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Spencer Crossing
Intermediate School
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Ms. Ishii
4th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies
Spencer Crossing

Welcome to our class website!  


  • Please see my "Assignments" tab for access to our daily assignment notebook.  

Language Arts Notes:

Students will be finishing Porpoises in Peril this week.  We will be starting our next trade book, entitled Mary Anning, The Girl Who Cracked Open the World.  This ties in with this unit's theme: becoming researchers.  Students will be wrapping up their expository paper about ocean animals this week.  

Upcoming Tests:

Wednesday, September 19: List 2 spelling test today.  Try practicing using Spelling City!  There is a link to the games under the "student links" tab on the right side of my website.  Study guide is also posted under the "Language Arts" tab.

Thursday, September 20: Lesson 5-8 vocabulary quiz today.  Try Quizlet to study: https://quizlet.com/222125870/readygen-lessons-5-7-vocabulary-flash-cards/ . Study guide posted under the "Language Arts" tab. 

Friday, September 21: DLR or Daily Language Review Quiz Week 4.  (Study guides will be completed in class and are also posted under the Language Arts tab.)

Upcoming Events: 

September 26: Picture Day; more information coming soon. 

September 27- October 5: Spencer Book Fair!  Look out for the flyer this week with more details about shopping times. 

October 5: Trimester 1 midterm 

October 8: No School; Columbus Day

Fine Arts (for my homeroom class) will be 7:45-8:15 a.m. daily.

Blue days= P.E.

Silver days= Art or Music

We begin each trimester with Art and end with Music.  

Please see the Fine Arts schedule here.

Both of my ELA blocks will have library class on Tuesdays each week. 

Block 1&2 at 8:15-8:45 a.m. 

Block 3&4 at 11:30-12:00 p.m.

Parents: Please email our librarian, Ms. Vanderwall, @avanderwall.nlsd122.org  if you would like to volunteer to help at library.  We'd love to have you!