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Title: Welcome to 4th grade at C. J. Harris!


1
Welcome to 4th grade at C. J. Harris!
  • Your children will have a great year 2012-2013
    with us!

2
The Schedule
  • Each 4th grade student will receive
  • 2 ½ hours of Reading/Language Arts
  • 1 hour of Science /Social Studies (Texas History)
  • 1 ½ hour of Math
  • 45 minutes daily of specials/ Outclass
  • 15 minutes of recess (considered a privilege)
  • 30 minutes for lunch

3
Spelling Differences
  • Spelling (done in spiral)
  • Most frequently misspelled words in 4th grade
    writing
  • Cloze test format
  • No weekly spelling test

4
Homework Policy
  • Homework is given out on Friday and one section
    is due daily starting Tuesday with out exception.
  • As a class, we spend time analyzing the homework
    and reviewing and modeling strategies. Parents
    are encouraged to check homework for
    completeness, correctness, and use of all
    strategies.
  • Rewards and consequences are given for homework

5
Testing Strategies
  • Throughout the school year, each teacher will
    instruct your child to use strategies that are
    necessary to perform at the highest level
    possible.

6
Differences from 3rd grade
  • Please return all graded papers in weekly folders
  • Please keep all other papers
  • Snack time- we have the last lunch!
  • Class work is expected to be finished in class
  • Weekly homework packet given on Friday

7
STAAR TESTS
  • Students will be given a Writing test on April 2
    3 in 2 parts. The test will be 2 days. Your
    child will have to write a composition on both
    days (personal narrative and expository). The
    1st part is editing and revising the 2nd part is
    a written composition. There will be a 4 hour
    time limit on each day.

8
STAAR Tests cont.
  • A Reading test will also be administered at the
    end of April, consisting of 5-7 passages of
    different genres, fiction, nonfiction, poetry,
    biography, drama, etc.
  • At the end of April a Math test will be given
    covering all objectives taught throughout the
    year.

Maximum time limit on ALL Star Tests is 4
hours. Benchmarks will be timed also to get
students accustomed to the new state testing
rules.
9
Message from Mrs. Keimig
  • Responding to Parent E-mails
  • We understand that e-mailing the teacher is a
    form of communication that parents often use.
    Please know that teachers have a 24 hour time
    frame to respond to parent e-mails and phone
    calls. As directed by campus administration,
    Harris teachers are not to respond to parent
    e-mails until after the instructional day is over
    after 315pm. If the response to the e-mail
    involves information about student behavior,
    academics, or other confidential concerns, the
    teacher will call the parent in lieu of an
    e-mail.
  • If you have an emergency or information that the
    teacher must receive during the school day, you
    are advised to call the school and leave a
    message with the receptionist.
  • Thank you,
  • Brenda Keimig, Principal

10
Extra
  • ScheduleZebra and Giraffe Weeks alternate PE,
    Music, Library
  • Lunch Money-turn in envelope labeled with your
    childs name and teachers name. Checks please!
  • No cupcakes or other food items may be brought in
    for a students birthday
  • 4th Grade Peeks and Homework Online
  • Responsibility and Rewards for Homework

11
In closing . . .
  • We hope you child has an enjoyable year here
    with us.
  • We will be working hard to help them through any
    difficulties they might have.
  • Feel free to contact us
  • Daily conference times are 810am -855 am and
    315 pm 345pm.
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