WELCOMEto Parent OrientationMGE <br />Parent Orientation <br />Fourth Grade<br />
“FABULOUS”FOURTH GRADE TEAM<br />Ms. Lentz- Team Leader – ELA/Social Studies<br />Ms. DeFreitas – ELA/ Social Studies<br /...
       THINGS TO KNOW     About fourth grade<br />
Parent Communication<br /> <br /><ul><li>Planner </li></ul>     *  Students are expected to write homework in every class	...
Homework<br /> <br /><ul><li>Spelling
 M, T, and W homework
Thurs - study for test
Math
M, T, and W - reinforce skills learned in class
Thurs. - fast facts
Reading
 Reading Log- weekly reading log with reflective questions
Social Studies, Science, Writing, Language
Homework as needed</li></ul>Homework Policy<br /> <br /><ul><li>If homework is incomplete or not returned when it is due, ...
Day one, missing or incomplete:  -10 points, mark on conduct card, recess ELT (Extended Learning Time)
Day two, missing or incomplete: -20 points, mark on conduct card, recess ELT
Day three, missing or incomplete: -30 points, mark on conduct card, recess ELT
Day four: Child will be assigned a morning ELT.</li></li></ul><li>Grading<br />Daily class work, quizzes, at home projects...
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  1. 1. WELCOMEto Parent OrientationMGE <br />Parent Orientation <br />Fourth Grade<br />
  2. 2. “FABULOUS”FOURTH GRADE TEAM<br />Ms. Lentz- Team Leader – ELA/Social Studies<br />Ms. DeFreitas – ELA/ Social Studies<br />Ms. Flynn- Math/Science/Spelling<br />Ms. Gonzalez – ELA/Social Studies<br />Ms. Morgan- Math/ Science/Spelling<br />Ms. Shea – ELA/Social Studies<br />Ms. Strong- Math/Science/Spelling<br />Ms. Suhrer – Math/Science/Spelling<br />Ms. Carrington – ELA/ Social Studies<br />
  3. 3. THINGS TO KNOW About fourth grade<br />
  4. 4. Parent Communication<br /> <br /><ul><li>Planner </li></ul>     *  Students are expected to write homework in every class <br />     *  Please sign every night<br />     * Card will be marked if planner is not signed<br /> <br /><ul><li> Email</li></ul>    * See business card for email address<br />    <br /><ul><li>Conduct Card</li></ul>    * Please sign every Tuesday and return to school<br />Wiki<br />*Coming soon. Your teacher will give you information about this as the year progresses.<br /><ul><li>Tuesday Folder</li></ul>     *  Important information will be sent home every Tuesday, including grades and school news<br />     *  Please review and return empty folder on Wednesday<br /> <br /><ul><li>Progress Reports/ Report Cards</li></ul>     * 6 week grading period<br />     * Progress report sent home 3 weeks into the grading period<br />     * Please sign progress and report cards and return to school<br />
  5. 5. Homework<br /> <br /><ul><li>Spelling
  6. 6. M, T, and W homework
  7. 7. Thurs - study for test
  8. 8. Math
  9. 9. M, T, and W - reinforce skills learned in class
  10. 10. Thurs. - fast facts
  11. 11. Reading
  12. 12. Reading Log- weekly reading log with reflective questions
  13. 13. Social Studies, Science, Writing, Language
  14. 14. Homework as needed</li></ul>Homework Policy<br /> <br /><ul><li>If homework is incomplete or not returned when it is due, the teacher will impose the following consequence(s):
  15. 15. Day one, missing or incomplete:  -10 points, mark on conduct card, recess ELT (Extended Learning Time)
  16. 16. Day two, missing or incomplete: -20 points, mark on conduct card, recess ELT
  17. 17. Day three, missing or incomplete: -30 points, mark on conduct card, recess ELT
  18. 18. Day four: Child will be assigned a morning ELT.</li></li></ul><li>Grading<br />Daily class work, quizzes, at home projects<br />Counted once in grade book at 90%<br />Tests, in-class projects<br />Counted twice in grade book at 90%<br />Homework, fast facts, some in-class activities <br />Counted once at 10%<br />Rubrics may be used <br />Some assignments may be counted in multiple subject areas<br />
  19. 19. Redo/Re-gradeKaty ISD’s new policies<br />What is a Major Grade? What is a Major Test Grade?<br />Students will be allowed to redo a major test (counted twice) if they fail with a grade below 70.<br />Both failing and retake grade will be averaged for a maximum grade of 70.<br />Students will not have the opportunity to retake a daily major grade that they have failed. <br />Students who have been absent have one day to complete their assignments for each day they were absent.<br />
  20. 20. A LittleSomething about Curriculum<br />
  21. 21. Reading<br />STAAR Test – April 25th<br />Summarization<br />Fact/Opinion<br />Cause/Effect<br />Drawing Conclusions<br />Reading a variety of genres<br />Novel Units<br />Reading Log <br />Reading Response Journal<br />
  22. 22. Language<br />STAAR TEST – March 27 AND 28<br />Six Traits<br />Voice,Ideas, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice<br />Conventions<br />Journal Writing across curriculum<br />Randi Whitney<br />Grammar<br />Expository Writing<br />
  23. 23. Social Studies<br />TEXAS HISTORY <br /> Texas Native Americans<br />Texas Revolution<br />The Battle of the Alamo<br /> Texas Statehood<br />
  24. 24. Spelling<br />Spelling program is coming soon!<br />Katy will no longer have dictation tests.<br />
  25. 25. Math <br />STAAR TEST- April 24th<br />Exemplars -Problem Solving- multiple step problems<br />Multiplication- Must know facts thru 12<br />Long division<br />Place Value<br />Fractions<br />Elapsed Time & Measurement Metric/Standard<br />Geometry<br />You can access the math textbook on katyisd.org<br />
  26. 26. Science<br />SCIENCE VOCABULARY <br />Water Cycle and Weather<br />Human Body<br />Natural Resources<br />Weathering and Erosion<br />Mixtures and Solutions<br />Matter and Energy<br />Adaptations<br />
  27. 27. Project GLAD<br />Created by Orange County Department of Public Education <br />A language rich program designed to target student learning and enhance long term memory through the use of visual input and chunking of information.<br />Provides seamless integration of subjects with high student involvement.<br />
  28. 28. Lunch/Snacks<br />Students may bring a snack each day to eat during class and a water bottle.<br />Changes in cafeteria policy:<br />General Account may be used to purchase meals or ala carte items.<br />Meal Account can be used only to purchase one meal per serving period with no ala carte items. <br />*Checks must be noted as “meal account only,” otherwise money will be applied to general account.*<br />Parents may now use the MealPayPlus prepayment system with credit or debit cards. Please note, a 4.75% fee per transaction will be assessed.<br />
  29. 29. Parent ConferencesWill begin the 2nd six weeks.Your child’s homeroom teacher will send home information at a later date.<br />
  30. 30. Thank you forcoming tonight!!!We appreciate your support!!<br />

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