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1 Welcome to 4 th Grade OPEN HOUSE Ms. Hunsucker & Ms. Pothos

2 Developing Independence Help your child gain confidence and develop important life skills: Organization skills Accountability Preparing for the next day Chores Bedtime – adequate sleep affects academic performance and emotional state “Why is discipline important? Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire.” ― John F. MacArthur Jr. John F. MacArthur Jr.

3 Homework or HomeFun Please check your child’s homework for completeness and accuracy. Students should read a minimum of 20 minutes daily to develop fluency, vocabulary, and endurance. Reading to/with your child is also beneficial. Reading log is due on Fridays with a parent or guardian signature. Assigned spelling homework is due Friday. Students should be studying daily using whatever methods are effective. Math homework is due the day after it’s assigned. It will be assigned on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Work on multiplication fact fluency daily – 10 to 15 minutes of focused practice.

4 Music & PE Schedule POTHOS Homeroom Monday – PE, Art Tuesday – PE Wednesday – Music Thursday – PE Friday – Music Please Wear closed toe shoes (preferably) athletic shoes on PE days. Absolutely NO flip flops in PE. HUNSUCKER Homeroom Monday – PE, Music Tuesday – Art Wednesday – PE Thursday – PE Friday - Music

5 Library Please Encourage your child to keep their library books in their backpack when not reading them. Every Other Tuesday Starting September 2: Ms.Pothos’s Homeroom-9:30-10:00 Ms.Hunsucker’s Homeroom-2:30-3:00


7 Kreinhop Manners 1. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. 2. This is your education... invest all you’ve got. 3. Turn class work in on time and give your best effort. 4. Be responsible and accountable. 5. Communicate appropriately.


9 Spring 2015 Writing Test - 2 parts - 2 days March 30 and 31 (Monday & Tuesday) Math – April 21 (Tuesday) Reading – April 22 (Wednesday) Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (state curriculum): STAAR (state assessment) Resources/Information:

10 OTHER Classroom management Motivation / Consequences Tuesday Folders Snacks/Water Bottles Agenda/Planner Progress Reports Sept. 25, Dec. 4 th, Feb.19 th, April 30 th Report Cards: Oct. 31, Jan. 23 rd, Apr.1 st, June 4 th Parent Connect – Fluency – reading and fact fluency Parent Conference Day – October 13 (Monday)

11 Attendance Attendance Counts: EVERY DAY, EVERYONE Klein ISD is dedicated to academic achievement and success for all students. Regular school attendance is an essential part of that success starting in pre-kindergarten and continuing through high school. Students who are absent from school, miss out on learning. Improving student attendance is a key strategy for ensuring students are on-track to learn and will reach their full potential.

12 Attendance Please have your children at school each day. Being on time and remaining in school for the entire school day is a critical part of student success. We teach from bell to bell at Kreinhop. It is important to be in class each day as close to 8:00 as possible. Early Dismissals Best day to schedule appointments would be Monday afternoons.

13 From PTO… Please join PTO ($10). Membership supports class parties and your membership entitles you to a student directory. The membership drive is in full swing! PTO will have two fundraisers this year. PTO and Kreinhop are working together. We really need parents to support these two fundraisers.

14 Communication Ms. Pothos Ms. Hunsucker Please call to schedule conferences. We will not answer phones during the instructional part of the day. You are welcome to leave a message or send an email. Our Conference/Planning Time is 10:00 – 10:45 daily (except for Mondays)

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