2 General InformationBe on time- we start class at 8:45 so children will miss their studies if they are late.Before your child leaves home, they should know how they will return home. You MUST write a note if transportation is different.
3 General Information Dress Code Collared shirt or Lane shirt Navy Blue, White, Light Pink, BurgundyPants, skirts, Jumpers, and ShortsNavy or KhakiJeans on Friday- no frills or designsSkirts, jumpers, and shorts need to be at least to the knee.
5 Language ArtsAR GoalsStudents need 110 points to earn AR party and trophy at the end of the year.Students must read 6 AR books on grade level per grading period (TWO books must be chapter books)Students are required to earn 3 AR points per week.
6 Language Arts Homework Must read at home for 30 minutes every night Reading logOnly accepted on Friday.Parents must sign each entryReading, Spelling, and English homework count as a test gradeBook order forms will be coming home soon
7 Language Arts Guided Reading Daily assignment- must bring book and assignment to class EVERY day.Students are responsible for replacing lost books.Students will receive a grade for readers workshop. The rubric will be coming home soon.
8 Language Arts Spelling Words are given out every Friday. Spelling test is on Friday.
9 WritingStudents will be using the writing process in different genres.Supplies needed:A pronged folder
10 Writing Encourage your child to write often at home. Write in a journalWrite letters or notesWrite sCreate a listRead a variety of books
12 MathHomeworkStudents will have 100 homework points for each grading period. Every missed assignment will be a loss of 5 points.Homework can account for up to 10% of a subject grade.For every third missed assignment, a homework excuse note will go home for parent signature.Homework must be completed every night. This is a review of material covered that day and needs to be reinforced for complete understanding.
13 Math Review Topics New Topics Place Value, Rounding, Multiplication, Area, Perimeter, Expressions, and GraphingNew TopicsLong Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimals, Order of operations, Properties, 3-D Figures, and Coordinate System
14 Math Math 24 Online www.firstinmath.com Each student will have a username and password.Fourth graders can earn to attend parties throughout the year if grade level goal is reached.
15 MathStudents need ONE folder with pockets and prongs or spiral for math.All math related material will be in this one folder-Class notesClass workhomeworkEVERY day students need their math folder and book in class.
17 Social Studies and Science Supplies :-1 composition notebook for Science labsNeed 2 folders (with prongs)All Science and Social Studies related material will be in these folders:Class notesClass workhomeworkIf desired, 2 spiral notebooks
18 ScienceStudents will learn the Scientific Method for experiments and keep a science notebook to record the data from the experimentsStudents will learn about The Water Cycle, Weather, The Solar System, Ecosystems, Force & Motion, and Light & Sound.We will have labs at least once a week...
19 Science FairEach student will complete a science fair project in 4th grade. More information will be coming home as it becomes available.To find out more, check out the science fair information page just for parents on the Bibb County School District webpage. Look under the Teaching and Learning Department and click on “Science”.
20 Social StudiesStudents will learn about the Formation of the United States to the causes of the Civil War through units such as:Native AmericansEuropean ExplorationColonizationAmerican RevolutionForming a New NationWestward Expansion
21 How to Excel in Science and Social Studies Read the notes and handouts dailyCreate flashcards using index cardsComplete homework and projects assignedRead books about the current unitUse the internet to discover more information on the unit of studyParticipate in class
22 Homework in Science and Social Studies Students will have 100 homework points for each grading period. Every missed assignment will be a loss of 2 points.Homework can account for up to 10% of a subject grade.