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!
2018-19 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.
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, paper towels, pencils, and ear buds. In the first week of school, students will add to their binder, one homework folder and a planner which will be given to them.
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. Students should NOT depend on school notes for daily homework. They will need to use their planners for recorded information. Life skills at work.
Wear your Nordstrom shirt every Friday. Fourth grade is color blue so you can wear that too!
Picture day-Oct. 2
Music with Miss Moyer starts on Sept. 11 at 12:40pm
Hat Day 9/21
Art: 9/21 11:15am
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:
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
Daily Reading Log: Starts on August 27
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, 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.
Area of Focus: week of 9/17-9/21
We will continue with our novel called The Circuit. I reached out to the author Francisco Jiminez and he has sent our team curriculum and his biography. It's about a boy (Francisco) age 10 who migrates to California and doesn't speak English. His travels are to the regions of CA and his experiences within the regions. For the next two weeks, we will focus on science and slow changes on earth. Specifically, wild fires, earthquakes, and volcanoes. This will be cross curriculum with science (natural disasters such as fires). We will test on the vocabulary that we have been working on this Wednesday in the novel, The Circuit. We will recycle plastic empty water bottles starting in September. We can take water bottles with lids off. Bring bottles in on Wednesdays only.
We will continue to work on vocabulary meaning. The spelling and meaning is located in quizlet in google classroom. We have been working on this each day last week. We will test on Wednesday, 9/19. There are two sets of vocabulary quizlets. We are focused on The Circuit words.
Reading: read and write 20 minutes
Math: page 63
Other: spell quiz Wed. 9/19 words on quizlet: Students will be required to spell and show the meaning by writing a sentence that demonstrates their understanding of the word. You can find the word list in google classroom. These words are from our novel, The Circuit.
This a regular routine of a job
filled with people
a continuous low humming sound
automatically done without thinking about it
Tuesday: Run for 20 bucks!
Read for 20 minutes and write about what you read
Math: page 59
Wednesday: minimum day: 12:50pm
Read for 20 minutes and write about what you read
read 20 minutes and write about what you read on the read log.
Friday: Hat day: wear any hat that you want in class Room 3 only
PE at 11am Art time: 11:30am to 12noon this week on Friday 9/21
Math quiz/math centers