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Welcome to the Fourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox

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## Welcome to theFourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox

• Get a sticky note and a pen.

## Welcome to theFourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox

Bethany Comstock Teta Lewis James Rash

Jennifer Wilson Charlotte Schulte

### This is Why You’re Here…

• An over view of the 1st Nine Weeks

STEM is…

An interdisciplinary approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coupled with real-world learning opportunities that develop creativity, problem solving, communication, and critical thinking.

STEM is…

An interdisciplinary approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coupled with real-world learning opportunities that develop creativity, problem solving, communication, and critical thinking.

### This is How We Assess…

• Multiple Choice

• Matching

• Essays

• Projects

• Extended Response

• Authentic

• Key Words

• Elimination

• Prove It

### Multiple Choice Example…

Find the difference: 180-94

a. 180

b. 274

c. 114

d. 86

### Matching Example…

• ___Wind Vane

• ___Anemometer

• ___Thermometer

• ___Rain Gauge

• Measures speed of wind

b. Shows direction of wind

c. Measure the amount of rain fall

d. Measure the temperature of the air

### This is How You Can Help… Matching

• Elimination

• Memory Game

Tells the direction of the wind

Wind Vane

### This is How You Can Help… Essay

My Plan!

• What’s Important

### Essay Example…

Water Cycle Paragraph

Write a well-developed paragraph about the Water Cycle. You should include a definition of the Water Cycle and details about each stage that we have studied. Your paragraph should include at least five sentences.

Remember to ask yourself these questions:

• Have I indented?

• Does my paragraph begin with a topic sentence?

• Have I included capital letters and ending punctuation?

• Do all my sentences begin the same way?

• Are my sentences different lengths?

### Essay Example…

Topic Sentence 

Sentence Variety

Indent 

The water cycle provides the world with water. The first stage in the water cycle is evaporation. Evaporation is when liquid is taken from the earth and sent to the clouds as gas or vapor. The second stage is called condensation. Condensation is when the gas or vapor in the clouds get cold and heavy until the cloud can’t hold the condensation anymore. Which brings us to our next stage, precipitation. Precipitation is when the gas or vapor in the clouds turn to a liquid and fall from the sky. Our last stage in the water cycle is accumulation. Accumulation is when the precipitation on the ground runs down to a body of water and then the cycle starts all over again.

Beautiful Wording and Clarity!

 A+ 100% 

Capital Letters

Punctuation

### This is How You Can Help… Projects

• Begin with the “End”

• Providing Resources

### This is How You Can Help… Extended Response

• Complete sentences

• Prove It

• Example: Opal likes Naomi

### Extended Response Example…

Do you think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet? Why or why not?

Yes

No

I think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet because….

I don’t think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet because….

• Real World

• Connections

### Authentic Examples…

How much time elapsed while we were at recess?

Why is it important for Michael Phelps to know how to read decimals?

Make

Connections

### This is How You Can Help…Homework

• Check agenda each night

• Check their work, but don’t do it for them

• Should take no longer than 40 minutes

• Let your child’s teacher know if something is unclear or your child is struggling with an assignment

### This is How You Can Help…Communication

TEACHERS....PARENTS

COMMUNICATOR

### This is How You Can Help…Technology

Teacher Webpage

• http://midway.anderson5.net/

• Click on Classroom Pages

• Then find your teachers name

### Websites to help at home

• www.funbrain.com –activities and games across subjects and different levels

• www.scfriendlystandards.org –explains what your child will be learning

• www.ixl.com- math

• www.khanacademy.org – lessons to help with parts of the SC curriculum

• www.prepdog.com – helps with test preparation

• EnVision Math Textbook**

### Home Activity- MATH IS FUN!

• FUN, EASY, CHEAP (Cheerios are buy one get one free at Publix)

• Use any type of dried food (cereal, beans, candy, etc) that can be made into groups.

• Division

• Multiplication

• Fractions/Probability

### Barrier Island Field Trip

November 25-26

Total: \$150

1st Payment (\$75): September 17

2nd Payment (\$75): October 15

Next time….

I really liked…

Survey

Questions?