Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Mrs. Feddersen’s 4 th Grade Class. Who is Mrs. Feddersen? 14th year teaching 8th year at Lowes Island 3rd year teaching 4th grade Graduated."— Presentation transcript:
Who is Mrs. Feddersen? 14th year teaching 8th year at Lowes Island 3rd year teaching 4th grade Graduated from University of Minnesota, Mankato Taught for 6 years in Iowa in first, second, and remedial reading
Volunteering Room parent/s Help with Friday spelling tests Writing Helper Box Tops Correct math facts tests Math facts drill helper
Homework All the Forms to Fill Out Student info for class directory Textbook Sheet Book Club form Official School Paperwork to come home first day of school Checks for Scholastic News and Virginia Studies Weekly (can do tonight)
Planners Filled out daily Assignments, test dates, parent information Expectation: –Brought home Monday-Thursday –Parent’s initials nightly after checking over work (please do NOT sign if not completed –- please correct with child, just let me know if your child needed extended help
Student Homework Longer than 3 rd grade Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday – reading comprehension sheet occasionally Math – at least once a week Chapter book reading – every night!
Grading and the 4th Grade Report Card 4= Self-directed, HIGH level of proficiency, EXCEEDS grade level expectations –Consistent –Able to extend ABOVE 4th Grade Standards
Grading and the 4th Grade Report Card 3= ACHIEVING,meets grade level objectives, learns what is presented, mastered all skills taught This is good!
Grading and the 4 th Grade Report Card 2= DEVELOPING, recalls and uses some skills with some consistency –Requires frequent teacher support and assistance, learns part of the objective taught
Grading and the 4th Grade Report Card 1= Needs Improvement, needs significant teacher support, performance shows lack of understanding
Report card 4 is exceeding expectations, 3 is meeting expectations, 2 is developing, and 1 is needs improvement Throughout the quarter, no letter grades will be given. Focus will be on the development of the child. A letter grade will be given on the report card, the same as last year.
Tests will show up on the parent portal as part 1 and 2 because they are worth twice of a regular assignment. Tests will not be sent home until all 4 th grade sections have completed
Science Content 1st quarter (available on website) Natural resources Solar System
Social Studies Content 1 st quarter Geography Virginia native Americans
Reading Balanced Approach –Shared (whole class) –Guided (Small groups based on individual reading level) –Independent ( this becomes much more important this year ) –Comprehension is demonstrated through complex writing
Reading continued… quarterly reading logs Fiction/nonfiction Making Connections Making predictions Drawing Inferences Determining the Importance author’s purpose and message Fix-Up Strategies
Writing Workshop During writing time students will go through the process of writing –Prewriting –Drafting –Revising –Editing –Final Copy/Publishing
Formal Testing TESTING –May SOLS (reading, math, and social studies)
Communication Tools Monday Memos –Posted on my website E-mail-Karen.Feddersen@lcps.org Phone Monday envelopes for messages and returningClass planners rather than loose notes (please do not Monday envelopes for messages and returning papers) papers)
Additional Information Nutritional Snacks: no candy, chips, Fruit Roll ups, cookies, etc. No food treats for birthdays First Day Folders (paperwork) Absences –Contact the office and send a written letter of explanation –Sickness (will send homework upon request) –Vacations- no assignments prior to the trip. All assignments that can be made up upon return will either be sent home or completed in class Vacations will NOT be considered for excused absences, even if notification is sent in prior to the vacation.
A Year Of Independence In 4th grade, we encourage the students to put their homework in their bags themselves, ask you to sign their planner, and say good bye at the front door after the 1 st week of school unless you need to carry in large items.
Please hold your child accountable by not “rescuing” by regularly bringing in forgotten items such as homework, recorders, and planners. It takes time out of your schedule and your child will still pull a ticket anyway. Together we can prepare them for 4th grade and work towards 5th grade!