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Open house power point 11 12

  1. 1. Welcome parents to 4 th grade 2011-2012 School Year
  2. 2. Welcome to Fourth Grade! <ul><li>We will introduce you to our team and the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions, feel free to ask. You don’t even have to raise your hand.  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fourth Grade Assessments <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dibels (Fluency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(End of each quarter) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EOG (3 rd week of May) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(End of each quarter) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EOG (3 rd week of May) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 - On-Demand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 - Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the Weekly Newsletter and Website for Important Dates! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Reading <ul><li>Reading Habits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read independently </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary & Word Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies used to figure out word meanings. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprehension & Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies used before, during, and after reading. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Accelerated Reading (AR) <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read novels from a wide ranging list and then take short computer quizzes to test comprehension. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earn points based on the difficulty of the book and their performance on the quiz. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are expected to keep a Reading Log to document their reading at home. Each week they need to read for a minimum of 80 minutes (20 min/day). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep track of your child’s progress by logging into </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance Home Connect – More info 9/29/11 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Writing <ul><li>Types of Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literary- narrative, poem, diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational- report, essay, presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical-rules, instructions, reading logs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing Assignments (4) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectives include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing variety, focus, organization, support & elaboration, style, conventions </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Math <ul><li>Curriculum: Math Expressions </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accelerated Math (AM) <ul><li>Come to Accelerated Math Night </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday, September 29!! </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders to be sent home </li></ul>
  9. 9. Science <ul><li>Hands-On Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Topics Explored </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rocks and Minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetism and Electricity </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Social Studies <ul><li>Harcourt </li></ul><ul><li>Topics Explored </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Carolina history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic principals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources state wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply and demand </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Homework <ul><li>About 50 minutes of HW Monday-Thursday. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 minutes of Reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Passage, Spelling Work, Reading Summary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Newsletter goes home every Monday and is posted on our website with assignments and important information for the week. </li></ul><ul><li>SOAR time </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Team Information </li></ul><ul><li>AR and AM </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trip Information and online payment </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of Resources </li></ul>
  13. 13. WCPSS Student Code of Conduct (New) <ul><li>SOAR Infraction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent home to communicate concerns over minor classroom misconduct </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Level I-III Violation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent home to communicate more serious concerns about behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May require conference with administration </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Questions ???? <ul><li>Add your email to parent list </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to contact us </li></ul><ul><li> Mr. Boynton ~ [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Manzone ~ [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dillard Drive Elementary 919-233-4200 </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to check out our weekly updates at: </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for coming! </li></ul><ul><li>Parents + Teachers=Success </li></ul>