4th Grade Parent Night BLUE BLOCK Mrs. Brittain Mrs. McBee Ms. Parrish RED BLOCK Mrs. Meredith Mrs. Powers Mrs. Robinson
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Contact Information Email: All of our email addresses are on the newsletter each week. Phone: 254-761-5755 Conference Days: Mondays and Fridays Conference Time: 12:50-1:50 We are here every day until 4:00. Email is the best way to contact us. We will respond within 24 hours.
In the Classroom Departmentalized Classrooms Centers/Hands-On Activities (few paper activities) Small Groups Community Supplies (scissors, glue, map pencils, markers) Computer lab as needed Library once a week
Math Mrs. Meredith & Mrs. Brittain Multiplication Facts Multiplication quizzes every Friday We encourage parents to help with homework. We are available for homework help Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Think Through Math (see PAWS folder for login info.)
Reading & Social Studies Mrs. Powers & Ms. Parrish • Students must read at home (reading log:100+ min.) • We are working on . . . • Comprehension • Accuracy • Fluency • Completing 5+ books this year • Geography & History of Texas • Field trip to Austin in the spring
Writing & Science Mrs. McBee & Mrs. Robinson Narrative & Expository Compositions Grammar Skills Revising/Editing Lab Experiments (once weekly) Science lessons correspond with weekly lab
4th Grade Curriculum • Here is the link to the TEA website that gives shows you everything that your child will learn this year. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148 • Directions • Click on the subject, • Click on the words Subchapter A. Elementary • Scroll down to the 4thGrade Section
PAWS Folder (Take Home Folder) • Students bring this home every night. • Check the front pocket for important notes. • Send notes for the teachers in the front pocket. • Graded papers go home each Wednesday.
Homework • When will homework be assigned? • A packet will go home on Friday and is due the next Friday. This will include math, reading, language, the reading log, and the math facts log. • What are your child’s homework responsibilities? • We expect homework to be neat and completely finished by the given due date. • If help is needed, visit the appropriate teacher from 7:30-8:00 Monday-Thursday. • What happens if a student does not complete the homework? • The student will go to study hall during recess to complete the assignments.
Panther Pride Passes • Positive Rewards System • School-Wide Program • Can be earned in any class • Used to purchase items in the 4th grade store
STAAR Testing Tests are in March and April this year. • Writing (2 days) • Revising/Editing • Narrative Composition • Expository Composition • Math • Reading
Parent-Teacher Conferences • Conferences will begin the last week of September and continue until the end of October. • Sign up tonight in your child’s homeroom.
Field Trips Children’s Symphony (November 13) MHS Pep Rally (Date TBD) Austin Field Trip (Spring 2015) Woodgate Intermediate Tour (May 2015)
Please, visit your child’s homeroom to sign in and get more information about school and classroom activities.