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1 On Your Child’s Desk! The Nutshell- example of the writing process: rehearsal (prewrite), flash drafts (rough copies), editing/revising, and publishing. Plus: A copy of tonight’s presentation and other paperwork

2 Active Votes (Eggs) When I was in Fourth Grade I….. A. Created PowerPoint Presentations B. Completed a web quest to gain knowledge on my own C. I used an Activote to show my knowledge. D. None of the above

3 About Me: Alica Ogren Born & raised in AK WSU Substitute teaching for 3 years in Renton and Lake Washington 16th year at Challenger Married and I have a lovely eighth grader ( Pine Lake Middle School) and a fifth grader at Challenger, plus a 2 year old.

4 About Me: Kathi McCabe Born and raised in WA WWU 12 th year teaching ISD Married (to my High school sweetheart) with two children: Riley is 13 and in eighth grade (at Beaver Lake Middle School) Ben is 10 and in fourth grade(also at Challenger), one dog and a cat round out the family!

5 Our Beliefs Positive learning environment Integrated curriculum Active learners RESPECTFUL RESOURCEFUL RESPONSIBLE SAFE 4 th grade is a BIG change

6 Goal of 4 th Grade Students Independence and Responsibility Assignment calendar Communication Cards Binder

7 Theme Curriculum Team Approach Geography Five Themes Map Skills Continents/Oceans Landforms

8 Theme Curriculum Team Approach Government Three Branches Three Levels History of our countries government

9 Theme Curriculum Team Approach Washington State History Explorers Imports/Exports Geography Forests WA mountains and volcanoes Boeing Company

10 Theme Curriculum Team Approach Pacific Rim Countries China/Japan Australia Peru Vietnam People, Land, and Culture

11 New Science Curriculum and Materials  Physical Science (States of Matter)  Earth and Space Science (Earth in Space and Formation of Earth Materials)  Life Science (Food Webs) Hands on experiments Science kits with materials Science Journals

12 Science Science to Go lessons thanks to the Challenger PTA Predator/Prey Study Washington Food Webs

13 Pending: Fieldtrips Washington State Capitol Building Supreme Court Building Still Pending?

14 Fieldtrips Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma Supports all areas of our Washington State studies

15 Common Core: MATH Using whole-number arithmetic to solve word problems, including problems with remainders and problems with measurements ■ Adding and subtracting whole numbers quickly and accurately (numbers up to 1 million) ■ Multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers in simple cases (e.g., multiplying 1,638 × 7 or 24 × 17, and dividing 6,966 by 6) ■ Understanding and applying equivalent fractions (e.g., recognizing that 1⁄4 is less than 3⁄8 because 2⁄8 is less than 3⁄8) ■ Adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions in simple cases (such as 2 3⁄4 − 1 1⁄4 or 3 × 5⁄8), and solving related word problems ■ Understanding simple decimals in terms of fractions (e.g., rewriting 0.62 as 62⁄100) ■ Measuring angles and finding unknown angles in a diagram

16 Everyday Math Student Reference book Student Journal Math homework packet: sent home on Friday and due the following Friday Fantastic flipchart lessons on Active board

17 Reading and Writing Describing the basic elements of stories — such as characters, events, and settings — by drawing on specific details in the text ■ Paying close attention to key features of informational books and articles: these include understanding the main and supporting ideas; being able to compare and contrast information; and explaining how the author uses facts, details, and evidence to support particular points ■ Comparing ideas, characters, events, and settings in stories and myths from different cultures ■ Writing summaries or opinions about topics supported with a set of well-organized facts, details, and examples ■ Independently conducting short research projects on different aspects of a topic using evidence from books and the Internet ■ Paraphrasing and responding to information presented in discussions, such as comparing and contrasting ideas and analyzing evidence that speakers use to support particular points ■ Reporting orally on a topic or telling a story with enough facts and details ■ Writing complete sentences with correct capitalization and spelling ■ Relating words that are common in reading to words with similar meanings (synonyms) and to their opposites (antonyms) Common Core: Literacy

18 Lucy Calkins: Writing Pathways (4 Units) Narrative, Information, Opinion- writing about fiction, Opinion- writing personnal and persuasive essays Types of writing: Paragraphs, summaries, reports, poetry, journals, and stories Word Study- Vocabulary and Root words Narrative and expository prompts Writing

19 Reading 30 minutes nightly reading. 4 th grade expectation includes: novels, informational, magazines, ect (variety is good) Balanced Literacy Program Eager Reader Book Reports Fountas and Pinnell Book Levels Making Meaning

20 Health About five topics covered this year Nutrition and the New Pyramid Making healthy choices Amazing guest speaker from Beechers Cheese Company, your child will be reading nutrition labels for life after this. Healthy snacks in class must be NUT free. Birthday treats should be healthy to support the Districts healthy eating campaign.

21 Specialist Times and Days Monday: (two times a month) Library 1:55 Tuesday: 1:55 PE and 2:25 Music Thursday: Computer Lab Friday: 1:55 PE and 2:25 Music

22 Assessment Report Cards (3): a 1,2,3,4 scale Mini Portfolios with theme studies Star/AR reading tests WASL/Stanford Assessment Report Cards: 1,2,3,4 scale Three report cards for the year Mini Portfolios with theme studies Student Portfolios Fountas and Pinnell Reading MSP moving to Smarter Balanced ( online)

23 Discipline Plan  Clear Expectations  Marbles in the jar for parties  McO Slips  sHAZAMS

24 Volunteers Part of the team Scheduled times Room Coordinator: Abby and Ben’s moms Eager Reader: Nicole and Megan’s moms Art Docent: Anyone interested? Scott’s mom Science Helper: Oscar’s dad Classroom Help: Calendars sent through email Check the dates and confirm or send us an email if you see a date that does not work.

25 Supplies Notebook paper in their binder Clorox wipes instead of baby wipes Flash drive for saving computer lab projects

26 Computers Lab once a week PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Publisher, and the Internet Students have typing homework each week Lap top cart used in classroom

27 Student Led Conference  December 3rd and 4 th (sign up is done on-line)  No school for students.  Students run the meeting so they must come to the conference.  Students share their strengths, challenges, and goals for fourth grade.

28 Note From Challenger’s Office All visitors must sign in at the office. Safety of the students in our priority. Even quick “Drop offs” need to be signed in. Please call the office when your child is out sick. Please remember to sign your child in if you come to school late. Please go to the PTA website to sign up! Please pay any class fees on-line.

29 Quick Tip New anonymous reporting tool for students 24/7 access from any computer with internet access: / / Students can report concerns anonymously and directly to an administrator Offers students a form of support Only for students


31 Open Communication Newsletter Daily Calendars Communication Card sent home every Friday Connect Website challenger/staff/ms_ogrens_site/default.aspx challenger/staff/ms_ogrens_site/default.aspx Phone 837-5163 8-8:30 & 3:00-3:30

32 THANK YOU FOR COMING! Before you leave tonight:  Find your child in the Self Portrait wall.  Write a special note for your child on the half sheet of paper.  Take home all papers on their desk.

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