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Welcome to Mrs.Dearing's Class!!!!


Welcome parents and students! I am very excited about the upcoming school year! Before I get into classroom procedures, I would like to tell you a little about myself. My name is Elizabeth Dearing ,and I will be your child's Math and Science teacher this year!  I have been teaching 4th grade at Oak Grove for the past nine years. I graduated from the University of Mississippi. (Go Rebels! ) My husband and I have been married for thirteen years,and we happily reside outside of Hernando!

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Snapshot of Math & Science skills for this week

Math- attached to the newsletter

4.0A.4- Factors & multiples/prime & composite numbers

4. NF. 1- Model equivalent fractions

4. NF. 1- Fractions in simplest form

4. NF. 1- Compare and order fractions

3. NF. 3- Benchmark fractions on a number line




E.4.9A.1 Develop and use models to explain how the sun’s energy drives the water cycle.


Water Cycle- The continuous movement of water between Earth’s surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas and back to liquid.


Precipitation- Any form of water particle falling to Earth’s surface. Cause of precipitation: condensation Examples: rain, sleet, hail, and snow.

Accumulation/Collection- The part of the water cycle in which water gathers in large quantities such as rivers, lakes, oceans, glaciers, ice caps, and aquifers.

Condensation- The opposite of evaporation. Water changes from a gas to a liquid. In the water cycle it occurs in the clouds.

Transpiration- The process by which the moisture in leaves change to vapor and is released into the atmosphere. Transpiration is a type of evaporation of water from plant leaves.

Evaporation- The process of water molecules (liquid) escaping the surface of the Earth and entering the atmosphere. The water changes into a gas during the process.

Runoff- Precipitation that did not get absorbed into the soil, or did not evaporate. This water makes its way from the ground surface into places that collect water.

Groundwater- Stored amounts of water beneath the ground.


Clouds- formed by water vapor that condenses then clusters together in droplets.

Types of Clouds- cirrus, stratus, stratocumulus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus.

Cirrus clouds- white, feathery, wispy clouds. They are formed from ice crystals and are highest in the sky. They are also known as “horsetail clouds”.

Stratus clouds- wide blankets of gray clouds. They are low in the sky and usually block the entire sky. They can be the result of fog lifting in the morning.

Cumulus clouds- puffy, flat-bottomed clouds. They are called fair weather clouds. They are very low in the sky and look like floating cotton.

Cumulonimbus clouds- Tall or vertical dark clouds. They can stretch from low to high in the sky. They bring thunderstorms or tornadoes. They look like mountains.

The Earth has five layers in its atmosphere: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere.

Troposphere- The lowest layer of the atmosphere, where we live. All weather takes place here.

Exosphere- The outermost, top layer of the atmosphere, known as outer space. Spaceships fly in this layer.

Fog- type of cloud that forms close to the ground. Fog is made up of tiny droplets of water that float suspended in the air.

Most clouds form as warm air rises in the atmosphere and cools down. As more and more air cools down, more droplets form and they eventually become a cloud.

Example of condensation- the outside of glass gets wet

Examples of precipitation- rain, hail, snow, and sleet.



Tiger Pride


Students will need to show Tiger Pride in everything we do! More information about Tiger Pride and our social contract will be sent home soon.


Tiger Pride Expectations


  • P- Positive Attitude (See the good!)
  • R-Respect (Respect everyone, always!)
  • I-Integrity (Do what’s right/ Own your behavior!)
  • D-Dedicated (Give your all, finish what you start!)
  • E-Excellence (Always do your best!)




When a student does not meet our Tiger Pride expectations or breaks the classroom social contract, he/she will receive the following consequences.


1 check- Verbal warning


2 checks- Behavior chart check


3 checks- Infraction notice to the student


4 checks- Pride Reflection Sheet and parent contact


5 checks- Office Referral




Signed Folders


We will send signed folders home every Thursday. Please sign and return by the following Monday.






 Additional Information:


  • The tardy bell rings at 7:35!
  • Breakfast costs  $1.25. Lunch is $2.75.
  • Please send a note each day for ANY change on how your child will come home in the afternoon.
  • Your child may bring a water bottle.






 Please contact me through e-mail ,or call me at the school if you have any questions or concerns.  The number is 429-1423. I will try to respond as soon as possible!!!