Jefferson Elementary School

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Georgalas, Emily
Fourth Grade Teacher

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4th grade LUNCH: 11:30-12:30

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Welcome to Fourth Grade!  

The website is used for communicating important information to parents and students.  A weekly email will be sent home and the information will also be posted on our class website.  Please check our site frequently!  

On the left side of the website, I have included a variety of links to websites that will assist your child with homework & allow him/her to practice fourth grade skills. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

All About Your Teacher...

Hello! My name is Emily Georgalas and I've been teaching at Jefferson for 13 years. I have taught first grade, third grade, and now fourth grade.  I went to Purdue University and have my Masters in Reading.  Although teaching math is my favorite part of the day! Here is some information about your fourth grade teacher:


My husband Nick and I have two daughters, Nora and Evelyn.  They are oh so sweet, but oh so wild and keep us on our toes!  As a family, we love to go to the beach, ride bikes, and eat ice cream!  We love to travel, especially anywhere warm with a beach!  We enjoy spending time in Charleston, South Carolina every summer. 


As a child, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.  I loved playing school, teaching swim lessons in high school, and tutoring children all through my college years.  I had many positive teacher role models in my life that lead me to becoming a teacher, my mom being the most important one! (She is a retired first grade teacher!) 


When I am not busy teaching, grading, or lesson planning I enjoy cheering for the Purdue Boilermakers, Chicago Cubs, or Chicago Blackhawks.  (My husband is a huge Sox fan, so we're a house divided!!) . I also love to read books, especially books by Roald Dahl (Matilda is one of my favorite books!) .  I love the color pink, the smell of a good book, fresh cut flowers, and am terrified of heights! No roller coasters for me! 





Eureka Math

This year we will be using Eureka Math as our math resource.  Eureka is closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  

Here is our module plan for the year. 

Module 1: Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction

Module 2: Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement

Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures

Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Module 6: Decimal Fractions

Module 7: Exploring Multiplication


Please use this site for specific information regarding the math curriculum in D205:


Why Can't I Skip My Twenty 
Minutes of Reading Tonight?

Student A reads 20 minutes five nights of every week.  Student B reads only 4 minutes a night...or not at all!

Step 1:  Multiply minutes a night x 5 each week.  Student A reads 20 minutes x 5 times a week = 100 min.  Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 min.

Step 2:  Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month.  Student A reads 400 minutes a month.  Student B reads 80 minutes a month.

Step 3:  Multiply minutes a month x 9 months a school year.  Student A reads 3600 minutes a school year.  Student B reads 720 minutes a school year.

Student A practices reading the equivalent of ten whole school days a year.  Student B gets the equivalent of only two school days of reading practice.
By the end of 6th grade, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits, Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.  Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 days.  One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly will school performance.  How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?

Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?  Which student would you expect to know more?  Which student would you expect to write better?  Which student would you expect to have the better vocabulary?  Which student would you expect to be more successful in school...and in life?

Which student are you?

Class Announcements

Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 30th!


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Remember to read every night!