Fourth grade is a year of MAJOR growth and transition for the student and parents alike. It is a year with greatly increased responsibility and more complicated academic endeavors. Fourth grade sets the tone for the rest of your child’s academic career. Their success is crucial.
The next few slides introduce your child’s teachers and the subjects they are responsible for.
Know Your Child’s Teachers Jeanne Buck 4th grade Language Arts and Social Studies Elementary Education Undergraduate Degree from T.C.U. Masters Degree from Texas State University Years Taught: 30 Elementary Teacher of the Year 2001-2002 [email_address]
All fourth graders are required to earn an average of 2 AR points weekly.
If the student is reading his full 20 minutes each night and using his reading time at school well... this is a piece of cake!
Research shows the more a person reads the higher vocabulary they have. They develop a “story sense” and increase their understanding of a multitude of subjects.
Reading is vital to their success in all subjects.
Reading is fun!
Reading is cool!
Writing Writing rises to a whole new level in 4th grade. The students are expected to excel at many different genres and develop their interesting ideas with voice and excellent word choices. They also must organize their compositions so they flow well and use correct conventions such as punctuation, capitalization, verb tenses, and spelling.
We are looking forward to working with your child and helping her/him achieve the highest success possible. We send monthly newsletters as well as have websites with important information and links. Please don’t hesitate to communicate with us. Teamwork is powerful.
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