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Contributed on February 07, 2012 01:11 PM

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Samantha Hays
469-752-2959
samantha.hays@pisd.edu

Peggy Bridge (Team Leader)
469-752-2958
peggy.bridge@pisd.edu

Paige Spencer
469-752-2967
paige.spencer@pisd.edu

Diana Moore
469-752-2957
diana.moore@pisd.edu

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About the Fourth Grade Team

Peggy Bridge (Team Leader)

Peggy Bridge graduated in 1999 from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2003, she received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Reading and Literacy. Before moving to Texas, Mrs. Bridge taught 2nd grade for four years in the towns of Hagerman and Chaparral, New Mexico. This will be her twelfth year teaching at Rasor, having taught First, Second, and Fourth grades. When she isn't working, Mrs. Bridge enjoys spending time working on paper crafts, like making cards and scrapbook pages, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Paige Spencer

Ms. Spencer is an OSU Cowboy! She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2011 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. GO POKES! She is a Plano ISD alumni and a Plano West Senior High graduate. This is Ms. Spencer’s third year at Rasor Elementary and is excited to be at her forever home as a Rasor Rocket!

Samantha Hays

Samantha Hays is so excited to be a Rasor Rocket! She is originally from Rowlett, Texas and a graduate from Texas Women's University with a degree in Education. Mrs. Hays is proud to teach in Plano ISD and loves to teach 4th grade. Her favorite subject to teach is Social Studies because she loves learning about Texas History. Mrs. Hays is looking forward to another awesome year at Rasor Elementary.

Diana Moore

Mrs. Moore is so excited to be a Rasor Rocket!! She is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a degree in Accounting. She spent several years working as an accountant before going back to school to pursue her dream of being a teacher. She and her husband enjoy camping and spending time with their three wonderful children. Mrs. Moore’s started teaching at Rasor in 2012 and her second year to teach 4th grade. She loves working with children and especially enjoys having fun with Math!

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Important Information About Fourth Grade


Curriculum

Homework

Homework is assigned to allow students to practice, master, and enrich skills that have been previously taught. Every Friday, students will receive a homework packet with a reading log, spelling checklist, writing prompt, and math problems. Our expectation is that students read 20 minutes each night and complete a reading response, complete one Spelling activity, and work on math. On Friday, students are to return their homework packet. Students are paid $10.00 for completed homework packets that have a parent signature. In general, homework assignments should not take more than 40minutes per night, not including the 20 minutes of reading, so please expect your child to spend approximately an hour of homework nightly. If your child is having difficulty with homework, please contact the teacher.

Links which support all areas of the 4th grade curriculum can be found at www.pisd.edu. If you are looking for additional support or challenges for your child, practice math facts, hunt for spelling words, read for additional minutes,complete research on a favorite topic, or any other activity your child thinks of that can help him or her practice skills.


Discipline

Rasor's Positive Behavior System:

Show Responsibility
Truthful
Always Doing your best
Respectful

When students use STAR behavior traits, they will be praised and receive “Star Bucks” that can be redeemed for various rewards. In the instance that students are not behaving appropriately, they will be asked to model and practice the expected behavior. If necessary, parents will be contacted.


Communication

Teachers will accept and return phone calls from parents within 24 hours. If you have an emergency, please leave a message with Mrs. Munoz in the front office and she will make sure the teacher sees it right away. Parents can help their children by checking their agendas each night.

All communication from Rasor will come home in the Friday folders. This includes notes from the PTA, graded papers, and any other material that needs to be viewed by our parents.

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