Presentation on theme: "Welcome 4 th Grade Parents/Guardians to Orientation Teachers: Ms. Barefoot, Ms. Douglas, Ms. Parker, Ms. Stafford, and Ms. Wall."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome 4 th Grade Parents/Guardians to Orientation Teachers: Ms. Barefoot, Ms. Douglas, Ms. Parker, Ms. Stafford, and Ms. Wall
STAR Behavior STAR RULES S=Stay in your assigned area T=Talk quietly when given permission A=Always listen to and follow directions R=Respect yourself and others Green-great day Yellow- think and improve tomorrow Red- bad day
Schedule: 8:15-9:15 Morning Work, AIR (Acceleration, Intervention, & Remediation) 9:15-10:50 Math 10:50-11:50 Enhancements 11:50-12:05 M.I.R.P. 12:05-12:35 Lunch (staggered times for classes) 12:35-1:05 Recess 1:10-2:45 Reading Foundations, Literature, Language, Writing, Small Groups 2:45-3:40 Reading Informational, Language, Writing 3:40-Pack up, Dismissal
Attendance is a must! No more than 4 per quarter. Send a note the day after your child is absent with the reason. If you know in advance that your family is taking an educational trip, seek prior approval forms from the office.
Enhancements This year students will attend a different enhancement class daily. Enhancements are: Learning Lab, STEM, Art, Technology, PE, Music, Media Center
Please send your child’s school supplies as soon as possible! *Check and sign your child’s agenda each night to review behavior and homework. Check your child’s homework every night. Check and sign your child’s weekly folder every Tuesday. Please return all work! Reminders to Parents:
Grading Policy All assignments will be weighted equally. There will be at least 8 grades given for reading, math, and spelling. There will be at least 7 grades given for science and social studies.
Field Trips (Pending approval from administration) Mordecai House and Downtown Raleigh tour (Spring) N.C. State Education Day (Fall) Benson Middle School Orientation (End of School Year)
4 th Grade Curriculum Science: Animal and Plant Adaptations, Behavior, Changing Habitats Properties of Matter Electricity Rocks and Minerals Foods Energy Healthy Bodies Fossils Earth History, Landforms Magnets Energy Moon and Moon Phases Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Properties of Light
4 th Grade Curriculum Social Studies: N.C. Regions, Settlements, and Immigration History of Cultures and History of NC Indians State Symbols Natural Resources Famous North Carolinians Civics and Government Geography Environmental Literacy Technology and Transportation History Economics and Financial Literacy
Homework: Reading and Math homework will be assigned on most nights (Mon.-Thurs.) Math HW will usually consist of a workbook page(s) or a worksheet. Reading HW will usually consist of an EOG style passage with questions for each night. Reading Log - students document in their agenda 15 minutes nightly Spelling HW will only be assigned if your child failed his/her spelling test the week before. Also, at teacher’s discretion.
Math Incentives We will have quarterly math focuses first semester that will include a friendly competition and incentives to work towards. 1 st Quarter- Multiplication tables Mastery- Reward: Ice Cream Party 2 nd Quarter- Division tables Mastery- Reward TBA
4 th Grade Curriculum Reading/Language Arts: Fluency Comprehension Skills Writing Spelling Literature Informational Text Grammar
Reading Incentives Research shows, the best way to improve your reading is to read more. 1 st Semester- Sept, Oct., Nov., Dec. logs completed and signed showing student read everyday for 15 minutes - Reward pizza 2 nd Semester- Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May logs completed and signed showing student read everyday for 15 minutes - Reward BES Reader t-shirt
Parties If you want to celebrate your child’s birthday, please arrange to come during our lunch time! Please give the teacher a heads-up before that day, if possible!
Thank you for coming! It’s going to be a great year of learning!