Welcome to fourth grade!
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All About Your Teacher
Hello! I am so excited to be your teacher!
My name is Emily Georgalas and I've been teaching at Jefferson for 14 years. I have taught first grade, third grade, and fourth grade. I went to Purdue University and have my Masters in Reading. Here is some information about your fourth grade teacher:
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!
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.
4th grade 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: