Presentation on theme: "Hughes Elementary 2011-2012. Mrs. Cantrell - math and science Ms. Hill - language arts and social studies Mrs. Foster - math and science Mrs. Marshall."— Presentation transcript:
Mrs. Cantrell - math and science Ms. Hill - language arts and social studies Mrs. Foster - math and science Mrs. Marshall - language arts and social studies
Students begin arriving at 7:25 to classrooms. Fill out planners Sharpen pencils Take care of any morning business Read or do teacher provided activity, quietly 7:40 line up for specials
7:45 - 8:40Specials 8:40 - 9:30Science 9:30 - 10:50Math 10:50Switch classes 10:50-11:00 Morning Business 11:00-11:15 Shared/Interactive Reading 11:15-11:40Reader’s Workshop 11:45-12:15 Lunch 12:15-12:45Recess 12:50-1:15 Reader’s Workshop Cont. 1:15-2:05 Writer’s Workshop 2:05 - 2:35Tutorials 2:35 - 2:40Clean up and pack up 2:40Line up in the hallway 2:45School is out! Mrs. Marshall and Miss Hill’s Homeroom
7:45-8:40 Specials 8:45-8:55Morning Business 8:55-9:10 Shared/Interactive Reading 9:10-10:00 Reader’s Workshop 10:00-10:50 Writer’s Workshop 10:50Switch classes 10:50 - 11:45Science 11:45 - 12:15Lunch 12:15 - 12:45Recess 12:45 - 2:05Math 2:05 - 2:35Tutorials 2:35 - 2:40Clean up and pack up 2:40Line up in the hallway 2:45School is out! Mrs. Cantrell and Foster’s Homeroom
We have begun the year reviewing lab safety. We will be performing many labs to help your child’s understanding of the physical properties of matter!
We are working on multiplication and arrays. Your child will benefit greatly if they practice their multiplication each night at home! We have links for games on our websites to help learn multiplication.
*Students will be learning how to turn their “stories” into great compositions full of detail and captivation. 10-15 minute mini-lesson 30 minute independent writing time 5 minute sharing/closing *Spelling Words and Word Work will be handed out every Monday morning, and turned in every Friday morning. We will also have a Spelling test every Friday.
Reader’s workshop allows the students to use their strategies to become better independent readers and thinkers. 10-15 minute mini-lesson 40 minute independent read/work time 5-10 minute sharing/closing
In 4 th grade, we study Texas, Texas, and more Texas! We are starting off looking at the geography of our state and learning how to use geographic tools.
Students are asked to enter quietly and not to talk until they sit at their table. This helps the ladies hear what students are saying to them at the counter! The last ten minutes of lunch are silent to allow our social butterflies the opportunity to finish their lunch!
We have a 20 minute recess followed by a 10 minute restroom break. When it rains, we watch a video in the classroom. We will also be taking some virtual field trips during this time.
Math homework is sent home on some Mondays, for the week. It is checked each morning at the beginning of math class. Reading log - Students are expected to read 100 minutes a week, 20 minutes a night on Monday through Friday. *Homework grades will not be recorded in the gradebook
4 th grade operates on a classroom economic system. We pay for good behavior and following directions! At the end of each 6 weeks, we will have something similar to a store where we provide items for all the students to be able to purchase. We are always looking for donated items to help out!
Fines: $1 If planner is not signed each night by a parent Fines: $2 Talking at inappropriate times Not using time wisely/off task Not following directions or classroom rules Fines: $4 Missing homework or incomplete work Fines: $5 Inappropriate language Fines: $10 Disrespectful to teacher or another student Misbehaving in restroom or hallway Not turning in Thursday Folder, Report Card, or Progress Report the next day EARN $$$$ Payments: $1 Daily, for getting your planner signed Payments: $2 Demonstrating good behavior, setting a good example Payments: $5 Getting planner signed by parent and teachers for entire school week Payments: $10 Turning Thursday folder in on Friday Turning in Report card on next day Turning in Progress Report on next day Payments: $20 Perfect Attendance for the six weeks
We update our websites with needed information and homework. Thursday folders go home weekly. Email is the quickest way to get a response from us! Planners are checked daily. We will let you know if your child has not made wise choices.
We are in the process of researching field trip possibilities for this year.
We always need and enjoy parental help and support! A note was sent home by 4 th grade teachers outlining volunteering opportunities. If you would like to contact us directly, please email how and when you are available to assist your child’s teacher! Volunteer in our Classroom!
for taking the time to attend Open House! We look forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!