Mr. Kooiker's 4th Grade Blog

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A quick look back…


…at our classroom party.

“Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Hey!”

Well, I don’t know about that, but we did have a lot of fun celebrating in room 304! The students did an amazing job of planning and enjoying our Christmas party! Some created colorful pages, while others played games. Everyone drank hot chocolate…and stirred up some slime! 

Parents, you went above and beyond in donating what we needed to make this celebration special! You also went above and beyond in the gifts you so generously gave and the notes that you and/or your son/daughter so thoughtfully wrote. Thanks again!


Pizza Celebration!

smile clipartIt’s time to celebrate!  Tomorrow, October 27, we will celebrate being recognized twenty times for outstanding behavior with a pizza lunch.

I will provide two slices of pizza from Jet’s and Hawaiian Punch for each person.  Students are welcome to  supplement as desired.

Outstanding job, 4th Graders! 🙂


Kids do the craziest things…

after doing well on a math test!



It’s time to celebrate!

smile clipartThis class is going places that no other class has ever gone! Tomorrow, February 10, we will celebrate having been recognized forty times for outstanding behavior! This is a REALLY big deal!

We brainstormed ideas of how to celebrate. They came fast and furious. I have to admit, the list of possibilities was pretty impressive.

After the votes were tallied, the winners were a pizza lunch, extra reading time, blanket forts, and electronics/games time. 


  • I will provide two slices of pizza from Jet’s and Hawaiian Punch for each person. Students are welcome to supplement as desired.
  • We will build blanket forts and read in them. Flashlights might be helpful…and fun!
  • We will also have time for electronics/games. Please talk with your child about appropriate electronics to bring and games to play.  

We’re looking forward to a fun time of celebrating!  


P.E. C.A.R.E.S. Celebration!

Our celebration at Hudsonville Lanes was a lot of fun! Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen! 🙂




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