There are several changes happening around the school district. Please stay aware of the construction areas, pick up and drop off areas for students.
Please be sure to scroll all the way down to check out the schedule. Remember it may change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.
Incoming 4th graders for the 2017-2018 school year, please feel free to check out each tab on my website. This will give you some insight into what is expected in 4th grade. 4th grade is a transition year. We no longer focus on learning how to read, but to understand, identify, and apply the skills we learn to what we read. It is a fast paced year full of hard work, learning and some fun. Students should understand their best reward is the knowledge they gain by putting in effort to their studies.
I do have a few suggestions for incoming 4th graders:
1. Please read daily for enjoyment. The more you read the better you will get at fluency and comprehension. Parents, please allow your child to read to you daily. Ask your child the who, what, when, where, why, how questions. Don’t settle for simple answers. Have your child dig deep in their thinking and give detailed, thorough and thoughtful answers.
2. Please have your child study the PASS Set Vocabulary. When school starts we will hit these fast and hard. Students need to memorize the vocabulary term and definition. In class students will be identifying examples of these terms as we read. For example: hyperbole (pronounced: hi-per-bo-ly) means exaggeration for effect. When students read the sentence, (I will swim a million miles to see you.), they must be able to identify the hyperbole – a million miles. Then they must explain what it means – the person will do whatever it takes to see the other person. They cannot literally swim a million miles.
3. Check out my “Educational Websites” tab. If your child is struggling in any area, or you just want to keep them from having summer loss, this is a great way to review skills and be prepared for 4th grade.
4. If you have any questions, please email me. It may be summertime, but I will get back to you as soon as I am able.
Please make sure your student is dressing appropriately for the weather. We will be outside on most days, weather permitting. Having your child dress in layers is recommended.
8/15/17: Open House (5pm – 7pm) – Meet the teachers, bring in supplies (please put your student’s name on supplies)
8/17/17: First Day of Classes – All 4th grade students need to eat breakfast in the cafeteria at 8 am.
8/25/17: Brown Bag Biography Due
8/29/17: Parent Night with Ms. Bowzer’s and Mrs. Hignite’s Homerooms (6pm-7pm) – Join us to learn what your 4th grader will be up to this year.
If you haven’t signed up for E-Notes yet, please check out the "Newsletter" section to sign up and for up to date information throughout the year.
Remember, First Bell Rings at 8:20am
(It is very important that your child be at school by the first bell.)
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