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Title: Curriculum Night Thursday, September 27, 2012


1
Curriculum Night Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • 4th Grade
  • Mrs. Szyszka, Room 200
  • Ms. Alley, Room 209
  • Mrs. Cheal, Room 211
  • Ms. Rodriguez, Room 213

2
4th Grade Curriculum Overview
3
Balanced Literacy Approach to Reading/Language
Arts
  • Readers Workshop
  • Writers Workshop
  • Word Study
  • Guided Reading/Small group instruction

4
Mathematics
  • Math Trailblazers
  • Patterns in Multiplication
  • Shapes and Solids
  • Place Value
  • Decimals
  • Division
  • Using Data

5
Science
  • FOSS Science Curriculum
  • Content/Topics Addressed
  • Electricity and Magnetism (IB)
  • Human Body (IB)
  • Land and Water (IB)

6
Social Science
  • Content/Topics Addressed
  • Map Skills
  • Exploration (IB)
  • Slavery (IB)

7
Homework
  • Given daily, due next day
  • Read nightly
  • Reading log (push for chapter books) daily,
    parent signature
  • Word Study test Fridays
  • Math DAB, reinforcement sheets daily
  • Writing, Science, and Social Studies sometimes
    given

8
Grading Scale
  • A 100 -90 Consistently excellent quantity of
    work
  • B 89 - 80 Consistent good quantity of work
  • C 79 - 70 Satisfactory achievement
  • D 69 - 60 Average work
  • F Below 60 Unsatisfactory progress

9
Grade Categories/Weight Reading, Math, Science,
Social Studies
  • Class Participation 10
  • Class work 35
  • Homework 10
  • Quizzes 15
  • Assessments/Projects 30

10
Grade Categories/Weight Writing
  • Class Participation 10
  • Brainstorming 10
  • Rough Draft 30
  • Editing/Revising 15
  • Published Piece 35

11
IB UNITS
  • Who We Are
  • The human body is a complex system which is
    dependent upon all parts working together.
  • Where We Are in Place and Time
  • Humans needs and curiosities result in
    exploration.

12
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • We use our writing to express our beliefs and
    opinions as a form of communication.
  • How the World Works
  • Understanding the properties of electricity and
    magnetism in our world.

13
  • How We Organize Ourselves
  • Groups of people are enslaved for social and
    economic reasons.
  • How We Share the Planet
  • Humans and natural elements interact to affect
    the land.

14
PBIS School-wide Behavior Code
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Positive
  • Be Safe
  • Each classroom used the school-wide PBIS Behavior
    Code to develop classroom Essential Agreements
    and Expectations

15
Attendance Policy
  • 900 Entry Bell
  • 400 Dismissal
  • Please send note if child is absent when he/she
    returns
  • Grade level goal of 97 attendance

16
How to Help Your Child
  • Review homework each night and explain if child
    is struggling
  • Sign reading log
  • Practice multiplication facts

17
Teacher/Parent Communication
  • Weekly Yellow Folders sent home on Wednesdays,
    returned to school on Thursdays
    (Notes to keep
    at home, Notes to Return)
  • School Website
  • Email (see handout for individual teacher
    emails)
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