Last full week of September! Time seems to really be flying.
This week we will have our fourth grade field trip on Tuesday. Here are some details:
-We will have an early lunch on this day (around 10:15.) Please pack a snack for your child they can eat when we return back to school (I will probably just pack mine a second lunch).
-We will be leaving the school promptly at 10:45 and should arrive back around 1:15.
Please remember to sign up for conferences. Please keep in mind that there are 29 students in our class, if we have already had a conference and/or unless there are additional issues, please allow those spaces to be filled by parents who have not had the chance to conference. I wish I could clone myself:-)
I appreciate all the effort parents are making to have their child keep up with assignments. Google classroom is a work in progress for many of my students. As they become more proficient, you will see less (incomplete or "late" assignments). The same goes for me, I have learned that I can assign and mot have a "grade" or due date. Unless I contact you about late assignments, your child is most likely keeping up.
Binders- I have pulled and filed away the first math unit we have completed and the first social Studies unit we have completed. Remember, in an effort to keep binders clean and neat, I will collect completed units and file them in my closet. In March, I will return all units to you. This will be a great way to review for cumulative assessments as well as a good organizational model that will help them in the future.
Devices- Please consider allowing students to bring their devices to school. No Phones! Devices must be able to be connected to school wifi that is highly filtered and trackable. If students have a device (not a phone) that they can bring to school, please have them bring it daily.
Students have all log ins programmed into device
Students become accustomed to one way of filling in work pages: cuts down on device problems
Parents have the ability to see what their children are doing every day.
Conferences: The following link will take you to a conference sign up.
The conference link above has all teacher's availability. Please sign up in an empty slot and be patient:-) When trying to access it myself, it took several minutes for the whole document to appear. On the bottom of the page there are tabs. October 5th is a day devoted to conferences. This would be the BEST day to schedule. If that is not possible, there are many other dates to choose from.
This week we will be delving further into our new math units as well as beginning our 1st science unit on water.
I believe we have now worked out all "kinks" with google classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions going forward with this.
Please check student grades regularly and contact me with any concerns or questions.
Thank you for all of the amazing birthday cards, gifts, chocolate, and Starbucks:-). I am so blessed to be your child's teacher.
I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend.
This week we will be wrapping up our first math unit on all levels . Test will be on Friday.
In addition, If you child has not already done so, all students will begin Iready math. This is a program that is replacing the personalized math lessons previously given by tenmarks. Having tools like this in the classroom and at home are invaluable ways to make sure all children are learning at their individual levels, while adhering to curriculum guidelines. This will be a large part of homework requirements moving forward.
We are also entering into conference window time. Please let me know if you would like to meet sooner rather than later. There will be a day that we can schedule conferences all day.
Thank you for all of your support,
We are getting into a rhythm and really beginning to delve into the curriculum. Please bear with me as we get the gradebook straightened out. I will post grades as soon as possible. Please check your home access regularly. If you need assistance on how to do so, I will gladly help.
Week in review:
Monday: I will be out of the class during AM for staff development. Students will complete a graded assignment . Pm will complete the same as I pull individual students to "check in"
Tuesday: Math Review for quiz on Wednesday (All levels)
Social studies: Recap steps that lead to American Revolution. Quiz will be given on Thursday.
Wednesday: Math quiz on all levels. I will pull individual students to check in
Social Studies: Review for Quiz
Thursday: Math: Return quizzes with groups, remediation as needed.
Social Studies: Quiz
Friday: Math: Some students may be ready for Unit test, others may need to wait until Tuesday.
Social Studies: Return quizzes, begin Revolutionary battles and outcomes.
Please check your child's Binder regularly in math and social studies. Together we can help them stay organized and ensure that they are keeping up with practice and misconceptions. If you find that your child is not understanding something, please email me and I will make sure to "check" in with them. Every little bit helps:-)
I am so lucky to be your child's teacher!
Tuesday 8/21 6pm-8pm.
I am excited to see all of you tomorrow night!
I will be needing quite a few M&M's for a lesson on Wednesday. If youa re able to send some in, I would be most grateful.
This week we will be studying steps that lead to the Revolutionary War in Social Studies. All students should have their agendas filled out with assignments they are to do at home. They can be found on Google classroom. The first one is an interactive map. Sadly, I think it is only working on computers and not tablets.
In math we are continuing our first unit in all levels. This unit is mostly review- so I am constantly assessing (anecdotally) and filling in any weak areas. Each student is really following their own path. I have been working with students individually and in small groups to ensure that they have a good foundation with which to build future knowledge.
We are always in need of outdoor balls.
Thank you for all of your support and all you do at home,
Weekly Blast 8/13-8/17
The first week of school was a whirlwind. I am so excited to be your child's teacher for fourth grade.
Last week we had a lot of fun creating marble roller coasters and thinking about what our superpowers were. I had fun watching each child ease into their new classroom.
This week we will begin diving into our math unit on place value, exploring how our number system is based on the number 10, and improving our map skills in Social Studies.
I will be reaching out to my PM parents this week via the phone.
I will be using this website to communicate weekly.
I am so excited to be your child's fourth grade teacher.
I teach Math, Science and Social Studies.
Thank you for all of you who came to Meet and greet today. I know that this will be a great year.
Monday- Art (Mrs. Knight)
Tuesday- Music (Mrs. Endicot)
Thursday- Media or discovery lab
Mom to three amazing kids:-)
Math/ ss/sc (am)
Sc/ ss (pm)
Monday: Music (Endicot)
Tuesday: Art (Knight)
Thursday: Media/ discovery lab/ Ellis