May 20

Here Comes Summer

With summer break just a few days away, I am already dreaming of the relaxing days I will be spending at the beach. For me, reading a good book, listening to the waves, and laying in the sun make for the perfect vacation. It is the one place that I can truly relax and recharge my batteries for the new school year to come. Where will you be vacationing this summer? What will you do there? Go to your student blog and post about your summer plans. For our other visitors, leave us a comment on what the perfect vacation spot for you would be. Let the summer countdown begin!!!!

May 18

Bright Spots’ Online Chronicles

Bright Spots’ Online Journals

Where students become the authors of their own life stories.

Welcome to our fourth grade online journals. Our students will be demonstrating their use of technology by posting various assignments throughout the year. Be sure to drop by our site frequently throughout the year to see what our young authors are sharing and leave a comment of encouragement for them. You might also want to subscribe with your email address to this blog so that you will receive an email whenever new items are posted.


January 31



Have you ever had a dream?  The fourth grade students in Mrs. Carrington’s class have been reading the book A Paradise Called Texas.  In the book, the main character, Mina Jordan, has a dream about getting help for her sick father from the Indians.  The dream seems almost real, especially after she meets the Indian doctor who helps cure her Papa.

As a class writing activity, the students wrote about their dreams to share.  We hope that you will enjoy reading them.  Look for them coming soon to the student blogs in Mrs. Carrington’s class.


August 10

Back to School Time


Yes, it’s that time again!  The 2011 school year is just around the corner, and I wanted to take a moment to welcome each of you back.  I hope that everyone has had a relaxing and fun-filled summer watching and playing baseball or softball, attending camps, going on trips, and spending time with friends and family.

To all my new students and parents, I am looking forward to meeting each of you on Thursday evening at Meet the Teacher time.  This is going to be a great year for us all! I hope that you are as excited about the new school year as I am.  To my students who are moving on to fifth grade, I will miss each of your faces in my classroom, but I know that you are all prepared for fifth grade and being our senior leaders.  Be sure to stop by and give me a hug anytime!  See you all soon!

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February 21

Presidents’ Day- February 21


Today is President’s Day.  Go to the student site on the blog called Facts for Me.  Look up information on one of our past or our present U.S. President.  Take notes in your Language Arts spiral and then write a paragraph about what you learned.  After you have written your report, go to your student page and add your information.  Then add a picture of the U.S. President to your report.  Have fun!  I can’t wait to read your reports!

November 26

Thanksgiving Break

The holiday season is beginning.  I hope everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving day with lots of food, family, and fun.  Please go to your page and share about what you did for Thanksgiving break, or add a comment to this post.  I’ll see you on on Monday, November 29!

February 28

TAKS Test, Wednesday, March 3

ist2_3783037_pencil_and_paperOn Wednesday, March 3, the fourth grade students across the great state of Texas will take the writing portion of the TAKS test.  This test includes two sections: Revision and Editing and Written Composition.  I am proud to say that all of our students are ready to show their skills as a writer.  As a brief reminder, all students will need to get to bed early on Tuesday night and eat a healthy breakfast on Wednesday morning to help them be ready.  Just like an Olympic athlete, the students must be in the best condition for this test of endurance to compete for the GOLD!

Here is a list of things to do to help you be prepared for Wednesday:

  1. Get plenty of rest on Tuesday night.
  2. Eat a healthy, protein filled breakfast before school.
  3. Wear your Roughneck shirt to support our team!
  4. Bring a room temperature bottle of water.
  5. Take your time when reading the test and questions, and show your strategies to prove your answers.

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I believe in you all!  You are the best!