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1 Welcome to 4 th Grade

2 Our goal is to help each child reach his/her potential.

3 Introduction  First bell rings at 7:50.  Tardy bell rings at 8:00.  Each student needs to have a book to read while waiting for the bell to ring.

4 Communication  Monday Folders  Weekly teacher emails and website updates  Twitter updates @mrsbatrje  Remind texts or emails  Our monthly newsletters are posted on the school website.

5 Student Planners  First planner is provided for students.  Student assignments written in each day.  Divided by subject area.  Daily communication with parents.  Brought home each night for parent signature.  Homework will be written in red ink.

6 Behavior management  We believe in praising the students as much as possible. We use a checkbook system with the money being used to purchase passes at the end of every month.  We practice good manners at all times.  If consequences are required, we use Love and Logic and the school wide 5 step discipline plan.

7 5 Step Discipline plan REUBEN JOHNSON ELEMENTARY Office Referral Form Student: _________________________________ Date: ________________________ Teacher: _________________________________ Grade: _______________________ TEACHER INTERVENTIONS: Step 1: Warning (Behavior 1)___________________________________________________ Step 2: Think Time – In class (Behavior 2)________________________________________ Step 3: Think Time - In Another Class (Behavior 3) Step 4: Loss of Privilege (Behavior 4)_____________________________________________ Step 5: Teacher ’ s Discretion (Behavior 5) If Step 5 is reached, send referral home for parent signature. A. Contact Parents_________________________________________________________ B. Office Intervention_______________________________________________________

8 Homework **As a guide only**  45 minutes of i-station each week  Mon./Wed. –Lang. Arts/Social St.  Tues./Thurs. – Math/Science  Fri. - Enjoy the weekend!

9 Mathematics Units of Study  Number Concepts  Four Basic operations  Fractions  Geometry  Probability/ Statistics  Time  Money  Customary/Metric measurement  Graphing

10 Math  Daily spiraling warm-up  Beat the clock  Problem Solving  Spiraling math assessments – These are cumulative.  Spiraling homework  Textbook – Texas GO Math  Textbook is available on-line  Think Through math computer program

11 Reading  Class Novels - A Paradise Called Texas - An Indian in the Cupboard - Johnny Texas - Sisters Grimm - A Line in the Sand

12 Reading  Reading Skills - Word Meaning - Main Idea, Summarizing - Supporting Details - Facts and Details, Cause and Effect - Drawing Conclusions - Fact/Opinion - Inferencing - Character Analysis - Compare/Contrast - Author ’ s Organization & Purpose

13 Language Arts  Language/Grammar - Eight parts of Speech (nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, prepositions) - Sentence Structure (noun/verb agreement; complete sentences) - Capitalization and Punctuation - Usage

14 Language Arts  Four types of compositions - Personal Narrative - Expository - How-to - Persuasive  Editing for target skills  Differences between revising and editing a draft.  Empowering Writers

15 Spalding Spelling Word study Antonyms/synonyms Idioms Word ladders--helps with reading fluency as well. Focuses on phonemic awareness Monthly assessment for growth

16 Social Studies  The Great State of Texas - Geography/Map Skills - Native Americans - European Explorers/Settlers - Independence & Statehood - Government - Modern Times - Projects throughout the year

17 Science  Scientific Process  Science notebooks  Matter and Energy  Organisms and Environments (plants/animals)  Human body system (Circulatory, Respiratory, and Digestive)  Earth, Sun, and Moon System  Weather  Earth science (patterns of change – erosion)  Healthy Environment, Healthy Me  Science Fair – individual projects –due January

18 Background check If you would like to volunteer to help out at the school or go on a field trip, you need to have a background check completed. Information is on the McKinney ISD website at ace/ ace/

19 Thank you so much for coming tonight! If you have not already signed up for a conference, please do so before leaving tonight. Be sure to turn in your field trip permission slip and money.

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