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Welcome. Feel free to look around the classroom, find your child’s seat, read the letter they wrote, and please take some time to respond. Leave the letter on the desk so your child can read it tomorrow. Mahalo. Welcome to Back to School Night 4 th Grade Mr. Gelb.

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Feel free to look around the classroom, find your child’s seat, read the letter they wrote, and please take some time to respond. Leave the letter on the desk so your child can read it tomorrow.


welcome to back to school night 4 th grade mr gelb

Welcome to Back to School Night4th GradeMr. Gelb

Eleanor Murray Fallon Middle School

  • Introduction
  • Daily Schedule
  • Homework Policy
  • Grading Policy
  • 4th Grade Curriculum
  • Class Rules & Discipline
  • Parent Volunteers
  • Communication
fallon school mission statement
Fallon School Mission Statement

The Fallon School community serves life-long student learners within a positive and nurturing environment, where diversity is embraced, and the individual is empowered to teach toward academic excellence, enriched by opportunities in sports, fine arts, and community service.

  • Moreau Catholic High School
  • Undergraduate and Graduate: UC Davis
  • Teaching experience: all grade levels: Moreau, Punahou, Valley Oak
  • Baseball Coach
daily schedule
Daily Schedule

8:40-9:00 Journal Writing / HW Check

9:05-10:15 Math

10:30-11:30 Language Arts

11:30-12:00 Reading

12:40-1:30 S.S.R / Reading

1:30-2:15 Social Studies / Science

2:15-3:00 Art / Community Building

2:15 Dismissal Monday & Tuesday

3:00 Dismissal Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Physical Education - Tuesday & Thursday

at home strategies
At Home Strategies
  • Designate a quiet place to work with supplies close at hand. (Dictionary, thesaurus, pencil, paper)
  • Have a specific time to complete homework
  • Organize backpack the evening before
homework policy
Homework Policy

If your child is missing homework, they will be benched at recess time where the work is made up if possible. It is their responsibility to bring their homework everyday, NOT YOURS!

Notes or phone calls home will be made if this is an ongoing problem.

homework progress reports
Homework Progress Reports

These will be going home Friday and will be due back on the following Monday or Tuesday.

Please look for missing assignments.

Behavior for the week will be indicated.

grading policy
Students will receive a percentage grade for exams taken in class and long term projects.

A+ 100%

A 94-99%

A- 90-93%

B+ 87-89%

B 84-86%

B- 80-83%

C+ 77-79%

C 74-76%

C- 70-73%

D+ 67-69%

D 64-66%

D- 60-63%

F 0-59%

Homework and in class work will be graded in accordance with report card grades. O, S, and N grades will be used on most assignments. A point system will be used to grade math, reading and writing assignments.

Grading Policy
  • 25-30 minutes a night
  • Houghton-Mifflin; Traditions
  • 4th Grade text, Literature Selections, Accelerated reader

Focus on:

  • Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Context, Expository text, Genre, Compare and Contrast
  • Areas of Study
    • Multiple paragraph essays
    • Narratives
    • Summaries
    • Response to Literature
    • Information Reports
    • Grammar
      • Sentence structure
      • Verb tense
      • Punctuation
mathematics text scot foresman california mathematics
Mathematics Text : Scot Foresman: California Mathematics

Areas of Study:

  • Numbers and Place Value
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Estimation
  • Data and Graphs
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Problem Solving
social studies
Social Studies

Areas of Study:

  • California History
    • Explorers and Early Settlers
    • Missions
    • Gold Rush
    • Government
science text discovery works houghton mifflin
ScienceText: Discovery Works ( Houghton Mifflin)

Areas of Study

  • Earth’s Land
  • Populations and Ecosystems
  • The Solid Earth
  • Magnetism and Electricity
a look at curriculum
A Look at Curriculum
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Outside Projects
  • Library
classroom rules consequences
Classroom Rules & Consequences
  • The classroom rules were developed by the students. We have agreed on the posted behavior expectations.
  • Discipline focuses on positive reinforcement.
  • Consequences include:
    • Writing a letter
    • Loss of Recess
    • Phone Call Home
    • Parent, Student, Teacher Conference

**P.A.T. Time***

volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
  • There are many opportunities for you to get involved in our classroom.
  • There is a sheet in the back of your packet with details.
  • Also, please visit the class wish list if you wish to donate some things we need in our classroom.
  • Weekly Progress Reports
  • Trimester Report Cards
  • Email
    • gelbadam@dublin.k12.ca.us
    • akahicrew@hotmail.com

Phone and Voicemail

(925) 875-9376 ext. 6392