Important Classroom Information


2016 – 2017 Class Special Schedule

Day A: Chorus / PE

Day B: PE

Day C: Spanish

Day D: Art

Day E: Spanish / Instrumental Music

Day F: Music
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Fourth Grade Homework:

The Purpose of homework is to:

*Extend the school experience

*Allow students to organize their time

*Give students independent practice

THE PURPOSE OF HOMEWORK IS NOT TO TEACH SOMETHING NEW!!!!!

Homework Policies:

  • Homework should take between 30 and 45 minutes plus an additional hour of reading each night. This typically includes writing an entry in the writer’s notebook, completing a math assignment, either science or social studies research, or reading and a reading response.
  • Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday and is not typically given over weekends or holidays.
  • Long term assignments will be given during the school year that will support and extend classroom work.
  • It is the child’s responsibility to let me know if s/he is completing the homework within these guidelines. They should also be responsible for communicating any problems they are having with their assignments.

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Math Morning

Starting on TBD, and every TBD morning from 8:05 am to 8:45, I will be offering a “math workshop” to my classroom students. During this time I will be able to work in small groups with children on different math skills and concepts. If your child feels he/she could use any support in math or current projects, *** morning would be a great time to work with me in a small group setting. Students can also come to work independently on projects or assignments. It is a very flexible group with a very flexible purpose! Please encourage your child to attend (if necessary) with questions or just for some support. At times, I will encourage some students to come for a specific review.¬†Attendance is completely voluntary and groups are very fluid. So, children can come when they want, and not when they choose not to.

I can’t wait to get started!