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Title: Welcome to 4th Grade


1
Welcome to 4th Grade
  • Mr. Sokol
  • Room 23

2
What Every Parent Needs To Know
  • State Exams
  • Curriculum - Common Core
  • Class Schedule
  • Classroom Routines
  • Classroom Expectations
  • Special Classroom Activities
  • Grading System
  • Contact Information

3
Common Core Exams
  • Subjects tested English Language Arts Math
  • Additional NYS Science Exam
  • Rationale To diagnose which students are not
    meeting state standards and to provide extra
    support for those in need of remediation
  • Extra support AIS (Academic Intervention
    Services)
  • Test scored on a scale of 0 4 (4 being the best
    and 3 is meeting state standards)
  • Difficulty of new exams has dramatically increased

4
English Language Arts Exam
  • Test date Spring
  • Skills that are evaluated - Reading Comprehension
    Extended Response
  • Each session is lasts for at least 70 minutes
  • Students must be able to read for information and
    understanding, respond to literature, and use
    critical thinking skills to develop responses to
    questions

5
Math Exam
  • Test date Spring
  • 3 Sessions Multiple Choice, Short, and Extended
    Responses
  • Students need to have mastered their
    multiplication and division facts
  • Students also need to solve multi-step word
    problems and be able to provide thorough
    explanations

6
Science Exam
  • Test dates End of May (experiments)
  • Beginning of June (written)
  • Dates TBD
  • 2 Sessions Multiple Choice/Short answer and
    experiments
  • Comprehensive exam of everything students have
    learned in Science since kindergarten
  • Shhhh..dont tell the kids they actually enjoy
    the experiments!

7
Curriculum - Reading
  • Reading Readers Workshop
  • What is Readers Workshop?
  • Guided Reading Groups, Shared Readings,
  • Response Journals, Independent Books,
  • Discussions, and more!
  • Students are given choices to encourage interest
    while instruction is designed to meet specific
    needs/levels

8
Math
  • Place Value, Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
    and Money
  • Multiplication and Division please study Math
    facts at home
  • Time, Data, and Graphs
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Fraction Concepts and Customary Measurement
  • Decimals and Metric Measurement

9
Language Arts
  • Students should be able to write a well written
    paragraph with an introductory sentence, details
    and a conclusion
  • Students will be taught to write multi-paragraph
    essays using the 6 Traits of Writing
  • Types of writing writing journals, formal
    writing assignments and benchmarks

10
Social Studies
  • Students will be switching classes with student
    from Mrs. Donovans room
  • Topics include Native Americans, Explorers,
    Colonial Times, and The American Revolution
  • New York State is also studied with an emphasis
    on local history

11
Science
  • 4 Units
  • Organizing Ourselves for Doing Science
  • Digestion, Nutrients, Food Chains and Webs
  • Simple Machines
  • Organization of the Earth

12
Classroom Routines
  • Snack please send in a nutritious snack
    everyday
  • Book Orders checks should be made out to
    Scholastic Book Club
  • Recess is daily we only stay in if its raining
    or too cold/snowyplease send in appropriate
    clothing for the conditions
  • Absences send in a note explaining the absence
    or you may also call the main office

13
Classroom Expectations
  • Students follow the rules of our Class Contract
  • Students always try their best
  • Show respect
  • Demonstrate responsibility
  • Complete nightly homework
  • Be an active participant in class

14
Grading System
  • My grading system is very simple. It is made
    up of tests, quizzes, projects, writing
    assignments, and class participation. Other
    assessment strategies, such as rubrics and
    cooperative learning groups, will be used as
    well.

15
Contact Information
  • Sheafe Road Elementary School
  • (845) 298 5290
  • Mr. Sokols email
  • jon.sokol_at_wcsdny.org

16
Every school year brings new challenges
  • Common Core
  • PBIS
  • District Assessments in Math and ELA
  • Birthday Celebrations - send in treat on
    that day for all months except May..party date
    TBD
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