Mrs. Ward's 4th Grade Class

Welcome to Room 206

Tell me and I forget,
Teach me and I remember
Involve me and I learn

---Ben Franklin

        Happy Autumn!  The students are settling in now and are learning a lot of new material in all areas of our curriculum.  Here are a few "housekeeping items" to please keep in mind.

        Please remember to check your child's red communication folder and sign the agenda book every evening after the homework has been completed.  This is the best way for us to all work together to make this year the best it can be!

         The weekly spelling list and nightly homework assignments can always be found on this website by clicking on the link to the left.  Spelling must be written neatly in blue or black pen. (Erasable pens work best.)  I have found that many students are still using pencil and are not writing as neatly as they should.  Also the spelling words need to be underlined.

         Throughout the year I will use this website to help keep my students and their families informed.  I will post the weekly Spelling words and homework assignments, helpful Math vocabulary and definitions for the chapter we are studying, reminders/copies of upcoming projects, field trip arrangements, and any additional information as necessary.

        You can find the vocabulary list and definitions for the Math chapter we are currently working on by clicking on the link to the left.  This information should be helpful to both students and parents. Your child should continue to study all math facts.  This studying may be done with the use of flashcards, computer games, or written practice.   Students in the fourth grade must be confident with all of their basic math facts, so I appreciate your help with this. 

       Reading is also very important, and your child is expected to set aside 15-20 minutes every evening to read for pleasure.  It makes a huge difference! We will enjoy reading chapter books as a whole class to further the love of reading as well.

        I look forward to meeting you at parent orientation on Wednesday, October 4th. Progress reports will be going home on Friday, October 20th, and shortly you will receive an invitation to meet with me for an individual conference on Thursday, October 26th.  If you need to contact me before then please call me at extension 5451 or send a note in with your child.  I will respond as quickly as I can.