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2. Fourth GradeParent/Teacher Survival GuideMrs. Debbie StockhausenMcKee ElementarySeptember 5, 2012 3. Classroom Procedures attendance specials schedule subject folders bus notesmust have students name,teacher, who they are riding with and bus # absences/missed work (folder) agendas envelopes for signed papers book orders water bottle/healthy snack birthday treats 4. Assertive DisciplineRules:Consequences:1. Raise your hand1st verbal warning-write name2. Come to class prepared on board with all supplies and homework completed 2nd move clothespin and fill out3. Only speak kind wordsbehavior log-lose point4. Follow directions the first time 3rd move clothespin and fill out5. Keep hands, feet, and allbehavior log-lose point objects to yourself.4th move clothespin and fill outbehavior log-lose pointAny further/severe disruptions visit to Mr. Orrs office.*Monthly Reward Party if 12-16 points are earned 5. Student Handbook Now online McKees website Dress Code (tennis shoes on P.E. day) Personal Items No:~ CD players/digital cameras~ cell phones~ toys, games~ sports cards/trading cards 6. Homework HW is given one point for each assignment in thatsubject and entered as one test grade HW is checked for completion, not accuracy Missed homework-homework notice sent home tobe signed, missed hw completed, and clothespinmoved HW includes studying/preparing for upcomingtests HW/tests listed daily on classroom agenda 7. Grading Types of Assessment: objective/essay tests,reports, projects, informal observation andparticipation Tests: advanced notice for tests and quizzeswritten on classroom agenda; tests below C shouldbe signed and returned Grading scale: 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C,60-69 D, 59-below F Progress Reports: Begin 2nd nine weeks 8. CURRICULUM 9. Language Arts is: Reading Writing English Spelling 10. Reading Variety of materials: basal (text), novels,technology resources, books/stories on tape Variety of genres: fiction, non-fiction, biography,poetry, fantasy, folk/ fairy tale Variety of reading groups: independent, partners,small/whole group Reading 25 books aligns with PA Standards~ Accelerated Reader~ Silent reading time in class~ Reading Log (20 min./night, signed and due on Friday) 11. AR Reading STAR test to determine ZPD Goals determined by formula, can be altered up ordown as needed. Information can be accessed online Great results last year / Students eager to read! 12. Writing / English Journal writing: quick Language Handbookwriting that focuses on Lessons on grammar skillscontentare tied in with the Process Writing: morereading storyformal pieces that follow Supplemental resourcethe 5-step writing process materials 3 District WritingAssessments: Narrative,Informational, andPersuasive 13. Spelling Spelling list is tied in with the reading story~ Pretest given when new reading storybegins~ Pretest miss 0-1 become an alternate speller~ 20 words + 5 challenge words~ HW is cursive practice, PB pages, study wordsnightly~ Test 5 days after pretest 14. Math Rocket Math (math facts review) Math is sequenced month by month Flexible Math grouping What will we study?~ Data Analysis~ Rounding, Place Value, Estimating, Comparing~ Time~ Money~ Multiplication and Division~ Geometry~ Fractions~ Metric~ Probability~ Measurement Times Tables 15. Science/Health ASSET, Inc. a center that promotes learning in an inquiry-based environment Hands-on Units we will study:~ Characteristics of Sound (Parts of the Ear)~ Electricity & Magnetism~ Land and Water Health Knowing About Yourself & Others,Food Pyramid/Plate, Disease Prevention, Body Systems 16. Social Studies Five regions of the United states Pennsylvania history Quizzes, chapter tests State reports Learn study skills; vocabulary;study guides 17. Ways To Help Your Child Succeed in 4th Grade Check agendas daily Check backpacks daily Tests should be studied for in advance Monitor AR reading Help promote your childs responsibilityfor their learning 18. Other Assessments Scantron: Fall, Spring~ testing is computer-based~ immediate results (3) District and In-class writingassessments throughout the year:~ Narrative, Informational, Persuasive PSSA: Reading & Math-April 8-19 Science April 22-26 19. D.A.R.E. D.A.R.E. = Define, Assess, Respond,Evaluate Drug/alcohol/violence awarenessprogram implemented by N.F. PoliceSergeant John Bates 20. Possible 4th Grade Field Trips Challenge By Choice in September PNC Park, Science Center, ChildrensFestival, Childrens Museum 4th Grade picnic (held at McKee inJune) 21. PARENT VOLUNTEERS Please complete the following clearances to join us on a field trip or help at school: Act 34 Criminal Record Check PA Child Abuse History Clearance Download these forms from McKeeswebsite 22. How to contact me: [email protected] 724-693-8451, ext. 4033 23. Thank youfor coming!

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