Back to School 2014-2015 Ms. Uhrig Room 112
8:00-10:00 Reading, Writing, L.A. 10:00-10:45 Science/Social Studies 10:45-11:15 Lunch 11:15-11:35 Recess 11:40-1:05 Math 1:05-1:10 Pack Up 1:10-1:50 Hebrew 2:00 Dismissal
Specials Tuesday’s 9:50-10:40 Computers Wednesday’s 10:00-10:30 Art Thursday’s 10:10-10:40 P.E. Friday’s 9:20-9:40 Library
Attendance School begins promptly at 8:00 am Students must be ON TIME ready to learn every day.
4th graders will focus on decoding and expanding their vocabulary, learning new spelling patterns, and grammar usage as part of their English studies.
Fourth graders will write for a variety of reasons and for different audiences. They will be learning to use more detail, sequence, and description in their narratives. Narratives have a logical, coherent and organized structure.
Writing (continued) As members of reading/writing groups, they will give suggestions for revision to others. They will edit their written work for basic sentence formation, usage, mechanics, and spelling.
Fourth graders will continue to read many types of text—literary, informational, and practical pieces. Through reading, they can make connections with situations beyond their own experiences. In narrative texts, they will recognize organizational patterns and motives of characters.
Reading (Continued) Students will be able to make inferences, draw conclusions, and will be able to support their opinions about what they read. Fourth graders will become more skillful at following written directions and in reading for information in a variety of sources.
The mathematics curriculum is organized into 5 strands • Number and Operations • Multiplication and division of multi-digit whole #’s • Geometry • Data analysis and Probability • Algebra
Math Goals 4th grade students will expand their abilities to perform mathematical tasks and to use models to demonstrate their understanding. They will be confident in exploring new concepts with concrete materials because they have had repeated opportunities to experiment with manipulatives. The evaluation of student achievement in mathematics should reflect what students can do, explain, and record.
The focus for fourth grade students is on analyzing systems and learning how they work.Students will : • Develop an understanding of the nature of science through hands-on experience • • Develop and use science process skills • • Develop a positive attitude toward science and how it connects to the real world. • • Use science investigation to learn science concepts
The concepts developed in fourth grade will be further refined in grades five through seven as other world regions are studied. Geography is a major concept of study. Maps as well as other resources will be used so students can make decisions and solve problems related to our state.
Students will be able to state values and beliefs of the people of Florida, the environment of our state, how Florida society is organized, how people in Florida make a living, and how Florida has changed over time.
Be Polite, Courteous, and respectful at all times • Raise your hand and wait to be called on before speaking • Leave your seat only when given permission • Follow all directions given the first time
A Behavior Clip Chart is used to monitor student behavior. Students who go above and beyond may “clip up”. If a student breaks a rule they will be asked to “clip down.” Rewards: Verbal Praise, Reward coupons such as No Homework pass, Pick a seat, etc.
A student who breaks the classroom rules will receive the following consequences: Verbal Warning Loss of Privileges Parent Contact
Classwork is 40% of grade Homework is 10% of grade Tests/Quizzes are 20% of grade Participation is 10% of grade Projects are 20% of grade
Homework is required to be turned in ON time. Late papers will result in a loss of points. • Student’s are permitted 2 days to makeup work when they have an excused absence. • Reading Logs are extremely important and must be turned in every Monday. • Homework will not exceed 40 minutes each night.
September 18th Early Release/Progress Reports Issued September 25th No School October 23rd Early Release October 24th No School November 4th No School November 13th Report Cards Issued
What to do if you have a concern? Contact me via phone or email. I am always available to assist you and will do everything I can to help. If I am unable to help you, I will get you in contact with the appropriate parties ie. Administration, Guidance Counselors, etc.
Beth Uhrig email@example.com www.Jupitergrades.com
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Volunteer Hours/Opportunities According to the Parent-Student Handbook, you must “complete the required 30 hours of volunteering per family, through the Parent Volunteer Program”. Volunteer opportunities are sometimes sent home via notifications, or can be found as part our newsletters. You may also inquire about supplies, donations, chaperoning, fundraising, events, book fair, and/or helping your child’s teacher. Every $10.00 worth of donations is equivalent to 1 volunteer hour. ($10 = 1 hour)
Wish List Dictionaries Post-it Chart Paper Post-it Notes Copy Paper Expo Markers #2 Pencils Crayola markers Scotch tape Kleenex Clorox Wipes HP 61 Black ink cartridge Composition Books Laminating Sheets