Hello!  Thank you for visiting my website.  My name is Rachel Patterson and this is my second year teaching 4th grade at Riley Elementary School!  Go, Racers!! I love doing hands-on learning and I try to include fun activities in our daily lessons.  I feel it is important for students to have the opportunity to explore and create to better understand the learning material.  My number one goal is to help every student reach his/her full potential while maintaining an inclusive and positive learning environment.

I am married to Brian and we live in Terre Haute with our four sons.  Our sons’ names are: Bryce, Blake, Brady, and Bennett.  Bryce is a Junior at Indiana State University.  He is a college sprinter and he is majoring in Computer Engineering.  Blake is a Freshman at Saint Mary of the Woods College, and a sprinter on their track team.  He is majoring in Computer Science. Brady is a Freshman at Clay City High School high and runs track.  Our youngest son is Bennett.  He is in fifth grade and attends Clay City Elementary School.  Bennett likes to play basketball and run like his brothers.

As you can guess, I enjoy watching my boys play sports and cheering them on.  I also love party planning, painting, and doing anything that involves being creative! 

I am looking forward to another fantastic year in fourth grade at Riley! 

Supply List
Mrs. Patterson’s Supply List:  

sharpened pencils
1 big eraser
1 box colored pencils
1 package of markers
1 box of crayons
1 red pen
1 black or blue pen
1 sharp pointed scissors
3 glue sticks
1 zippered pencil bag
4 dry erase markers/eraser
2 spiral notebooks (any color)
1 box of tissues
1 small art box
1 folder (any color)
1 box Ziploc baggies-any size
$12.00 for Assignment Notebook and Scholastic News


The Patterson Press

Week of January 23-27, 2023

Important Dates:

January-23 100th Day

January-27 Cookies and Canvas

February-9 HCMS Dance Team

February-15 Purple Day $1 

February-20 No School 

**More Dates Will Be Added

Reading:  Unit 4 Week 3

Essential Question:  How do inventions and tech. affect your life?

Writing: Responses that demonstrate understanding

Shared Read: A Telephone Mix up

Anchor Text: The Moon Over Stars

Genre: Historical fiction

Skills: Inference, Point of view, Homophones/Homographs

Cite relevant evidence

Math:  Unit 6

*We will conclude Topic 6 and review the unit together.  A study guide will go home with the students and we will have a Topic Assessment on Tuesday.  Students will be able to use their study guide on the test.

We will begin Topic 7 on Wednesday.

Spelling and Grammar

*Spelling: Soft u, Test only Friday this week

*Grammar: Pronoun Verb Agreement/Synonyms/Context Clues

*See ELA Newsletter

Social Studies: Unit 4 Indiana Grows

We will begin unit 4 and we will learn more about slavery in Indiana and the underground railroad. I will aloud Who was Harriet Tubman? and What was the Underground Railroad?

Encore Schedule

*Monday: Library, Tuesday: Computer, Wednesday: PE, Thursday: Music, Friday: Art


*Please watch for weather warnings and delay/closing alerts.  If we have a elearning days, I will send information in an email to the students.  Information and protocols are available in the Homeroom Module on Canvas.

*It is rare, but occasionally I will assign homework.  If there are delays, we do not get to everything planned. It is possible there will be homework assignments.  Students write all homework assignments in their Planner.  Please remind them to check their planner for assignments and important papers that have been sent home.

*Reading Counts: Students need 25 points this grading period. I give opportunities to read at school during free time and each morning when Morning Work has been completed. Please try to read daily.  This does count toward Work Study Habits grade on report cards.

*Continue practicing the multiplication math facts at home.

*Chromebooks must come to school/go home daily.  Please make sure they are charged.

*Students need to have winter wear to play outside at recess daily.