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Welcome to Curriculum Night 2015-2016 4 th grade
Dyad Model for Instruction Mr. Robinson Language Arts reading, writing, comprehension, vocabulary Social Studies Standards and content based, critical thinking skills Mrs. Jonovich Math Science
Backwards Design Approach Lesson plans will be designed with the end goal as our starting point Assessments will attempt to measure depth of knowledge rather than ability to memorize “I can …” statements will be developed to target goals and learning objectives for students Our goal is to have students be able to teach us, We learn 10% of what we read, … 50% of what we see and hear, …90% of what we teach others.
Language Arts/Social Studies The integration of both subjects will create a majority of the focus topics, themes, and class lessons throughout the year. Informational and non-fiction text will be heavily used to identify and create: Purpose Comprehension Connections and Applications Text to text Text to self
Literature in the class Throughout the year we will read novels as a class and in groups. Novels will be grade level appropriate and have literacy importance They will be used to identify and discuss elements of writing develop comprehension skills develop thinking strategies develop communication skills
Content Based Reading Informational and non-fiction text will be heavily used to identify and create: Purpose “ Why are we learning this”? Comprehension “What does it all mean”? Connections and Applications- “How is this relevant to my life?” Text to text Text to self Text to world
A.R. AR will not be used as a grade, however we do have rewards for those that meet their quarterly goals, through the library. Parents can track their children’s AR progress through the Home Connect website. Home Connect can be accessed through the district’s website.
Social Studies Social studies will be content based Informational and nonfiction text Themes will include: US Government Arizona Maps Early civilizations Economics Expansion of the U.S. WWII
Writing Notebook Students will keep a writing notebook to be used throughout the year. The notebook will remain at school and be used as a grade: Comprehension of lessons, from their entries Use of vocabulary Understanding of academic language Organization and accountability to keep up to date
Homework All homework will be directly related and support the work done in class. Homework will serve a purpose, not generate busy work. Homework will typically be an opportunity to create connections to our learning. At the end of each quarter the students will create a project that will incorporate all the goals and objectives covered throughout the quarter. Student will have at least two weeks to complete these projects, We hope that significant time, effort, and work will be put into these projects to show comprehension and mastery of skills.
4 th Grade Declaration of Expectations Reflection Papers Agendas are to be signed each night. It also a place for communication. Write us notes if needed! Classroom Climate
In grade four, your child will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve word problems, including problems involving measurement of volume, mass, and time. Students will continue to build their understanding of fractions—creating equal fractions, comparing the size of fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and multiplying fractions by whole numbers. They will also start to understand the relationship between fractions and decimals. Math with Mrs. Jonovich
Math with Mrs. Jonovich: Curriculum Quarter 1 –Numbers in Base 10 Place value, multi-digit addition/subtraction Multiples, factors, prime vs. composite Multiplication/division strategies for multi-digit numbers Quarter 2 - Fractions Composing, decomposing, adding, subtracting, multiplying, equivalent fractions… Quarter 3 Decimals & fractions Measurement & conversions Quarter 4 Angles/Shapes
Mrs. Jonovich’s Math Musts Students MUST show work or prove their answers. Students MUST be able to explain their thinking. Students MUST be able to apply the math skills we’re learning in class to real life problems. Students MUST memorize their basic facts for addition/subtraction & multiplication/division. Students MUST do their work in pencil.
Math & Science Homework Homework = Practice (It is not graded) Allows students to practice the skills we are working on without the fear of being penalized if something is wrong. Homework is always written in the agenda to avoid confusion with other papers that were gone over in class. Enables students to become more comfortable with targeted skills as they work independently. Gives students an opportunity to realize when they need more help. We will usually go over homework the next day as a warm up to the new lesson and to clarify before we move on.
Math & Science Homework May be assigned nightly Monday-Thursday, depending on where we are in a lesson/unit. Is always posted on the board in my classroom Should be written in students’ agendas (I provide time for this in class.)