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Welcome to Mrs. Parlier’s 4th Grade Classroom Smile! Attitude is Everything!
Teamwork & Collaboration (parent-teacher-child) Building character, self-esteem and responsibility Infusing learning with technology, discovery, and fun. Empowering students to problem solve and develop a life-long love for learning. Philosophy
Behavior - Character Always Students are expected to demonstrate the 6 pillars of character, make good choices, and accept responsibility for their actions. Rewards Bonus Bucks Paychecks Character Counts Tickets Wolf Buddies Extra recess –And more! Consequences Verbal Warning Name on board Check mark next to name – Think Sheet Call home/office Focus on the positive!
Reading Houghton Mifflin Anthology Houghton Mifflin onlineHoughton Mifflin online Weekly Themes & Skills tests Vocabulary, comprehension, skills taught in whole and flexible small groups Gretchen Courtney Reading Strategies –Independent Reading - Reading Logs –20 minutes per night/100 minutes per week –Starting next week logs will require students to practice specific skills. Predicting will be first. –Incentive programs »Book-It (Reading Logs) »Great America – 6 hour club over winter break »Ozzie’s Reading Club – February & March
Reading Students have their Lexile (reading) level in their assignment notebook.Students have their Lexile (reading) level in their assignment notebook. Use Lexile Website to search for appropriate books. www.lexile.comUse Lexile Website to search for appropriate books. www.lexile.comwww.lexile.com Use Scholastic websites “Teacher Book Wizard” to help find books too. “Book-a-Like” is a great tool. www.scholastic.comUse Scholastic websites “Teacher Book Wizard” to help find books too. “Book-a-Like” is a great tool. www.scholastic.comwww.scholastic.com
Spelling Patterns and pretests on Mondays 1 or 2 wrong studies the challenge list Homework due on Thursdays Tests every Friday Word Lists are posted on classroom website website
Math – New 3 rd Edition www.everydaymathonline.com Taped in your child’s assignment notebook is his/her user name and password to log into this site. Features include: Interactive Student Reference Book (to help complete Study Links) Online Math Games (for skills practice) Family Resources include step-by-step animations of concepts
Math Grade Math grades are made up of two components: Daily assessments called RSAs (Recognizing Student Achievement) End of the Unit Assessment –Written Test Part A only* *Part B includes newer concepts and is used to inform future instruction. Part C is problem-solving and practice for ISAT short and extended response problems.
Math Profiles of Progress At the end of each unit a Profile and the Unit Checking Progress test will be sent home. Only those skills covered in the unit will be highlighted with an A (adequate progress) or N (not adequate progress). N/A means the skill was not covered in that unit. The two percentages at the bottom - RSA Score & Unit Checking Progress- will be averaged for the unit math grade.
Science Processes of Investigation Solar System Rocks and Minerals Microworlds
Social Studies Maps and Globes Houghton Mifflin U.S. History Early Years Houghton Mifflin SS Online
Homework All assignments are expected to be written down, completed, and returned by their due dates. Late homework is noted on Weekly Report and Late Homework slips Homework On Time (H.O.T.) Club members are rewarded monthly and quarterly for 90%+ homework completion. Assignments are posted on classroom website. Check backpacks and assignment notebooks to encourage accountability.