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Alana Olson

Mrs. Olson's 4th Grade

Contact Information
Alana Olson
Email: aolson@onysd.wednet.edu
Phone: 360-978-4111

About Me
This is my third year teaching at OEMS.  I taught 10 years in the North Thurston School District in Lacey, WA before coming to teach here in Onalaska. Other grades I have taught in my career are kindergarten, sixth grade, and fifth grade. This is my third year teaching fourth grade and I absolutely love it!

I graduated from Onalaska in 1999, and then attended Saint Martin's University in Lacey, WA.  Once I completed my education at Saint Martin's in 2004, I started teaching and coaching in the North Thurston District.  I coached both basketball and fastpitch.  I received my Master's Degree from Heritage University in 2010. 

My family and I live in Onalaska and we love being Loggers!  

Daily Schedule
8:15-9:15          Math
9:15-10:15        Specialist and Recess
10:15-11:00      Math Success 
11:00-11:20      Reading Trail 
11:20-12:05      Lunch and Recess 
12:05-1:25        ELA (Reading/Writing)  
1:25-2:10          Reading Success
2:10-2:25          Recess 
2:25-3:00          Science/Social Studies
3:00-3:10          End of Day Routine 

Specialist Schedule
Monday- Music
Tuesday- PE
Wednesday- PE
Thursday- Computers
Friday- Library 

Classroom Expectations
*Be Respectful
*Be Responsible
*Be Safe 

Reading Trail
The fourth grade classrooms are all participating in a Reading Trail Challenge this school year.  The challenge is for every student to read at least 30 books by the end of the school year.  Each time a book is completed, the student meets with the teacher to discuss the book and complete any task that may be required.  Students are given class time each day to work on the Reading Trail Challenge and meet with the teacher.  They are also expected to work on this challenge at home.  The at home reading log that is part of the weekly homework should reflect the books students are reading for the challenge.  When a book is completed and the teacher has signed off, the student moves his/her marker to the next location on the Reading Trail board in our classroom!  Happy reading!!!

Reading Trail Challenge 2016-17

Homework Expectations
Homework is sent home every Friday and is due the following Friday.  It will always include the following items: 
-Weekly reading log: Students are expected to read for 100 min/week.  They can choose to read anything of their choice for these minutes.  However, to accomplish the goal for the Reading Trail, some of the at home reading time should be books that will count on their chart.  
-Vocabulary Practice: The vocabulary words on this page are words that we will work on in class and words that are in our reading passages for the week.  
-Spelling Practice: The spelling page is a practice page of words that we work on in class and students will be tested on each week.  
-Math Practice: This practice page each week covers various skills.  Some of the skills we are currently working on in class, while other skills are review.