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Title: Welcome to Curriculum Night 4th Grade


1
Welcome to Curriculum Night 4th Grade
  • Welcome!
  • Housekeeping
  • Daily Schedule
  • Curriculum Overview
  • ACCRS
  • Grades
  • Classroom Management
  • Homework
  • Question Answer?

2
Housekeeping
  • Reminders Traffic, cell-phones, visitors,
    treats
  • Email communication is best!
  • Check-a-thon fundraiser began on 8/1.
  • CEF donation drive begins 8/8.

3
A Day in 4th Grade
  • 805 Campus opens
  • 825 Bell rings
  • 825-845 Morning Get Set
  • 845-945 Science/Social Studies
  • 945-1015 Specials
  • 1015-1055 Reading/Language Arts
  • 1055-1115 Lunch Recess
  • 1115-1135 Lunch
  • 1135-1250 Language Arts
  • 1250-105 Recess
  • 115-245 Math
  • 245-300 Closing Activities
  • 300 Dismissal

4
Curriculum Overview
  • Standards-based curriculum instruction
  • -Arizona College and Career
    Readiness Standards
  • Visit CUSD or the AZ Dept. of Education website
    to view standards
  • Assessment AIMS Science (PARCC more to come)

5
Essential Language Arts (ELA)
  • New reading adoption that is aligned with Arizona
    standards.
  • 4th Grade now a 50/50 balance of more complex
    informational and literary text
  • College Career use mainly informational
    reading comprehension and writing skills
  • Answers now text-based rather than based on
    students prior knowledge or experience
  • Building a staircase of text complexity using
    academic vocabulary and content
  • Integration of Thinking Maps

6
Reading
  • 4th Grade Journeys Basal Reader
  • Complex informational text (50)
  • Literature study Genres, authors, themes, etc.
  • Reading skill exercises
  • Vocabulary study tests
  • Oral reading to develop fluency
  • Literature read-along
  • Book quizzes, unit tests, and essay questions
  • Daily 5
  • Enrichment and Review

7
Language
  • English grammar instruction quizzes
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • 6 Traits of Good Writing
  • Spelling tests self-editing
  • Narrative, opinion informational
  • Poetry recitations writing
  • Oral reports presentations-(grade now)
  • Computer word processing
  • Research reports
  • Homework projects
  • Handwriting
  • Cursive
  • Keyboarding
  • LEGIBILITY


8
Mathematics
  • Strong conceptual knowledge and ability to apply
    to problem solving inside and outside of
    classroom
  • Deeper conceptual understanding- extension of
    previous learning
  • Procedural skill and fluency
  • Strategic reasoning and collaboration
  • Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • 90 minutes daily
  • Flexible grouping

9
Mathematics
  • TERC investigations projects
  • Hands-on concept development
  • Balance of problem solving computation skills
  • Class participation (Explain your thinking)
  • Mental math logic
  • Homework practice projects
  • Math journals, quizzes unit tests
  • ACCRS links for teachers supplied by district

10
Science
  • 4th Grade Harcourt texts
  • Focus on inquiry skills and process
  • Science Fair projects
  • Integration with math
  • Related vocabulary spelling
  • Research emphasis
  • Presenting note taking/journals
  • Homework projects
  • Quizzes and unit tests
  • Informational writing

11
Social Studies
  • 4th grade Harcourt texts
  • Arizona Social Studies Weekly
  • Geography map skills
  • Related vocabulary spelling
  • Research emphasis
  • Homework projects
  • Presenting note taking
  • Quizzes and unit tests
  • Expository writing

12
4th Grade Topics
  • Social Studies
  • AZ Government/ Civics
  • Arizona History
  • historical heroes
  • Geography of the
  • Southwest
  • First Peoples of SW
  • Economics (Jr. Ach.)
  • Science
  • Inquiry Process
  • Life Science
  • Plants/Animals
  • Physical Science
  • Electricity
  • Earth Science
  • Weather/Water

13
Technology
  • Keyboarding
  • Netiquette (etiquette on the net)
  • Publishing (brochures, letters, reports, stories,
    articles, essays, etc.)
  • Multi-media (Power Point)
  • Sign up for Email alerts on Basha Website

14
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15
Grades
  • Parent Portal on Infinite Campus
  • Use of learning goals and scales
  • Participation and effort points
  • Progress Reports will be available only online
    unless teacher otherwise notified
  • Simplified report card
  • Report card grades according to district
    standards (Percent scores instead of letter
    grades on report cards)
  • Consistently outstanding work (90-100) A
  • Consistently above average (80-89) B
  • Consistently satisfactory work (70-79) C
  • Consistently below standard (60-69) D

16
Behavior Plan
  • For GOOD CHOICES . . .
  • Earn respect compliments
  • Earn P.A.C.K. awards
  • Earn Basha Bucks to spend in class auctions
  • Earn classroom privileges
  • Earn Excellent indicators on report cards
  • . . .for POOR CHOICES
  • class meeting resolutions
  • loss of Basha Bucks to spend in quarterly
    auctions
  • loss of recess/privileges
  • parent contact
  • earn less-than-excellent indicators on report
    cards

17
Homework
  • Read a minimum of 20 minutes per night record
    on monthly Reading Log in binder signed by
    parent---checked each week in class.
  • Assigned on a weekly basis Comes home each
    Friday, due back the next Friday
  • Problems or questions? Students should ask their
    teacher for help on Monday or Tuesday.
  • Students will bring Agendas home Friday for
    parents to sign, and return them Monday.
  • Papers to go home on Fridays and/or Mondays.
    Check both pockets.

18
STUDY SKILLS
  • are the key to success in 4th Grade .

19
Lets Roll !
  • You know that the beginning is the most
    important part of any work, especially in the
    case of a young and tender thing for that is the
    time when the character is being formed.
  • -Plato
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