**jakolkmeyer@cps.edu**

*Math, Science, Writing*

Take a LOOK at our Photo Album!

**Cleaning the house and throwing stuff away?**

**We also could use USED donation - staplers (small or large), small table lamps, small stools,**

**plants (to make our room more homey), baskets/small bins (to hold books, class supplies, or math game cards)**

FYINo-Name Papers: Despite my best efforts to remind students a couple times and catch these early, there are several papers hanging behind my desk on the no-name board. If a student knows they turned something in, and it's listed as missing, he/she should check the board, find the paper, put their name on it, and turn it back in. I will update the grade without penalty.Missing Classwork: Students typically do not complete work at the same rate. When students finish their classwork, they are supposed to turn it in (I have plastic drawers organized by homeroom class) and then work on the next activity that I have posted. At the end of class, I remind all students that if they have not yet turned in classwork, it should be turned in before going back to their class (Sosa's homeroom) or moving on to our next activity. Several students are not turning in this work and I don't catch it until I grade the papers at home that evening or the following day. This is causing zeros for classwork, which can greatly affect grades. If you see any of these classwork zeros, please speak to your child and remind them to turn it in! I DO accept late classwork! Homework: Homework will be given every day in math with the exception of test days or other days where there is not a math lesson. Students are given time to write homework in their agenda, it is written on the homework calendar in class, and can be found on the homework calendar above. Homework is listed early on the homework calendar so students may choose to work ahead. Homework is usually checked for completion only but occasionally collected and graded. Homework grades worth 5 points indicate it was just checked for completion. Students must complete ALL of the homework to receive the 5 points. Partial credit isn't given.Science homework will occasionally be given. Typically, students will have science homework 2-3 times each month, at most. Reading and Social Studies: Information can be found on Mrs. Sosa's Page. Late Work * New*Homework - Because homework answers are usually given in class, homework that is not completed at the beginning of class will not receive the 5 points for completion. Students who were absent, will still be given an extra day to complete the homework. Classwork - Each Friday, students will be provided time to check their grades and complete a reflection page. At this time, if a student notices any "missing" assignments (indicating that something wasn't turned in when expected) they MAY work on it (instead of computer time) or turn it in (if it was forgotten) for a 10% grade deduction. After Friday, classwork will not be accepted the following week for a grade. Absent Work:Students will have the same number of days to complete work after an absence as the days they were absent. I encourage students to use the homework link to be sure they complete all homework. Any handouts that were given during an absence will be given to the student. Specials for 1st QuarterSpecials 11am-12pm M-FMonday - Library Tuesday - Art Wednesday - PE Thursday - PE Friday - Computers Grading Scale:100-90 = A (greatly exceeds standards)89-80 = B (exceeds standards) 79-70 = C (meets standards) 69-60 = D (below standards) 59-0 = F | MATH SCHEDULETopic 3 Place ValueOct 11 - No Math - Field TripOct 12 - Analyze Data from Topic 2 Test & Lesson 3-1 Representing NumbersOct 15 - 3-2, Place Value Relationships Oct 16 - 3-3, Comparing NumbersOct 17 - 3-4 Ordering NumbersOct 18 - 3-5 Rounding Whole NumbersOct 19 - 3-6 Problem SolvingOct 22 - Study DayOct 23 - Topic 3 Test Topic 4Addition and Subtraction of Whole NumbersOct 25 - Analyze data from topic 3 test and 4-1 Using Mental Math to Add and SubtractOct 226 - 4-2 Estimating Sums an Differences of Whole NumbersOct 29 - 4-3 Adding Whole NumbersOct 30 - 4-4 Subtracting Whole NumbersOct 31 - No Math, Field TripNov 1 - 4-5 Subtracting Across ZerosNov 2 - 4-6 Problem SolvingNov 3 - Study DayNov 4 - Topic 4 TestUsername and password should be written in the front of your agenda. They are different for everyone! Most usernames are the child's first name followed by conley224 with no spaces. The password is mathclass4 for all students. For about 4 students, the username is their first and last name followed by 244 (same password). SpellingSpelling tests are each Friday and will take place in each students' homeroom. These spelling words complement the reading class (Mrs. Sosa's classroom). Lists are posted on Mrs. Sosa's webpage as well as the workbook pages that accompany each week's story. They should also be written in your reading notebook from our in-class practice time that will take place on at least 3 occasions before Friday's test. | Our second unit is Human MachineThis introductory human body unit takes the perspective that we can think about our bodies as being like a machine. We have parts for moving around, sensors, and a built-in computer. Students explore their senses and consider how the information we process helps us understand and react to our environment. Mysteries in this unit include:- Why do your biceps bulge?
- What do people who are blind see?
- How can some animals see in the dark?
- How does your brain control your body?
5 points “A” • Works until finished; always on task • Completes all required work to specified standards • Shows initiative by helping others • Asks for assistance in an appropriate way (raises hand, doesn't interrupt, waits until teacher is done with other students) 4 points “B” • Works until finished but needs support to remain on task • Needs a little prompting to complete work • Works and helps others with some guidance • Usually asks for help in an appropriate way 3 points “D” • Needs regular prompting to finish work • Does not consistently complete work as directed • Works with others with little prompting • Usually does not help others • Needs reminded to ask for assistance in an appropriate way 1 points F • Often off task • Often gains attention through inappropriate means • Incomplete work (due to lack of attention to assignment), or does not complete it according to directions (due to excessive talking/not paying attention) |