Welcome to Mrs. Hower's 4th Grade!
510 Jefferson Street
East Greenville, PA 18041
Phone: ext 4208
- Our Interactive Classroom
- Meet Mrs. Hower
- 21/22 Student Information
- Class Schedule
- Mrs. Weinsteiger
- Remind 101 & Class Dojo
- Helpful Links
- Scholastic Book Club
When I am not chasing after my girls, I love to read, cycle on the Peloton, as well as spend time with my family and friends. I am a Penn State and Navy football fan! I am obsessed with all things related to the Women's National Soccer team and try to get to a game whenever they are in the area! Chocolate is my weakness and I could probably live off of Snicker's Bars, Peanut M&Ms, and Almond Joys!
Hopefully you are coming to this page because you received a copy of my "Meet the Teacher" letter in the mail! If you did not receive the letter, or found your way to my site before you got your mail, feel free to read the letter by clicking here!
PLEASE complete the Google form below to give me the most up to date information about your child for the 2021 - 2022 school year!
One big change at the Upper Perkiomen 4th and 5th Grade Center will be the departmentalization of our teaching staff. I am so excited to introduce my teaching partner to you, Mrs. Kristen Weinsteiger. Mrs. Weinsteiger comes from Hereford Elementary and will be giving your child all of their ELA (reading and writing) instruction this year. Any specific ELA questions can always be directed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Mrs. Weinsteiger, please visit her webpage at the link below!
To Sign Up for Remind 101 announcements from Mrs. Hower:
ACCELERATED MATH STUDENTS: Text @howeracc to 81010
4th Grade Math Students: Text @howermath4 to 81010
To Sign Up for Class Dojo announcements from Mrs. Weinsteiger please refer to the paper sent home the first week of school with your child's unique code.
"Everyday Math" online component and student-login:
Here is the link to get into Connect Ed from home. Remember your login:
Username:M or H or A (your school pin number)
Login: m or h or a (your school pin number)
Prodigy (Class Code C4A849) - https://www.prodigygame.com/
1. Division fact practice:
2. Quick division fact practice:
3. Basic Fact flashcards:
4. Division Games:
5. Multiplication Games:
Unit 3 Games
1. Equivalent Fractions
2. Fractions on a number line
3. Ordering fractions
4. Comparing fractions
Unit 4 Review Games
1. The first three games on this site are great multiplication practice for our unit test
2. If you still need help with basic facts, this flashcard game will help!
3. Find the area of complex figures!
4. If you think you're ready for the test, you can play 24 online!
Unit 5 Review Games
1. Adding fractions
2. Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and back
3. Decompose fractions
Unit 6 Review Games
1. Long division (choose the level you'd like to work on)
2. Long division (many games to choose from)
3. Create an angle
4. Identify angle measurements with a protractor
5. Find the missing angle
Circuit Interactive Games-
Make an Electromagnet:
Science PSSA Practice Test 1:
Science PSSA Practice Test 2:
Science PSSA Practice Test 3:
April Phases of the Moon Calendar:
Science Webquest Links:
Scholastic Book Orders are a great way to enhance your child's personal library at home. Book orders will be distributed several times throughout the year. Please keep in mind, these book orders are 100% optional! To order, you can fill out an order form and have your child bring a check, payable to Scholastic Book Club, into school, or scholastic has now made it convenient to order online. If you choose to order online, our classroom code is FMG6K. Thank you!
We use Everyday Math as our math program. This is great because there is an online component! The students and parents have access to the textbook, homework pages, tutorials, and games. Students will have a math journal which is where we do our classwork. They will have a Homelinks book which is where their homework sheets are located. Each day that we have math, your child will rip out a Homelinks page and put it in their homework folder. Both workbooks usually stay at school so they do not get lost or forgotten.
The pin is your child's 6 digit lunch number
Student username will be in the following format: mpin# ex: M123456
Student password will be identical to their username except the letter is lowercase : Mpin# ex: m123456
"The best way to become a better reader is to practice each day, with books you choose, on your just-right reading level. It soon becomes habit"-Gail Boushey and Joan Moser--the Daily 5
"Reading" is now referred to as ELA, which stands for English Language Arts. It includes reading and writing
The components of Daily 5 (plus my additions) are listed below.
- Read to Self
- Work on Writing
- Listen to Reading
- Word Work
- What Would You Do (a writing component)
- Read and Respond (focusing on non fiction text)
There are very specific behavior expectations that go with each Daily 5 component. We will spend our first weeks working intensely on building our reading and writing stamina, learning the behaviors of the Daily 5 and fostering our classroom community. I will also spend time learning about your child’s strengths and greatest needs as a reader in order to best plan for each student’s instruction.
Your child will be taught to select “Good Fit Books” or books they can read, understand and are interested in, which they will read during Daily 5. They will be spending most of their time actually reading, which research supports as the number one way to improve reading. I anticipate the motivation and enjoyment of reading will skyrocket when this gift of choosing their own books is accompanied by extended practice and specific reading instruction for each individual child.
Units of Study: