All About Me My background I grew up in Highland I attended Purdue University. My experience I’ve been teaching for 6 years. I have also taught first, second, and third grades.
My Goals To give your child the academic and social skills you need to progress to fifth grade To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment To help your child make new friends and discover new interests
Class Subjects The subjects we cover during fourth grade are: Reading English Spelling Math Science Social Studies
Reading Each week there will be a story to read and a homework routine.
Reading Homework Monday-vocabulary sentences Later in the year your child will be responsible for writing the definitions Monday and the sentences Tuesday. Thursday night your child will bring the story home to read please read and review it with them.
English/Writing We will do several writing assignments this year Most of the work will be done in the classroom
Spelling Each week there we will have a new Spelling Unit Monday-The words will be introduced and they will have page from the book due Wednesday Tuesday- Worksheets will be given that are due Friday Wednesday-They must write the words 3 times each in cursive due Thursday Friday-Test
Math We will take weekly to bi- weekly timed tests over multiplication Please reiterate the importance of knowing these basic facts Our Math series has a website that you can access at any time. There is a link to their website on my school website.
Science I will provide a study guide a few days before each test. If your child completes the study guide, they will be able to participate in a review session that goes over the answers. It is very important that they do the study guides.
Social Studies~Indiana I will provide a study guide a few days before each test If your child completes the study guide, they will be able to participate in a review session that goes over the answers. It is very important that they do the study guides.
Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Behavior Key 0 ChecksGreat day! Earn 2 Bucks 1 CheckWarning. 2 Checks Lose 5 minutes of recess. Owe 1 Buck 3 Checks Lose entire recess. Owe 2 Bucks 4 ChecksContact Parent. Owe 3 Bucks 5 ChecksSend to Mr. Trezak. Owe 5 Bucks
Accelerated Reading Each quarter your child will take an online reading assessment This will determine their reading level I will use this information to set a goal for the quarter- I base this on them reading for 20 minutes per day They have to read books in their reading level and then quizzes on them This is how they achieve points and reach their goal I will keep track of it by using the Dive into Learning board on the back wall
Book Reports Each month I will assign a Book Report A rubric (grading sheet) will be sent home so you know the specific requirements Your child must choose a fiction book in their AR range They will be due at the end of the month NO LATE BOOK REPORTS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Book-It Starting in October your child will participate in Book-It They must read 4 chapter books in their AR range This will be a part of their reading grade and will be due at the end of the month NO LATE BOOK-ITS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Field Trips We have 2 fun field trips planned for this year~One per semester We will only be allowed a few chaperones each time. Please turn in the slip right away if you would like to be a chaperone.
Maternity Leave I am currently expecting I plan to work until my due date which is January 12 th. I will work with the substitute teacher to have as smooth of a transition as possible.
Technological Information School Town of Highland website School Town of Highland website RDS Parent Access My classroom website