Presentation on theme: "Welcome to 4th Grade Curriculum Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to 4th Grade Curriculum Night Mrs. BoweRoomMrs. BrotonMrs. Gazlay, and Ms. Nicolletti
2 My Philosophy I believe that all children can learn I believe that everyone has the right to learn and no one has the right to interfere with their learningI believe in high expectations for all children that they will become a community of learnersI believe that all children should be actively involved in their learningI believe that children need to know how to work independently as well as cooperativelyI believe that children, as well as adults, should treat others the way they want to be treated
3 Class Rules and Consequences Respect YourselfRespect OthersRespect the EnvironmentStudents will fill out a form explaining their behavior and what they will do to improve it. I will have a conversation with the student regarding their behavior.
4 Common CoreThis is the website to connect you with Parent and Family Resources of the Common Core. Please take home the Parent’s Backpack Guide to the Common Core handout this evening. You can also go to my website and on the homepage you will find links for parents as well.
5 Common Core in the Classroom ReadingLiterature - Variety of GenreInformational Text *** Responding to TextVocabulary Development and FluencyFoundational Skills *** ConventionsWhat does it look like?CAFÉ – Power Strategies for Successful ReadersMini-lessons * Small group focus lessons & conferringIndependent Reading
6 Lucy Calkins Units of Study WritingLucy Calkins Units of StudyText Types and Purposes:Opinion Pieces Supporting a Point of ViewInformational WritingNarrative WritingRespond to Text Writing
7 Speaking and Listening Comprehension and CollaborationPresentation of Knowledge and Ideas through technology, projects, research and presentationsLanguageConventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speakingKnowledge of Language – choose words and phrases to convey ideasVocabulary Acquisition & Use – MY WORD STUDY BOOK
8 MathPlace Value, Rounding, Addition and Subtraction Algorithms of Whole NumbersMultiplication and Division of Up to a 4-digit by a 1-digit Number Using Place ValueOrder and Operations with Unit Fractions and DecimalsUnit Conversions: Addition/Subtraction of Length, Weight, and CapacityAddition/Subtraction of Angle Measurements on Planar FiguresContinuing to Explore Multiplication
9 Science Plant Structure and Function Animal Structure and Function EcosystemsMeasuring MatterForces in MotionElectricity and MagnetismMeasuring WeatherMovements in the Solar System
10 Social Studies Native Americans of New York State Major Explorers of New York StateColonial and Revolutionary PeriodsRevolutionary War in New York StateThe New Nation - Foundations for a new governmentIndustrial Growth and ExpansionUrbanization: Economic, Political, and Social Impacts
11 HomeworkHomework will soon take on a new look at the fourth grade. I am in the process of preparing for each week, homework that is meaningful and supports the Common Core/21st Century Learner. Students will be given their homework packet for the week on Monday. It will be due on Friday, however they may turn it in when it is completed. It will be a combination of writing, math, science, or social studies. At-home Reading will always be due on Mondays. Visit my website to see what is happening in our classroom.
12 BirthdaysYou are welcome to join and bring in a birthday treat for the class and celebrate your child’s birthday with us in the cafeteria at the end of lunch. Please try to bring in peanut free treats. We have 24 students in our class.
13 PartiesThis year at 4th Grade the parties will be for students only. We will be having a Halloween, Christmas and Valentine party with activities and some treats. I will be asking parents to send in treats for Christmas and Valentine’s Day parties. I don’t ask any parents for money.Our end-of-the-year picnic will be for students and parents.
14 Orchestra, Band, Chorus… 4th Grade ActivitiesOrchestra, Band, Chorus…Students are responsible for the classwork they miss and complete it at home. It must be returned the following day.
15 Questions? My door is always open if you need me. Thank you for coming!