Curriculum Reading: Informational, Nonfiction, Foundational Skills Writing: Informative/Explanatory, Opinion, Narrative Math: Numbers in Base 10, Whole Number Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Multiplication & Division, Fractions, Multistep Problem Solving, Geometry and Angles, Measurement Science: Water, Weather, Force & Motion, Light, Sound, Stars, Earth, Moon, Solar System, Adaptations & Ecosystems Social Studies: U.S. History to 1860 Maps & Globes, Native Cultures, Early Explorers & Colonization, American Revolution, New Nation, Westward Expansion
Report Cards and Grading This school year students will receive numerical grades averaged at the end of each quarter. -Progress reports are issued every 4.5 weeks. -Monitor progress using an on line grading system called Synergy. -Check your student’s progress frequently. Graded work will also come home in Tuesday Folders. Any scores with 69% or below can be re-worked and turned in for grading for the first half of the school year. Grading System: A= 100-90 B= 89-80 C= 79-74 D= 73-70 F= 69 and below
Testing 4 th grade curriculum can be accessed via Cobb County Website Standardized Testing will take place in the Spring (Georgia Milestones) DRAs are used for Reading Level
Homework Please read and sign the agenda nightly! Your child should be reading 30 minutes each night! Nightly spelling and a math review are nightly homework assignments. Reading Logs are due each Friday morning. Students are responsible for writing down their homework each day and returning completed homework the next day.
PBIS How does it work? Students are taught desired behaviors through modeling and acknowledging the expected behavior when and where it happens using positive reinforcement. Students will be acknowledged with PBIS cards which can later be redeemed for monthly prizes purchased at the PBIS store, class coupons from teachers, or can be saved for larger prizes. Students can earn a certain amount of tickets each month to participate in a grade level celebration of positive behaviors. Any staff member can acknowledge any student for being a respectful, responsible, role-model.
Classroom Conduct Our class follows protocol that matches PBIS. We are encouraging students to be respectful, responsible, role models. Students have created classroom rules, and these rules are posted in the classroom. To reinforce those rules we will be acknowledging students by giving them tickets that they may exchange for class rewards. Parents will be notified of student misbehavior when necessary. We may notify parents through the agenda, email, or phone calls. Student reflections or Infractions may also come home in the student agendas. Please check the agenda nightly.
Important School Information -Transportation Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time and they know how they are going home. All transportation changes must be made in writing to the front office. Please do not email your child’s teacher. -Check-Out Per office guidelines we ask that you do not check your child out after 1:30 unless there is an emergency.
Important School Information -Lunch Parents are only allowed to eat lunch outside at the lunch tables with their own child unless they have express written permission from the other child’s parents. -Cell Phone Policy It is Cobb County Schools Policy that cell phones must remain off during the school day. School staff members cannot be responsible for student’s cell phones.
Important School Information -Absences and Tardies Please send a note the day following an absence stating the reason for the absence. You may also send a note for a tardy. Students may enter the building at 7:15. No supervision will be provided before this time. Staff is not required to arrive prior to 7:15. The school day begins at 7:50. If you arrive after this time please sign your child in to the front office. Our school day ends at 2:10.
What can you do to help? View and Sign agenda daily Discuss your child’s day Review homework Review Assignments that are in the Tuesday Folder Check Synergy for Grades Contact teacher for Questions & Concerns Encourage Reading and talk about books
Online Math Textbook Website: http://connected.mcgraw- hill.com/connected/login.do CCSD(Student ID cobbmath1
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