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Back To School Night Presentation 2009 V 2 Back To School Night Presentation 2009 V 2 Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome to fourth-grade in room 309
    We can work together to help your hopes and dreams be realized for your child.
  • Schedule
    8:30-8:55 Morning Meeting
    8:55-9:45 Writing Workshop
    9:45-10:45 Math
    10:45-12:15 Reading Workshop
    12:15-12:30 Recess
    12:30-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-1:15 Quiet Time/Village Meeting (M/F)
    1:15-2:15 Science/Social Studies
    2:15-2:35 Clean Up
    2:35-3:30 AMPP/Dismissal
  • Classroom Rules/Student expectations
    Your children came up with and agreed to these five rules:
    1. ) Treat others the way they want to be treated.
    2.) Make sure we and the room are clean.
    3.) Always have good ears.
    4.) Always do what’s right in school.
    5.) Pay attention to classwork.
  • What do we need from you?
    Help your child practice
    If there’s a test, replicate the conditions of the test
    No TV, stereo, iPod
    Practice math facts with triangle cards or flash cards everyday
    Check homework folder and homework everyday (blog:
    Look for returned/checked papers, notes and Friday Forms in the orange “Friday Folder.”
  • What do we need from you? (cont.)
    Help with exhibition requirements
    Make sure they read everyday and DISCUSS THE BOOKS WITH THEM
  • What can you expect from Mrs. Tiggs?
    Check and return homework by Friday.
    Let you know what learning is going on using the blog.
    Be consistent and fair with students.
  • Writing
    Before the MEAP, there will be weekly writing topics
    After the MEAP, we will work on grammar and writing genre projects (eg. Legends, adventure, fantasy, research, essays and personal narratives)
  • Mathematics
    What are:
    Student Math Journals?
    Math boxes?
    Study links?
    Games we play?
  • Reading Workshop
    Guided Reading groups
    Independent Reading
    Weekly Reading letters
    Sticky notes
    Easy, just right, and challenging books
  • Word Study
    Choosing words
    Pencil Marker Crayon
    Making Connections
    Buddy check
    Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
    Word Study test
  • Word Study (continued)
    Poetry workshop
    Readers’ Theater
  • Social Studies
    History Alive (U.S. History)
    Pro’s and Rookies
    LOTS of group work and note-taking
  • Science
    Objects in the Sky
    Systems and Survival
    Forces and Motion
    LOTS of group work
    Many experiments
    Data-keeping/graphing results
  • What can I expect every week?
    Math homework everyday!!
    Facts for 15 minutes
    Study links
    Journal pages
    Weekend Writing homework assignment on Fridays, due Monday
    Fridays-Math quiz, Word Study test, SS/Science quiz
    Read everyday
    Keep a log
    Discuss with an adult
  • Extras
    Bonus money
  • Questions?
    Thank you for taking time out to spend with us tonight.