Presentation on theme: "Welcome! Donna Rosenbaum Fourth Grade 2014-2015. All About Me! Received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the City University of New York-Lehman."— Presentation transcript:
All About Me! Received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the City University of New York-Lehman College (formerly Hunter College in the Bronx) Eighteen years teaching in Hillsdale Previously taught in the Bronx, Michigan, and Rye Town, New York Hillsdale resident for 33 years
Reading/Language Arts We use a literacy-based anthology, published by Scott Foresman. There are five stories per theme, and we read about one story per week. Each story incorporates story elements, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar skills. Reading groups: small groups which focus on practicing and improving comprehension, fluency, and other reading skills.
Writing Students will participate in Writer’s Workshop, and I conference with each student to discuss his/her work. Different types of writing: Personal Narrative, Realistic Fiction, Personal Essay, Persuasive, Informational, Test prep, and Poetry. Children will be often be required to write on a nightly basis. Length of assignment will vary throughout the year.
Math Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Operations and Algebraic Thinking Numbers and Operations - Fractions Measurement and Data Geometry
Assessments Weekly Spelling and Reading Quizzes Grammar Quizzes Unit Reading Tests Math Quizzes and Chapter Tests Social Studies Tests Science Tests Projects Informal Assessments
Science Selected Topics of Study Include: Scientific Method Plants and Animals Solar System Matter Weather Simple Machines
Social Studies Current Events Geography, People, and the Environment History, Culture, and Perspective Civics, Government, and Human Rights Economics All About New Jersey
Homework Please check your child’s Planner and Take Home Folder each night. It is important for homework to be completed, as it is an extension and/or review of the skills worked on in class. If your child missed an assignment, a note will be sent home. Incomplete classwork is sometimes assigned for homework or during the lunch hour.
Homework continued Friday Folder: Every Friday, I send home the Friday Folder, containing reviewed classwork, tests, quizzes, and other work returned by any of your child’s teachers. Please sign the folder, and your child must return the signed folder on Monday.
Administrative Notes Absences: I will send home work each night and it is your child’s responsibility to make up the work in a timely fashion. Please remember to call Mrs. Bauerle in the morning when your child is absent. If your child plays an instrument or misses class, he/she must make up any missed work for homework. If there is any change (no bus, no after school program, going home with a friend, etc.) Please notify me immediately.
Administrative Notes Snacks: Our classroom is nut and peanut free. Each day our snacks will be checked to ensure the health and safety for all. Birthdays: You may send in a treat for your child’s special day which must be approved by Mrs. Bauerele. Children with summer birthdays can celebrate in June. Parent Teacher Conferences and Class Parents: If you would like to become a class parent, please sign up on form. Conferences: November 3 rd. 4 th, and 5 th Times are posted on the back table. Please sign up before you leave.
We are a TEAM! We all want to maximize learning for your child. Let’s keep the lines of communication open between us. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have about your child in school (note, phone call- ext. 6016, or e-mail). firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com I will be happy to meet with you as needed.
Thank You For Coming! *Remember to sign up for conferences