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4 th Grade Expectations. Helpful Hints for a Successful Year Communication between a parent, teacher and child is essential to having a successful year.

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1 4 th Grade Expectations

2 Helpful Hints for a Successful Year Communication between a parent, teacher and child is essential to having a successful year

3 Please check your childs planner nightly. It needs to be initialed daily by a parent-Vital so you know what your child is learning ***Planner cost = $5.00 Monday – Thursday: will not have homework every night in Social Studies and Science. These subjects are more project based. Occasionally your child will come home with their Science Journals to study vocabulary. Homework in 4 th grade should take no longer than 40 minutes per night.

4 If you have questions please do the following You can write a note in your childs planner, Ill see it when I stamp it. - I check during the school day and will respond back within 24 hours. You can call the front office and they will give the message to me

5 Crew Members Responsibility Agreement Attentive Listening Mutual Respect Appreciation/ No put downs Right to pass

6 Dress Code Please remember that all students must be in uniform daily except for "Dollar Thursday's" "Dollar Thursday's" allow students to bring $1.00 to their homeroom class to dress "down" o This money is collected by the school and distributed to your child's homeroom class. Teachers can purchase anything needed for their classrooms. Reminders: o ALL students must wear tennis shoes except for Thursday's o ALL hi-jab's must be navy blue or white o ALL polo's/shirts MUST have Manara Academy logo

7 Our Websites Please look on the manaraacademy.org website to find our individual pages o The websites are located under the "Staff Directory" section On the sites you will find weekly updates such as o Newsletters If you would like a hardcopy please request one with your homeroom teacher o Homework updates o Manara News/Events

8 4 th grade schedule Monday Schedule 8:00- 8:25 Morning Meeting in homeroom 8:25/8:30- 9:40 1st rotation/students in H.R. 9:45- 10:55 of students extra time w/ Mrs. Mercer or Miss. PJ 11:00- 11:55 2nd rotation 11:55- 12:25 Lunch 12:25- 12:45 Recess 12:45- 1:05 Dear time/aloud reading 1:05- 2:05 P. E. (all 4th grade) 2:10-3:15 Final rotation 3:15-3:30 Closing circle

9 4 th grade schedule Tuesday Schedule 8:00- 8:25 Morning Meeting in homeroom 8:25/8:30- 9:40 1st rotation/students in H.R. 9:45- 10:55 of students extra time w/ Mrs. Mercer or Miss. PJ 11:00- 11:55 2nd rotation 11:55- 12:25 Lunch 12:25- 12:45 Recess 12:45- 1:05 Dear time/aloud reading 1:05- 2:05 P. E. (all 4th grade) 2:10-3:15 Final rotation 3:15-3:30 Closing circle

10 4 th grade schedule Wednesday Schedule 8:00- 8:25 Morning Meeting in homeroom 8:25/8:30- 9:40 1st rotation/students in H.R. 9:45- 10:55 of students extra time w/ Mrs. Mercer or Miss. PJ 11:00- 11:55 2nd rotation 11:55- 12:25 Lunch 12:25- 12:45 Recess 12:45- 1:05 Dear time/aloud reading 1:05- 2:05 P. E. (all 4th grade) 2:10-3:15 Final rotation 3:15-3:30 Closing circle

11 4 th grade schedule Thursday Schedule 8:00- 8:25 Morning Meeting in homeroom 8:25/8:30- 9:40 1st rotation/students in H.R. 9:45- 10:55 of students extra time w/ Mrs. Mercer or Miss. PJ 11:00- 11:55 2nd rotation 11:55- 12:25 Lunch 12:25- 12:45 Recess 12:45- 1:05 Dear time/aloud reading 1:05- 2:05 P. E. (all 4th grade) 2:10-3:15 Final rotation 3:15-3:30 Closing circleT

12 4 th grade schedule Friday schedule- 8:00- 8:30 Morning Meeting 8:35- 9:20 Social Studies/Science Hoyt homeroom (A) 9:25-10:10 S.S./Science Mercer homeroom (B) 10:15-11:00 S.S./Science Pjtrovic homeroom (C) 11:05- 11:35 Lunch 11:40- 11:50 Clean up/Back up for the day 11:50- 12:30 Community Circle every 3rd Friday 12:35- 12:55 In Class Recess *on the Fridays we do not have Community Circle we will have 4th grade team building and/or work on our expedition.

13 Learning Targets 1 st 9 week overview Social Studies: Community Citizenship Map Skills Science: Earth Science Goals Safety Tools Objects in the Sky- Moon/Sun-Affect the Earth Weather Seasons Bodies of Water Sept 22nd-Nov 23rd, 2011 (Our learning targets are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills- TEKS)

14 Learning Targets 1 st 9 week overview Math: Place Value Adding/Subtracting Rounding whole numbers/decimals Subtracting Across Zeros Multiplication Meaning/Facts Division Meaning/Facts Homework will USUALLY be given Monday-Thursday Sept 22nd-Nov 23rd, 2011 (Our learning targets are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills- TEKS)

15 Language Arts Curriculum Information * Textbooks: - Texas Treasures by McGraw-Hill * Writing: students will complete multiple essays throught the year. This will prepare them for the STAAR test and help build their writing skills. * Homework: every week students have a spelling list and reading assignment sent home to prepare for Friday tests. -Spelling: Students should write their spelling words four to five times a week. They are only required two times for a grade - Reading: Students are encouraged to read every day at home for at least fifteen minutes. They are expected to know their assigned reading so they can pass their reading quiz on Firday.

16 First Quarter Learning Targets (Our learning targets are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills- TEKS) I can write journal responses to various topics. I can practice editing skills. I can complete journal entries using higher-order thinking skills. I can learn new sight words and review old sight words. (spell, define, and use in a sentence). I can write a three paragraph essay and use the writing process to complete a final draft. I can read with understanding and comprehension. I can gather information, organize my thoughts, and present to the class.

17 Important dates for the year Student Lead Conferences- Dec 14th-16th Dismissal on those day will be at 1pm Student Lead conferences are MANDATORY for a guardian and THE STUDENT Writing STAAR- March Math STAAR- April 26 th Reading STAAR April 27 th The STAAR is the new State Mandated test and their are many differences with this test. Biggest:it is a time test (5hrs)

18 Expeditionary Learning Expeditionary Learning (EL) is an instructional approach that focuses on teaching in a rigorous and engaging way. Elements of an Expedition Integrated subjects, linked with overarching Guiding Questions Field Studies and expert visitors Character education, including service Final project or performance demonstrating learning goals

19 Expeditions Water, Water, Everywhere? Field Studies and Guest Speakers This expedition is a science based expedition with language arts and math integration within. ** All field studies and months are approximate, as we begin confirming and setting up events we will notify you.** December- Lake Lewisville Nature Preserve December/Jan Onsite Virtual Field Study on Erosion and Weathering January-Denton Water Treatment Plant January-Expert Speaker on Wells

20 Assessments/Science Lab Journal Entries Teacher Observation/ Anecdotal Records Projects/ Presentations Lab Work Tests Labs/Cooperative learning groups

21 Assessments/Social Studies Teacher Observation/ Anecdotal Records Projects/ Presentations In Class work Tests Groupwork

22 Assessments/Math Teacher Observation/ Anecdotal Records Projects/ Presentations In Class work/Centers Tests Groupwork ***All TESTS that students score below a 70% on may be corrected

23 Assessments/Language Arts Teacher Observation/ Anecdotal Records Projects/ Presentations In Class work Tests Groupwork

24 Specials and Language Teachers Kelly Ford- Art Micah Grimes-Health Fitness Amal Alazzeh- Arabic Gamal Kahla- Arabic Sohier Mohsen- Arabic Farhanza Ghazizadeh- French


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