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Mrs. Belby’s Fourth Grade Welcome!. Welcome to Fourth Grade!  Be sure to sign in and take a copy of each handout  Please consider helping with room.

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1 Mrs. Belby’s Fourth Grade Welcome!

2 Welcome to Fourth Grade!  Be sure to sign in and take a copy of each handout  Please consider helping with room events this year

3 Handouts  Math  Glossary  Strategies  Spelling Letter  Classroom Letter

4 All About Me  My background  I grew up in Sterling, IL  I attended Augustana College (BA) and Western Illinois University(MA)  My family  Husband Erik  Three sons – Ethan, Carter, and Jack  My hobbies  Reading  Traveling  Spending time with family/friends

5 My Goals  To help all students grow academically and socially this year  To provide a strong link between home and school  To support students as they transition to having greater responsibility for their learning  To help the class work together as a team that supports everyone in our Pleasant View community

6 Morning Routine  Students are asked to come to the room after 8:15 and take care of the “Morning To Do List”  Recess until 8:30  School starts at 8:35 A.M. (If you arrive at school after that, please check in at the school office before coming to class)

7 Classroom Community  Our class has pledged to work cooperatively in groups  Display traits of character  Respect  Each other  Self  Property  Environment  Children  Teachers

8 Reading  Fiction and non-fiction  Trophies series  Focus on comprehension strategies and responding to text  Whole and small groups

9 Spelling  Individual list  Focus on spelling patterns  Routines  Monday – pretest, list come home  Tuesday – review pattern, practice sentence skill, checklist come home  Wednesday & Thursday – practice words  Friday – posttest  WINK words  Begin week of August 25

10 Writing  Integrated throughout subject areas  6 Traits  DLRM packets  Spelling sentences  District writing topics

11 Math  Everyday Mathematics  Unit letter  Basic Facts – 95%  Addition, subtraction, & multiplication – 5 minutes  Division – 6 minutes

12 Science Mr. Erickson - day 1 & 4 Physical science - hands-on lab based curriculum  Electricity  Magnetism  States of matter  Simple machines  Chemical reactions

13 Social Studies  New edition of History Alive  Focus on regions of United States  Learn states and capitals  Landforms, resources, economy, map skills  Junior Achievement – BizTown in spring

14 Technology  Type to Learn Keyboarding Program  Research  Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

15 Specials  Art teacher – Miss Kirsch - day 3  Gym teacher – Mrs. Skyles - day 2 & 5  Music teacher - Miss Freund - day 1 & 3  Library - Mrs. Anderson – day 4  Science teacher - Mr. Erickson - day 1 & 4  Counselor – Mr. Cavanagh  ELP – Mrs. Kunau

16 Homework  District requirement of 20 minutes of reading daily (update log; collected each month)  Math study link  Spelling sentences – due Friday  Review basic facts and region map information

17 Field Trips  Symphony Day - Spring  Biz Town – May  Interview Fair  Visit with other school  Day Trip to Biz Town

18 Misc. Information  Orchestra  Notes for office  Book Orders  MAP testing

19 Communication  Pleasant View Teacher Links Fourth Grade Mrs. Belby  Newsletter  ENews  Assignment Notebook 

20 Thank you for coming!  Repeat presentation at 7:30  Tour classroom  Visit special teachers

21 Let’s Have a Great Year!


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