Presentation on theme: "Welcome to 4 th Grade! Topics to be discussedTopics for Curriculum Night Social growth and development in 4 th grade Shifts in academic expectations for."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to 4 th Grade! Topics to be discussedTopics for Curriculum Night Social growth and development in 4 th grade Shifts in academic expectations for fourth grade students Purposes for homework Curriculum outlines Individual teacher routines Standardized testing Looking at grade level work
Our Theme: Perseverance Fourth graders are problem solvers ! As upper elementary students, 4 th graders have a set of academic and social skills that lend themselves to complex problem solving This year we will work towards perseverance in…. Navigating relationships Solving high level multi step math problems Depth in thinking across subject areas Interpreting texts
Rising Expectations in Fourth Grade Learning Routines Quickly and Learning Independence Taking responsibility for listening to directions and following through Managing a new homework agenda Keeping your materials organized and well maintained Working effectively in a group
Homework In fourth grade, homework has several purposes. Practicing a skill or strategy learned at school Math assignments, independent reading, reading response and writing work are examples of this type of assignment Previewing or preparing information and assignments for instruction the next day Reading informational articles and stories, note taking, and homework from the writing workshop are of examples of this type of assignment Communicating with parents about what work is being done at school, and how your child understands this work Looking at your child’s assignments, and noticing how prepared he or she is to complete assignments, is a great way to informally assess how well your child is doing in school. Developing strong work and organization habits This is especially relevant in fourth grade as students prepare for an increased workload in middle school and learn to balance assignments, projects, and afterschool activities. In fourth grade, we will learn to plan and complete project work in social studies.