Welcome to Fourth Grade!
My name is Tony Novak; I'm the fourth grade language arts teacher here at Spectrum Elementary. My goal is to help students to develop their reading comprehension, listening and speaking, and writing skills. Vocabulary, grammar, spelling and punctuation are key to being good readers and writers; we will thoroughly address these areas as we strive to become excellent communicators.
The fourth grade team is committed to preparing your child for academic success by providing academic rigor, teaching critical thinking skills, and giving the students opportunities to become problem solvers. We have scheduled a number of educational and fun field trips to extend learning beyond the classroom. After all, learning should be fun for the students and teachers!
I have been an educator for about 15 years; along the way I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. I was also an elementary media specialist for 7 years, working with K-6 students to develop and refine library and computer skills. Having my own classroom again, and working with Spectrum's 4th graders, has been challenging and exciting. These All-Stars love to learn and they've got energy to spare. It's going to be a great year!