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Welcome to BJRF: Mrs. Boone, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Ryan, and Mrs. Faulkenberry’s Fourth Grade Classes
Welcome to Fourth Grade! We will focus on an overview of your child’s life in the 4 th grade. A little about Mrs. Boone, Mrs. Ryan, Mrs. Jones, and Mrs. Faulkenberry Please write any questions on an index card and turn it in to one of the teachers if we did not have an opportunity to answer it during our time together.
Classroom Goals To be part of a POSITIVE classroom community. To reach academic and social levels to be prepared for 5 th Grade and Middle School.
Co-Teaching What does it look like? Involves two or more teachers with equal status sharing a classroom. Includes purposeful instruction – both teachers actively engaged. Takes place in the general education classroom. Provides opportunities for differentiated instruction.
Community The 4 th grade is a community. Morning Meetings RRC (Respect, Responsibility, Choose Well) . . 2012 -2013Path to Success Record 2. doc
Daily Schedule 8: 00 -8: 15 -10: 05 -10: 20 -10: 45 -11: 45 11: 48 -12: 18 11: 52 -12: 22 12: 30 -1: 00 1: 00 -1: 50 -2: 00 -2: 10 Morning Meeting Boone/Ryan-Math, Jones/Faulkenberry-LA Transition Recess Boone/Ryan-LA, Jones/Faulkenberry-Math Boone/Ryan: Lunch Jones/Faulkenberry-Lunch Boone/Ryan-LA, Jones/Faulkenberry-Math Specials Agenda/Pack up Read Aloud
Morning Duties Sign In/Lunch Choice Read the board Media Center Morning Work Time to ask for help from a teacher
Common Core GPS Resources http: //www. Georgia. Standards. org Why Common Core? Preparation: The standards are college and career ready. Competition: The standards are internationally benchmarked, ensuring our students are globally competitive. Equity: Expectations are consistent for all – Clarity: The standards are focused, coherent, and clear. Collaboration: The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts.
Math Standards: Number sense Problem solving Fractions Multiplication and division Multiplication facts Guided Math and Centers Homework nightly Math journal
Reading Variety of text Fiction and Non-fiction texts Integration of Science and SS topics Comprehension Strategies: Making Connections, Visualize, Ask Questions, Infer (draw conclusions), Summarize (Main Idea and details), Synthesize (Bringing it all together) Novel Studies/Guided Reading Nightly Reading Variety of genres Reading requirement
Language Arts Grammar Spelling Writing Narrative, Informational, Opinion pieces Response to Literature Authentic writing as assessments Presentations (Speaking and Listening standards as part of the Common Core)
Science *Shared by the Instructional Pairs Water and Weather Force and Motion Light Sound Stars and Star Patterns Earth, Moon, and Solar System Ecosystems Protective Adaptations
Social Studies *Shared by the Instructional Pairs • Map and Globe skills-throughout the year Economics Basics Maps and Globes Skills Native Cultures Early Explorers Colonization American Revolution The New Nation Western Expansion Reform Movements
Fourth Grade Policies and Procedures • Binders • Note taking • Pinnacle: GRADING SCALE: A: 90 -100% B: 80 -89% C: 74 -79% D: 70 -73% F: 0 -69% “One of most common mistakes parents make, is to want to make everything easy for their children. It’s painful for parents to see their children struggle. If children never do anything difficult, however, they never learn that they can successfully meet a challenge” (Hamilton)
Homework 40 minutes of homework may be assigned nightly, not including Reading nightly Studying for a test Completing a project Quality not quantity Homework is not completed for a subject grade, but it is part of the work/study grade on the report card. Students will go to study hall to complete what was not completed for homework.
Classwork should be completed when assigned (including morning work). Additional time may be given throughout the day. Cursive/print Unfinished classwork will be marked as “finish” in the agenda. All classwork can be collected for a grade. Late work may be accepted, but only for partial credit.
Pyramid of Tier 4: Interventions Specially Designed Instruction – Special Education 5% Tier 3: Intensive Interventions - SST 15% of • Individualized – refine and intensify students • More indepth assessment & data analysis respond • Strategies & interventions tailored to specific needs • Consideration for referral to special education and/other programs only when data indicates a need Tier 2: Targeted Interventions • Tier 1 + more “TLC” • Standard intervention protocols • Problem solving process & data analysis • Tailored to student needs • Enhanced opportunities for extended learning • Targeted small groups and selected individuals • Includes more frequent progress monitoring • Planned to address developmental domains (academic, communication/language, social/emotional, etc. ) Tier 1: Performance Based Instruction for ALL students: • Standards based curriculum • Research-based practices and strategies • Differentiated instruction • Effective classroom management • Guided by progress monitoring and balanced assessment • Planned to address developmental domains (academic, communication/language, social/emotional, etc. ) 80% of students respond to Tier 1 & 2
Agenda/RRC Signature required nightly-responsibility of the student X means no homework was assigned in that area Students are responsible for completely writing what is assigned on the agenda. Consequences and Rewards for Behavior/Work Study Habits Bananas or Tickets
A few things… School starts at 7: 50 AM and instructional time begins at 8: 00. Students must check in at the school office before coming to class if they arrive after that time. No checkout after 2: 00 -per the office Send in a note after an absence. Cobb County has a policy for absences/tardies. 5, 10, 15 You may send in birthday snacks. Make sure attire is appropriate Check the website weekly for information Make sure your child is reading almost everyday Hat Day- every Friday-$0. 50
Activities Storyworks and Dynamath Field Trips- Cobb Youth Museum Fire Safety In House: Star Lab Testing: CRCT: April 22 -May 1 st Conferences: October
Communication Academic Updates at 4 ½ weeks E-mail nicola. [email protected] 12. org or marybeth. [email protected] 12. org, jennifer. [email protected] 12. org or aleisha. [email protected] 12. org No transportation changes please per the front office Agenda/RRC BLOG/Newsletter http: //vaughanrockets. typepad. com/nicola_boone or http: //vaughanrockets. typepad. com/jennifer_woods. j ones Thursday folders-sign weekly
HELP NEEDED~ Treasure Box items Blow Pops Air fresheners Emergency Snacks
Thank you for being here tonight. We look forward to working with you this year! Any questions? ? ?