Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Universal Grading Policy

60% Formative
Small group work, partner work, & independent practice

40% Summative

Grading Categories:

Language Arts-
Language Activities
Reading & Writing Strategies
Reading Comprehension

Science & Social Studies-
Content Reading
Hands-On Activities
Written Assignments

Math- (Categories will change each 9 weeks depending on the units)
1st 9 Weeks---
Word Problems
Factors & Multiples
Number Patterns
Area & Perimeter
Multiplication & Division

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Peace and Order
Protection of Property

Verbal Warning
Time Out
Parental Contact
Office Referral

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Reading Resources for Home


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Below are resources that can be used to learn additional information about weather and enhance learning in class.

S4E3. Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.
A. Demonstrate how water changes from solid (ice) to liquid (water) to gas (water vapor/steam) and changes from gas to solid to liquid
B. identify the temperatures at which water becomes a solid and at which water becomes a gas
C. Investigate how clouds are formed
D. Explain the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation)
E. investigate different forms of precipitation and sky conditions (rain, snow, sleet, hail, and fog)

S4E4. Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.
A. Identify weather instruments and explain how each is used in gathering weather data and making forecasts (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer)
B. using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret weather conditions
C. Use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns throughout the year
D. Differentiate between weather and climate

Weather Wiz Kids:

Weather Glossary:

Make acid rain at home:


Water Cycle:

Predicting the weather:

Our weather:

Cloud types:

Ed Heads:

Scholastic Study Jams:

Bill Nye Water Cycle:

Magic School Bus Water Cycle:


Weather Instruments:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Place Value

Open House

We hope to see you all at 6:00 on August 29th!

Book Fair

August 22nd-29th

The Scientific Method

Song & Lyrics


Bill Nye the Science Guy

Power Points


It is very important that students master their multiplication facts as soon as possible in the beginning of 4th grade so they are prepared for upcoming math topics. Please use the resources below to help prepare at home.