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Our Classroom

Daily Schedule | Homework | Birthdays | 40 Book Challenge

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome you to 4th grade this year! This year we explore: Colorado history, Colorado government, Colorado economics, magnetism, ecology, storytelling, and of course new math concepts. 4th grade is the first year of intermediate schooling. We look forward to this year, as it is our second year teaching together, and we make a great team that supports each other greatly. 

Daily Schedule

7:55 - 8:30Morning work / Homework
8:30 - 8:40Morning meeting
8:40 - 9:30

Writer's workshop

9:30 - 9:49Number corner
9:49 - 10:42Specials
10:42 - 11:45Lunch / Recess
11:45 - 12:00Read aloud
12:00 - 1:00Math
1:00 - 1:15Recess
1:15 - 2:15Reader's Workshop
2:15 - 3:00 Spelling / grammar
3:00 - 3:10Clean up













Homework

Homework packets will be sent home on Fridays and due the following Friday. As a class, the packets are gone over and each page is assigned a night in which it is to be completed. If homework is to be done on Monday, it will be graded on Tuesday and so on. If the student does not bring the packet in when the assignment is graded, they will receive a zero for that assignment. It is very important that your student completes his/her homework on time and brings it in everyday. Homework is meant to be a review of lessons taught during the week. Packets will contain reading, spelling, and math. If students do not complete the packets, they will do so during recess. The packets grades are recorded in the grade book so it is important that they complete and turn in all work.

Birthdays

Birthdays will be celebrated on the last Friday of each month. If you would like to bring a treat to share, please do so on the last Friday of the month. The class will continue working while the treat is shared. Please remember that class time is not the time for a party. This ensures the maximum learning time within the class while the student is recognized on their special day. Birthdays will be celebrated on the following Fridays: 

August 26January 27
September 30February 24
October 21March 24
November 18April 28
December 18May 19


40 Book Challenge

Your mission this year is to read a total of 40 books!

Did you know that reading makes you smart? My goal is for you to become as smart as you can this year and it all starts with reading. This year you will be given at least 20 minutes at school to read. Also, you should be reading at home each night. Your completed reading assignments in your homework will count as one book per month.

Can it be done? OF COURSE. But YOU have to make it happen. Start reading now!

Parents, here are some tips to help your child rise to the challenge:

  • Talk with your child about the books they read
  • Have your child read aloud to you or to a sibling
  • Take them to the public library
  • Encourage your child to start a book club with friends


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