The DaubenWrens4th Grade Class Welcome to Open House 2012
A little about us... Mrs. Daubenspeck Married with 3 beautiful children Taught in Virginia Beach for the past 9 years Big Steeler’s fan! Favorites include: chocolate, Starbucks, and twirling my hair • Mrs. Wren • Married with 2 beautiful children • This is my 16th year of teaching school • Fluent in sign language • Favorites include: embroidery, cooking, and bike riding
Communication is KEY! • Email! – Fastest response • Carla.Daubenspeck@vbschools.com • Heather.Wren@vbschools.com • Call us! Leave us a message and we’ll call back within 48 hrs. 648-3800 • ext. 55333 (Daubenspeck) ext. 55334 (Wren) • Write us a note! • Class Web Pages: www.teacherweb.com/VA/Strawbridge/Daubenspeck www.teacherweb.com/VA/Strawbridge/Wren
Class Websites • Information available 24/7 • News Flash available for email or text alerts • Clarification of homework assignments • Educational links • Class calendars • Blogs • Wish lists • Edmodo
Homework • Homework nightly Monday-Thursday as per VBCPS policy • Planners filled out with each teacher /posted on webpages • Homework should take approximately 40 minutes a night, but typically no more than an hour • Homework IOU on Shark Report for missing assignments/follow-up check mark when completed • Freedom Fridays (“Work room”) • Frequent Missing Homework affects Work Habits grade, which impacts Honor Roll/Principal’s List
Shark Folders • Come home every Thursday • Sign and return promptly • Review and initial the Shark Report in the folder • Keep all other graded papers at home, unless otherwise noted*
We have 3 Classroom Rules... • Be Responsible • Be Respectful • Be Safe
Discipline Policy • Verbal Warning • Check mark on Shark Report • Office/Phone Call Home • Can affect Citizenship Grade
Attendance • Please be on time! • Try to schedule appointments before or after school • This is an SOL year • Attendance is so important!
Upcoming Assessments • SAT 10 – September 20, 21, 24, 25 • IPT – Fall/Spring • SOL’s – Reading & Math
Your child’s 4th Grade Journey • Less emphasis on reminders; more emphasis on personal responsibility • Establishing good organizational skills and study habits • Need parental support at home
Classroom Volunteers • Thank you to all that volunteered!! We will be contacting you soon. • Remember to fill out Conference slip for your child • Please make any corrections to Parent/Emergency Data Forms and leave on counter
Thank you Parents!! • Thank you for coming tonight! • Any questions?