Welcome parents to 4th grade 2012-2013 School Year
Welcome to Fourth Grade!• We will try and save time for questions, but please use the comment cards if we run out of time. We will post answers on our website.
Common Core & EOG’s• Common Core Curriculum – New K-12More rigorous and challenging for your students. (More information on our website)• New Curriculum = New testingEOG tests in Math and Reading, but there will be NO SCORES until October 2013.So, no retesting.
Monday Folder• Sent home every Monday• Contains important information, student work and bi-weekly newsletter• Weekly Progress Report• Please keep papers at homeComments included (if necessary)
Homework Agenda• Students should be recording their homework each day in the agenda• Daily reading log is used to record reading each night.
NC Write• New writing program to improve student writing.• Students can log-on at home as well as school to work on their writing. www.ncwrite.com
NC Write•The User Name is their ID # and the password is DDE123• Have your child show you the program.• Students type writing assignment, submit it, and receive immediate feedback from the program.
NC Write• Students can then revise their paper, based on feedback, until they achieve the desired score.• In addition to the feedback, a score is provided based on a six trait rubric.• The teacher must score the content of the paper and suggest improvements.
Family Treasure ProjectA Family Treasure can be an object or a story that should be very important to somebody for personal reasons. Please help your child select an object or story as their “Family Treasure” because we will use this to help to start forming questions for the interviewing process in class. After students have interviewed family members about their treasure, we will use that oral history to prepare a presentation in class. Students will be accountable for all parts of the project and will be graded based on a rubric that they will help develop. If you have any question please email
www.dillard4th.pbworks.com• Calendar• Team Information• Field Trip Information and online payment• Tons of Resources• Always updating….
Questions ????• Add your email to parent list• Ways to contact us Mr. Boynton - email@example.com Ms. Rizzo - firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Daniels – email@example.com Ms. Kissane – firstname.lastname@example.org• Dillard Drive Elementary 919-233-4200• Be sure to check out our weekly updates at: http://dillard4th.pbworks.com/ Thank you for coming! Parents + teachers=success