Back to school night 2011


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Back to school night 2011

  1. 1. Welcome to fourth-grade in Room 309<br />Please sign in and take any handouts you need from the front table.<br />
  2. 2. Contact Mrs. Tiggs<br />My blog:<br />Comment directly on blog under a post<br />Phone: 313.874.9800 x 2309<br />Email: Please note: I am much faster at returning emails than phone messages.<br />Conferences/meetings: Please call or email for an appointment <br />
  3. 3. Classroom Rules/Student expectations<br />We are still working on developing our final list of rules<br />
  4. 4. Friday Folders<br />Each Friday a folder will come home with a weekly behavior & work habits report called a Friday Form.<br />A check mark next to a category for the current week means that is an area where improvement is needed.<br />A parent/guardian should initial the bottom of the page each week. <br />These folders are due back on Mondays. <br />The side labeled “Keep at Home” has graded papers and other notes that you should READ and keep at home. <br />
  5. 5. Friday Form<br />
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  7. 7. What do we need from you?<br />Help your child practice<br />If there’s a test, replicate the conditions of the test<br />No TV, stereo, iPod<br />Practice math facts with triangle cards or flash cards everyday<br />Check Homework/ELO folder and homework everyday (blog:<br />Look for returned/checked papers, notes and Friday Forms in the yellow “Friday Folder.”<br />
  8. 8. What do we need from you? (cont.)<br />Help with exhibition requirements<br />Make sure they read everyday and DISCUSS THE BOOKS WITH THEM<br />
  9. 9. Daily Class Work<br />Reading-Weekly Reading letters to Mrs. Tiggs, read guided & independent reading books<br />Writing-Writing projects, entries in writer’s notebooks, grammar assignments & poetry assignments<br />Word Study-Word Study assignments & quizzes<br />Math-Student Math Journal pages, independent practice assignments, play EDM game assigned, & weekly quizzes<br />Science & Social Studies-Journal pages and group projects<br />
  10. 10. What can I expect every week?<br />Math homework everyday!! <br />Facts for 15 minutes<br />Study links<br />Journal pages<br />Weekend Writing homework assignment on Fridays, due Monday. Post on or write in Weekend Writing notebook.<br />
  11. 11. Weekend Writing<br />
  12. 12. ELO/Homework<br />ELO Points & Grading<br />Full credit (3 pts) is given when ELO is on time, neat, completed to student’s best ability, andall work is shown.<br />Partial credit (2 pts) is given to on time ELO, neat and some work shown. <br />Partial credit (1 pt) is given to on time ELO, sloppy, and little effort.<br />No points are if work is not turned in at all.<br />1 point is deducted from what the total score would be if homework is turned in late.<br />Make-up work will only be given to students who were absent. That work is expected to be handed in the following day (after the work is given).<br />
  13. 13. What can you expect from Mrs. Tiggs?<br />Check and return homework by Friday.<br />Let you know what learning is going on using the blog.<br />Be consistent and fair with students.<br />
  14. 14. Writing<br />This year will work on grammar and writing genre projects (eg. Personal narrative, fantasy, tall tales, position paper).<br />The kids will collect poems, read, write poems and come to learn more about figurative language, rhyming, non-rhyming, free-verse and structured poems. <br />Write a compare and contrast piece<br />Use pre-writing strategies, draft and revise drafts<br />Write simple and compound sentences, use prepositional phrases, adjectives, common & proper nouns, pronouns, use apostrophes, commas, & quotes<br />
  15. 15. Reading<br />Guided Reading groups/ READ 180<br />Identify structure of myths, poetry, legends, fantasy and adventure<br />Understand character roles (hero/anti-hero), first person point of view, conflict and resolution<br />Explain how authors use flash-forward and flashback to show time, setting, conflicts and resolution<br />Identify text patterns of info text like: compare/contrast & cause and effect<br />
  16. 16. Reading <br />Summarize<br />Text to self, text to text and text to world connections<br />Predicting, Visualizing, Questioning, Rereading, Inferring<br />
  17. 17. Mathematics<br />Right now we are reviewing concepts from last year in preparation for MEAP.<br />Soon we will be working on:<br />Place value up to 1,000,000<br />Use factors and multiples<br />Add and subtract whole numbers fluently<br />Multiply (up to 3-digit by two-digit) and divide whole numbers (4-digit by 1-digit)<br />Read, interpret & compare decimals up to hundredths place. Add and subtract decimals<br />Understand fractions up to twelfths and compare them. Write improper fractions as mixed numbers. Add and subtract fractions. Multiply fractions by whole numbers<br />
  18. 18. Mathematics (cont)<br />Measure with common tools<br />Convert measurements between units<br />Use perimeter and area formulas<br />Understand right angles<br />Understand perpendicular, parallel and intersecting lines<br />Identify basic shapes: isosceles, equilateral and right triangles<br />Recognize symmetry, slides, flips and turns<br />Construct bar graphs from given data. Use bar graphs to solve problems. Find the median of a set of data<br />
  19. 19. Science<br />Energy Transfer<br />View from Earth<br />Organisms and Their Environment <br />
  20. 20. Social Studies<br />Regions of the US and Michigan<br />Geography<br />Map reading<br />Knowing the states<br />
  21. 21. Extras<br />Jobs<br />Tickets<br />Snacks (dry and healthy)<br />
  22. 22. Questions?<br />Thank you for taking time out to spend with us tonight.<br />