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WELCOME TO 4 th Grade CURRICULUM NIGHT Mrs. Foster’s Class As you come in, please read the “chalkboard” note your child left for you and then write a note back to them so they can read it in the morning.
A Little Bit About Myself 19 years teaching M.Ed in Special Education Married to a biology teacher at Desert Vista High School, Gerry Two children: Max and Madison Live in Gilbert with our yellow lab, Hunter Enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and being with family & friends.
Snacks o Please send a daily snack o @ 9:15 am o Must be healthy ie: granola bars, fruit, cheese & crackers, etc. o No candy, sugary snacks
Lunch $2.25 per lunch $.50 for drink only You may send in cash or checks daily. Please put student’s name on checks Stamped hand means you are running low on money.
Birthdays I will recognize your child’s birthday in class. Please do not send in birthday treats. No cakes, cupcakes, etc.
Behavior What’s my Classroom Management Plan??? Positive Environment Focus on Lifeskills Traits Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic
We all make mistakes. It’s how we pick ourselves up after we fall that helps define who we are.
Grades The grading system is based on written work (including assignments, quizzes, and tests) teacher observations, informal assessments, projects, and class participation. Grades are given on a point system, and based on the following percentages: 90-100%A 80-89% B 70-79%C 60-69%D 0-59%F I do not “give” students grades. They “earn” them.
Curriculum Reading-Harcourt Math-SFAW / Investigations Health / Social Studies- Harcourt Reading/math resources on the web Kyrene Curriculum http://www.kyrene.org/curriculum/ http://www.kyrene.org/curriculum/ http://www.kyrene.org/schools/Paloma/4th/fourth.htm http://www.kyrene.org/schools/Paloma/4th/fourth.htm
Projects/Assignments Almost always give a printed direction sheet. (Email attachment) Usually it includes how the project will be graded. Use the grading rubric/checklist to check the finished project. I often show/read examples in class.
At-Home Projects Book Reports and Literature Celebrations (begins in January) Class work that does not get completed at school. Reading Log: 20 minutes per night due on Friday mornings with parent signature. Daily homework (spelling, math, grammar, etc).
Arizona Weekly Studies We use this magazine as a way to teach fourth graders about Arizona. Every child should have their own copy. If you are able to donate $7.00 for your child or if you would like to make an extra donation for another student, I would be so appreciative.
Communications between Home and School Friday Folders Agenda The Foster News (monthly) E-mail messages
QUESTIONS? Please write any questions or comments you may still have on the post-it and leave it on the desk along with your name.