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Welcome We are mastering our skills in 4th grade!


Title: Welcome to Fourth Grade and the 2010-2011 school year! Author: Emily Ittes Last modified by: courtney salisbury Created Date: 9/10/2010 8:09:14 PM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Welcome We are mastering our skills in 4th grade!

Welcome We are mastering our skills in 4th
  • Ms. Salisbury
  • csalisbury_at_stcatherineschool.net
  • Please find your childs seat. He/she left you a
    note. Enjoy!

Agenda Our greatest glory is not in never
failing, but in rising every time we fall.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Welcome
  • Schedule
  • Classroom Policies
  • Curriculum
  • Grading
  • Field Trips
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Closing Reminders
  • Questions

Welcome to Fourth Grade
  • Reminders
  • Presentation documents will be located on our
    class website.
  • Please be aware of some important class dates.

About Ms. Salisbury
  • Born and raised in Oregon City, OR
  • Attended University of Portland
  • Studied abroad for a year in Salzburg, Austria
  • Graduated with a degree in Elementary Education
    and Special Education with a Teaching License
  • Currently apart of the University of Portland,
    Masters of Education and ESOL Endorsement program

Fourth Grade Schedule
Classroom Policies
  • Family Handbook
  • Homework policy
  • Late/Poor Quality Assignment Slip
  • Daily homework
  • Math
  • Simple Solutions lesson
  • Reading Log

Classroom Policies (continued)
  • Take Home Folders
  • Work from the week such as tests and quizzes.
  • Used for nightly homework.
  • Friday work from the week will be sent home.
  • Need to be cleaned out weekly.
  • Punctuality vacation, absences, tardiness
  • Send absences to attendance_at_stcatherineschoolnet.
  • Preparedness
  • sharpened pencils, homework, planner, homework
    folder, healthy food and sleep

Behavior Plan
  • Class rules created by the students
  • Clip up and down
  • Outstanding earns Tiger Paw
  • Parent Contact Your child and I will contact you

Curriculum Resources
  • Seattle Archdiocese Website
  • http//www.ocsww.org/
  • Common Core Standards
  • http//www.corestandards.org
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Class Website
  • http//www.stcatherineschool.net/mssalisburypage.h
  • Religion Standards
  • http//www.ocsww.org/site/content.php?r129-Religi

Religion Morality and Catholic Doctrine
  • Morality
  • Ten Commandments
  • Beatitudes
  • Precepts of the Church
  • Creation Story
  • Liturgical year and Eucharistic liturgy
  • Personal prayer and reflection
  • Prayers to learn

  • Basic facts mastered
  • Multi-digit multiplication
  • Multi-digit dividend division
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Angles
  • Measurement
  • Multi-step word problems

Reading Reading to Learn and Becoming Confident
  • CIA Program with novels
  • -Shiloh
  • -Castle In The Attic
  • -Streams to the River, River to the Sea
  • -Children of the Goldrush
  • Ms. Cox, reading specialist

Writing, Spelling, Word Study Writing
Conventionally to Entertain, Persuade, and Inform
Writing Spelling Word Study
-Writing Process -Simple Solutions -Paragraphs, essays, stories -Research -Figurative language Content related words Personal word lists Weekly spelling tests based on vocabulary from reading texts Differentiated spelling activities -Patterns in words -Roots, prefixes, suffixes
Physical, Life, and Earth Sciences
  • Scientific Method
  • Energy
  • Waves and their applications to Technologies for
    Information Transfer
  • Animal structures and functions
  • Earth and Human Activity

Social Studies Washington State History
  • Map skills
  • Washington Geography
  • Civics Our Government
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Economics
  • Washington Our Home

  • Standards based (Common Core State Standards)
  • 4 point scale
  • 4 is exceeds standards
  • 3 is meets standards
  • 2 is approaching standards
  • 1 is far below standards
  • Mastery of standards by the end of 4th grade is
    our goal!

Field Trips (tentative)
  • Tacoma Glass Museum (November)
  • Washington State History Museum (March)
  • Klondike Gold Rush Museum (April)

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Field trip drivers and chaperones
  • Classroom holiday activities
  • Halloween, 200 p.m.
  • Christmas, Dec. 20 at 1115 a.m.
  • Valentines Day, 230 p.m.
  • Scholastic Book sales
  • Decorate for Holidays

  • Your talents are appreciated!
  • Turn in forms to the cream turn in basket
  • Class website
  • Weekly newsletter will go out by Sunday
  • Time is limited tonight, please e-mail me with
    any questions, comments or concerns.
  • Thank you for all that you do!
  • I am available for scheduled conferences
    and via email.
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