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Parent night 2011

  1. 1. Welcome Grade 4 Families!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Grade four is an important year of growth and development for students. The following are classroom expectations and procedures that will help them have a successful year. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Grade 4 Goals <ul><li>To give students the academic tools and behavioural strategies they need to succeed in Grade 5 and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a learning environment that is supportive of the growth of all classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>To have fun while they learn. </li></ul><ul><li>To make new friends and discover new interests. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We will cover all the subjects and topics that are outlined in the provincial curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health, Art, Physical Education, and French are all covered subjects. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teachers <ul><li>Miss Frick and Mrs. Ball – Language Arts, Social, Science, Health, Arts Education (drama and music), Character Education and Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Miss Riley – French </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs Cloutier – Visual Arts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Miss Frick <ul><li>Fourth year education student at the University of Regina. </li></ul><ul><li>I will be here teaching for four months (Sept – Dec). </li></ul><ul><li>My role as an intern is to gradually pick up the full course load of the Provincially outlined subjects and topics within Grade 4. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>We are very lucky to have Mrs. Karen Krieger, working in our classroom at various times during the six day cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Gavel will be working with small groups of students during guided reading times in our room. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Class Management <ul><li>In our classroom we use a traffic light to help monitor behaviour and attitudes. Students start each day at green and may change throughout the day. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Green- on task, focused and doing what they should be doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow- a warning that a </li></ul><ul><li>behaviour needs to change </li></ul><ul><li>Red- behaviour needs to </li></ul><ul><li>change immediately. There </li></ul><ul><li>will be time to talk to the teacher and a note will be sent home. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Caught in the Act <ul><li>Caught in the Act is a behavioural plan that encourages and rewards students for seeing the positive in themselves and their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coupons” are award to students names who are drawn at the end of each week. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Homework <ul><li>Students will have homework some nights. This will teach them responsibility and time management. </li></ul><ul><li>Marks are lost if work is handed in late. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Home Reading: Read Across Canada <ul><li>Students are expected to read for 15 minutes daily and log these minutes. The sheets will be returned to school weekly and tallied monthly. Each province has been designated a specific number of minutes on the map . Once all provinces have been “traveled” through, a prize will be rewarded. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Agendas <ul><li>Agendas should come to school every morning and taken home every evening after school. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents are asked to initial the agendas every day (even if there is not a note in the agenda that day). </li></ul><ul><li>Students are responsible for showing their parents their agenda so they can see any notes or test dates. </li></ul><ul><li>Please feel free to write any notes you need to send me in the agenda (I will check them every morning to see if there is any). </li></ul><ul><li>At school we will enter in our agenda any important dates as soon as we know of them (test dates, assignment due dates, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>See agenda announcements on our </li></ul><ul><li>classroom blog . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Reading Fluency and Comprehension <ul><li>Our classroom will be working toward the school division goal of increasing reading fluency in comprehension in students by: </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Guided Reading (Levelled group reading) on Days 1, 3 and 5. </li></ul><ul><li>A balanced literacy approach of shared reading, partner reading, independent reading, guided reading, writing time and spelling time. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Daily 3 and the Daily CAFÉ. Parent pipeline letters will be email. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Families as Partners in Education <ul><li>Education is most successful when the school and home can work together jointly. The following things are important to ensuring the success of your child. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Ensure your child gets enough sleep nightly </li></ul><ul><li>Send healthy “brain food” as snack </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your child to be responsible for their agenda, home reading and other homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Inform me as soon as you know your child will not be present at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me if you or your child has any questions or concerns about school </li></ul><ul><li>As a team, we will ensure the </li></ul><ul><li>success of your child! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Let’s Have a Great Year!