4th grade parent orientation power pointPresentation Transcript
4th Grade Parent Orientation Welcome, parents and students!
Welcome to 4thGrade! Thank you for coming tonight! We hope that you will learn valuable information regarding your child’s 4th grade year.
Meet the Team TEAM TEACHERS: Amanda Cook~Math and Science Wynde Clark~ELA and Social Studies Kitty Ashley~Math and Science Cathy Peake~ELA and Social Studies Angie Gillis~4th Grade Self-Contained
4th Grade Goals To give your child the academic and social skills needed to progress to fifth grade and thrive in an ever changing society Accept RESPONSIBILITY for one’s own actions Become Life-Long Learners.
Classroom Community Each classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Doby’s Mill Dolphins… “Catch the W.A.V.E.” …with the Fin-tastic Five
We are respectful.
We are orderly.
We are on task.
We are safe.
We take care of property.
Grade Level Subjects The subjects we cover during fourth grade are: Reading and Writing Math Science/Health Social studies Related Arts
Reading All curriculum instruction is guided by the South Carolina Curriculum Standards. Do not be shocked if you do not see your child bringing home the reading textbook each night. In 4th Grade many novel sets are used to teach the standards. Students must read however, for 20 minutes each night to increase fluency.
Writing All curriculum instruction is guided by the South Carolina Curriculum Standards. During the school year, your child will be creating various types of writing including: Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive, Letter Writing, Poetry, Journaling, and Creative Stories
Social Studies Units of Study include: Native Americans, Explorers, Colonial Times, Revolutionary War, Civil War, and the Westward Movement Historical Novels are also used to teach the South Carolina Social Studies Curriculum Standards.
Math All curriculum instruction is guided by the South Carolina Curriculum Standards. EVERY DAY Math is the curriculum that is used at Doby’s Mill Elementary for grades 5k~5th. Remember to be on the lookout throughout the school year for the unit Family Letters. Also, check out our websites.
Useful Everyday Math Websites http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/educators/ http://www.swsd.k12.pa.us/baresvle/MathMaterials/alternat_algor.htm https://www.wrightgroup.com/parent_connection/index.html http://dme.kcsdschools.com/home.aspx
Science Units of study include: Scientific Inquiry, Organisms and their Environments, Astronomy, Weather, and Properties of Electricity and Magnetism The 2010~2011 Science Fair will be held in late January. There will be a Science Fair Workshop held before Christmas Vacation…more information will be forthcoming.
Vocabulary The vocabulary program that we use in 4th grade concentrates on Greek and Latin roots. Every TWO weeks, Students will have a list of ten vocabulary words. We will spend two weeks learning and reviewing the definitions of the words and how to use them in writing and reading. Assessments are given every two weeks meaning your child has TWO WEEKS to learn the 10 vocabulary words for each unit.
Homework Students will have homework Monday through Thursday. Math homework along with reading for 20 minutes is every night. Students will have their homework written in their agenda books.
Doby’s Mill Checklist for Success
Ask if nightly homework is completed
Sign Agenda Book Nightly
Quiz Wordly Wise Words, Vocabulary, and Math Facts Nightly
Visit our Web-Sites
See all returned materials in the Thursday Folder. Sign and return the folder.
Field Trips We have lots of fun field trips planned for this year! We will attend two Kershaw County Fine Arts Center Productions. We are also TENTATIVELY planning an excursion to Myrtle Beach to see the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Alligator Adventure, and stop at Pier 14 for a beach walk. More information will be forthcoming, but please go ahead and begin saving your money now! Chaperones will be needed. Your child’s teacher will contact you regarding chaperoning our beach trip. An intent letter will be sent home prior to the Christmas Holidays.