Room 204 - 4th Grade
Greetings 4th Grade Families!
Our classroom schedule and routines are beginning to fall into place. Regular student assessments are listed below:
1. Spelling tests - Thursdays
2. Math fact timings - Wednesdays
3. Bridges math unit assessments - about every 20 - 30 days (specific practice homework will precede the assessment as a review)
4. Reading comprehension assessments - every Friday
5. Writing - students are writing regularly in class. We are starting with Narrative; writing to tell a story. Throughout the trimester students are learning new writing skills they will be asked to develop in their writing. By the end of the trimester, students will need to complete one piece of writing from pre-writing - publishing.
In addition to Bridges Home Connections HW, students should be practicing multiplication facts of: 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10's. This is the minimum expectation for mastery 1st trimester. Students are encouraged to move through learning their facts at their own pace. Please check the documents tab on my swift site for paper practice. Also, www.multiplication.com has online testing and practice for multiplication facts. It is fun, motivating practice for 4th graders.
All students have IXL log-ins established for my classroom. I included parent emails when adding your child's information to my account. This will allow you to check your child's progress.
Starting in IXL
** Start at 3rd grade level and complete the following:
* F.1 through F.13 (multiplication practice)
* R.4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and R.22 (area & perimeter)
These sections in the 3rd grade will support student practice on our current math goals of multiplication facts, and relating multiplication to area. If the problems are too challenging; have child move down a grade level. If problems are completed accurately and quickly; have your child move up a grade level.
* Students are expected to read 30 minutes every night. Reading may consist of:
1. Reading a book within their AR ZPD
2. Parent or older sibling reading to or with the student
3. Books on MP3 player with the book to follow along (check the local library) or download from the library onto your computer or Kindle Fire (need a library card).
The book does not need to be an AR book. However, it should be a chapter book in the child's AR ZPD that will take several days to complete.
NEW! EXCELLENT resoruce: Tumblebooks! This is a great resource for students to find books they can hear and read along with on the computer! All reading levels are available. This is a resources purchased through the school district. Find the link on Mrs. Olivers teacher swiftsite links.
- Family Movie Night "The Lorax"
-"The magic of a moment . . . "
Library - Every