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Ms. Laurie Edwards Fourth Grade 2011 - 2012 Homeroom 201.

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1 Ms. Laurie Edwards Fourth Grade Homeroom 201

2 Goals for Tonight Curriculum Chart Distribution Agendas Grading Procedures

3 Class Subjects The subjects we cover in fourth grade are: Reading Math Writing Conventions Listening, Speaking, Viewing Science Social Studies Technology Health (4 th quarter)

4 Language Arts Reading Writing Conventions (English/Grammar) Listening, Speaking, Viewing

5 Math Geometry Organizing data Computation Algebra Fractions Probability Perimeter/Area Percents Capacity

6 Science Scientific Process Ecosystems and Ecology Weather Water Cycle Solar System Sound and Light Simple Machines

7 Social Studies Themes of Social Studies Map Skills Native Americans Explorers Colonial America The Revolutionary War Westward Expansion The Constitution The Industrial Revolution

8 Technology Interactive Whiteboard Laptops Cameras ActiVotes

9 How do we use the agendas? Homework Nightly reading record Parent/Teacher Communication (Please initial your childs agenda each evening, Monday – Thursday).

10 Homework Homework is assigned daily (Mon. – Thurs). Although there will be occasional exceptions, either for no homework or for the rare weekend assignment. The student is responsible for writing down the assignments each morning in his or her agenda. Unsure? Check my website each afternoon for the daily assignments. Refer to the Homework page. Study guides, flashcards and review activities will be sent home frequently to help students learn to study.

11 Homework -Homework in my room is intended for reinforcement purposes. -Homework should not take more than an average of between 45 – 60 minutes of focused effort daily. This includes the 20 minutes of reading.

12 Homework -If a student has difficulty completing an assignment, he or she should reread the directions, try again, consult a parent, and/or refer to for -If the above has been tried, and a child remains unable to complete an assignment, he or she should ask a parent to write a brief note to that effect in the agenda. Students should not spend more than the 45 – 60 minutes on homework.

13 Grading Formative grading: 4, 3, 2, 1 Summative grade: percentage Conduct and Specials: S, P or N Check with the front office about access to the FCSS Parent Portal.

14 Attendance In the event of planned absences from school, students should bring in notes to alert the teacher in advance. If a child has been absent due to illness, a note from the parents and/or doctor should be sent in with the child on the first day he or she returns to school. Transportation Children must have a signed written note or fax to BEFORE 2PM if their mode of transportation changes.

15 What do Elementary School Counselors Provide? Support for academic concerns Instruction in decision making & goal setting Guidance in developing and maintaining peer relationships Instruction in career awareness School Counseling for students in crisis Parent workshops How do School Counselors provide this to Students? Classroom Guidance Lessons Small Group guidance for referred students (i.e. study skills, friendship) Individual meetings with students Parent and/or Teacher conferences Referrals to outside agencies Anne Ogilvy Marydell Rogers Barry Eber Mrs. Ogilvy: Grades K & 3 ext# Mrs. Rogers: Grades 1 & 2 ext# Mr. Eber: Grades 4 & 5 ext# Parenting Classes Mentoring The Counseling Department at VCE has been awarded the RAMP status. This award recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment.

16 The efforts of this program are designed to improve peer relations and make the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop. This is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. Olweus Day is every Friday in which all students K-5 receive a classroom lesson about preventing bullying. VCE's Olweus kick off week will be Sept. 6-9th. More information will be given soon. Olweus Bullying Prevention Program At VCE

17 Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative program of the National Center for Fathering focused on improving education in our nations schools by using the influence of fathers and father- figures to provide a positive & active male role-model for students during their school day. Any father, step-father, grandfather, uncle of a VCE student can sign up. Watch DOGS are asked to volunteer at least one day throughout the school year. *Stop by the Watch DOGS table today to sign up and/or learn more about our program. For more information please check out the VCE Counselors Webpage.

18 Contact Information Phone: , ext Webpage:

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