Miss Hall


Miss Hall

Miss Hall's Homeroom

Welcome!  My name is Miss Hall.  I have been teaching at Marlington for many years.  Throughout my time here, I have enjoyed teaching reading, math, science, social studies, writing and science, and now I am enjoying teaching 4th grade math and science.  

I love learning new things, and I hope you will feel the same way as we learn together this year.
Summer Science Opportunities
Science Buddies has LOTS of science projecs for all levels.  Click on the image below to check it out.
This site lists several projects, and each project is linked to the page where it originated, so there are lots of options to explore!


4th Grade Blog
This is a place where you can post pictures or descriptions of things related to math and science. Your post will come to me for approval, so if you don't see it right away, that's why! You may comment on other people's posts, and those comments also need my approval before you will be able to see them. Rules for posts: Be kind and appropriate.
Name That Dinosaur
Posted 6/1/2020 at 11:09:38 AM by Shirley Hall [staff member]
These students completed the optional learning activity to create and name a dinosaur, based on a dinosaur skeleton.  These are really good!
Summer learning is important! It keeps your brain thinking and your skills sharp.
Posted 5/27/2020 at 12:22:14 PM by Shirley Hall [staff member]
Summer Learning Opportunities
Posted 5/26/2020 at 12:14:35 PM by Shirley Hall [staff member]
You will see on this page lots of opportunities to continue learning over the summer.  I hope you take advantge of some of them and post photos or descriptions for us to see.  We would love to see your science projects and IXL or XtraMath certificates, or other ideas you might have for summer learning!
Summer Math Opportunities.        
My suggestions for summer learning:
*Practice Fluency for 5 or 10 minutes, twice a week (XtraMath or MobyMax).
*Practice other skills for 15-20 minutes, once or twice a week  (IXL, Mobymax, Khan Academy).
Visit the Washington Portal to find links to these, and many other sites.
Use IXL to practice various skills.  Students may even select the grade level at which they would like to practice.  There's nothing wrong with spending a little time below grade level, or above, but most practice should be at grade level.  
Another way to use IXL is to do the Diagnostic.  Students already know how to do this.   They open the Diagnostic and answer 5-7 questions every week, then choose Recommendations, based on their scores.
 Use XtraMath to practice fact fluency.  This is so important, and only takes about 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times per week.
MobyMax is a great way to practice math and science skills.  Students may choose Science or Math, under Subjects.  For science, just get right to work.  For math, students may choose Mathematics, Numbers, Fact Fluency, or Test Prep.
Sign up for a free account at Khan Academy.  This program provides video tutorials and practice exercises in math.  You can use it in different ways.  You can have your child start at kindergarten and work their way through each grade level. This gives them review and helps identify weak areas to work on.  You could also just have your child start at 4th grade and go as far as they can, moving on to 5th grade, once 4th is mastered.  Some students have already been practicing at a 5th grade level.
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