September 28th, 2016


Engaging in Learning and Laughter

with Ms. Craney

Ms. Beynon will be starting the year with us! 

2016 - 2017

Dear Fourth Graders and Families,

Mrs. Beynon and I enjoyed dressing alike for Twin Day today! Spirit Week, which leads up to Homecoming, continues this week!

Tuesday - Sports Day (wear sports clothing)

Wednesday - Crazy sock and hair day (don't forget... student dismissal is at 11:10am as teachers have meetings in the afternoon)

Thursday - PJ Day (Open House is from 6:30 - 7:30pm. A parking shuttle is available from Merton Williams to Village. The Food Truck Rodeo is at the high school from 5 - 8pm. The Powder Puff football game starts at 7pm at Merton Williams. Quite an exciting night!)

Friday - Wear red and black (parade and Homecoming football game at 7pm) **We have the Book Fair on this day as well!


Ms. Craney

Welcome to fourth grade!! Attached is the summer letter that was sent home. I have extra folders and notebooks up for grabs in our room if anyone wants some for class!

Here are the most recent updates on this site:

- math resource pages have been added to the left (concepts that 4th graders will be exploring are shown and explained)

- summer letter added to home page (above)

- specials times and teachers have been added

- calendar has been updated


 Things to do around this area: The Bird Kingdom is just over the border. They have great things there, including bats. There is an amazing room that is open with birds in flight. I am in awe every time I go. You can save a little money if you buy the tickets on line at their website.  We also have two bird banding stations that are open to the public (which is fairly rare). One is for songbirds and one is for birds of prey. It is really interesting. It is an up close look at how science and math are used in real life. At the songbird one, they may even let you carry the bags with the birds when they go on runs to collect them from the nets. These do not operate in the middle of the summer though. It is so interesting how they can determine the age of birds by checking skull development with light! The birds of prey one is pretty wild. They actually lure the birds in and put the birds of prey in cans for their safety so they can gather data about the birds. The people there are mostly volunteers and they are happy to answer any questions. All free!  Have you been to Seneca Falls? I was there a bit ago and there are a lot of new things since I have been there. An interesting look into history!

 Letchworth is beautiful place - lots of hiking and opportunities for fun and learning! Have you been to Mendon Ponds? It is also a wonderful place to go. Bring seed with you. You can hold it out in your hands and birds will literally eat out of your hand! Wild Wings is also located there. They do educational programming about wildlife and their animals are there. More info is on the site.

  For my former students... I kept all of the website links that you are used to using under Useful Links for Primary at the left.

We will learn a game called Garbage and teach it to our little buddies. You can use regular playing cards (minus the jacks, queens, and kings) or Compare cards below.


 garbage board

Attached are the Compare Cards that you can use to play Garbage if you want!  Students will learn how to play Dot Compare in class.  You can print them out and play at home with your child as well!  If you have colored paper (or even cardstock) that would work best so you can't see the numbers through the cards.

e-mail Ms. Craney

Hilton, New York 14468