:

-Sound Vibration and Technology

-Sound Waves and Wavelength

-Sound Waves and Engineering   


 🌎Social Studies:

Midwest Region:    

We will be studying The Midwest Region this quarter.  Students will explore the landforms, climate, people, animals, history, agriculture and manufacturing in the Midwest.  Students will also know the states, capitals and abbreviations in that region and will be tested on them.

Students will also be discussing financial aspects of the country.  We'll discuss money, debt, debit/credit, currency, the history of money and money management.

Science and Social Studies share the same time in the daily schedule, so those two subjects alternate throughout the quarter.


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