Welcome To our Open House. 2013-2014. Make it as hard as you want for me and I’ll show you it can be done. My Name is Mr Ronald Reno Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from IUP AA in Business WCCC AAS Accounting WCCC Masters +15credits
To our Open House
Make it as hard as you want for me and I’ll show you it can be done
In 4th grade, we have three simple rules:
-Take responsibility for your actions
-Take pride in all that you do
We believe that if students maintain these three guiding phrases, we will create a positive environment in which to learn.
Each 4th grader, along with his or her parents, signed a contract to show understanding of, and agreement with, our rules and their consequences.
In addition to having rules in place, we have created a positive behavior reward system. Each student in 4th grade has received a “Positive Paws” punch card. Teachers can award a punch for exceptional displays of respect, pride, responsibility, kindness, and cooperation. Full punch cards are placed into a drawing, and each month a winner is chosen. The winner receives a Barnes & Noble gift card.
A year of transition . . .
Fourth grade is a year of great transition. Students, for the first time, have different teachers for different subject areas. They are now a part of the “intermediate” grades, and will face high expectations. During the first quarter especially, many parents observe their child working harder at homework, spending more time preparing for tests, and encountering more challenging academic material. Please know that this is normal. As teachers, we are doing our job to prepare your student for success, and this means holding each of them to a high standard for organization, responsibility, and effort. Your support is important as students learn what is expected in the upper elementary grades, and how to be more independent learners and workers.
-Units of study:
Map skills review
States & Regions
-Expectations (homework, projects, assessments)
Thank you for attending! Together we will have successful and productive year!