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1 Welcome Mrs. Jansen's 4th grade room D-2 Back to School Night

2 Overview Introduction Changes from 3rd Grade Faster Pace, Larger Class Size, Independence, Responsibility, Studying for Tests Attendance

3 The Transition Into Fourth Grade Amazing energy and enthusiasm, increased anxiety, and tougher academic demands-all these make fourth grade a pivotal year. Industrious and curious, fourth graders are ready and eager for new knowledge. Yet, they are still concrete thinkers. Fourth graders are expected to have made the shift from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." However, we have a variety of abilities in our classroom and it is my job as a teacher to differentiate to help each child reach his or her full potential. Fourth graders face an increased homework load and more traditional instruction practices, such as letter grades, larger class size, and a longer school day.

4 How I Ease the Transition & Develop Scholars Have clear expectations and make no assumptions Establish consistent, clear routines so students can navigate their environment Marvelous Mistakes: Allow lots of time for practice and accept mistakes as opportunities to learn Alternate quiet times with time for more active participation Promote conversation Practice persistence and real-life problem solving

5 Classroom Management Champs Incentives: Pride tickets, Class points, Reward Recess Classroom Rules: We created them together, posted up front. I expect that they cooperate fully with the class and school rules and I appreciate your support at home. Behavior Chart: Green, Yellow, Orange, Red (loss of a recess, reflections) parent contact

6 Classroom Organization Keeping desks organized The homework folder and communicator Wednesday Work Envelope ( needs to be signed and returned by Friday) may include tests that need a to be signed and returned. Our classroom library Classroom website

7 Homework Daily Homework Assignments: Written in Agenda each morning, minutes per night plus reading. Information is posted on website. If they do not have homework completed and ready to turn in they will lose recess to complete it. There will also be a 10% deduction for late homework.

8 District Grading Policy 50 % Tests 40% Quizzes and classwork 10% Homework

9 Curriculum: Science Living things-- Animals,Plants, Biomes The Changing Earth - Changes to Earth's Surface, Rocks and Minerals Matter and Electricity, Magnetism

10 Curriculum: History Geography Of California Early People of California Early History to Statehood Gold Rush State Government

11 Studying: Study Guides/ Foldables, Flashcards, Jeopardy Review Games, Online Textbook Resources

12 Field Trips Misson Life Experience (November) Olivas Adobe (January) Gold Rush Day on campus (March 27) Pitts Ranch park for sports day (June)

13 Curriculum Language Arts: Comprehension and Vocabulary of Fiction and Non-fiction. Daily Five and CAFE methods. Close reading strategies Writing Workshop: Narrative, Informative/ Expository, Opinion. They will learn to support with facts and details

14 Curriculum Math Engage Ny: Place Value, Multiplication and Division, Data and Algebra, Fractions and Decimals, Geometry, Measurement and Probability, Problem Solving, Read, write and draw their answers. My website has online support.

15 Communication Send a note: have your child hand me a note Phone: and leave a message School Website: Check teacher La Mariposa

16 Website: Teacher Page: Jansen, Danielle. Classroom News, Homework, Newsletters, Class Calendar, Links to text books: Math, History, Science, Jeopardy Test review, Kid blog, Typing Agent, Overdrive digital library E reader forms on school website Parent Connect for weekly updates of grades and missing assignments

17 Miscellaneous Book orders: about 1 a month Friendship list coming soon

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