4th Grade Math
About the Teacher
Hi! My name is Kristi Sparrenberger and I am so excited to be your child’s 4th grade Math/Science teacher. It’s going to be a fun year!! I can’t wait to see what it has in store for us!
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know a little bit about myself. I’m a married mother of five. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Sloan, for over 23 years. My kids are Jacob, Loren, Alyssa, and Loxley ages 21, 18, 15, and 7. I also have a new baby that we just recently adopted from China. His name is Braxton and he is 3. I’m also a graduate of Ole Miss with a bachelor’s degree.
This year is full of concerns and worries. I get it! Being a mother of 5, I was faced with many of the same fears and decisions as you. Please understand we are all in this together. I will do my very best to take care of your baby. We have many safeguards in place to keep your child safe and healthy. If you a virtual learner, we are all learning and navigating this technology together. It will get easier each time you login.
One of my core beliefs is that I believe that all children are different and need specific attention to flourish. I believe that a successful year starts with open communication line between parents and teachers. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns. Please allow me until the end of the day to respond to any emails/text/phone calls.
I will try to keep communication open through graded papers, my website, school status, schoology, and daily folders home. Please remember to check your child’s planner daily. Your child has a schoology account that you can check daily. . Thank you so much for entrusting me with your child.
7:50-8:20 Greet Students, morning work, students read at their seat
8:20-8:30 Take up all money, take attendance
8:30-9:20 Charger time/independent work
9:25-10:15 Activity (will be in the room except P.E.)
10:20 - 10:25 Restroom
10:25 - 10:45 Review bell work
10:50 - 11:15 Lunch
11:20 - 11:55 Mini lesson / Independent work
11:55 - 12:15 Recess
12:25 clean up
12:30 Switch classes
12:45-1:40 Charger time/independent work
1:50 - 2:45 Review bell work and do mini lesson
2:50 Cleanup and announcements
- Students must be on time, rested, and ready to learn.
- Students must complete all homework each night.
- Students must return their graded paper folders signed.
- Students must respect their teacher and each every classmate.
- Students must help to keep the classroom positive, safe, and clean.
- Students need to listen to all directions given for each assignment.
- Students must be responsible for their own actions and their school work.
- Students must be dressed appropriately each and every day.
- Students must stay in their desk at all times unless directed otherwise.
- Students must raise their hands
- Students must NOT talk out of turn.
- Students must keep their desk and cubbies clean
- Students will not talk or play in the hall, classroom, restroom, activity, or cafeteria.
- Students must keep their hands to themselves.
- Students must respect ALL property in the building and in the classroom.
Virtual learner expectations
- You MUST login in every day and do all the assigned work. You can login at any time during the day, but to be counted present I need to see all work attempted and/or completed.
You may contact me anytime via Schoolstatus. Just simply respond back to one of my broadcast messages. Please feel free to call the school 662-253-0123 and leave me a message. Please allow me to the end of the day to respond to any phone calls or emails.
You may contact me through school status, email, phone calls, and Schoology.
Graded Papers and homework folders
Graded papers go home every Tuesday and homework folders will go home everyday with their daily behavior.
Homework will be given on a daily basis except Wednesday and weekends. This should be attempted and completed nightly. Also, I expect them to study flash cards... especially, if they struggle with their multiplication facts. These are crucial fourth grade skills that need daily reinforcement.
Behavior will be sent home daily in their blue communication/homework folders.. Please sign and return the next day.
Wish List Classroom Items
- Expo markers
- Individually wrapped candy
- treasure box items (small treats)
4th grade Math Skills overview
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
Generate and analyze patterns.
Number and Operations in Base Ten
Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
Number and Operations—Fractions
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
Measurement and Data
Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
Represent and interpret data.
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.
Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Model with mathematics.
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision.
Look for and make use of structure.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
For a complete list of the 4th grade math standards, please click the following link: