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Welcome, Parents!. Mr. Moshoyannis’ Fourth Grade Class. Welcome to Fourth Grade!. Educational Philosophy NY State Assessments Educational Outcomes Classroom Policies/Procedures School Forms. All About Me. My background

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welcome to fourth grade
Welcome to Fourth Grade!
  • Educational Philosophy
  • NY State Assessments
  • Educational Outcomes
  • Classroom Policies/Procedures
  • School Forms
all about me
All About Me
  • My background
    • I grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens and then moved to Long Island in 4th grade.
  • My educational background
    • I attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Vernon Middle School, and Oyster Bay High School.
    • I went to Cornell University (BS), Teachers College/Columbia University (MA/MPhil), PhD. (ABD)
    • I am a life-long learner (Summer 2009 University of Washington for the Teaching of Physics)
    • Attended Army Basic Officer/Advanced Course in field artillery (honorably discharged after 15 years of service)
    • Called to World Trade Center during 9/11/01
  • My experience
    • I have been teaching for 21 years.
    • I was a social studies specialist in Brooklyn teaching grades 2-9.
    • For 15 years I taught 5th grade at Lee Avenue.
    • This is my fifth year teaching 4th grade.
my goals
My Goals
  • To give the student the academic and social skills they need to progress through fourth grade and be prepared for fifth grade.
  • To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment.
  • To help students make new friends and discover new interests.
class subjects
Class Subjects
  • The subjects we cover during fourth grade are:
    • English Language Arts
      • Reading
      • Writing-The Teachers College Writing Program
      • Speaking
      • Listening
    • Math-Using GO MATH!
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Health (The Great Body Shop)
  • Fiction (fantasy, historical/realistic, mystery, myths and tall tales)
  • Non-fiction (biography, articles, newspaper)
  • Expository non-fiction
  • Letters (friendly, business) for persuasion
  • Descriptive
  • Response to literature (Close reading)
  • Book projects each trimester.
  • Review of math facts and operations (division/multiplication and the interpretation of remainders)
  • Geometry and the use of the protractor. How to read angles and construct shapes i.e. triangles and quadrilaterals. Use of protractor. How to use and read a ruler.
  • Multi-step word problems
  • Fractions: operations with like denominators and understanding parts of a whole.
  • NYS Math Assessment
  • Life Science (Plants/Animals)/adaptations
  • structural/behavioral/ecosystems/food webs/chains
  • Physical Science
  • Simple Machines
  • Physics (Electricity, Mass, Volume, Gravity/Friction, Magnetism) and use of special scientific equipment
social studies
Social Studies
  • Map skills (political/special purpose/longitude/latitude/geo-graphic terms)
  • NYS history (Native Americans, The First New Yorkers)
  • Industrial Revolution (Erie Canal, trains)
  • Immigration
  • How to use data to interpret events
  • Strengthening writing skills
classroom community
Classroom Community
  • Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules and behaviors to help us get along with each other.

Our class rules are:

    • Be respectful and responsible.
    • Be organized and follow directions.
    • Be prepared.
    • Wait one’s turn before speaking.
    • Listen to others.
    • Don’t be afraid/nervous/anxious to ask questions.
  • I will assign approximately an hour of homework every night.
  • Homework policy sent home and signed

Extra Help

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays---8:35 AM
  • Policy sent home/signed
  • School starts at 9:05 A.M.
  • If you are going to be late or absent on a particular day, notify the office EARLY so that work missed can be gathered.