Third-Fourth Grade Classroom
Ms. Hettenhausen teaches third and fourth grade. Students start school at 8:40 a.m. Third graders are dismissed at 2:40 p.m., and fourth graders are dismissed at 3:05 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when all students are dismissed at 2:00. Ms. Hettenhausen is assisted by Amy Glogovac, Sophia Wuest, and Emma Burke. (In 2018-19, third graders will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m., and fourth graders will be dismissed at 3:10 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when all students will be dismissed at 1:00.)
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
I strive to create a nurturing learning environment where everyone feels safe and valued while providing challenging, child-centered activities. Students will be active participants in their own learning by engaging in hands-on-minds-on experiences, reflecting on the learning process, and setting personal goals. Art, music, and movement will be integrated throughout the curriculum to help bridge connections and honor learning styles and interests. Students will explore, investigate, connect, reason, analyze, communicate, justify, and support each other in our quest to learn about the world around us.
Family participation is encouraged! There will be several opportunities to feel connected to your child’s learning throughout the year. Participation opportunities will be tailored to suit different family needs and schedules. Be on the lookout for ways to stay connected with at-school learning through our communication platforms.
Life Lab: Learning comes to life outdoors in our Life Lab garden where students work and study.
Music: Students have weekly instruction in violin with Astrid Huala or movement, singing, percussion, and marimba with Marla Lyons.
Reading Buddies: Students improve fluency and self-confidence while reading with our younger school partners.
Computer Literacy: Through weekly instruction with media/technology instructor Heather McDougal, students develop their knowledge of technology and how to use it safely while using problem solving skills to accomplish tasks.