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Coopertown 4th Grade. Debra Evalds: Learning Support Language Arts Joy Bennett: Learning Support Math Maureen McKee: Itinerant Support Michele Bohannon: DCIU Language Support Jill Caine: Reading Specialist Belinda Masloff: Math support. Sharon Jackson Liz Mansure Megan Romano.
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Coopertown 4th Grade Debra Evalds: Learning Support Language Arts Joy Bennett: Learning Support Math Maureen McKee: Itinerant Support Michele Bohannon: DCIU Language Support Jill Caine: Reading Specialist Belinda Masloff: Math support Sharon Jackson Liz Mansure Megan Romano
Language arts • Reading • Houghton Mifflin Anthology • Novels associated with Houghton Mifflin • Choice Novels • Leveled Readers
Houghton Mifflin text • Whole class lessons • Guided reading/Small Group Instruction • Cooperative Learning • Independent working • Centers
Reading skills • Comprehension • Read independently • Read critically • Read, analyze and interpret literature • Differentiate fact & opinion • Summarizing • Sequencing • Main idea & details • Reading strategies: • predict/infer • question monitor/clarify • summarize • evaluate
Writing: Write Source • Types: narrative, persuasive, informational, and creative • PA Writing Assessment Domain Scoring • Focus • Content • Organization • Style • Conventions
Math: Math in Focus New This Year!!! • Math work books and math textbooks • No homework booklet—but homework will be given nightly • Chapter tests • Eligible Content Quizzes-to prepare for PSSAs • Large focus on Problem Solving • We will need to supplement basic facts practice +, -, *, /
Social Studies • Regions • Pennsylvania Focus areas: Geography Economics History Government
Science • Electricity and Magnetism • Sun, Moon & Stars • Land and water Hands on experiments Working in small groups **Report Card**
Leveling Language Arts Mrs. Romano Level A Ms. Jackson Level A Ms. Mansure Level B—with support • Classes have been leveled by administration based on 3rd grade performance. • Based on needs of students, and current levels of performance, groupings are flexible.
Leveling Math • Ms. Mansure Level A • Mrs. Romano Level A • Ms. Jackson Level B– with support • Classes have been leveled by administration based on 3rd grade performance. • Based on needs of students, and current levels of performance, groupings are flexible.
Testing PSSA: Reading, Math, & Science AIMSWeb: Maze (twice a year) Burns & Roe twice a year Oscars align to HM anthology Math Chapter & Cumulative Assessments
Homework • 40 minutes total • Develops responsibility • Designed to improve skills i.e.: reading for pleasure, understanding, note taking and studying • Extends lessons taught • Not graded • Students cannot be kept in for lunch/recess to finish incomplete h.w. • Students need to advocate for themselves and learn to use their time wisely.
Report cards • Tied to state standards • Numerical • 4 Exceeds expectations • 3 Meets expectations • 2 Approaching expectations • 1 Not yet meeting expectations
Exciting things to do this year Play a musical instrument Sing in the chorus Play organized sports: field hockey flag football, floor hockey, track Geo Bee
Class Trips • Federal School-No Chaperones • More details on a class trip will be announced a later date.
Policies:absence notesmake up work*vacationsclass parties/birthdays*dismissal notes---no emails please
Questions????? • In an effort to save paper, Coopertown Parent handbook & curriculum guides can now be found online. Please let us know if you do not have access to a computer/internet • E mail : • email@example.com • mansure@havsd,net • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
Conferences • Because our students switch classes in 4th and 5th grade our conferences are split between Math and LA • Our December conferences are to meet with the parents of our MATH students • Our April conferences are to meet with the parents of our Language Arts students. • Sign up outside classroom in 4th grade wing.