Welcome to Ms. Jester’s 4 th Grade Class. Ms. Jester. Originally from Barrington, New Jersey I have lived in all 3 Delaware Counties, but I now reside in Newark, De. Go UD Blue Hens! Graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Education/English Discipline
This is a statewide initiative.
During this time, every 4th grade student will go to their assigned group.
Students are assigned to groups based on their greatest need, as determined by assessments and benchmarking (reading inventories, DIBELS, MAP, etc.)
If a student has a need for a group, they will attend the group for a 6 week period and will then be re-assessed to check for progress.
It is likely that students will be moved through several different groups throughout the year
DCAS Test - http://de.portal.airast.org
Comprehension Strategies for
Reading Street by Scott Foresman
in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Each student is encouraged to take one personal A.R. quiz a week
Students MUST bring their A.R. book to school each day
Each book has an A.R. level indicated either on the spine, on the outside back cover, or inside the back cover. That A.R. level must match your child’s A.R. levels (each child has three levels at a time)
An A.R. level of 4.0 indicates 4th grade, 0 months. If your child is not at that level yet, please encourage them to read their A.R. books often for their reading log at night. Ask them questions, also, as they finish their book to help ensure their comprehension.
Students are to keep their AR log in their Assessment Binder and record their score after taking a test. I will then initial the log. The assessment binder will come home every Friday for your review.
Once a student takes and passes 3 A.R. quizzes with 80% or higher, they will move up another level.
Friday Folder is located in Assessment Binder
Completed every Friday to keep you updated on your child’s behavior
Indicates how responsible, respectful, and ready your child has been all week with home/class work and behavior (no reflection on academic grades). Please sign each week
Assessment Binder contains all graded work. There will not be grades for every subject, every week. Please keep all graded work in binder. You will receive all graded work at conference time.
Your child will earn letter grades on their report card based on all graded work. Grades are determined as follows:
50% - class work and participation (Formative)
50% - quizzes, assessments, and projects (Summative)
First Marking Period will vary slightly in Reading as 10% of the
summative grade is for the Summer Reading Project
Please encourage your child to always do their best at home and
in the classroom.