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Welcome to the Fourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox. Share Your Toolbox. Get a sticky note and a pen. Share examples of how you ALREADY help your fourth grader. Welcome to the Fourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox. Bethany Comstock Teta Lewis James Rash Jennifer Wilson Charlotte Schulte.

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    1. Welcome to theFourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox Share Your Toolbox • Get a sticky note and a pen. • Share examples of how you ALREADY help your fourth grader.

    2. Welcome to theFourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox Bethany Comstock Teta Lewis James Rash Jennifer Wilson Charlotte Schulte

    3. This is Why You’re Here… • An over view of the 1st Nine Weeks • How can you help your child be successful this year?

    4. What is Already in Your Toolbox… Share Your Good Ideas!

    5. STEM is… An interdisciplinary approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coupled with real-world learning opportunities that develop creativity, problem solving, communication, and critical thinking.

    6. STEM is… An interdisciplinary approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coupled with real-world learning opportunities that develop creativity, problem solving, communication, and critical thinking.

    7. This is How We Assess… • Multiple Choice • Matching • Essays • Projects • Extended Response • Authentic

    8. This is How You Can Help… Multiple Choice • Key Words • Elimination • Prove It

    9. Multiple Choice Example… Find the difference: 180-94 a. 180 b. 274 c. 114 d. 86

    10. Matching Example… • ___Wind Vane • ___Anemometer • ___Thermometer • ___Rain Gauge • Measures speed of wind b. Shows direction of wind c. Measure the amount of rain fall d. Measure the temperature of the air

    11. This is How You Can Help… Matching • Elimination • Memory Game Tells the direction of the wind Wind Vane

    12. This is How You Can Help… Essay My Plan! • What’s Important • What’s Your Format

    13. Essay Example… Water Cycle Paragraph Write a well-developed paragraph about the Water Cycle. You should include a definition of the Water Cycle and details about each stage that we have studied. Your paragraph should include at least five sentences. Remember to ask yourself these questions: • Have I indented? • Does my paragraph begin with a topic sentence? • Have I included capital letters and ending punctuation? • Do all my sentences begin the same way? • Are my sentences different lengths?

    14. Essay Example… Topic Sentence  Sentence Variety Indent  The water cycle provides the world with water. The first stage in the water cycle is evaporation. Evaporation is when liquid is taken from the earth and sent to the clouds as gas or vapor. The second stage is called condensation. Condensation is when the gas or vapor in the clouds get cold and heavy until the cloud can’t hold the condensation anymore. Which brings us to our next stage, precipitation. Precipitation is when the gas or vapor in the clouds turn to a liquid and fall from the sky. Our last stage in the water cycle is accumulation. Accumulation is when the precipitation on the ground runs down to a body of water and then the cycle starts all over again. Beautiful Wording and Clarity!  A+ 100%  Capital Letters Punctuation

    15. This is How You Can Help… Projects • Begin with the “End” • Providing Resources

    16. Project Example…

    17. This is How You Can Help… Extended Response • Ask Open-Ended Questions • Complete sentences • Prove It • Example: Opal likes Naomi

    18. Extended Response Example… Do you think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet? Why or why not? Yes No I think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet because…. I don’t think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet because….

    19. This is How You Can Help… Authentic • Real World • Connections

    20. Authentic Examples… How much time elapsed while we were at recess? Why is it important for Michael Phelps to know how to read decimals? Make Connections

    21. This is How You Can Help…Homework • Check agenda each night • Check their work, but don’t do it for them • Should take no longer than 40 minutes • Let your child’s teacher know if something is unclear or your child is struggling with an assignment

    22. This is How You Can Help…Communication TEACHERS....PARENTS COMMUNICATOR

    23. This is How You Can Help…Technology Teacher Webpage • http://midway.anderson5.net/ • Click on Classroom Pages • Then find your teachers name

    24. Websites to help at home • www.funbrain.com –activities and games across subjects and different levels • www.scfriendlystandards.org –explains what your child will be learning • www.ixl.com- math • www.khanacademy.org – lessons to help with parts of the SC curriculum • www.prepdog.com – helps with test preparation • www.brainpop.com – look for the logins on newsletters • http://odyssey.anderson5.net -Once the login page has loaded, simply log in using the same user name and password that they use at school. • www.pinterest.com – all sorts of strategies and activities to help your child! • EnVision Math Textbook**

    25. Home Activity- MATH IS FUN! • FUN, EASY, CHEAP (Cheerios are buy one get one free at Publix) • Use any type of dried food (cereal, beans, candy, etc) that can be made into groups. • Division • Multiplication • Fractions/Probability

    26. Barrier Island Field Trip November 25-26 Total: $150 1st Payment ($75): September 17 2nd Payment ($75): October 15

    27. This is How You Can Help…Feedback Next time…. I really liked… Survey Questions?