Racing to Success!. Welcome 4th Grade Parents!. Curriculum Night 2011-2012. NORTHWEST ISD Community Flyer Page. NEW this year!! ON NISD DISTRICT WEBSITE (on the left under community flyers)
Welcome 4th Grade Parents!
NORTHWEST ISD Community Flyer Page
NEW this year!!
ON NISD DISTRICT WEBSITE (on the left under community flyers)
Flyers about after school programs offered through out the district
CHECK OFTEN!!-New opportunities posted every 3-4 weeks
EXAMPLES OF FLYERS NOW ONLINE
MIDI for KIDS GUITAR LESSONS at Prairie View and Hatfield
MIDI for KIDS PIANO LESSONS at Prairie View
ALL ABOARD-Pre-school and Kinder Music and Math program at
Prairie View and the NISD Community Learning Center
(See Mrs. Nassiff tonight for information on Guitar, Piano and All Aboard- Classes begin next week)
VARIOUS COMMUNITY EVENTS
Please see Mrs. Nassiff or Mr. Brown with further questions.
Academic Grades will be recorded as follows:
Conduct Grades will be recorded as follows:
Please see Coach Gage, Mrs. Nassiff or Mr. Brown for furtherclarification.
The compact is a commitment from the school, the parent, and the student to share in the responsibility for improved academic achievement.
You, as Title I Parents, have the right to be involved in the development of the School-Parent Compact.
Distribution of the Compact.
PRAIRIE VIEW MISSION
The mission of Prairie View Elementary is to prepare students for success by teaching the intended curriculum with rigor, assessing student progress and adjusting instruction accordingly, providing appropriate safety nets, and measuring student achievement in preparation for a successful Middle School experience.
PRAIRIE VIEW VISION
With the collective effort of staff, parents and community, Prairie View Elementary will prepare students to be successful in Middle School by achieving at or above grade level standards which will lead them on a path of college and career readiness.
I wonder what my child’s day is like in 4th grade?
How is the Reader’s Workshop set up?Opening Lesson: Strategy is introduced. The teacher gives the students a tool to help them become more successful readers. (5-10 mins.)Working Period: The students utilize the “tool” the teacher has taught them to become more successful readers. (35-45 mins.)Closing Period: The teacher gathers everyone andsummarizes the lesson. (5-10 mins.)
PURPOSE: The reading workshop establishes a routine and provides
the students opportunities to become more successful.
PURPOSE: The Writer’s Workshop establishes a routine and provides the students opportunities to become more successful.
How is the Writer’s Workshop set up?
Opening Lesson: Strategy is introduced. The teacher gives the students a tool to help them become more successful writers. (5-10 mins.)
Working Period: The students utilize the “tool” the teacher has taught them to become more successful writers. (40-45 mins.)
Closing Period/Author’s Chair: The teacher gathers everyone and summarizes the lesson. Severalstudents are chosen to share their work. (5-10 mins.)
Math InvestigationsPurpose: To engage students in making sense of mathematical ideas.How is Math Investigations set up? Students conduct many math investigations. They learn they are capable of having mathematical ideas, applying what they know to new situations, and thinking and reasoning about unfamiliar problems.This lasts 90 minutes every day.
Your child has the opportunity to conduct inquiry investigations. In inquiry-based science, your child learns based around questions your child generates about the topic. Kids are required to work together to solve problems.
The district’s inquiry showcase is next spring. Your child will work together with a team to produce an inquiry project for possible display.
Your child has the opportunity to learn about the regions of Texas, early settlers of Texas, explorers of Texas, cattle drives, the discovery of oil, and many other fun facts about Texas History.
Your child will have the opportunity to inquire and create some superb social studies projects to further their learning!
Standards Based Bulletin Boards:Purpose: Showcase student work that has met the standard set for that particular assignment.
EXPECTATIONSFollow directionsRaise hand for permission to speakKeep comments and objects to yourselfHave your needed materials in class with you and be ready work.Have good hallway conduct moving to and from class, recess, lunch, and specialsAlways do QUALITY WORK!
AGENDASPlease make sure they are signed each night.They are the student’s responsibility.They are being held accountable.Look for written notes from your child’s teacher.Good place to write a note to teacher/s.Make sure your child’s homework is completed.
Writing STAAR…………………………….March 27, 2012 (Day 1)Two-part test (composition and mechanics)Writing STAAR…………………………….March 28, 2012 (Day 2)Two-part test (composition and mechanics)Math STAAR……………………………….April 24, 2012Make-ups April 26-27, 2012Reading STAAR…………………………..April 25, 2012Make-ups April 27-28, 2012TEA Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/
Please refer to the district website for the district grading policy. (There is other very useful info located here also)
Go to the district home page
On the left side named shortcuts, click on “parents”
Then choose “grading guidelines-elementary”
There is other very useful info located here also!
Please check the team website for:
- Weekly newsletter
- Updated school calendar
- Useful websites
Please check your teacher websites for:
- Useful websites
- Teacher contact information
- Subject specific information
COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE!
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to talk to your child’s teachers.
Thank you for being such awesome parents! We couldn’t do it without you!