Back to School Night 2011-2012


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Back to School Night 2011-2012

  1. 1. Welcome to the Fourth Grade Parent Orientation !
  2. 2. Schedule WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Pack-up/Dismissal 3:15 – 3:20 Science/Social Studies (Double Specials on Mondays from 2:40 – 3:20) 2:40 – 3:15 Mathematics 1:20 – 2:35 Recess/Lunch 12:20 – 1:20 Mathematics 12:05 – 12:20 Language Arts 9:50 – 12:05 Specials 9:05 – 9:45 Arrival and Unpack - Announcements 8:30 – 9:00
  3. 3. SUPPLIES <ul><li>Start-Up Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Consumable Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Math Program <ul><li>All of 4 th grade will be taught the Frederick County curriculum using several resources. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Houghton Mifflin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All teachers will offer enrichment opportunities for every student. </li></ul><ul><li>We are not switching classes. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be flexible grouping for students who may need varying levels of enrichment. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Math Program <ul><li>Assessments (all FCPS property) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Assessment (ungraded) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning-Middle-End Computer Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cluster” Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grading </li></ul><ul><ul><li> + ,  ,  - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Percentage </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Science/Social Studies Schedule <ul><li>Classification and Motion & Design (7 weeks each) </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland (Part I-II, 4 weeks each) </li></ul><ul><li>Space, Light, and Health Unit </li></ul><ul><li>(8 weeks each) </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland (Part III-IV, 4 weeks each) </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>~ Crumland Farms </li></ul><ul><li>~ Earth Space Science Lab </li></ul><ul><li>~ Annapolis </li></ul>
  7. 7. Integrated LA Curriculum <ul><li>Informational Units and Literary Units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Several available resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum-based </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated with Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Informational - Ties in with Science and Social Studies </li></ul>
  8. 8. Curriculum Units <ul><li>Informational Texts Units in GREEN </li></ul><ul><li>Literary Units in BLUE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Reading Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Social Studies: Textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Science: Trade Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Ancillary Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drama/Theater Elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Functional Documents </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Homework <ul><li>Reading every night </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz every two weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Might not look the same from night to night </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. A Day in the Life of a Whittier 4th Grader
  11. 11. PBIS Behavior Plan <ul><li>Focus on Positive Behavior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>H.E.R.O. Slips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Several Levels of Consequences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warning (Verbal/Written) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Buddy Class” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Referral </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. REWARDS!!! <ul><li>Quarterly Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Class Rewards </li></ul>
  13. 13. Grading and Scoring Tools <ul><li>Whittier Elementary School Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Snap Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Report Card Grades </li></ul>
  14. 14. Parent Communication <ul><li>Thursday Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Progress Folders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent home every 2-3 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Team and Teacher Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monthly newsletters, E-mails, notes sent home, phone messages, etc. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Parent Volunteers <ul><li>Work with small groups and individual students </li></ul><ul><li>Making instructional materials and bulletin boards </li></ul><ul><li>Chaperoning field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Homeroom parent </li></ul><ul><li>Treats for celebrations </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Though the fourth grade team works closely together, each teacher possesses a unique teaching style. Therefore, it is important to remember that each class is unique, and will not be an exact copy. Some policies may vary from class to class, and teachers may handle certain situations differently. We thank you in advance for your support and understanding!  </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ Working Together… Whittier Succeeds”