Welcome to Mrs. Saiki's Page

     I'm Mrs. Saiki, and I have been teaching fourth grade for many years! I started my career in first grade, but moved to fourth grade after some time! I love teaching about the history of California, and I think the fourth grade curriculum is awesome! As a fourth grade teacher, I begin the process of preparing my students for middle school. I also remind my 
students to always be kind and look out for each other.
     We have a great 1:1 iPad program in fourth grade. Each student is assigned an iPad that stays at school. We use our iPads for different assignments. Students like to use Pic Collage, where we can make a visual representation of what we learned! We use Reflex Math to sharpen our basic facts skills, and we quiz on Accelerated Reader to improve our comprehension in reading.
     Another highlight of fourth grade is our annual musical, Gold Dust or Bust!  or California Missions...and More! Students learn through acting and singing, and it's always a fun time. And, in the spring, we hold our annual Gold Rush Day, where students become forty-niners and prospect for gold!