Presentation on theme: "Curriculum Night. Activities 4 th grade goes to Activity (PE, Dance, Music/ Band, Art and Drama) from 11:15-11:55am. The students will go to activity."— Presentation transcript:
Activities 4 th grade goes to Activity (PE, Dance, Music/ Band, Art and Drama) from 11:15-11:55am. The students will go to activity every day. The PE teacher is Coach Dwyer. The Dance teacher is Mrs. Teyf. The Music teacher is Mr. Green and the band teacher is Mr. McConnell. The Art teachers are Ms. Norman and Ms. McDowell. The Drama Teacher is Dr. Hayes. The Discovery teachers are Mr. Sewell, Ms. Card and Ms. Carroll. Feel free to visit our Specialist and Discovery teachers during Curriculum Night or following this presentation.
Lunch times for the classes: Ms. Wilbur’s homeroom, 12:16pm-12:46pm Ms. Saltman’s homeroom, 12:19pm-12:49pm Mr. Hughes’ homeroom, 12:22pm-12:52pm Ms. Weeks’ homeroom, 12:25pm-12:55pm
We teach according to the Georgia Performance Standards. Please see individual websites for a complete listing of the standards that your child will be taught. We teach for mastery of the standard(s) through performance, projects and products. Please see teacher websites for the syllabus of each subject.
Grading Weights for all subjects 40% - Class Participation and Classwork 30% - Tests and Quizzes 25% - Projects 5% - Homework
Homework Homework is to be a support of what has been taught in class. Please expect at least 15 minutes of homework from each subject Monday-Thursday.
Parent Portal Parent Portal will be available after September 7. Thanks for your patience!
Communication between School and Home Communication between parents and teacher(s) will be via the Student Agenda, teacher websites, 4 th Grade Newsletter, email, and the VIP. Please sign the Student Agenda Daily and sign and return the VIP on Fridays.
Differentiation in the Classroom Each classroom will utilize different delivery methods to make sure that all students learn the concepts for mastery.
Allergies Due to allergic issues concerning nuts, we ask that no products containing nuts be sent into our classrooms.
Please do not bring their forgotten items down to the modular. Leave them in the office for pick-up at lunch. You must have a Visitor’s Pass in order to be allowed into the modular at any time. Please schedule an appointment with the team if necessary. Safety First
Safety First, part two If you make a change to your child’s dismissal, please send in a handwritten note. No email changes can be accepted for safety reasons. In the case of an emergency or last minute change of dismissal, please call the front office (678-874-9002). They will relay the information to us. If it is a permanent change in dismissal, please stop by the office and fill out a new Change of Dismissal agreement.
ARRIVALS AND DISMISSALS Please understand that instruction time is very precious. Late arrivals and early dismissals are very disruptive. Please take every measure possible to ensure that your children receive a full day of instruction.
Supplies This is what we expect the students to bring each day to class: Agenda Spiral Notebook for that subject Homework Folder for that subject Composition Book (for Science, ELA and Social Studies) 1 inch Math Binder Pencils
Testing Dates CRCT window dates : April 21 st – May 3 rd (subject to change) These are the only standardized test dates that will affect 4 th grade.
Fieldtrips Fourth grade has a field trip scheduled in October to Stone Mountain. We have a trip scheduled to The Atlanta History Center. In November we will be walking to Dunwoody High School for a Fernbank presentation on Energy!
TIME MANAGEMENT Now that your child is in Upper Elementary, learning skills that will support them throughout their academic careers, we would ask that you emphasize the importance of school. Please make sure that your child has a quiet place to work with all of the necessary supplies. This will help them learn good study habits and be successful as life long learners.
Why Common Core? To ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. To ensure that students are receiving a high quality education consistently, from school to school and state to state. To provide a greater opportunity to share experiences and best practices within and across states that will improve our ability to best serve the needs of students.
Contact information: DENISE_T_SALTMAN@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us (this is the best way to contact me!) Also, visit my website: www.vanderlyn.com/fourth.html Click on my name, and it will direct you to my website.
The Discovery of America The Colonization of America Forming a new nation Challenge of a new nation Expansion of a new nation Our American government Being a responsible spender Geography Critical Thinking across the curriculum What does 4 th Grade Social Studies study?
Contact information: Terri_Weeks@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us (this is the best way to contact me!) Also, visit my website: www.vanderlyn.com/fourth.html Click on my name, and it will direct you to my website.
Grammar Writing Reading genres Reading comprehension skills Using graphic organizers Literature Circles Media Center What does 4 th grade ELA study?
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the best way to contact me!) Also, visit my website: www.vanderlyn.com/fourth.html Click on my name, and it will direct you to my website.
What does 4 th grade Math study? Real Life Applicable Math Skills Place Value Numeracy Fractions Multiplication with multiple digits Long Division Geometry Measurement Problem Solving Critical Thinking
Contact information: Richard_K_Hughes@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us (this is the best way to contact me!) Also, visit my website: www.vanderlyn.com/fourth.html Click on my name, and it will direct you to my website. Everything is on my website!
What does 4 th Grade Science study? Getting Ready For Science (terms, rules, safety) Learning about Matter Water Cycle/Clouds/Weather Ecosystems Stars and the Solar System Light and Sound Forces and Motion Getting ready for 5 th Grade
Thank you for being here tonight! We look forward to working with you throughout the year to help make your child a success! This Powerpoint will be posted to our websites.