Core Values: Academics and Personal Attributes at Work in Room 3
Welcome to 4th Grade!!
We focus on the core values of respect, responsibility, caring, teamwork, trust and perseverance
which are a recipe for a good people, good friends and success!
2019-20 School year supplies:
A couple of days before school starts there will be a school supply list posted at Nordstrom office. The list was created by our teacher team. Here, you will find a list of supplies just for our class.
Choose one thing for the class, if you are interested.
School supplies needed on a daily basis: A standard 1 inch three ring binder (Dollar Tree), 24ct. colored pencils, 4 black expo markers, one small scissors, and ear buds by the second week of school, students will add to their binder, one homework folder and a planner which will be given to them.
Please turn in the emergency information that the school requires by Monday, August 19th.
1. Print from Aeries (Nordstrom sent you an email) and sign emergency card
2. Computer Usage agreement signed
3. No photo slip- sign and give to teacher immediately
4. Code of Conduct returned signed form only-
Some dates to remember:
Policy: Parents interested in field trips/working in class, will need to be fingerprinted and have TB clearance and paperwork. You can go to the office and get paper work to start this process.
On this website you will find our daily homework as well as other important notes and news.
Friday, August 16 Short classroom meeting for parents from 2:15-2:45pm. Questions? Procedures.
August 30- Assembly Mr. Peace
October 1 Picture Day/banking/auction
Sept. 19 Quiz on spelling and the meaning of science words. Go to Quizlet in google classroom to see words.
Sept. 20 Grandparent's Day after Lion's Den and Family Fun Night
Sept. 20 Scholastic News 10 point quiz Issue Sept. 3
Websites that support curriculum
Aeries gradebook: Go to mhusd.org, then choose the middle icon "grading", then create a password. These are not final grades. Ensure that the office has your correct email in the system.
Scholastic News log in code: PHHKLN9
Scholastic News log in code: PHHKLN9
The following websites will support classroom curriculum:
Scholastic News: Scholasticnews.sn/4 (class code if needed: PHHKLN9)
Grammar support: softschools.com
CCSS Math support: Kahn Academy/learnzillion.com/MathAntics
Typing: typing.com (proper finger placement is required for program) is located in google classroom.
Here are the sites we go onto every day.
1. Students enter their email account. email@example.com
2. Students click the "waffle" or grid in the upper far right corner of their screen. (It will be a drop down)
3. Students choose google classroom.
4. Students see all their working assignments and vocabulary in Quizlet.
Daily Reading Log:
Please help your child by correcting errors on their daily reading log before turning it in on Friday. Please correct: indention, transitional words, and adjectives.
Purpose: The reason for daily reading for 20 minutes and typing is to develop comprehension and consistent practice of components when writing a paragraph. The focus is on indent, transitions, and adjectives. Please check for underlined titles.
Students need to increase their keyboarding skills for CCSS. Please go to typing.com (suggested programs that include finger placing will help the most). Students have their password in their binders.
Information about cyber bullying, digital footprints, and appropriate conduct will be discussed in class and I hope at home as well. This is an important concept to teach at a young age to set protocol.
Core values at work:
We always practice our core values of respect, responsibility, caring, trust, teamwork, and perseverance through our yellow ticket system. Students who receive a yellow ticket through the week try their luck at "Corn Hole" on Fridays. In addition, PBIS is the chosen positive behavior plan for our school. Students will receive PAW prints for expected behavior in class and on campus. PAWS will be entered into a drawing for special rewards.
Friendly reminder: Only bring in plastic bottles in a separate bag from cans on Wednesdays. Is anyone interested in bringing our plastic bottles to the recycle center?
We have been learning about digital footprints, respect towards our chromebooks, cyberbully, and how to be a digital citizen. We said a pledge and now we are on Chromebooks. Some programs that we will be on this year are Lexia, Reading Plus, Study Island, Typing.com, and google classroom.
Please sign the History quiz in the Friday folder. return it on Monday. We are also having fun with math and creating a growth mind set. We have moved into science and earthquakes. Last week we did experiments each day on wave lengths.
Thank you parents for bringing in the plastic recycle bottles every Wednesday! Thank you Samples Family for taking our recycle each week on Wednesdays. If you have bottles, please drop them by 8am or before. Please separate bottles from cans!
. Please be at school to earn classroom STARS. We earn a STAR when everyone is at school during the week. Five STARS earn us an atten-dance party!
We earned a Dance Party last Friday!!
Quizlet 5 minutes each day. We also do this in class. The words are always in our daily language and then tested on the words. Word meaning/spelling is a 4th grade standard.
Enjoy your reading! Write/spelling is about what you read.
Ask your child about the jump rope experiment for earthquakes waves.
Prime numbers: page 24
Read! Read! Read!
Read for 20 minutes/write
Math: Prime numbers continues page 108
See Instagram for pics
We will re-construct our earthquake towers
Wednesday: Book Tasting next Wednesday!
Our room will turn into a restaurant. Students will have a snack while reading about books. They will fill in a questionnaire for each book. Students will talk about the books then rotate to the next genre of books.
Read for 20 minutes/write about your story
Math: unit 1 page 106 factors
Thursday: Spelling test with science words. The words are located in Quizlet on google classroom. Your child has been practicing the word spelling and meaning each day with a program called Quizlet. Ask your child about it!
Students will be responsible for spelling and word meaning. They will also need to draw a picture for the word. Picture examples are on quizlet. The words will help them with the science test.
Read for 20 minutes
Math: page 29
Science unit continues
Friday: Lion's Den 7:45am
Grandparents can come to classrooms for 20 minutes for story time and students will read a poem all together to the grandparents.
Family Fun Night!
Scholastic News Quiz September 3 issue-The quiz will consist of 10 multiple choice questions about the articles. Each day in class we read and highlight facts in the articles. One article per day.
For the first test, I will teach strategies on how to approach the test.