3 Language ArtsReadingInstruction: Use of McMillan/McGraw-Hill Anthology TextbookEmphasis on Common Core Standards and Citing Text EvidenceKey Components Focused On:Vocabulary DevelopmentReading FluencyReading Comprehension Skills and StrategiesCentersBook ClubReading Log
4 The reading log is nightly homework! Please hold your child accountable for reading.
5 WritingThree GenresPersonal NarrativeInformational (Research Report)Opinion*Emphasis on the Writing Process6 Writing Traits: Ideas, Voice, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and ConventionsHomework will consist of blogging or creative writing responses
6 Mathematics Three Areas of Emphasis Grades Consist of: Common Core StandardsBasic FactsProblem Solving/ExplainingGrades Consist of:Quizzes (every Friday)Chapter TestsPerformance TasksMath Journal Notes (Cornell Notes)
7 More Math! Differentiation: Pre-testing before each unit Enrichment GroupsSmall Support Groups
8 Social Studies/Science Study SkillsStudy GuidesUsing + - ? symbols to studyNote-taking strategies (Cornell Notes)Non-Fiction Reading ComprehensionTime for KidsProjects and ResearchCiting Text Evidence
11 Report Card/Grading Letter Grades and Percentages A= Meets all and exceeds grade-level expectationsB= Meets and exceeds some grade-level expectationsC= Meets grade-level expectationsD= Approaching grade-level expectationsBehavior/Citizenship/EffortClassroom BehaviorHomework Consistency and ResponsibilityWork EthicCompassion/Respect for Others
12 Homework Expectations District Policy: minutes, 4 nights/weekDaily PlannerQuality WorkEmphasize Neatness and Detail (not rushing)Weekly Review (you are notified of your child’s missing or late work and behavior on Fridays)HOT (Homework on Time)- ThursdaysZero late or missing homeworkWhole 4th grade, free play or movie… otherwise, study hall
13 Parent Expectations Dealing with homework at home… Set structured homework timeSupport your childStudent responsibility, not yours!If homework lasts more than 1 hour, write me anKeep communication open!
14 Behavior Expectations Based on Student Responsibilities Consequences1 Verbal WarningBehavior LogBlue Ticket: After school detentionMissing Class Work/Homework: Study Hall on Thursdays during H.O.T.RewardsIndividual Points: Class DojoPositive and Negative PointsClass Points: PAT (Preferred Activity Time)Class Dojo Winners (5): Zero negative points for that week and the most positive points.
16 More About Class DojoYou will receive Friday s regarding your child’s behavior for Class Dojo.You will see the areas of their positive and negative points.You will also see these on the Friday Weekly Reviews.
17 Other Stuff… *Student Birthdays *Absences *Field Trips Mission San Juan CapistranoSan Elijo LagoonNorth Coast Repertory TheaterCenter for Healthy LifestylesGold Rush Day (May)End of year Beach Trip
18 Class Website/Wiki/Blog -Go to the Skyline Elementary Website-Go to “Staff Webpages”-Go to “Heather Perretta”**Friday Newsletter and Weekly Updates!MyThis is the BEST way to reach me!*Please check your s daily too!
20 Girls on the Run is So Much Fun! 10 weeks: September 23 – December 8Mondays/Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30pmWe inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.Sign up today online:
21 Thank You!Thank you for taking the time to come in tonight! We are off to a great new year in 4th grade!Please don’t forget to go to the back table to sign up for volunteering or take a “wave” from the door to donate to our class Wish List!