Mrs. McGowan  


    Hello Sparr Elementary 4th Grade Parents and Guardians,


    First off, I want to say I miss seeing your kiddo and hope everyone in your family is doing well. I know that this is going to be a trying time for all of us and we will make it through together. I will work hard to maintain open communication and if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

    Primarily, 4th grade teachers will use Google Classroom as our distance learning platform. I will assign tasks in Studies Weekly and STEMScopes (both accessible through your student's desktop). I will also be setting up Zoom meetings in the future so I can see everyone's face and we can have some fun. Your children will be required to complete all other subject area school work as well. 


    If your child does not have access to a computer, please call Sparr Elementary (352) 671-6060. We can make arrangements for your child to borrow a chromebook during the duration of distance learning.

    If you do not have internet service, please reach out to us as well. We have paper learning packets that can be picked up weekly for your child to complete.

    These packets are not to be returned. In order for your child to receive a grade, you will take a picture of their work and email it to their teachers. 


    Your child’s teachers are:


    Mary Getsee – Math

    Eva Grubbs – ELA

    Christina McGowan – Science/Social Studies


     You will click on each teacher’s website on the Sparr Elementary Homepage to find information regarding their assignments and how to access them.


    Every student will complete the following assignments/tasks each week (Usually Monday will mark the beginning of the week, but this week we are starting Wednesday, April 1st):


     3 Tasks for Math

    3 Tasks for ELA

    1 Task for Science

    1 Task for Social Studies

    45 minutes in iReady Reading

    45 minutes in iReady Math

    20 minutes of independent Reading



    Bonus tasks/ extra credit will be available as well upon request


     ****All assignments are due Sunday night ****

    (If you do not have access to internet or a computer please contact me)


    McGowan Online Learning Platform: Google Classroom 

    (info/directions on how to access Google Classroom located in Google Classroom Info Tab on webpage)


    Mon - Fri via email: christina.mcgowan@marion.k12.fl.us

    Mon - Fri 10am-11am/ 1pm-2pm via phone: 352-438-9712

    Any emails will be responded to ASAP and phone messages returned within 24 Hrs. 

    If you have any questions, difficulty accessing the Science & Social Studies Google Classroom, or any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!


    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.