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Title: Welcome to 4th Grade Curriculum Night Thursday, September 1, 2011


1
Welcome to4th Grade Curriculum Night Thursday,
September 1, 2011
2
Guided Reading
  • We will read a new story each week incorporating
    various activities and skills.
  • Students will be guided on their instructional
    reading level.
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Decoding
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Genre
  • Authors Purpose

3
Mathematics
  • Place value, order of operations, algebraic
    reasoning, multiplication and division of whole
    numbers and decimals, measurement, graphing,
    geometry, fractions, addition and subtraction of
    fractions.
  • We will be working on multiplication all year.
    Please practice facts with your child at home.

4
Writing
  • We will be using various methods to teach
    writing.
  • We will focus on these types of writing
    throughout this year to prepare students to be
    life long authors
  • Narrative
  • Persuasive
  • Expository
  • Response to Literature

5
Grammar
  • Parts of speech
  • Types of sentences
  • Subject/predicate
  • Working with words (prefixes, suffixes, etc.)
  • Conventions/ mechanics
  • Reference materials

6
Spelling
  • Students will be placed on their individual level
    based on their performance on the spelling
    inventory.
  • They will work with their word sorts each week
    during guided reading rotations.
  • Please have your child study these words at home
    to prepare for the test on Friday.

7
Science
  • This year in Science students will be learning
    about
  • The solar system, stars and planets
  • Weather, light, sound, and simple machines
  • Mass/motion/gravity
  • Ecosystems, food webs/chains and adaptation

8
Social Studies
  • This year in social studies students will be
    learning about
  • Regions of the U.S.A. and Native Americans
  • North American Explorers and Colonial America
  • American Revolution, Constitution, and New
    Government
  • Westward Expansion

9
HOMEWORK
  • The STUDENT is responsible for completing and
    turning in all homework assignments on the day it
    is due.
  • Homework will be
  • Read for at least 20 min.
  • Response journal Choose one activity from the
    menu.
  • One math journal problem per day which will be
    checked in class.
  • Please sign your childs agenda each night to
    show that you are aware of the completed homework
    and behavior for the day.

10
Classroom DisciplineTAKE FIVE
  • Daily behavior will be recorded in the agenda.
  • T- Talking
  • F- Failure to follow directions
  • D- Being disrespectful
  • H- Inappropriate hallway behavior
  • S- Inappropriate specials behavior
  • R- Inappropriate restroom behavior
  • L- Inappropriate lunchroom behavior
  • P- Inappropriate playground behavior
  • HW- Not having homework completed
  • The goal of this plan is to promote positive
    behavior by rewarding students with a Fun Friday

11
Parent/Teacher Communication
  • Please view 4th grades academic webpage for
    information regarding newsletter, homework,
    academic websites, and more.
  • VIP folders will be coming home on Tuesdays.
    Please have your student complete the self
    assessment and sign and return all graded papers.

12
Silver City Math Nights
  • Please mark your calendars
  •  
  • September 27th, 600-730 pm
  • December 1st- 600-730 pm
  • March 22nd- 600-730 pm
  •  
  • We look forward to seeing you there!

13
Grade PLUS
  • 4th and 5th Grade2011-12

14
11-12 Grade PLUS
  • Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, all 4th
    and 5th grade classrooms across Forsyth County
    will be using the Grade PLUS system of reporting.
    This reporting system uses both standards-based
    scores of 1-4 and traditional percentage grades.

15
Assessment and Grading
  • The learning expectations and standards for
    performance have been outlined for each quarter
    based on the Georgia Performance Standards.
  • Teachers will use two types of classroom
    assessments, formative and summative.

16
Formative Assessments
  • Daily, ongoing assessments/observations that are
    used to monitor student progress toward mastery
    of standards.
  • Formative assessments will receive a
    standards-based score as outlined in the rubric.
  • Formative scores will not be posted in Parent
    Portal. These scores will be communicated to
    parents in the weekly work folder sent home by
    the teacher.

KEY TO FORMATIVE BASED ACHIEVEMENT
17
Summative Assessments
  • Cumulative assessments will receive a traditional
    numeric grade and will be used to measure student
    mastery of standards.
  • Summative grades will be posted in Parent Portal
    at the end of the quarter and will serve as the
    report card grade.

KEY TO SUMMATIVE BASED ACHIEVEMENT
18
Summative Assessment Re-tests
  • Students will be allowed ONE retest for each
    assessment.
  • Students eligible for a retest must participate
    in re-teaching and re-learning sessions and/or
    assignments as determined by the teacher.
  • Students will receive the higher of the two
    grades.
  • The purpose of allowing a retest is to ensure
    mastery of standards.

19
Work Habits
  • Student work habits will be reported using the
    following categories
  • Responsibility, Participation, Assignment
    Completion, and Interpersonal Skills
  • In each of the above categories, students will
    receive one of the following scores
  • Does Not Meet (D), Successful (S), or Exemplary
    (E).
  • Successful (S) is the expectation of students

20
Report Card
  • The Grade Plus report cards will have both a
    traditional numeric grade for subjects and
    standards based scores for each of the domains
    from the rubrics. This system of grading will
    only be used in English, Reading and Math.
  • Science and Social Studies will receive
    traditional numeric grades.

21
Parent Communication
  • Parent letter, provided during the first week of
    school, outlining grading and reporting
    procedures
  • Quarterly Rubrics, provided each nine weeks
    outlining standards by quarter to assist with
    monitoring student progress
  • Weekly student work sent home in the VIP folder

22
  • THANK YOU FOR COMING TO CURRICULUM NIGHT!
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