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4th grade parent orientation power point

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    • 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
      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
      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
    • 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.
      • Read all classroom and school newsletters.
      • Read to your child nightly.
      • Contact us with any questions or concerns.
    • Our Class Websites
      Mrs. Cook’s Page:
      Mrs. Gillis’ Page:http://dme.kcsdschools.com/class_profile_view.aspx?id=cae86991-e588-47f7-8419-32c2a1b8c9a8
      Mrs. Clark’s Page:
      Mrs. Peake’s Page:
      Mrs. Ashley’s Page:
    • 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.
    • Let’s Have a Great Year!