Mr. Cory Van Briesen

Welcome to Mr. Van Briesen’s 4th Grade Classroom!

Mr. Cory Van Briesen

Welcome to Mr. VB’s website.  I am currently in my tenth year of teaching 4th grade at AES and have enjoyed every one of them.  I hail from Iowa originally as I graduated from George-Little Rock HS in George, IA.  From there I headed to Nebraska where I received my degree in education from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE.  Upon graduation I headed to Tennessee and South Dakota before settling down in good ole’ Adrian.  Besides teaching I am also an assistant coach for the high school football team, assistant boys’ basketball coach, and middle school baseball coach.  My wife Angie and I, along with our kids Kyra and Caden live on an acreage north of Adrian.

Spelling City

Try this neat website to practice your spelling words using games.  Use the link listed under links, or go to   To find fourth grade lists, click on find a spelling list.  Then click on user name and enter mhorn.  You will find our spelling lists ready to go to use on the website.  Have fun!


Welcome to 2009!

Our Reading Counts goal is again 12 points for this trimester.  Points are due by Tuesday, February 24th.   At least 9 points must be from chapter books.  Children can read books 100 points above to 100 points below their lexile.  There will also be a book project on a chapter book of your child’s choice which is due Thursday, February 26th.  Watch for more information on the book project in January.

There is no school on Monday, January 19th due to a teacher work day.

Midterms will be sent home on Friday, January 23rd in your child’s Friday folder.

Online Reading Book

To view an online edition of our reading book go to (or use the above link).  You will need to enter the code B833C6F2D7.

Some of the student’s reading workbooks are online as well.  Click on the Reading Treasures online activity link above.  Once on the site, choose students, and then workbooks will be displayed on the left side of the page.  On level, grammar, and spelling workbooks are available.  These are mainly where your child’s homework comes from.

Fourth Grade Daily Schedule 2008-2009

Our Schedule

8:15-8:30   Morning Meeting

8:30-8:50   Oral Language – M

                  Handwriting – T, W          

                  Character – TH

                  Time for Kids – F

8:50-9:45   Music/Gym – M, W

                  Computer/Gym – T, TH

                  Music/Spanish – F

9:50-10:55   Math – M, T, W, TH

9:50-10:55   Math/Study Island F

10:45-12:15   Library/Art – W

11:00-11:50   Social/Science/Health – M, T, TH, F

11:55-12:15  Recess – M, T, TH, F

12:20-12:50  Lunch

12:50 – 1:10   Recess – W

1:00-3:00   Language Arts

2:00-3:00   Religion Release – F

3:00-3:10   Prepare for departure/Dismissal

Contact Information

Mr. Cory Van Briesen, Teacher/Coach

Adrian Elementary School

515 Oklahoma Avenue

P.O. Box 40

Adrian, MN 56110

[email protected]  School e-mail

507-483-2225  ext. 209  School Phone

507-483-2461  School Fax


Teaching Experience

1998-Present  Adrian Elementary School  (4th Grade)

Coaching Experience

1998-2008  Head Varsity Basketball Coach

1998-Present Assistant Varsity Football Coach

1998-Present  Junior Varsity Football Coach

1998-Present  Freshmen Football Coach

1998-2008  Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

1998-2008 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

1998-2008 Freshmen Boys Basketball Coach

1998-Present  Middle School Baseball Coach

Online Gradebook

To check on your child’s scores and grades, please visit our online gradebook at, and click on Online Parent.  If your not sure of your username or/and password, please contact the district office. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.