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4 th Grade Parent Orientation Spring 2012 Welcome to Elkins Park School!

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1 4 th Grade Parent Orientation Spring 2012 Welcome to Elkins Park School!

2 4 th Graders Visited EP Friday, April 27 th

3 Introductions

4 Academics Reading/Language Arts Reading/Language Arts –Houghton Mifflin’s Storytown series– Same as K-4 –Balanced Literacy Guided Reading Groups Writer’s Workshop

5 Academics Math Math –Everyday Math Curriculum – same as K-4 –Double Accelerated (5.2), Accelerated (5.1) and Grade Level (5) –Accelerated Math courses are a full year or two advanced

6 Academics Science Science –FOSS Kit hands-on lab activities –Study of Life, Earth & Physical Sciences Social Studies Social Studies History Alive! History Alive! US History – Colonies, Revolution, Constitution, Civil War, Westward Expansion

7 Specials Classes Music Physical Education Art World Language Health World Cultures through Technology

8 Student Schedule Overview School Day – 8:15am – 3:12pm School Day – 8:15am – 3:12pm Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Core Extension, Specials Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Core Extension, Specials Lunch with Recess Lunch with Recess

9 How is Elkins Park organized? Teams Teams –Smaller communities within larger school –5 th Grade – A, B, C – 4 homerooms, D – 2 homerooms

10 Teams at EP 5 th Grade Teams A TeamB TeamC TeamD Team

11 Homeroom Placement Homerooms include students from at least 3 of the 4 elementary schools Homeroom population is heterogeneous – including a mix of academic abilities, gender, races

12 Communication Tools at EP DAB (Daily Assignment Book) Homework Folder Friday Folder PowerSchool – online grade book Electronic Report Cards & Interim Reports Listserve – daily announcements Listserve – daily announcements

13 Opportunities for All –Instrumental Music –DARE Program –Problem Solving –Reading Olympics –Assemblies –Field Trips –After School Program –Mile Club –After School Sports –Franklin Institute Sleepover –Monthly Lottery Drawings –Lunchtime Tournaments –Talent Show –Willow Grove Day Camp Picnic –Swap Meet

14 OUTSTANDING TEACHERS!! What’s the same as elementary school? Three marking periods of 12 weeks each Three marking periods of 12 weeks each Art, Music and Physical Education are grouped with homeroom Art, Music and Physical Education are grouped with homeroom School-wide assemblies School-wide assemblies Recess at lunchtime Recess at lunchtime Mentoring program Mentoring program Hands-on learning opportunities Hands-on learning opportunities Fall Parent Conferences Fall Parent Conferences Same core subjects Same core subjects Friday Folder communication system Friday Folder communication system

15 YOU WILL RECEIVE… Student Math Placement Information End of 4 th Grade in Report Card Mailing Team & Homeroom Assignments AUGUST MAILING

16 Summer Gatherings EP Family Picnic Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 5:00pm EP Town Hall Meetings Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00pm Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6:00pm

17 Any Questions? Carol Nejman Christine Zubairu Tour of Elkins Park School!


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