Welcome to Fourth Grade!
I am so happy to have the privilege of educating your child. Throughout the school year your child will learn Language arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies according to the state grade level standards and common core curriculum standards. Your child will have the opportunity to use the computer lab to work on reading and math skills. Physical Education will also be a part of your child’s educational experience in fourth grade.
We use the following school publishers Houghton Mifflin Math, Harcourt Reading, Harcourt Social Studies, and Harcourt Science.
I firmly believe that teaching is a partnership. Learning does not just take place at school, but it should also take place at home. The home-school partnership is key in your child’s scholastic development.
Your child will be been given a yellow homework folder. Your child’s homework will go home daily in the yellow folder. Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday and is related to what we have covered in class, so students can practice and reinforce the skills and strategies learned. Homework will always consist of 30 min. of reading and a summary as well as math. Homework will also include spelling and vocabulary alternating weekly. Throughout the school year there will also be special projects which the students will be required to complete. Information about these projects will be sent home as they come up during the school year. As with last school year we will also have 4 color coded benchmark tests.
Student behavior is a key part to educational success. Class Rules are posted and signed by the students of J-6. Included with the Class Rules are consequences if rules are not followed.
1st Offense: Student get a warning with a sticky note on their desk.
2nd Offense: Student gets 1 Check Mark on the sticky note and a loss of 1 recess.
3rd Offense: Student gets 2 Check Marks on the sticky note and a loss of 2 recesses.
4th Offense: Student gets a note home to parent plus loss of next day’s recess.
5th Offense: Student has a meeting with the principal. Including all of the above consequences.
In addition to the individual behavior system, I use a whole class behavior system. I fill a jar with pebbles based on the students behavior. When students fill the jar completely they earn a special treat or activity.
I look forward to a productive school year. If you have any questions or would like to talk about your child’s progress, feel free to call or stop by the classroom before or after school. Your child’s education is very important to me. My contact information is below:
School Phone (951) 928-1841