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Lois Dixon is enjoying her third year in 4th Grade at TBS.  She retired from the Alamance Burlington School System where she taught 4th and 5th grades. Mrs. Dixon has over 35 years of experience and believes in creating a classroom that fosters an atmosphere of independence and a true love of learning using a wide variety of teaching methods.  She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Greensboro, with an add on certification teaching academically gifted students.
 
Mrs. Dixon grew up here in Alamance County and lives in Mebane with her husband.  When she is not teaching, she volunteers at Burlington Animal Services where she is a proud foster mom.  She also serves on the board of Animal Resource Friends.  She enjoys photography, music, and reading.
 

Recent Posts

What We're Learning For The Month Of December

Math
  • Continued practice on multiplication by 2 and 3 digit numbers
  • Continued practice of properties of multiplication
  • Review of all skills taught
  • In class holiday math activities
  • Words to know and review: multiple, factor, mean, average, mode, range, median, array, prime number, composite number
Language Arts
  • Main Idea and supporting details
  • Holiday poetry
  • Melvin Tunstall's play "Polka Dots" in conjunction with visiting artists
  • Cursive writing
  • Holiday reading
Social Studies
  • Christmas in North Carolina
Science
  • Holiday science activities
  • Plants and Animals of Christmas
 

What We're Learning For The Month Of November

Math
  • Multiplication by 2 and 3 digit numbers
  • Properties of Multiplication
  • Finding the mean and mode
  • Problem Solving
  • Words to know: factor, product, prime number, composite number, mean, mode
Language Arts
  • Reading informational texts:  Pirates of North Carolina
  • Reading Challenge
  • November Poetry
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Family History Project writing
Science
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Weathering, erosion, and deposition
Social Studies
  • Early settlers of the Coastal Plain
  • Pirates of NC
  • Family History Project

What We're Learning For The Month Of October

Math
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Problem Solving
  • Review of Multiplication Facts
  • Multiplying whole numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers
  • Logic
  • Distributive Property
  • Review of basic math skills
  • Words to know:  array, area, mode, product, factors, multiple, difference, sum
Language Arts
  • A study of American Gothic by Grant Wood involving art, writing, research, and study
  • Fall poetry writing
  • Beginning research and writing for Family History Project (Autobiography and "What's In a Name?")
  • Mysteries and Legends
  • Typing Agent
  • Cursive Writing
  • Reading Challenge
Social Studies
  • Early people of the Coastal Plain
  • Early settlers of the Coastal Plain
  • Pirates!
Science
  • Landforms
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Changes in the Earth

What We're Learning For The Month Of September

Math
  • Place Value through Billions and Thousandths
  • Looking at numbers through word form, expanded form, and standard form
  • Comparing and ordering numbers
  • Reviewing/learning multiplication facts through 12
  • Solving word problems
  • Number logic
  • Number patterns
  • Words to know:  estimation, period, value, place holder, expanded form, standard form, word form compare, greater than, less than, increase, decrease
Language Arts
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Words Their Way
  • Novel Study of How To Steal A Dog by Barbara O'Conner
  • Constructing well written paragraphs
  • Typing Agent (Computer Lab)
  • Reading Challenge
  • Family History Project
  • Poetry
  • Analogies/Wonderful Words
Social Studies
  • Symbols and sites of NC
  • Landforms and bodies of water
  • Map skills
  • Coastal Plain Region
Science
  • Parts of the Earth
  • Changes in the Earth's surface
  • Volcanoes, caves, earthquakes
  • Rocks
  • Soil and erosion
  • Weathering
 
 
 

Our 4th Grade Specials

Day 1
Drama  10:50-11:20
HL  12:30-1:00
Music  2:15-2:45
 
Day 2
Library  9:10-9:40
HL  12:30-1:00
Art  2:15-2:45
 
Day 3
Spanish  10:50-11:20
HL  12:30-1:00
 
Day 4
Drama  10:50-11:20
Music  2:15-2:45
 
Day 5
Spanish  10:50-11:20
HL  12:30-1:00
Art  2:15-2:45
 
Day 6
Library  9:10-9:40
Drama  10:50-11:20
Music  2:15-2:45
 
Day 7
Spanish  10:50-11:20
HL  12:30-1:00
Art  2:15-2:45