- 1. Back to School NightFourth Grade
2. 4th Grade Staff 3. Our Vision & MissionVISIONEvery student isinspired to learnand empoweredto excelMISSIONWe cultivate a vibrantlearning communitythat prepares students tothrivein a dynamic world 4. Our Schedule9:10 Morning Work9:30 Math10:45 *Snack* Content11:30 Specials12:30 Recess/Lunch1:30 Reading/Writing/Vocabulary3:30 Afternoon Meeting3:45 Stack/Pack/Rack 5. School Closing/Delay NotificationsEmail and text: HCPSS NewsSystem website:www.hcpss.orgFacebook:www.facebook.com/HoCoSchoolsTwitter: @hcpss 6. MathCommon Core: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Factors, Multiples, Prime and Composite Number Operations in Base 10 Place Value, Addition and Subtraction Number and Operations- Fractions Equivalent, Ordering, Multiplying by a wholenumber Measurement and Data Line plot, measurement and conversion Geometry Angles, shapes 7. and of courseFootball fact Friday 8. Language ArtsVocabulary 15 minute dailyinstruction Daily homeworkWriting Informational Endangered Animal Narrative Memoir Opinion 9. WORD STUDYA Powerful New ApproachPhonics PrefixesSuffixesGreek & LatinRootsVocabularySpelling 10. Did you know?? The English language has approximately2,000,000 words Technology contributes 20,000 newwords per year School texts and reading materials includemore than 180,000 different words Over 60% of the words studentsencounter in their reading haverecognizable word parts 11. Word StudyTHEN Assigned word lists Little or no connection tocurricular areas or eachother The weekly assignment:Find and write adefinition for each word,or Use each word in asentence A test came at the end ofthe week (rotememorization) 12. Why UseThis New Approach? Systematic approach to word awarenessand vocabulary building 90% of English words of two or moresyllables are of Greek or Latin origin Most academic vocabulary is derived fromLatin and Greek origins 13. Word StudyNOW Word lists are organizedthrough meaningful rootsor patterns Expand and deepen wordknowledge during content-areastudy The weekly assignment:Meet the Root, Combine andCreate, Read and Reason,Extend and Explore Applied spelling andlanguage conventionstests 14. WORD STUDY IN SCHOOLGrades 3, 4,5 Meet the Root: students define andconquer a list of words as they identify theword parts and roots Combine and Create: students combinewords built from the root and pattern Read and Reason: students read text inwhich they encounter the word part/root Extend and Explore: students create newapplications for the vocabulary 15. Weekly Language Arts HomeworkGrades 1 through 5Daily Reading: Students will read for a specifiedtime (according to grade level) with a parentsignatureQuick Write: Twice a week students willselect a quick write topic based on Science,Social Studies, and Health Standards.Word Study Pattern menu: Twice a weekstudents will choose an activity from theWord Study menu provided. These wordstudy activities follow the new word patternintroduced in school.Please note: Words that are included on the WeeksWord Study Pattern are only suggested words forpractice. Students will not be tested on these words,they will be tested on their knowledge of the actualword study pattern. 16. WORD STUDY AT HOMEGrades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Word Sorts: students sort for the pattern Word Hunts: students search for thepattern in a variety of text Word Associations: write additional wordsthat connect to the target word or pattern Vocabulary: students find new andinteresting words to put in their notebooks 17. ReadingInformational Biography EndangeredSpeciesLiterary Poetry Folktales Fairytales Myths Legends Fables Fantasy Historical Fiction 18. ContentScience Science and EngineeringPractices Life Science: Impact of theEnvironment Earth and Space Science:Changing Earth Physical Science:ElectricitySocial Studies Maryland: The FirstPeople Maryland: FromSettlement to State Maryland: Growth andChange Maryland: ModernMaryland (1870-Present) 19. HealthDisease Prevention andControlNutrition and FitnessSafety, First Aid and InjuryPrevention 20. Homework Monday-Thursday: Math, Vocabulary, Writing,Reading Homework written in agenda books Students will note if there is not homework forthat evening Students responsibility Assignments can also be found online 21. Home/SchoolCommunication Homework assignment book Homework Daily behavior check Notes/Letters E-mail Phone teacher hours 8:30-4:05 22. School News and InformationEmailSocial mediaPrintWebTextsFace-to-Face 23. HCPSS NewsElkridge Elementary News: emailSystem-wide Weekly News for Parents:emailEmergency notices (schoolclosings/delays): text and/or emailSign up atwww.hcpssnews.com 24. New school websiteEES.hcpss.org 25. Student Information System / ParentPortal 26. Social MediaElkridge Elementary Twitter: @hcpss_eesHCPSSFacebook: www.Facebook.com/HoCoSchoolsHCPSS Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HCPSSInteract with the Superintendent:Twitter: www.Twitter.com/SuperHCPSSBlog: superintendent.hcpss.org 27. Friday FoldersAn ORANGE folder will gohome every Friday with: PTA notices Graded work Flyers 28. Field TripsScience - SERC 5/21/15 or5/22/15Social Studies - Annapolis10/24/14 29. Grading PolicyProgress ReportsIntermediate Report CardsEffort Grades 30. Effort GradingCriteria Use time wisely Cooperates and contributes to classactivities and discussions Procedures quality work based onability Takes responsibility for all learningand school work 31. StandardizedAssessments 32. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) 33. CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) - Grades 34. PBIS @ Elkridge Elementary SchoolElkcellenceForEvery Student 35. What does PBIS look like at ElkridgeElementary School? 3 rulesSafe, Respectful, and Responsible Elkcellence HierarchyWeekly Trackstars Blue Ticket Drawings Celebrations (classroom, team, schoolwide) 36. Elkcellence Hierarchy Verbal Class Compliment for Desired Behavior Non-Verbal Communication (Close proximity, eye contact, signal) Verbal Communication (Specify expected behavior) Alter Environment (Change seat, remove distraction, time out) Reflection Call for Administrator Support 37. Mrs. Pfeifer and Ms. FastmanFourth and Fifth Grade GTMath~ Testingrequired to participateCurriculum Extension UnitsSeminars 38. EES Parent Volunteer Training Who are Parent Volunteers?o All parents who volunteer in the classroomo All parents who volunteer to chaperone a field trip The purpose of the training To comply with MD State Law & HCPSS Policy 1030 To review how to report suspected child abuse To review the importance of protecting all studentsconfidentiality To review general expectations of parent volunteers 39. MD State Law & HCPSS Policy 1030 Requires employee or parent volunteers ofthe Howard County Public School System toreport any suspicion of child abuse orneglect to Howard County Department ofSocial Services Provides immunity from civil liability orcriminal penalty for a report made in goodfaith Failure to report may result in suspension ortermination of services 40. Role of Child Abuse Liaison Coordinates support for students suspected ofbeing abused or neglected Acts as resource for information relating to childabuse and neglect reporting procedures Assists with completion of child abuse reportingforms as needed You may contact Kristen Tacka, Child AbuseLiaison if you would like support during thereporting process. 41. Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect Make oral report immediately toDepartment of Social Services (410) 872-4203 Follow up with written report within 48hours (forms are in the front office). Tell Mrs. Anoff, Principal, and Mrs. Tacka,Liaison, that a report was filed. A copy of the report WILL NOT be kept instudent educational record. 42. Parent Volunteer Code of Ethics Confidentiality: Any information youhave access to in the school or classroomis confidential As a volunteer, you are required to protectthe confidentiality of all studentinformation that you see or hear whilevolunteering 43. Parent Volunteer Expectations Thank you for volunteering! Please make arrangements for siblings to stay home so thatyou can focus on enjoying your volunteering experience. Please do not take photographs of students. Other studentsparents are depending on us to protect their childs privacy. Please keep your cell phones on mute and out of sight whenvolunteering. 44. Certificate of CompletionElkridge Elementary SchoolThis is to certify that I have viewed the HCPSS ChildAbuse Reporting Procedures and Parent VolunteerCode of Ethics and understand my responsibilitieswith regard to these policies.Name_______________________________Date________________________________Please print, sign, and return thiscertificate to the EES front office. 45. Thats all Folks!Have a GREAT evening visiting your childs teacher!