Please use the class information buttons to the left to answer questions that you may have. I will be updating this information as it is needed throughout the year.
Scholastic Book orders will come home periodically. Please order online with your credit card under my teacher code: 2JN24. Here is the link to copy and paste: https://clubs.scholastic.com/switch-role#61263dbc45a24945089aa6f834598f7a
Add your student and link to the teacher using my code: 2JN24
Daily, please check my Assignment Calendar! It will list assignments, due dates of projects, test dates, field trip information, etc!
My students should bring the following items to class daily:
* a water bottle (with water only)
* healthy snack (save sugary sweet snacks for lunch)
* school supplies
* IDR book
* math study link homework
* a fantastic attitude and a smile!
to my classroom! It will be a great year. The following tips will let
you know how things work in 4th grade. Let me know if you have any
questions. I am looking forward to a wonderful, successful school year!
STAR STUDENT POSTER...
You will see an STAR STUDENT All About Me poster coming home in the next few
weeks. I will put a DUE DATE on the poster so you know when to return
it completed. Thank you for taking time filling out the poster so we can get to know your child
For indoor recess, I would love to have some G-rated DVDs to show as my VHS tapes are getting rather weathered.
We have snack at 10:45 am each day. Please continue to bring a water bottle and a healthy snack to class every day.
And now introducing the links on the left:
Assignment Calendar: Daily assignments will be posted on my calendar each week. Please refer to this calendar frequently. It is a Google calendar which is available to be synced to your Google calendar if you use one.
This calendar also has my specific class information included as well as 4th grade information such as field trips. Check this often for reminders.
Fourth Grade Links: This is a page that allows you to click a link that brings you to many different websites to help your child in many subject areas.
Meet Mrs. Marchbanks: This link introduces me. Unless something drastically changes in my life, it won't change. Enjoy it once, and you can say "been there, done that."
Happy Surfing! If you have any questions or suggestions about my web page, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me. (Yes - I am still available by phone - before or after school!)
4th Grade Curriculum:
Language Arts Curriculum:
Reading strategies to increase comprehension are practiced through guided reading groups. Students will engage in word study through Words Their Way spelling curriculum. Vocabulary will be built through rich literature and a study of Greek and Latin roots.
Using the Lucy Calkin's writer's workshop format, students will write in the following modes: personal narrative, persuasive, descriptive, informational, poetry, and fantasy writing. Focus will be emphasized on good paragraph writing.
Students will be given many opportunities to present to their classmates through small group projects and individual book talks.
Through Everyday Math, students make sense of mathematics. Problem solving strategies are developed and practiced. Students increase their understanding with the four basic arithmetic operations applied to whole numbers, fractions, and decimals as well as build upon their previous understanding of geometry concepts. Students begin the year by focusing on basic facts and continue to build knowledge throughout the year through daily use and games. Each day your child will receive a study link which reinforces or extends upon the concept that was taught that day. At the beginning of each unit in the study link book, there are answers to these questions. The answers are there for the parents to use in order to assist your child if he/she is having problems on the study link. Please rip these pages out at the beginning of each unit and put them in a safe place. The study link is always due the next day. It is very important that your child practice math facts on a daily basis.
Foss units include Water, Electricity & Magnetism, Matter & Energy, Earth Materials.
United States Regions and U.S. Geography