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Welcome to Fourth Grade Parent Orientation September 2014 Ms. Bianka Crespo 4-303 Ms. Catherine Linehan 4-301 Ms. Catherine Linehan 4-301 Ms. Jessica Mitchell.

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1 Welcome to Fourth Grade Parent Orientation September 2014 Ms. Bianka Crespo Ms. Catherine Linehan Ms. Catherine Linehan Ms. Jessica Mitchell 4-305

2 Purpose of the Orientation A general introduction to your child’s classroom, and an overview of a typical day

3 Arrival Students are expected to be seated in the auditorium when our day begins at 8:20AM with a book to read, therefore, they should be in the auditorium by 8:15AM

4 A Typical Day Morning Routines Attendance Pledge of Allegiance Collect parent notes/Lunch Money Literacy/Math Block

5 Literacy ReadyGen (Pearson) designed specifically to meet Common Core Standards (http://www.enagageny.org)http://www.enagageny.org Spelling Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Writing Junior Great Books Scholastic Storyworks New York State ELA Assessment April 14-16, 2015 Portfolios

6 Shared Texts The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery The Boy Who Drew Birds ~ The Story of John James Audubon by Jacqueline Davies Skeletons – Inside & Out by Claire Daniels Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Birchbark House by Louise Edrich Using Money by Gail Fay Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

7 Units of Study – ELA Narrative Non-Fiction Informational Narrative Compare/Contrast Poetry

8 Mathematics Go Math! (Houghton Mifflin ) (http://www.engageny.org) Operations and Algebraic Thinking- Multiplication & Division Number and Operations in Base Ten Number and Operations – Fractions Measurement and Data Geometry New York State Math Assessment April , 2015

9 Social Studies Houghton Mifflin Harcourt New York City Edition New York History and Government eStudent Book username:NYCgrade4 password:NYC Influence of the Native Americans on the development of New York Cultures interacting Immigration and its’ effect on the development of New York

10 Science ~ Ms. Estrada Grade will be an average of the following items: Check lists Classwork Science Notebook Exit Passes Quizzes Tests

11 Science Notebook Benefits Documentation – develops organizational skills Reference Document – helps students review forgotten facts Cognitive Engagement – writing helps students clarify what they know

12 Components of the Science Notebook Table of Contents Page Numbering Date & Teaching Point Class Notes Vocabulary Index Graphs, tables and charts

13 Contact Ms. Estrada Leave a message at –

14 Special Areas Library – Ms. Neidish Music – Mr. Jennings Physical Education – Mr. Diaz Please make sure sneakers and proper clothing are worn on these days Science – Ms. Estrada

15 Other Areas Lunch 11:35 – 12:25 (dress appropriately for weather ) Art ~ Ms. Kleiner (Tuesdays) Independent Reading Handwriting Supplies Blue Emergency Cards Letters – Medication Birthdays

16 Grading Policy ~ Math Chapter Assessments Performance Tasks Quizzes Classwork/Participation & Discussion Homework

17 Grading Policy – Reading Formal Assessments – iReady/Fountas & Pinnell Formal Assessments – Performance Task Classwork Participation/Discussion Homework

18 Grading Policy -Writing Published Writing Pieces Performance Tasks Writing on Demand Classwork Language/Grammar Homework

19 Homework is assigned nightly and should be checked and signed by a parent Tests are sent home to be signed and returned to school

20 Communication Parent Bulletins are sent home to keep families updated on school events ~ please check your child’s backpack Engrade – Login & password information will be sent home School Website ~

21 Contact Bianka Crespo Catherine Linehan Jessica Mitchell

22 Class Trips/ Special Events New Victory Theater Trips Music Festival Science Fair Wax Museum/Writing Celebrations Fourth Grade Picnic Moving Up Ceremony

23 Dismissal Fourth Grade dismissal begins at 2:35 PM in the outdoor yard Please communicate any changes in your child’s normal dismissal routine in writing or contact the main office during the day

24 Student Expectations Students should not be dropped off before 7:30AM Breakfast begins at 7:45AM Lunch money will be collected in the classrooms and lunch forms must be completed and returned to school Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather! Inclement dismissal procedures are enacted when deemed necessary by the Administration Students should come to school well prepared for a successful and productive day!


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