Mr. Von Osten, Fourth Grade

Welcome to Mr. Von Osten's Fourth Grade Class.  

Fall 2017 is here!.  I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather, excellent sports, and beautiful Autumn colors.  We will be having our first Parent/Teacher Conference for students at the end of the month.  I will be sending home a schedule to select times the second week of October.


We are continuing with the ReadyGEN program.  In Unit 1,readers use point of view in literary text and use reasons and evidence in informational text to better understand what they read.  Writers use evidence and events to depict a person's life.  Students will complete a short investigative project about a scientist/researcher who has made a difference.  They will conduct research and use information to write a biographical spotlight about their subject.

We are creating classroom groups in Reading/ELA to maximize time and focus on our students' needs.


We have completed Module 1 and 2 in our Eureka Math Program.  Module 3 is a 43 day unit that will focus on multiplication and division.  Students will use place value understanding and visual representations to solve multiplication and division problems with multi-digit numbers.  A key area of focus is to develop students' ability to reason about methods and models chosen to solve problems with multi-digit factors and dividends.  Topics include area/perimeter, two-digit multiplication, division with remainders, decomposing numbers, and using the distributive property in problems.

Science/Social Studies

Our first Science Unit of the year will be focusing on Earth Science and Astronomy.  In Social Studies we will be studying geography/maps.

You may reach me by phone at 338-2526, ext.307.  My email is