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I have been teaching at Porter my whole teaching career which has been 12 years.  I taught 5th grade for seven years and have been teaching 4thgrade for 5 years so far.  As challenging as teaching can be, I still love it!  This will be a challenging year for us all, but I believe that we can persevere and make it through.  I’m looking forward to a GREAT YEAR!!!

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”  ― Oscar Wilde

Back to School

updated 9/11/20

Welcome To 4th Grade

Below is where I will post information about our class, as well as, important updates about our upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please use my contact information.

2020-2021 Virtual & In School Supply Lists (Link Below):

4th grade Supply List
Please be sure to have a total of 4 one-inch binders (one for each subject).

We know that there are a lot of questions about the upcoming school year and what it will look like. Please refer to the following county resources and check this page for updates concerning your child's education. We look forward to working with you in whatever capacity possible as we stay safe this school year.

September 2020

Group A            Group B

Aiden A.                 Wafa A.
William B.               Samantha C.
Alexis C.                 Holly D.
Lance C.                 Meadow G.
Makayla G.             Denselle G.
Landyn L.                Declan H.
Kaitlyn L.                Michael M.
Grace M                 Avin N.
Charis O.                Katie N.
Umamah P.              Parker O.
Victoria R.              Krisha P.
Fernando R.            Sahar S.
Liya T.                    Ethan S.
Gabriella V.             Joshua W.
Ahmed Y.                                    

Contact Info and Office Hours:

Office Hours: Mon 2:30-3:40
Office Hours: Tue-Fri 9:00-9:30

Communication IS VERY IMPORTANT and I make every effort to respond.

Mrs. Patterson's Welcome Letter

Porter's IT PAGE

Mr. Fahy is our new Instructional Technology Coach.  Please check out his page for tutorials and guidance in the days leading up to our first day of school.


PWCS Tech Help Desk
Technical support is just an email or phone call away this school year. The Help Desk is staffed Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. when schools are in session and

8 a.m.–4 p.m. when schools are not in session. Parents, students, and staff can request help with everything from password resets, device log in and assistance with Canvas and the Hub.

Phone Number: 703-791-8826


Important Information

The main way that we will be communicating instruction will be through Zoom and Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System that allows teachers to virtually deliver content to students. Please explore the resources below to help you better understand Canvas.

Canvas Resources:
What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation
Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

County Return to Learn Plan

Curriculum Documents
Language Arts Documents
Math Documents
Science Documents
Virginia Studies Documents

Year at a Glance



Our Encore Rotation
Day 1 - Music with Mrs. Kelsey
Day 1 - Music with Mrs. Kelsey

Day 2 - PE with Ms. Valdes
Day 2 - PE with Ms. Valdes

Day 3 - Art with Ms. Nicholson
Day 3 - Art with Ms. Nicholson

Our Classroom Schedule: 


Mrs. Patterson’s Office Hours


Take Attendance/Class Meeting

9:40- 10:25

Encore live/recorded lessons


Language Arts/Social Studies live lesson & small group – Class A


Language Arts/Social Studies live lesson & small group – Class B


Lunch and Recess

1:20 - 2:20

Math/Science live lesson & small group – Class A

2:20 – 3:20

Math/Science live lesson & small group – Class B


Core Extension Time