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Welcome. Please sign in at the table in the back of the classroom, and quickly find a seat so we can get started. Thank You!. Welcome to Back-to-School Night. Mrs. Mansell –Room 204 Fourth Grade. Agenda. Classroom Procedures Curriculum Writing Goals Grading Policy Homework Policy

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Please sign in at the table in the back of the classroom, and quickly find a seat so we can get started.

Thank You!

welcome to back to school night

Welcome to Back-to-School Night

Mrs. Mansell –Room 204

Fourth Grade

  • Classroom Procedures
  • Curriculum
  • Writing Goals
  • Grading Policy
  • Homework Policy
  • Announcements
  • Parent Donations
  • Parent Volunteers
  • Birthday Treats
  • Write A Note to Your Child
basic classroom procedures
Assignment Calendars

Binders, desks, and backpacks—Neat and organized

Cover all textbooks, no sticky covers (use book socks/paper bags)

Absent work—Can’t call for work until third day - Please call ahead if want to pick up work

Notice for tests—5 days or end of chapter/unit

All work in cursive

Basic Classroom Procedures
basic classroom procedures cont
Basic Classroom Procedures (cont.)
  • Wednesday Folders
    • Contain evaluated work
    • Important bulletins
    • Sign and return on Thursday
  • Things left at home-deliver to office (lunch to cart) because disruptive to instruction
curriculum goals
Curriculum Goals
  • Open Court Reading, novels, & projects
  • McGraw Hill Math: Multiplication, division, measurement, geometry, charts & graphs, data analysis
  • Houghton Mifflin Science: Earth, plants, animals
  • Scott Foresman History: California – regions, resources, environment (United States – regions)
  • Writing
  • Project Head, Heart, Hands (H3)
  • Too Good For Drugs
  • Technology---Access to computer, internet, WebQuests, Flash/Jump Drives
writing goals
Writing Goals

State/District Writing Assessment

  • Three possible types:
    • Personal Narrative
    • Response to Literature
    • Summary
  • Beginning of March
  • 6+1 Traits of Writing
homework grading policy
Homework & Grading Policy
  • Roughly 30-45 minutes of homework (unfinished classwork, projects, studying for tests)
  • Be guide on the side
  • Letter Grades & Credit/No Credit
  • Missing/Late Notices
    • Grade lowered if turned in by end of school
    • No credit if not turned in by end of school
    • Please sign and return to school the next day
  • Absent Worksheet
  • Book Orders:

Class username: mansell204

Password: gophers

Bonus points for classroom supplies

  • Classroom Website, Parent Bulletin and Gomes Website
  • How to contact me:
    • Phone 656-3414 Ext. 32204 – Provide a phone number that will accept blocked calls or I’ll call in morning
    • Note with child
parent donations
Parent Donations
  • THANK YOU!!!
  • If you still have not made a donation, it’s not too late (see back table for forms)
  • What we use the money for:
    • In-class field trips/presentations (Walk Thru—Decemberand Gold Rush Day—March)
    • Math supplies
    • Assignment calendars
    • School/art supplies/technology
    • Novels for Reading class
parent volunteers
Parent Volunteers
  • Room Parent – Volunteers Needed
  • FAME - Volunteers Needed
  • Music for Minors – Volunteers Needed
  • Science Lab field trips to creek – Volunteers Needed
  • Field Trips (on campus) - Walk Thru CA, Gold Rush Day, Watershed: If volunteers are needed I will notify you ahead of time.
birthday treats
Birthday Treats
  • Please be aware that we have several children with food allergies this year!
  • To keep all of our students safe, please send alternatives to help your child celebrate their birthday:
    • A storybook to add to our class library
    • Pencils, art supplies, etc.
    • Individually wrapped food items
    • Napkins
    • NO DRINKS (Water is permitted)
get ready set go
Get Ready, Set, Go!

Please send your child to school ready to start the day!

  • Pack school books and assignments the night before
  • Send lunch to school with child in the morning
  • Do not bring forgotten items to the classroom, it is very disruptive
  • Please write a note to your child before you leave tonight