Welcome to 4th Grade!!!
All About Me
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts
Mrs. Victoria James
Hello Parents and Students!! I am Mrs. James and I am so excited to be here at Harrisburg Elementary!! I am looking forward to beginning this year with my new fourth graders. This is going to be an exciting and successful year!!
Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I am originally from New Jersey and moved down to Charlotte in 1999 to finish my degree in Elementary Education. I live in Harrisburg with my husband, two children and puppy named Louey! I have been teaching in North Carolina for 17 years, 12 of which were spent in nearby Kannapolis. Teaching has been a very rewarding experience and I am thrilled to be a part of the Harrisburg Elementary family. My hope is to continue to make many more friends and solid connections with students old and new!!
Cheers to a great 2020-2021! Success is made with teamwork!
Things to Look Forward to this Quarter:
Math: Students will begin the year by building their math foundation workshop. The goal for our first two weeks is for students to be able to independently use their learning to create, interpret and apply data in the real world.
It is very important that students know their multiplication facts and are fluent. This is the expectation. Students will also continue their spiral review using Math4Today. This sheet will be done at school Tuesday-Friday! Students will take this sheet home Thursdays to study. Math4Today Quizzes will be on Mondays. * This will begin after the first week of school.*
Science: Students will begin their unit on Matter: Properties and Change. During this unit students will:
Compare physical properties of samples of matter.
- Perform tests for hardness and streak.
- Describe the color, luster, and cleavage of a mineral.
- Classify minerals
- Differentiate between the Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
- Give examples of different types of rocks.
- Explain how different types of rocks are formed.
- Choose which classification of rock is formed based on an explanation of how it was formed.
- Test for strength, hardness, flexibility, ability to conduct heat, ability to conduct electricity, ability to be attracted by magnets, reactions to water (dissolved) and heat/fire (melt, evaporate)
- Compare and contrast rocks and minerals.