4th grade - Krystal Tucker
Welcome to Our Class!
Welcome to our fourth grade class! I look forward to a fun year of learning!
During our fourth quarter, we will begin reading our whole class novel, Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. While studying this novel, we will learn about various literary elements, enrich our vocabulary, and apply grammar rules to our writing responses. To increase fluency and individual reading levels, students are expected to read 20 minutes each night.
In Virginia History, we will learn about the regions, animals, and habitats of Natural Virginia. In Virginia History, we will continue learning about the American Revolution and the Civil War. We will also learn about World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II.
During our Science instruction for this quarter, we will learn about the states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas). We will continue to study Unit E: Matter and Energy as outlined in the Science textbook.
In Language Arts, our studies the fourth quarter will focus on commas, as well as continuing to advance our writing skills and improve our cursive handwriting. Our Wordly Wise lessons help to improve vocabulary knowledge and increase students’ comprehension, as well as create more descriptive writing. Spelling and Vocabulary assignments will continue to alternate weekly. Please refer to the Spelling/Vocabulary schedule for additional information.
During the fourth quarter, our Math instruction will focus on understanding decimals and learning about area and perimeter. Please continue to review multiplication facts nightly for extra practice.
M.Ed. Longwood University
Krystal Tucker, fourth grade teacher, received a B. S. in Elementary Education from Sweet Briar College and holds a M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from Longwood University. She began her career at Fuqua School in 2016. Her prior educational experience includes teaching fifth grade at Appomattox Elementary School and serving as an adjunct professor for the Department of Education at Longwood University.
Mrs. Tucker resides in Keysville with her husband Blake, Fuqua School Class of '00, her son, Wyatt (fifth grade) and her daughter, Kinley (second grade), both of whom attend Fuqua School.
May 3-7 - BOGO Spring Book Fair
Friday, May 7 - Dress Down Day (First Friday)
May 10-14 - Homecoming Week
Friday, May 14 - Grandparents' Day / Spring Concert @ 10:00am (Gilmer Field)
Friday, May 21 - Early Dismissal
Monday, May 24 - Field Day
Thursday, May 27 - Early Dismissal
Friday, May 28 - Early Dismissal; Last Day of School