Welcome to Ms. Saladiner's Turtle-ific Class!

Ms. Melody Saladiner
4th Grade
(936) 709-5200

Conference: M-F 2:00-2:55

Please don't hesitate to call or email if you have any questions or concerns.
 I will be glad to meet with you before or after school if my conference time is not convenient.  
We can also arrange a phone conference if needed.



Great things are happening in room 214!  
 Go Mustangs!


Attendance is one of the keys to being successful in school.  
Please be sure your child is at school and ready to learn before the bell rings at 8:05.    
To ensure no important information is missed, please arrive early.


Library day is every other Thursday, but the students can check out books every day!
We love our librarian and our books!

Only one library book may be taken home at a time.
 If you see more than one book at home, please ask your child to return the books to school.


What are we learning?

We are learning about Literary Nonfiction including Biographies and Autobiographies.


We are writing expository stories about things we enjoy or know a lot about!

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We are learning about the regions of Texas!


We are learning division.  


                        We are learning about weather, resources and moon phases.


Ms. Saladiner's Classroom Schedule

        7:35-8:00       Word Study/Bell Ringer Warm Up  25 minutes      8:00-9:00       Writing 60 minutes      9:00-9:30       Reading 30 minutes      9:30-10:00      Social Studies  30 minutes      10:00-11:00     Guided Reading/Language Arts Stations   60 minutes      11:00-11:30     Math    30 minutes      11:30-12:30     Guided Math/Math Stations        60 minutes      12:30-1:00      Lunch   30 minutes      1:00-1:30       Recess and Restroom     30 minutes      1:30-2:00       Science 30 minutes      2:00-2:55       Specials (PE, Art, Music)       55 minutes      2:55-3:10       Silent Reading/Dismissal        15 minutes                                                                               

Homework is given out every Monday and is due on the following Friday.  
There are no extra copies of homework this year so please take care of your homework sheet.

Reading HW:  Read 30 minutes nightly and write a 5-7 sentence summary about what you have read.

Math HW:  Complete the assigned page from the Math Workbook.  

Please read with your child nightly and encourage them to read for fun.

As you are reading with your child ask them questions about the book.
FICTION Sample questions:  

What does the author of this book want you to think about?  
What is happening in the story so far?  
Who are the characters in the story and what are they like?  
Where does the story take place?
What is the plot in the story?
Are you like any of the characters in the story?
How did you feel as you read the story?
What is the story mostly about?  
How would the story be different if the characters had made different decisions?

NON FICTION Sample questions:

What is the text mostly about?
What features help you better understand the information?
What type of non fiction text did you read?  How do you know?
Explain three things you learned while reading the book.
What new words did you learn while reading?

About Ms. Saladiner

        I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and specialized in EC-6 General Education.  I am currently working on my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at The University of St. Thomas Houston.
        When I was a little girl my Mom and Dad bought me a play kitchen set.  However, instead of using the plastic refrigerator to play house, I flipped it over and used it as a desk to play school.  There was never any question about what I wanted to be when I grew up.  
        I come from a family of teachers.  Both my Mother and Father are retired teachers.  Combined, my parents dedicated over 70 years to education in the state of Texas.
        I live in Conroe with my two children (Samantha, 16 and Zane, 13) our black lab, Miley, our boxer, Bruno and our cat, Elvis. My favorite colors are pink, green and purple.  I enjoy watching movies, reading, eating barbeque, and baking during my spare time.


If you are interested in donating items to our class we will gladly welcome the following items:

Bulk Snacks (Goldfish, Cheez-Its, Pretzels, Animal Crackers)
Elmer's Glue Sticks (Large)
Composition Notebooks
Treasure Box Items (kids meal toys, stickers or other small rewards)



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