Presentation on theme: "Ms. Artzer’s 4th Grade Class Traut Core Knowledge School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Ms. Artzer’s 4th Grade Class Traut Core Knowledge School 2012-2013 Information Packet
2 “Choice” is the foundation of this unique school “Choice” is the foundation of this unique school. Thank you for choosing to send your child here.Our vision is educational excellence in knowledge, skills, and character with strong parent-teacher-student partnerships.Our mission is to provide excellence and fairness in education for elementary school students.
3 Room Coordinator: Anne Scott is:All parent volunteers must register onlineFamily Contribution Forms – can be dropped off at the Office4th Grade Contribution given to the office
4 Ms. Artzer’s 4th Grade Classroom Schedule 8:25-8:40 Ms. Artzer’s 4th Grade Classroom Schedule 8:25-8:40 Attendance/Lunch Count 8:35-9:20 Specials (Music, Art, P.E., *Media) 9:25-10:15 Language Arts 10:15-10:30 Snack Break/Spelling 10:30-11:15 Science 11:15-12:05 History/Geography 12:05-12:50 Lunch and Recess 12:55-1:50 Reading 1:50-2:05 Recess 2:05-2:55 Math 2:55-3:05 Homework Assignments/Clean up 3:05 Dismissal
5 Traut Core Knowledge Elementary School 4th Grade Curriculum Aug/SeptOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMaySpellingList 1-5List 6-10List 11-14List 15-17List 18-21List 22-25List 26-28List 29-32List 33-36Language ArtsFourth grade Core Knowledge Language Arts and handwriting skills will be integrated and taught with various content subjects throughout the year ~ creative, narrative & expository writing assignments: poetry: summaries; book reports; skills in grammar & usage; Daily Oral Language (DOL); Sayings and PhrasesReadingMagic Brocade,Fire on the Mountain,PollyannaThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow,Rip Van WinkleRobin HoodSaint George and the Dragon andKing Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableTreasure IslandRobinson CrusoeGulliver's TravelsMathPlace Value,Adding & Subtracting Whole NumbersTime &GraphingMultiplying by1-Digit and 2-Digit NumbersDividing by1-Digit Numbers2-Digit NumbersGeometry&MeasurementFractions,Mixed NumbersDecimalsReview, End of YearAssessmentsScienceChemistryEarth and its ChangesMeteorology, Science FairScience Fair, Circulatory SystemRespiratory SystemElectricity, Colorado HistoryColorado HistoryUS/WorldCivilizationsMedieval China, The Spread of IslamEarly/MedievalAfricanKingdomsEurope in the Middle AgesFrench and Indian War, American RevolutionAmerican Revolution, Making a Constitutional GovernmentMaking a Constitutional GovernmentPresidents & ReformersGeographyIntegrated and taught with U.S. and World Civilization throughout the year
6 HISTORYHistory of Ancient China and AfricaThe Spread of Islam & the Holy WarsEurope in the Middle AgesFrench/Indian WarAmerican RevolutionMaking a Constitutional GovernmentFirst 7 Presidents of the U.S.Colorado History
7 Science Chemistry Earth and Its Changes Meteorology Circulatory System Respiratory SystemScience FairElectricity
8 Math Place Value Addition/Subtraction Time/Graphing Multiplying by 1 & 2 Digit NumbersDividing by 1 & 2 Digit NumbersGeometry & MeasurementFractions – Mixed NumbersDecimals
9 4th Grade Reading Skills Determine the author’s point of view and purpose.Determine the main idea. Determine word meanings using context clues and word roots.Differentiate fact from opinion.Draw conclusions, infer, within and among texts.Identifying/explain the main idea and find supporting details.Find cause/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution in text.Find the sequence of events.Identify characters, setting, conflict, plot, theme, sequence, and resolution.Make predictions, draw conclusions; support with details.Select information to support ideas and justify the selection.Sort information as it relates to a specific topic or purpose.Summarize and synthesize text.Use organizational features of text in comprehension.Use organizational features of text to locate information.Use word recognition skills to comprehend text.Vocabulary
10 Reading Weaving of a Dream (Magic Brocade) Fire on the Mountain PollyannaLegend of Sleepy HollowRip Van WinkleRobin HoodSt. George & the DragonKing Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableTreasure IslandRobinson CrusoeGulliver’s Travels
11 LanguageFourth Grade language arts and handwriting skills will be integrated and taught with various content subjects throughout the year - creative, narrative, and expository writing assignments.BiographiesPoetrySummariesBook reportsSkills in grammar & usage – Daily Oral LanguageSayings and PhrasesSpelling – Weekly tests and homework
12 Words are given in a pretest on Monday. SpellingWords are given in a pretest on Monday.2 Core words5 Curriculum words5 No excuse words (only given on Friday test)Homework assignment given on Mondays and due on WednesdaysFinal spelling test given on Friday
13 Policies Homework Policy 45-60 minutes per night (Usually not on the weekends except for special projects.)Grading PolicyDaily grade for worksheets, quizzes, lessons, projects, and workbooks.**Tests and special projects are worth 2 times the daily grade**
15 Absence due to illnessWhen a student is absent due to illness, they get one day for each day that they are absent to make up their work.Missed daily work may be picked up at the end of the day missed.
16 Planned AbsenceIf enough advanced notice is given, class work can be provided for the absence. The parent is responsible for instruction.If work is sent on a planned absence, that work will be due upon the return of the student. If work is not taken in advance, the student will have the number of missed days to do it and turn it in for a grade.
17 Policies (continued) Missing work -Stay in from recess to complete work-Study Hall (if consistent) Parent will be notified.Misbehavior1st -Warning2nd - Stay in from recess to talk with teacher-Student writes parents a note (signed by parents)
18 Policies (continued)Birthdays – Treats must be store bought and given out after afternoon recess.Lunch – Students are allowed 2 charges if they forget their lunch money.Field Trips – If you volunteer to chaperone, please leave younger children at home.Siblings in Classroom – Siblings are welcome in the classroom as long as they do not interrupt the learning.
19 CommunicationOpen communication is essential for your child’s success. Please feel free to call me with any of your concerns and I will be doing the same.You can always leave a message on my phone and I will call you back. Or send me an . I will let you know what’s going on by Friday notes, , or personal phone calls. Let’s stay in touch!
20 Check out the my website to find out the daily homework assignments and what the class has and will be doing.My classroom phone number is: Cell
21 Thank you ! All School Presentation at 6:10 – 6:40 in the gym. Second Classroom Presentation starts at 6:45 – 7:20