Welcome to the 4th Grade Website!

4th Grade Crew

Whether you are in Mrs. Hoobler’s class, Ms. Jeffreys’ class, or Ms. Galindo’s class, you will use this website to get all the information you need related to lessons and access to resources.

Unfortunately, school will not resume this school year. It is critically important for your student to continue to work at home as it makes sense for your family. We are all here to support you as you homeschool!

If you do not have a device, the district is working to distribute a device but it will be one per family. They are going to start with the high school seniors first. If your child has an older sibling who gets a device, that will be the only device the district will distribute to your family.

We know how demanding homeschooling can be and we hope we can provide resources and advice to help you navigate this challenging time. The expectation is that the student completes the work assigned as they are able. We want to stress that it is "as they are able." We truly understand how challenging these times are and how difficult it is, especially with multiple children in the household. Just do your best.

If we had to pick two things to work on consistently, it would be independent reading for as long as possible and memorizing the basic multiplication facts. Then prioritize Freckle as you are able. Fit everything else in as it makes sense for your family.

Also, April 10th-April 17th would have been our Board Holiday and Spring Break, so no work is expected to be done during that period of time either. Also, May 25th is Memorial Day and is a holiday as well. :)

Recently, we had a holiday for Cesar Chavez. Here is an excellent article on the life of Cesar Chavez and why he is honored with a holiday: Cesar Chavez

Potential Schedules

The first thing to do is figure out what schedule works best for your family. Here are some sample schedules that you could use. Feel free to fit these times around your daily schedule as it makes sense. Oh and just a quick reminder, we do not expect any work to be done over weekends. :)

Schedule Based on Workbooks and Online Access:
Math Workbook: 1 hour a day
Language Arts Workbook: 30 minutes a day
Reading (any book of their choice): 30 minutes a day
Practicing Basic Multiplication Facts: 15 minutes a day
Freckle or i-Ready Assignments: 45 minutes a day
Other Online Learning Supplements (GoNoodle, AR Tests, Virtual Field Trips, Music Assignments, PE Assignments, other hands-on activities etc): 1 hour a day

Schedule Based on Workbooks/Packets Only:
Math Workbook: 1 hour a day
Language Arts Workbook: 30 minutes a day
Reading (any book of their choice): 30 minutes a day
Practicing Basic Multiplication Facts: 15 minutes a day
Packets From District: 45 minutes a day
Other Learning Supplements (Music Assignments, PE Assignments, other hands-on activities): 1 hour a day

Schedule Based on Online Access Only:
Freckle Math Practice: 1 hour a day
Freckle Language Arts Practice: 30 minutes a day
Reading (any book of their choice): 30 minutes a day
Practicing Basic Multiplication Facts: 15 minutes a day
i-Ready or Freckle Free Choice: 45 minutes a day
Other Online Learning Supplements (GoNoodle, AR Tests, Virtual Field Trips, Music Assignments, PE Assignments, other hands-on activities etc): 1 hour a day

That works out to be 4 hours a day that can be done in whatever way that it makes sense for you and your family. You are, of course, welcome to work more! :)

We hope that helps. Please reach out with any specific questions. If there is a specific topic your student is struggling with we will do my best to find you a good resource on youtube or one of the fourth grade teachers will film something, as needed.

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Important Links

Freckle: student.freckle.com
Students will be assigned specific Freckle assignments based on what they have shown they need to work on previously. Any student who gets less than 80% will have the assignment reassigned so the student has a chance to improve and learn the material. Freckle has embedded videos explaining the topics, so please encourage your student to use the resources available to them in the program.
To log in, you need the Class Code specific to which class your student is in:
Mrs. Hoobler’s Class Code: hooblf
Ms. Jeffreys’ Class Code: B6S9XQ
Ms. Galindo’s Class Code: 3yamtp
Otherwise, it is just their first and last name and either they do not have a password or their Lunch ID is their password.

i-Ready (accessed through Clever): PUSD's Clever Site
To access i-Ready, they need to log into Clever. Once logged in, they simply click on the i-Ready icon and they will already be logged in.
Here is the log-in information for Clever:
(Use your student's Lunch ID to log in. Pretend your student's Lunch ID is 12345)
username: 12345
password: pusd12345
Note - the password is lower case and there are no spaces.

Workbook Assignments:
Math (GoMath!): Math Workbook Assignments
Please click here to see the workbook assignments we suggest working on in the Go Math! workbook.

ELA (Your Turn Practice Book): Language Arts Workbook Assignments
Please click here to see the workbook assignments we suggest working on in the Your Turn Practice Book workbook.

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Music Assignments

Ms. Bascomb provided this guidance for 4th grade students:
We have been studying the African American composer Scott Joplin. We have learned that he is the King of Ragtime and that Ragtime is a combination of 3 distinct styles: European Classical, the American March and African Rhythms. We also learned that Ragtime has syncopated rhythms. Below is a link to a syncopated rhythm to learn while we are away. Follow the rhythm syllables and practice saying and clapping the rhythms. Click the link here to access the syncopated rhythm content.
Please record that you have done the assignments here: Click here
Her overall website related to assignments can be found here: Ms. Bascomb's Padlet

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PE Assignments

Mr. Maxwell provided this guidance for all students:
Please do the following exercise routine every day for twenty minutes to twenty-five minutes to keep the fitness level up of your student. Below is a link that is an attached Google Document that will allow your student to track their progress each day on a phone, laptop, or computer.

Track progress here.
Please place an x under each category when they finish it. When we return to school please bring the form or email me at amaxwell@pittsburg.k12.ca.us to receive credit and to show that your student has completed the routine.

For PE please visit Go Noodle and choose two or more of your favorite Maximo or other energizing videos.
  • Do two sets of 10 pushups (Really focus on your form and remember to stretch.)
  • Do two sets of 10 jumping jacks.
  • Do two sets of 10 curl-ups.
There is also another activity he has shared that your student can do in addition or as opposed to the above activity:
Complete the following pyramid with your family. Print it out or if you don't have a printer, you can make your own pyramid with the same amount of boxes like the one below. Each week Mr. Maxwell will add another hint on some activities your student can do. However, your student can also make up any activities that require physical activity and add them to their pyramid. The parent (or guardian) needs to sign off on the activity the student does. Be creative and have fun doing the activities together as a family when you can. Your student can do either assignment and still get credit (or both!)
Link to the pyramid
Link to some ideas

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Other Online Learning Resources

GoNoodle: www.gonoodle.com
As mentioned by Mr. Maxwell, this is an excellent site that can get your student up and moving and many of the videos are free. Just click “Get Started Now.” There are even standards aligned activities so they can learn while they are getting some exercise in! Ms. Jeffreys uses this in her classroom, so her students should be familiar with it. We encourage all the 4th grade students to give it a try!

Epic!: getepic.com
Epic! is a wonderful site that provides access to thousands of children’s books. It really is like the Netflix of books. They are offering free access to their site for at least 30 days for their free trial. You just need to message your email address to your teacher and they can get you set up for a home account. You do not need a credit card to create an account. All fourth grade classes should have their own class codes so the students can access their accounts.
Mrs. Hoobler’s Epic! Class Code: suz1737
Ms. Jeffreys’ Epic! Class Code: kjh5229
Ms. Galindo’s Epic! Class Code: uny8772

AR Quizzes: Renaissance Place
You can now access AR Quizzes at home! Our school’s site number is 281302. They are taken after your student finishes a book and is a wonderful check for comprehension.
Note: they can only access AR quizzes during regular school hours, so between 7:30am-2:30pm. Also, the students should know their AR log-in but if you have any issues, please reach out to your student’s teacher and they can look it up.

Code.org: code.org
After creating a free account, students can learn the basics of computer programming. Ms. Hoobler’s students should be familiar with it. We encourage all the 4th grade students to give it a try!

BrainPOP: brainpop.com
BrainPOP has a lot of videos about different topics and many current event videos. This is a great site to access some information about Social Studies and Science, as well as, many other topics like technology. It is currently free for students whose teachers set up an account. Here is the 4th grade login information:
Username: Parkside2
Password: Rules2

Khan Academy: khanacademy.org
Khan Academy is a wonderful free resource that students can use to teach themselves about a variety of different topics, including math, grammar, computer programming, biology, etc. This is an especially good resource if your student wants to learn about a topic not yet covered, or not even covered in 4th grade, such as algebra and negative numbers. Students in Ms. Jeffreys’ class have accounts, but it’s very easy to create an account if you do not already have one. And if a student in Ms. Jeffreys’ class forgot their account information, they can message her directly to get it.

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Hands-On Learning

Mystery Science: Mystery Science
Mystery Science is now free to use (for now!). All of the 4th grade classes had been using Mystery Science before the shut down, so your student can revisit favorite lessons or try something new. The activities do involve some prep, but even just watching the videos is fun and educational. There is also a site for mini lessons called Mystery Doug (that you can find here: mysterydoug.com). Your free login for Mystery Science will work for Mystery Doug.

63 Science Experiments to do Using Household Items: Easy Science Experiments to do at Home
This link supplies a list of science experiments you can do with easy to find household items. The science experiments take little prep time and the process is fairly simple, yet very engaging.

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Virtual Field Trips

13 Museums You Can Visit Online
(Adapted from an article by Andy Golder)

  1. The Guggenheim, in New York City
    The Guggenheim Virtual Tour
    You can tour the Guggenheim Museum's collection via Google Street View, which allows you to actually "walk" the halls of this architectural marvel. When you approach the artwork, Google will provide details about the piece (most of the time).

  2. The Musee D’Orsay, in Paris, France
    The Musee D'Orsay Virtual Tour
    Google Street View also takes you inside the famous Musée D'Orsay in Paris, which is home to many famous works, including van Gogh's famous self-portrait and Whistler's Portrait of the Artist's Mother.

  3. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in Seoul, South Korea
    The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Virtual Tour
    The huge collection of South Korea's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is also available for virtual tours through Google Maps. Some of the exhibits that involve motion or video (like the piece pictured above) will only be in still images, unfortunately, but there's plenty of canvas art and photography to enjoy, too.

  4. The J. Paul Getty Museum, in Los Angeles
    The J. Paul Getty Museum Virtual Tour
    The Getty Center offers virtual tours through Google Street View, so you can not only view the artwork and sculptures on display but also enjoy the amazing architecture. If there's an area of the museum's grounds that you can't reach with Street View, you should at least be able to find lots of photos via Google Maps.

  5. The Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Italy
    The Uffizi Gallery Virtual Tour
    The Uffizi Gallery is home to the art collection of the de' Medici family and features famous works like Botticelli's Birth of Venus or Caravaggio's Medusa.

  6. The Boboli Gardens, in Florence, Italy
    The Boboli Gardens Virtual Tour
    Your movement might be a bit limited, but you can still virtually visit the Boboli Gardens, which are part of the Pitti Palace in Florence. Just in case you want to see some greenery after wandering museum halls all day.

  7. Machu Picchu, in Cusco, Peru
    Machu Picchu Virtual Tour
    While you won't quite get the same effect as being there in person, being able to walk through the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru is still pretty cool through your computer screen.

  8. The Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    The Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Virtual Tour
    The Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil houses some incredible works of art, but the thing that really sets it apart from other art museums is the way the works are displayed. Mounted with concrete blocks and glass, these artworks look like they're floating in midair.

  9. The Museo Dolores Olmedo, in Mexico City, Mexico
    The Museo Dolores Olmedo Virtual Tour
    A virtual tour through Mexico's Museo Dolores Olmedo includes archaeological pieces from Mexico's history and permanent exhibits featuring the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

  10. The Art Institute of Chicago, in Chicago
    The Art Institute of Chicago Virtual Tour
    In this virtual tour, you'll find a huge collection including works from Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Cézanne.

  11. The Palace of Versailles, in Versailles, France
    The Palace of Versailles Virtual Tour
    You can walk through France's Palace of Versailles, including the famous Hall of Mirrors, via this virtual tour. In addition to the lavish architecture, the palace includes canvas art and beautiful murals. Ms. Jeffreys has actually visited the Palace of Versailles and normally it is so crowded it is hard to see things. This is better than the real thing!

  12. The Tokyo National Museum, in Tokyo, Japan
    The Tokyo National Museum Virtual Tour
    Japan's Tokyo National Museum has both art and antiquities on display from Japan's history, as well as from neighboring Asian countries. In this virtual tour you can see all kinds of historical artifacts, as well as famous works like The Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa.

  13. The National Palace of Sintra, in Sintra, Portugal
    The National Palace of Sintra Virtual Tour
    The National Palace of Sintra is an exceptionally well-preserved palace and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture is stunning and well worth a look through Google Street View.

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