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1 Welcome to Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Mancills Fourth Grade Open House!

2 Our Schedule 8:10 – 8:45Morning work 8:10 – 8:45Morning work 8:45 – 9:35Writing 8:45 – 9:35Writing 9:35 – 10:20Specials 9:35 – 10:20Specials 10:20 – 11:50Reading 10:20 – 11:50Reading 11:50 – 12:25Lunch 11:50 – 12:25Lunch 12:25 – 12:55Physical Education/Recess 12:25 – 12:55Physical Education/Recess 12:55 – 2:00Math 12:55 – 2:00Math 2:00 – 2:45Science/Social Studies 2:00 – 2:45Science/Social Studies 2:50Dismissal 2:50Dismissal

3 Goals for this year! Develop written expression skills that allow them to communicate in both narrative and expository styles Develop written expression skills that allow them to communicate in both narrative and expository styles Master all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts and be able to use those facts accurately when doing computation and problem solving Master all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts and be able to use those facts accurately when doing computation and problem solving Learn to work cooperatively in groups and to sometimes take the leadership role Learn to work cooperatively in groups and to sometimes take the leadership role Learn to speak in front of their peers with confidence and style (Tropicana Speech) Learn to speak in front of their peers with confidence and style (Tropicana Speech)

4 Goals (contd) Learn self discipline through independent projects Learn self discipline through independent projects Learn to plan long-range projects and bring them to completion (Science Fair Project) Learn to plan long-range projects and bring them to completion (Science Fair Project) Learn to stay focused and bring written tasks to completion Learn to stay focused and bring written tasks to completion Learn basics of note-taking Learn basics of note-taking HAVE FUN! HAVE FUN!

5 Co-Teaching Approaches One teach, one drift One teach, one drift Parallel teaching Parallel teaching Station teaching Station teaching

6 Co-teaching Benefits Two heads are better than one! Two heads are better than one! Students have more opportunities to respond Students have more opportunities to respond More social opportunities More social opportunities More eyes on students = improved listening and participation More eyes on students = improved listening and participation Extra help available for all students Extra help available for all students

7 Discipline Discipline is vital to maintaining positive classroom management and ensuring your childs progress. Our discipline plan is as follows: Be prompt: on time Be prepared: materials and mind ready Be respectful of yourself and others Remain on task Expect to learn!

8 Behavior Consequences Consequence #1: student will miss 10 minutes of recess time Consequence #2: time out in another classroom Consequence #3: phone call home Consequence #4: sent to the office to speak with principal If a student chooses not to follow classroom rules they will be given a verbal warning. If the student does not adhere to this warning the following consequences will take place:

9 Agendas Will be used daily to record homework assignments and upcoming tests. Please check and sign daily. This is a good place for us to communicate. Any important information that is coming home will be sent in the agenda (Rock Star Binder) or in the Grade Folders on Thursdays.

10 Class Incentives Earn money for end of year auction Earn money for end of year auction Fun Friday Fun Friday Rock Star of the Week Rock Star of the Week Recess Recess Advanced Reader (AR Goals) Advanced Reader (AR Goals) Superintendents Award (Must read at least 25 books for the school year.) Superintendents Award (Must read at least 25 books for the school year.)

11 Grade Folders Sent home every Thursday Sent home every Thursday Includes: Includes: graded papers from previous week graded papers from previous week a progress report (Please sign and return.) a progress report (Please sign and return.) Keeping you informed of your childs current academic status is a priority!

12 Grading Scale 90-100 A 90-100 A 80-89 B 80-89 B 70-79 C 70-79 C 60-69 D 60-69 D 0-59 F 0-59 F

13 Class Absences Students who are absent are responsible to make up the work they have missed within two days of being back to school. Students will be given a form with the work they have missed. Students are still responsible to turn in spelling homework on Thursday as well as taking the test. Spelling words will be posted on my website all year for students to access. Students who are absent are responsible to make up the work they have missed within two days of being back to school. Students will be given a form with the work they have missed. Students are still responsible to turn in spelling homework on Thursday as well as taking the test. Spelling words will be posted on my website all year for students to access.

14 Homework Assignments Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights, and should take about 30-40 minutes each night. Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights, and should take about 30-40 minutes each night. Homework is due the following day it is assigned, unless stated otherwise in agendas. Homework is due the following day it is assigned, unless stated otherwise in agendas.

15 Handing in Homework Students are responsible for turning their homework in every morning to the corresponding subject homework tray. Students are responsible for turning their homework in every morning to the corresponding subject homework tray. Unless a student is absent, there will be consequences (loss of Fun Friday) for late or incomplete homework and students will still need to complete and hand in ASAP. Unless a student is absent, there will be consequences (loss of Fun Friday) for late or incomplete homework and students will still need to complete and hand in ASAP.

16 Weekly Assignments Spelling: Complete 3 choices off the spelling tic-tac-toe menu. Due no later than Thursday morning. Spelling: Complete 3 choices off the spelling tic-tac-toe menu. Due no later than Thursday morning. Wednesday: Read the weekly story and study vocabulary. Reading Comprehension Test on Thursday (unless a novel study is going on). Study and practice spelling words- spelling test on Thursday. Wednesday: Read the weekly story and study vocabulary. Reading Comprehension Test on Thursday (unless a novel study is going on). Study and practice spelling words- spelling test on Thursday.

17 Math Skills Skills Multiplication Multiplication Division Division Algebra Algebra Fractions Fractions Geometry Geometry Please review multiplication facts with your child. Please review multiplication facts with your child. There will be quizzes or tests weekly. There will be quizzes or tests weekly. Online Textbook: Online Textbook: http://bit.ly/Grade4SEonline http://bit.ly/Grade4SEonline

18 Reading We will be reading a new story every week. Some weeks will be set aside for novel studies. We will be reading a new story every week. Some weeks will be set aside for novel studies. The students will take a test on each story every Thursday as well as taking a spelling test. The students will take a test on each story every Thursday as well as taking a spelling test. The weekly reading test is broken down into two categories The weekly reading test is broken down into two categories Vocabulary (new words weekly), Vocabulary (new words weekly), Comprehension (Can use their books for this part) Comprehension (Can use their books for this part) Stations Stations Online Textbook: Online Textbook: : http://bit.ly/grade4rdgsehttp://bit.ly/grade4rdgse

19 Writing We will be doing a writing prompt every week. We will be doing a writing prompt every week. We will be working on writing both expository and narrative essays. (One of these will be on the FCAT Writing) We will be working on writing both expository and narrative essays. (One of these will be on the FCAT Writing) Your child will have 45 minutes to plan, write, and proofread their essay. (45 minutes for the test) Your child will have 45 minutes to plan, write, and proofread their essay. (45 minutes for the test) By working on these skills now your child will become more familiar with the test and the testing situation. By working on these skills now your child will become more familiar with the test and the testing situation.

20 Social Studies We will be taking a road trip through Florida and learning all about our states exciting history! We will be taking a road trip through Florida and learning all about our states exciting history! We will be learning all about Florida from its earliest settlers to how it is today. This will take them from the settling of Native American colonies in Florida, to the effect of the Civil War on Florida, to how Florida is populated and governed today. We will be learning all about Florida from its earliest settlers to how it is today. This will take them from the settling of Native American colonies in Florida, to the effect of the Civil War on Florida, to how Florida is populated and governed today. Interactive Notebook Interactive Notebook Tests will be about every 2 weeks. Tests will be about every 2 weeks.

21 Science Here are just a few new exciting Science topics for this year: sound, matter, electricity, force and motion, water cycle, and rock cycle. Here are just a few new exciting Science topics for this year: sound, matter, electricity, force and motion, water cycle, and rock cycle. There will be a Science test about every 2 weeks. There will be a Science test about every 2 weeks. The students will be required to complete a Science Fair Project in the spring. This will be done completely at home and a display board will be brought to school for the science fair. The students will be required to complete a Science Fair Project in the spring. This will be done completely at home and a display board will be brought to school for the science fair. Online Textbook: Online Textbook: http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

22 FCAT Tests FCAT Writing Feb. 28 th -March 1st FCAT Writing Feb. 28 th -March 1st FCAT Reading and Math April 16 th -27 nd FCAT Reading and Math April 16 th -27 nd

23 Getting Ready for FCAT Reading: www.fcatexplorer.comwww.fcatexplorer.com Math: www.coolmath.comwww.coolmath.com Reading and Math FCAT 2010-2011 Sample test booklets: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcat2/fcatitem.asp University of South Floridas FCAT site: http://fcit.usf.edu/fcat/default.htm http://fcit.usf.edu/fcat/default.htm

24 Field Trips St. Augustine: February St. Augustine: February

25 Volunteers Application Procedures Application Procedures Volunteer forms are required to: Volunteer forms are required to: chaperone fieldtrips chaperone fieldtrips work with students in the room work with students in the room

26 Technology eSembler eSembler Class Website www.mrs-scott.com Class Website www.mrs-scott.comwww.mrs-scott.com Mimio Mimio

27 Odds and Ends When bringing in a Birthday treat for your child, please let me know ahead of time so we can make time to celebrate! When bringing in a Birthday treat for your child, please let me know ahead of time so we can make time to celebrate! Change in Transportation Notes Change in Transportation Notes www.MyLunchmoney.com: To create an account log in with user name and password. You will need to have your student's district ID number students date of birth, school and grade to complete the enrollment. www.MyLunchmoney.com

28 Important Dates

29 Questions?

30 Contact Information Email - Email - scotta1@lake.k12.fl.us mancillt@lake.k12.fl.us Phone - Phone -352-242-0313

31 Thank you for coming! Have a wonderful evening!

32 Its a pleasure to be your childs teacher!


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