Welcome To 4th Grade
Welcome to our fourth grade class at Wilson School. Thank you for entrusting me with your child for the new school year. My overall teaching goal is to assist you as your child develops intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally, and to help him/her learn how to learn. This will establish a foundation for lifelong learning. I want your child to feel welcome, have pleasant experiences, enjoy challenging projects, and develop lasting friendships.
I am looking forward to a great year!
Morning Arrival Routine **Very Important**
It is very important that your child arrive to school on time and be in the classroom by 9:00 for Attendance and Lunch count.
Student's Morning Routine:
1. Sign in for cold/hot lunch choice.
2. Check supply box for sharpened pencils (at least 3) and sharpen any pencils if necessary.
3. Open Assignment Notebook and write new assignments down. Then, turn back to the
previous day’s page so I can check for parent signature/notes that may have been written.
4. Homework papers should have your child’s name and date written on them.
5. We start class shortly after morning announcements.
Your child will be using an Assignment Notebook to record homework assignments. It is a great tool for parent-teacher communication, too. Parents should review homework assignments nightly for completion, accuracy, and neatness. Please sign the bottom of the page to let me know you have read and reviewed the assigned homework. You may also write notes or questions in the space provided.
Every morning students will record the day, date, and new assignments on the next clean page. At the end of each day, we review the homework assignments that should be recorded.
If you, or someone else, plan to pick your child up after school you must provide a note. You may write this in the Assignment Notebook. Children without notes will take the bus home. This is very important for attending Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other activities/programs after school.
If your child is taking the bus to a friend's house, a note will be needed as well. The note is signed by the office staff and then your child gives it to the bus driver.
It is best to call the office if your child is going to be absent. Let the office know, at that time, if you will be picking homework up after school or if it should be sent along with another child.
If you place a telephone call to me during school hours you will reach my voice mailbox (262-238-4613.) Please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Leave a message with the secretary if you change your child’s after school routine.
The development of homework/study patterns begin in childhood and will have some impact on how your child will work throughout life. It is important that you partner with me in helping your child establish good homework/study habits that he/she can take with him/her well into adult life. Homework assignments will provide practice, reinforcement, and will be an extension of what we are doing in the classroom. It is designed for your child to experience success.
Nightly reading from an appropriate level chapter book is expected each night for a minimum of 20 minutes. This is in addition to homework. Oral reading is very good practice for fluency, so you and your child may want to alternate pages when reading together.
Math homework will come nightly, except on Friday. Please review the Study Link with your child before she/he begins the work. A Unit letter will be sent home prior to start of each new unit. The last page of this unit packet has the answers for the entire unit, so if there is a problem with homework you can refer to it for answers to support your child as she/he completes the work. Please, keep in mind that the answer page is for parent use only.
Habits of Mind
Habits of Mind are the choices we make when we don’t know what to do. In our classroom, we will learn to persist instead of giving up or quitting. Instead of students thinking about what they want to say as someone else is talking, students will learn to listen to each other with empathy and understanding. We will learn to manage the impulsive behaviors that interfere with our learning as well as the learning of others, and so on. We will discuss each habit, and refer to them on a regular basis in class.
Respectful and considerate behavior is expected in the classroom, the school building, and on the playground. Your child should arrive prepared for the day and ready to learn. If misbehavior interrupts the learning environment of the classroom the school's P.B.I.S process will take place.
Individually students earn Paw Prints
Class Stamps students can earn 25 stamps for a class reward. The reward will be decided on as a class.
P.B.I.S. - Behavior Reminder and Office Referral after receiving 3 BRs for the same
infraction. A Behavior Reminder can be given by any Staff/Faculty member.
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences 2013
Conferences will be scheduled with each family during the Fall of the school year. I can arrange additional conferences whenever circumstances warrant. I expect to have open, honest, and ongoing communication between home and school throughout the year. It is an integral part of your child’s success within the classroom.
Monday, November 25 (4:15 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 26 (8 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.)
NO CONFERENCES WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27.
PLEASE, let me know ASAP if you will be out of town during regular conference days so we can arrange a conference before you leave. I’d prefer to conference before the holiday than after.
If you plan to take your child on vacation during regularly scheduled school days, your child will be expected to read, journal, and practice math. Your child will have as many days as she or he was absent to complete any required work.
Talk With Your Child's Math Teacher.
Kim Class Etiquette
1. Begin each day with a smile.
2. Smiles arrive to class on time.
3. Success = Being prepared for class.
4. Learning happens with active listening and active participation.
5. RESPECT the different needs of classmates working around us.
When work is difficult, try, ask questions, and don't give up.
7. LISTEN with
EMPATHY and UNDERSTANDING
classmates share ideas.
8. COOPERATE as we work
10. Respect ALL people in our school.
11. Be friendly and truthful.
12. Have PATIENCE with learning.
Learn from mistakes.
13. Enjoy each other every day.
Thank you for your support and cooperation!
I’m looking forward to great year!