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W ELCOME, F OURTH G RADE P ARENTS Mrs. Taraborelli 2013-2014 Please find your child s seat and fill out a postcard for your child to leave in his / her desk. Pink cards are for questions
N EW M ATH P ROGRAM S AME M ATH, D IFFEREN T F OCUS Creating problem solvers who have the ability to : apply Mathemat ics reason logicall y persev ere
W RITING /G RAMMAR More writing in all content areas Short and long writing pieces Reinforcing grammar through writing ( Focus Correction Areas ) Writing notebooks New materials and resources
H OW C AN I H ELP M Y C HILD AT H OME ? o Expect your child to listen to you & comply to directions the FIRST time. o Have your child in bed by 8:30 p.m. o Give your child a balanced breakfast. o Expect your child to read nightly and do it as a family. o Supervise homework – check, but allow your child to fix errors o Practice vocabulary, math facts, and spelling nightly. o Expect him/her to remember what was learned in class. o Expect neat, carefully done work. o Model how to help your child deal with challenges and stress. o Limit the use of video games, TV, and computer games. o Support the teachers and school by giving additional consequences at home. o Dont bail your child out. Allow him/her to have the consequences that are a result of HIS/HER behavior or lack of responsibility. o Celebrate real, genuine progress and success.