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Back to School! August 27, 2009. Miss Emily Horsley 4 th Grade 2009-2010. Welcome! .

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Back to School! August 27, 2009

Miss Emily Horsley

4th Grade 2009-2010


Welcome!

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach at Trailwood and work with you and your child this year. I will do everything possible to ensure that your child has a positive and productive school year.


Student Expectations

  • Be respectful

  • Use best listening skills

  • Ask for help when needed

  • Do quality work

  • Practice safety

  • Follow directions


Classroom Management

  • Students have the opportunity to earn two points each day. One point may be earned for appropriate behavior and one point may be earned for turning in assignments on time.

  • A minimum point total will be set weekly and those students who are able to meet the standard will be rewarded with about 15 minutes of free time on Friday. I call this “Fun Friday.”


Math

  • Math Facts

    • Fourth grade students should know all of their addition and subtraction facts to 20 and multiplication and division facts through 12.

    • We will practice math facts several times a week. Please practice at home if your child has not met this goal.


Reading/LA

  • Your child will be responsible for completing book projects this year. Check the weekly newsletter for and information about the book project.

  • I will work with each student to set quarterly AR goals. Please help your child meet these goals and attend our celebrations.


Social Studies/Science

  • Social Studies

    • United States regions/States and capitals

    • Kansas history

    • Westward Movement/Native Americans

  • Science

    • Living Organisms

    • Scientific Method of Investigation

    • State Assessment in Spring


Spelling

  • Every Friday your child will receive a new homework planner, which has spelling assignments attached. It will have the list of spelling words for your child to study. The test will be given on Thursday.


Friday Folders

  • Students will bring home all graded assignments on Friday.

  • The folder will also contain important notes and calendars. Please keep notes, calendars, and student work at home.

  • Weekly grade reports- sign and return on Monday

  • The folder must be returned on Monday!


Homework Planner

  • Each Friday your child will receive a homework planner in their Friday Folder. It is a packet of math, spelling, and sometimes other homework is included.

  • The homework packet is due each THURSDAY. Please sign the homework planner each week.

  • Feel free to make a note about other activities used to study spelling and math.


Homework

  • Unfinished daily assignments will be sent home in binder. Assignments are due by 8:10 the next school day.

  • Assignment planner must be signed by a parent/guardian each day.


Homework

What to do if your child finishes the packet early…

  • Study spelling list

  • Read an AR book

  • Study states and capitals

  • Practice math facts

  • Practice cursive handwriting

  • Journal


Homework Tips

  • When your child has homework, it is the responsibility of the parent to provide an environment where your child can do his/her homework.

  • Provide a quiet, comfortable place for your child to do his/her work. Establish a habit of completing homework away from distractions, such as television or toys.

  • Show an interest in your child’s work. Talk about the events of the day.

  • Make it clear to your child that homework is his/her responsibility. Provide encouragement and assistance where possible.

  • Ask your child to show you his/her work when it is completed. Consider yourself a consultant and not an editor evaluating and proofreading your child’s work.


Grades

  • Students will be graded on their percentage of correct answers.

  • Any grade that is less than 70% may be corrected. I will average the two grades together. This DOES NOT include quizzes or tests.


Percentage Scale:

  • 99-100%A+77-79%C+

  • 93-98%A73-76%C

  • 90-92%A-70-72%C-

  • 87-89%B+67-69%D+

  • 83-86%B63-66%D

  • 80-82%B-60-62%D-

    Below 60%F


Field Trips

  • October: Mahaffie Farm

  • January 20th : Earthworks

  • April 9th : Topeka-Capital Tour and Musuem

  • May 7th: Coterie- “Frindle”

    **Volunteers are asked to drive separately and meet us at field trip location**


Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • October 28-30

  • Please sign-up tonight!

  • Student-led conferences

    • we work hard in class to prepare these

    • Plan on bringing your child to conference


Parent/Teacher Communication

PLEASE feel free to contact me at any time with questions, concerns, or just to say hello. E-mailing, calling, sending a letter in, or writing a note in your child’s daily planner will work well. I will do my best to get back with you as soon as possible.

I look forward to an AWESOME year!


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