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!
Pumpkin running Oct. 31 at 8:45am
Dance will start this week and we will attend until Jan. Time: 11:10am
Please sign up for a conference on the spreadsheet that I sent you.
No school Nov. 9 and Nov.12
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.
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:
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.
Thank you parents for bringing in the plastic recycle bottles every Wednesday! Thank you Alvarez family for taking the bottles to the recycle center on Wednesday. Thank you parents for paying for your planner, field trips, and pumpkin Run!! If you have not paid for your child's planner, please do so as soon as possible. It is 5 bucks. Thanks! Please recycle plastic empty water bottles starting now. We can take water bottles with lids off. Bring bottles in on Wednesdays only.
Area of Focus
Our novel is Island of the Blue Dolphin because it connects to Native Americans. We will learn figurative language as well. Grade level academic words will be embedded as part of the instruction. We will do research on one animal chosen from Island of the Blue Dolphin. Expository writing will be the outcome. Students will visit this website for information. kiddle.com. We will create a slide show in the next two weeks to share with our class. Students will be viewing their grades in Aeries and creating goals for themselves.
We will read Scholastic News this week. Test on Friday. Jeopardy on Thursday.
Spell words: google classroom IBD vocabulary-
Homework: Oct. 22-25 Monday to Thursday.
Reading: read and write 20 minutes
Quizlet: practice IBD spell words in google classroom
Tuesday: Run for 20 bucks!
Read for 20 minutes and write about what you read in your AR
Quizlet: practice spell words in google classroom
Wednesday: minimum day: 12:50pm.
Read for 20 minutes and write about what you read
Quizlet: practice spell words in google classroom
read 20 minutes and write about what you read on the read log.
spelling: Please know the meaning and spelling. You will be required to write a sentence. Go to google class for words and activities. we played Jeopardy to review for Scholastic News.
Friday: Wear your Nordstrom shirt!
Spelling quiz on IBD words on chapters 7 and 8. Please know the meaning and spelling. You will be required to write a sentence.
Scholastic News whiz Quiz issue Dress for Success 9/10