Back to School Night September 24, 2015 Grade 4 Agenda: Introductions Class Schedules PBIS Common Core Report Card Curriculum (for 1st Trimester) Parent Communication Class Parents Wellness Policy Questions 4th Grade Teachers Ashley Conlan (Mrs. Conlan) Aurinda Esteves Simpson (Mrs. A) Jeremie Hittenmark (Mr. H) • About Me • Love science/making • Used to coach basketball/softball/baseball • Expect students’ best • Very little room for excuses • Tough on everyone wherever they need it Room 209 – Daily Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 8:30-8:40 Unpack/Notes/Morning Work 8:40-8:50 Science 8:45 – 9:30 9:30 – 10:10 10:10 - 10:30 10:30-11:15 11:15-12:15 12:15 – 12:55 1:00 - 1:45 1:45 – 2:30 2:30-3:00 Friday Social Studies Science Reading Reading Group Writer’s Workshop Math Lunch & Recess Library P.E. Spanish Music Flex Time Word Study Art Why use ClassDojo? ClassDojo is the easiest way to see your child’s progress on these skills. I’ll be sending classroom updates and photos with you through ClassDojo, too! Common Core Consistent clear expectations Designed to reflect real world skills so that students are college and career ready Math priorities: understanding & fluency of multiplication/division, develop understanding of fraction equivalence, adding/subtracting with like denominators, multiplying fractions, and understanding geometric figures Language Arts priorities: refer to ideas and details to support, explain ideas/information, craft and structure, interpreting and integrating information in different ways, comprehend various types of texts What is MY attitude / approach to the Common Core Standards? Standards Based Grading at Six to Six Continuing this year, students in grades K-6 will be assessed using standards based grading. This standards based report card is aligned with the Common Core Standards in literacy and mathematics. The report card will show student growth on a learning continuum based on end of year grade level expectations or standards. What is Standards Based Grading? Standards based grading is a grading system that focuses on the content, skills, and standards that students must learn. This means that when recording scores, the concern is not with the cumulative score on a test (traditional grading), but rather the level of mastery the student has achieved on each concept assessed on that test (standards based grading). -Active Grade Our New Report Card Grades You will see how your child is progressing towards master for each standard Example: Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. 1 2 3 4 What the Levels Mean 1 – Does not show understanding of this concept 2 – Understanding of and ability to show off this skill is inconsistent 3 – Mastery of this skill 4 – Above grade level expectations (NOT EASY TO ACHIEVE) Curriculum First Trimester: Math concepts: place value Addition Subtraction Literacy Poetry, providing evidence to support claims Writing informational essays Science: Ecosystems Circuits Social Studies: Government: Responsibilities of a citizen voting process and elections Taxes Family-School Compacts A Family-School Compact for Achievement is an agreement that families, students and teachers develop together. It explains how families and teachers will work together to make sure all students get the individual support they need to reach and exceed grade level standards. Effective Compacts: Begin with standards Focus on student learning Respond to school data Define everyone’s responsibilities Depend on us to believe in it and use it Our Grade Level Priority Goals To include facts or details and elaboration across different genres of writing (narrative, informative, opinion, historical fiction, and mythology) To understand the meaning of multiplication and division and represent and solve problems using different strategies To be independent thinkers and persevere through work by increasing stamina using strategies taught in class Upcoming Field Trips Marsh Walk (ecosystems) Wednesday, October 7th 9:30-12:30 Peabody Museum Wednesday, November 9th ?? Eli Whitney @ school (rubberband cars) Friday, December 11th EESmarts @ school Friday, January 29th ?? Upcoming Field Trips Eli Whitney @ school (electromagnets) Wednesday, February 10th Eli Whitney off campus (electric city) Tuesday, March 15th EESmarts off campus Friday, April 8th ?? Riverwalk Old Mine Park in Trumbull Wednesday, June 1st Mystic Seaport (Immigration) End of year Parent Communication Phone Calls/Emails Website Classdojo Wellness Policy Healthy Foods Snack/Lunch DonorsChoose Please help by donating and/or sharing! Link will be sent via Classdojo Are there any questions?