2 Start Time Our doors open at 7:20 each morning. Students may eat breakfast or report directly to classrooms.Instruction begins promptly at 7:45.
3 Class Web PagesPlease check out our class web pages for updates and important information.Select Peterson ElementarySelect Staff pagesClick on teacher’s name or team
4 Tuesday FoldersFolders will be coming home everyday with homework, notes, and graded work.Tuesday folders will go home each Tuesday with graded work and important notes from the school.Please take out graded papers each week.Please make sure these are coming back each day.
5 Report CardsProgress reports and report cards will be electronic this year unless other arrangements have been made.Please make sure to update your address and other information with the district.
6 Home Access Center Online Grade book You are able to check your child’s grades 24/7Set up username and password then you can receive s and alerts
7 Behavior Expectations We follow the Personal Behavior and Study Skills expectations stated on the report cards each six weeks.
8 HomeworkMath is done nightly. Make sure it is done the night before so we can go over it the next day.Spelling and Vocabulary needs to be studied all week. Tests will be on Friday.Students are encouraged to read minutes each night.
10 Language ArtsReadingWritingSpelling/GrammarSocial Studies
11 Reading Instruction Instruction is individualized per student need authentic readersclass book clubsworkshop model (opening, work period, closing)30-40 minutes daily of independent reading time to build staminaInstruction is individualized per student needQRI5large group, small group, one-on-one instructionWe will goal set according to Reading Strategies:ComprehensionAccuracyFluencyExtending Vocabulary
12 Writing Instruction Instruction is individualized per student need: authentic writers that can express themselves clearlyworkshop model (opening, work period, closing)30 minutes daily of independent writing time to build staminaMultiple Writing Genre StudiesInstruction is individualized per student need:Writing DiagnosticWe will doing writing benchmarks throughout the year.large group, small group, one-on-one instructionWe will goal set according to Writing Strategies:IdeasOrganizationWord Choice/VoiceConventions
13 Spelling/Vocabulary Words given on Friday – test following Friday per six week period, all spelling/vocabulary assessments equal 1 formative gradevery little, if any time allotted in class for study
14 Integrated Social Studies 4th Grade Big Idea integrated into Reading Workshop via literature/textbook:Texas HistoryMap Skills Work
16 Math Math Investigations: Workshop model (opening, work period, closing)explore problems in depthfind more than one way of solving many of the problems they encounterreason mathematically and develop problem-solving strategiesexplain their mathematical thinking and reasoningrepresent their thinking using models, diagrams, and graphs.prove their ideas to othersdevelop fluency - efficiency, accuracy, and flexibility - with mathematics.develop proficiency with arithmeticwork in a variety of groupings - whole class, individually, in pairs, and in small groups
17 Math First 30 days/Problem Solving- In the first 30 days of the school year we will be following the NISD Math curriculum. The purpose of First 30 Days is to build and establish Math expectations for problem solving and collaboration.The purpose of this is to deepen student understanding and engagement in mathematical understanding.Students are expected to explain their thinking verbally and in writing.
18 ScienceScience Inquiry-The Inquiry Learning model takes advantage of students’ natural curiosity.It requires well-developed questioning skills.It helps students to develop strategies and processes for collecting and evaluating information.Students are given topics and then allowed to explore.2nd annual science “Night of no Limits” scheduled in the Spring
19 STAAR Dates 2014 3rd Grade Reading April 23rd Math April 22nd 4th GradeWriting April 1st and 2nd5th GradeReading April 2ndMath April 1stScience April 23rd
20 Volunteer Information Meeting The volunteer information meeting will be held in the library from 7:15-7:30. All those interested in volunteering this year are encouraged to attend!-bulletin boards-support in classrooms-special projects-gathering/organizing suppliesThank you for coming!