Mrs. Okazaki
4th Grade
Room 17
 Lake Forest Park Elementary

Remind Text Signup Link: remind.com/join/okaza 

 Scholastic Book Club - Online Code: JGRLV

Mastery Club: http://mrsrenz.com/mastery-club-links/?fref=gc&dti=1854328184834342

 

 

  10 Things You Should Know About 4th Grade!

  1. 4th grade curriculum is more rigorous than 3rd grade.
  2. Students need to be prepared daily for class with ALL needed supplies.
  3. There is more responsibility and more expectations of students including being more independent.
  4. Organization is HUGE!!!
  5. Students will be accountable for their actions.
  6. There is more thinking and comprehending with the work given.
  7. Longer stamina in reading is expected. Students should be reading 20-30 minutes each night.
  8. Students need to know their times table up to 12x12.
  9. Studying is important!!
  10.  4th grade is FUN!  

We can’t make this a successful year without each other’s support! So let’s make this a great year! 

Welcome to my website. I'm excited to begin my 2nd year teaching at Lake Forest Park and my 12th year in Shoreline. I've taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades in the Edmonds and Shoreline districts. I earned my Bachelor's degree at University of Washington, Masters in Education Reading at Grand Canyon University and am in the process of obtaining my National Board Certification.

I've been married to Jeff for 25 years and have three great boys - Brian, a senior in Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University, Brandon, a sophomore studying Human Physiology, also at Gonzaga, and Ben, a senior at Shorecrest. My 4th boy is a pomeranian mix named Watson.

I'm busy outside of school cheering at soccer games, exercising, reading, and spending time with family. My husband Jeff works at Boeing. Our weekends are spent walking Watson and watching multiple soccer games.

I look forward to a great year of learning in 4th grade.

 
Fourth grade is a year of transition from primary to intermediate grades, increasing responsibility for school work and strengthening academic skills. I try to keep this website updated with important information. Please check back often.Check out the links for important information regarding homework, announcements and great learning websites and games.

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 Geography Terms:

 http://education.nationalgeographic.org/glossary 

Smarter Balanced Practice Test Site
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

Anyone - kids, parents, grandma can log in and try a practice test. I encourage you to play round with the test questions to see what the test will be like. We will be taking 4th grade ELA and Math.