1. How much homework should my child have?
Each child should be reading 15-20 minutes each night. On average, your child
should have math homework 3-4 times a week. I do not assign homework on
the weekend unless it involves studying spelling words or upcoming science
and social studies tests. Overall, they should not have more than 30
minutes of homework during the week. This doesn't include their at home reading.
2. What should my child's Lexile score be in 4th grade?
At Clear Water, we feel that a child should fall between the 771-900 range.
Falling in this range puts them at the 4th grade / early fifth grade level.
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3. What is a Lexile score?
The Lexile score is a numerical score the rates a child's reading level. It's is
calculated from a computer program called Scholastic Reading Inventory.
(SRI). The score is individualized for each student and measures reading comprehension
Once a Lexile score is computed, that score is converted to
a grade level equivalent reading level. In 4th grade, a child takes the SRI
assessment 3 times a year.
4. What's assessed on the 4th Grade M-Step?
In 4th grade, the kids are assessed on reading comprehension, writing, math, and science.
5. What should I see in my child's planner?
Your child's planner should be coming home each night completely filled out with the day's agenda.
A parent needs to read through the planner and sign
at the bottom. In the planner, you will find upcoming events, quizzes,
tests, and special projects with their due dates.
6. What's Miss Judd's behavior policy?
In my classroom, each student is expected to respect every student and teacher that walks through my classroom door. We have a class social contract that the kids themselves put together. Students and teachers sign
this contract and it becomes our guide for managing our classroom. Students are given fouls if the contract is broken. Multiple fouls in one day will result in loss of Friday Fun Time, letter/phone call home, or a minor/major write up report.
7. What's a "Weekly Reading Log?"
Every Monday each child will be bringing home a weekly reading log. This log needs to be filled out throughout the week. Each student needs to accumulate weekly minutes and will receive a grade for each log. These logs need to be returned every Monday.