Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Parent Portal

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View Your Child's Grades

Universal Grading Policy

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

40% Summative
Assessments


Grading Categories:

Language Arts-
Phonics/Spelling
Vocabulary
Language Activities
Reading & Writing Strategies
Reading Comprehension

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

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




Universal Classroom Rules

Rules:
Safety
Peace and Order
Protection of Property

Consequences:
Verbal Warning
Time Out
Parental Contact
Office Referral

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Reading Resources for Home

Tumblebooks

User Name: dema12
Password: initpass

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fbook%5Fdetails%2Easp%3FCategory%3DPictureBooks%26isflash%3D1

Pebble Go

User Name: dema12
Password: initpass

http://www.pebblego.com/login.php

Capstone Library

User Name: dema
Password: read

https://www.mycapstonelibrary.com/runtimelogin.aspx

Weather

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: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Weather Glossary: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-words.htm

Make acid rain at home: http://kids.discovery.com/activities/science-experiments/make-acid-rain

Quiz: http://kids.discovery.com/quizzes/discovery-shows/stormchasers

Water Cycle: http://www.mrcoley.com/flashcards/flashcards_science_ch4lesson2.htm

Predicting the weather: http://www.mrcoley.com/flashcards/flashcards_science_ch5lesson5.htm

Our weather: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Columbus+GA+31907:4:US

Cloud types: https://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cloud3.html#Anchor-47857

Ed Heads: http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/

Scholastic Study Jams: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/index.htm

Bill Nye Water Cycle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvzkcJ6q3po

Magic School Bus Water Cycle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQKdkponoZM

Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBfaAN_tWW4

Weather Instruments: http://www.ehow.com/how_4779859_build-weather-instruments-kids.html

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Place Value

http://www.funbrain.com/tens/

http://www.aaamath.com/plc.htm

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/order-of-operations/place_value/v/place-value-1

http://www.mathsisfun.com/place-value.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/placevalue/

http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/

Open House

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

Book Fair

August 22nd-29th

The Scientific Method

Song & Lyrics
http://havefunteaching.com/songs/science-songs/scientific-method-song/
http://www.havefunteaching.com/songs/song-lyrics/scientific-method-song-lyrics.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA86dYxrg4Q

Steps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig7GNipg0mI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNc9vWLDSCA

Bill Nye the Science Guy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOSNS3IvR_M&list=PL9F671

Power Points
http://science.pppst.com/scientificmethod.html

Multiplication

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.

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/meteor/meteor.html

http://www.multiplication.com/

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/multiplication_math_fourth_4th_grade.htm

http://www.coolmath-games.com/1-number-games-times-tables-multiplication-division.html

http://www.softschools.com/math/multiplication/