Welcome to Fourth and Fifth Grades!
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What we'll study (fourth grade):
1. Social Studies: early explorers, American colonialism, the War for Independence, Selborne (the study of our square kilometer)
2. Science : Selborne (the study of our square kilometer), magnetism and electricity, forces and motion, land and water
3. Math: Multiplication and division, data, geometry, addition and subtraction, measurement, fractions, and decimals
4. Writing: paragraph writing, poetry, narrative, expository writing, note-taking and research
What we'll study (fifth grade):
1. Social Studies: Geography, Slavery, Westward Expansion, Selborne (the study of our square kilometer)
2. Science : Selborne (the study of our square kilometer),
Light and Sound, Moon Phases
3. Math: Multiplication and division, data, geometry, addition and subtraction, measurement, fractions, percents and decimals
4. Writing: paragraph writing, poetry, expository writing, note-taking and research
5. Reading: Visualization, inference, connections, analysis of author's message, independent reading, summarizing, determining importance, questioning, character development, guided reading groups, read alouds
1. Homework: HW should be done neatly outside of class. It is your HW, not your parents, so they shouldn't be helping too much. If you get stuck, think back to what we discussed in class, and/or call a friend for help. Also, please let me know FIRST thing in the morning.
There should be a quiet place for you to do your HW, along with any supplies (pencils, paper, dictionary) that you need. An adult should sign your homework agenda when your work is complete.
2. Reading at home and your reading log: In order to be super-successful, you need to be a strong reader. Experts recommend that students read for an hour each day. We’ll have a half-hour SSR time every day in school, so you will read for at least a half-hour each night in the SSR book you read at school, and keep track of your reading in a reading log. An adult must sign your reading log. If you cannot read or complete homework because of an emergency or family commitment, an adult at home MUST let me know. Otherwise, incomplete homework and reading will be done during recess.
3. You should try to do your best all the time.
4. You will behave appropriately, according to the classroom rules, so that everyone can do their jobs.