Mr. Kooiker's 4th Grade Blog

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Turkey Trot Registration

We are now offering online registration for the Turkey Trot through the community education website! This method of registration streamlines the process for you.  You will receive immediate confirmation that your payment was received and your child is ready for the race!  It also helps us out immensely by cutting down on having to collect checks and cash.

Turkey Trot details:
When:  Tuesday, October 23
Where:  Baldwin Street Middle School – Eagle Stadium
Time:  Races begin at 5:00 PM, Gates open at 4:30 PM
Entry fee:  $6.00 (includes a Turkey Trot shirt)
Deadline for entry:  October 3, 2018

If online registration is not for you, no worries, you may still send the registration form with payment to your child’s school.

If you have ever signed your child up for a community ed. activity, you already have an account.  If not, one can easily be created.




Book It!

Our class is participating in the BOOK IT! program to encourage reading at home. You will be receiving a calendar at the beginning of each month, October through March. Each time your child reads at home during that time, they should mark it on their calendar (and their Reading Log for our classroom). At the end of each month they may bring their calendar back to school and receive a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut! 🙂


We the people…

…in room 304, in order to gain a better understanding of the Constitution, shared what we thought we knew about it and then went in search of the facts.  Why did we want to learn more about this document that was signed many years ago? Yesterday, September 17, was Constitution Day.

So, we explored informational text to discover more  about it. The students did a great job of using text features to zero in on important information.

Parents, if your son or daughter has not yet shared at least 3 facts about the Constitution with you, please ask them to do so.  

As they were sharing, the question was asked, “Where is the Constitution?” I told them that would be a great question to research. I’m looking forward to hearing what they discovered.


Constitution Day 2018



Thank You!

The gifts from the Open House “Giving Tree” keep rolling in! Thank you , Parents! 🙂


Open House

It has been a fun and refreshing summer, and I am really excited for the new school year! I am also looking forward to meeting with you at our Open House on Wednesday, August 22!  Our room will be open from 6:30 until 7:30 and you are welcome to join us as you are able during that time.  

Fourth graders, you may bring your school supplies so that your load will be a little lighter on the first day of school.openhouse

See you soon! 🙂

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