Core Values: Academics and Personal Attributes at Work in Room 3
Welcome to 4th Grade!!
I'm so excited to have you in my classroom this year! We will learn 4th grade curriculum and also focus on the core values that are a recipe for a good friend.
School supplies needed on a daily basis: A standard 1 1/2 inch three ring binder, 24ct. colored pencils, black expo markers, two glue sticks, small scissors, tissue box and paper towels, pencils, and ear buds.
Some dates to remember:
New policy this year: 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.
Recycled water bottle fundraiser: Bring empty bottles in on Wednesdays. Thank you to all the families who help with recycling! Please only bring water bottles or jugs that contain water! Our recycling is paying for ink and flex seating!
On this website you will find our daily homework as well as other important notes and news. Students should NOT depend on school notes for daily homework. They will need to use their planners for recorded information. Life skills at work.
Assembly: January 23 8:30am-9:15am
Reading contracts are due Feb. 9
Field trip forms due: Jan. 19th (this include chaperone interest)
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. Your child has evaluated his/her grades and know how to access the system.
The following websites will support classroom curriculum:
Scholastic News: password QXESY9
Grammar support: softschools.com
CCSS Math support: Kahn Academy/learnzillion.com/MathAntics
Typing: typingclub.com (proper finger placement is required for program) is located in google classroom
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 writing 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, 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.
Word of the week: Inference
We will continue with inference and symmetry for words of the week. Work with your child and give them examples of inference when they come up. We will move into symmetry and quadrilaterals and angles. Protractors will be introduced as well. Monday, we will review working with expressions. We will continue to work on explorers and missions chapter 3 in history. We will test on explorers this Wednesday. In language we are working on biographies. Students will write a letter in class about their famous person. Students are working on slide shows about their person in class as well. They follow a rubric which tell them what to include on their slide.
Sacramento Field trip on Feb. 2
Please return field trip form to the Sacramento field trip. They were sent home 1/17. Chaperones are pick in a random fashion. When we get all information back as to how many students will be going on the trip, then we will pick chaperones. Please get your child permission slips in asap for planning number of students and chaperones needed for the well organized trip.
Monday: Students write what they read on binder paper today.
Math homework: expressions. Work with parenthesis Page: 3.C.13
Tuesday: Music at 12:40pm
reading: read/write 20 min
Reading: Reading log read and write
read and write 20 min.
Thursday: library/return your finished books
20 minute read and write
Spelling consists of math and 4th grade meaningful words to know. Too, two, to, their, there, they're, symmetry, quadrilateral
Talk with your child about the meaning and how to use these words in a sentence.
Lion's Den 7:45am