Classroom Procedures

WELCOME TO 4TH GRADE!

Mrs. Eidson

 

 

Catalyah Elementary

2700 King Road

Claremore, Oklahoma  74019

(918) 923-4260

 

  

 

Text Box: CONTACT INFORMATIONSchool e-mailRanetta Eidson      reidson@claremore.k12.ok.usPlanning Period: 9:15-10:10 a.m.I find that using e-mail is the fastest and most proficient method of communication.  I will check for parent e-mails on a regular basis and will try to respond in a timely fashion.



 The #1 form of communication between school and home this year….

“DAILY FOLDER”

 

What to look for:   

  • Folder will come home daily
  • Unfinished class work that needs to be completed & returned the next day
  • Weekly Homework form
  • Reading Log
  • Monthly newsletter to inform you of important classroom information, field trips, and parties
  • Graded Papers-Home on Tuesdays
  • Other important correspondences from the school (book orders, PTO information, etc…)
  • Parent signature sheet

 

 

             COMMUNICATION            

 

          Communication is a must between parents/guardians and teacher.  I will

Keep you informed about what we are studying and how your child is progressing. Please notify me if any questions arise throughout the school year. If your child is experiencing some type of problem at school or home and you think I can be of some help in resolving this problem, please share it with me.  Some students may not feel comfortable coming to me at first, so please let me know if I can make your child’s situation better. 

 

 Classroom Management

                                                  

We will use Great Expectations® and procedures to manage  students and classrooms.

 

Our Classroom Expectations

~Eight Expectations for Living~

  1. We will value one another as unique and special individuals
  2. We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm
  3. We will use good manners, saying “Please,” “Thank you,”  “Excuse me.” and allow others to go first
  4. We will cheer each other to success
  5. We will help one another whenever possible
  6. We will recognize every effort and applaud it
  7. We will encourage each other to do our best
  8. We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles

 

Classroom Discipline Plan

I will be using a Money Management system which will consist of students getting paid weekly. This money can be used to purchase privilege coupons and snacks.  If an infraction occurs, students will have to pay a fine.  Infractions include talking, disrupting others, blurting out, missing or incomplete work, playing in class, unprepared with supplies and/or books, failing to clean up after themselves, out of seat unnecessarily, and disrespectful to others. Parents will be contacted if a student has to pay three or more fines in a week. 

 

*** In the case of severe disruption…students will be sent immediately to the office and parents will be called! 

Students with consistent behavior problems will NOT attend class field trips!  Field trips are a privilege not a right.

 

Fine Free Friday Rewards!

    

Each student who has not received a fine for the week may participate in Friday Rewards.  We will choose more rewards to add to the list, but some are listed below. 

REWARDS:

Free game time

Extra recess

Music time

Random, special snacks

 

 

READING:

Catalayah uses Harcourt Publishers Reading Series which is linked to Oklahoma PASS objectives. We will also be using grade appropriate novels to teach reading.  Students will also memorize and recite poetry to build fluency skills.  Reading will be taught through social studies and science content areas as well.  Throughout the course of the year, we will use a variety of strategies to prepare students for the state tests.

Accelerated Reading:  We will be working very hard on our AR goals and points this year.  Your child will be given time during each class day to practice independent reading.  Nightly practice is strongly recommended (about 20 minutes every night). Studies show that the more a child reads, the more successful he or she is in school.  Your child will be testing on AR books in the library and/or classroom.  They will be assigned a certain amount of points each nine-weeks to reach their goal.

Your child will be creating an interactive reading journal as skills are learned.

  • Projects:  We will require students to complete a variety of projects throughout the year for each class novel we read or one chosen from an assigned genre.
  • Book Reports/Research Reports:  We will do several research projects this year.  Students will be required to complete some of the projects independently at home.

SPELLING:

Spelling test will take place on Fridays.  Pretests will be given on Monday, and if 100% is made then students will not be required to take the test on Friday. Each spelling test will include a traditional, grade-level word list. Students are responsible for studying these words at home.  






WRITING/LANGUAGE:

Students will participate in various writing activities in all subject areas.  They will learn the six traits of writing which includes:

  • Ideas & Content
  • Organization
  • Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Conventions (grammar/punctuation/spelling)

 

 

 

 



MATHEMATICS:

Our 4th graders will use Macmillan McGraw-Hill Math Connects text book for math. 

The major mathematical concepts your child will be learning are multiple-digit

division and multiplication, adding/subtracting fractions, converting fractions to decimals, basic algebraic strategies for solving problems with variables, geometric concepts, and probability. All concepts will be used with a strong emphasis on word problems.

 

Students will have a daily math assignment unless a hands-on activity occurs.  If your child brings home a partial assignment, it should be completed and returned to school the following day.  We allow time in class to complete most of the assignment.

Your child will be creating an interactive math journal that will enhance mathematical skills throughout the year.





SCIENCE:

Students will discover, observe, and classify information relating to life science, earth science and physical science. 






SOCIAL STUDIES:

During fourth grade social studies, students will begin learning about Oklahoma history, United States economy, government and land.

 

GRADING:

Claremore Public Schools uses the following percentage system.

A = 90 – 100

B = 80 – 89

C = 79 – 70

D = 69 – 60

F =    0 – 59

Students will be given the opportunity to re-do any daily assignment or test if their grade is below a 70%.  It will be the student’s responsibility to turn in the work!

 

LATEWORK:

  • Missing assignments will receive a 10 point deduction each day it is late.  If the assignment is not turned in after a week, a 50% grade will be recorded in the grade book.
  • If a late paper’s score is lower than a 70% due to a deduction of points, the student may not redo the paper for a higher grade

 

 

HOMEWORK:

Any work not completed during the regular school day will be coming home as homework.  It must be completed and turned in the following day to receive full credit.  Special projects with lengthy due dates are an exception.  If you have any questions throughout the year regarding the amount of homework your child is bringing home, please let us know.

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance is crucial to being a successful student!

Please read the Attendance Policy located in your Claremore Public Schools Handbook.

 

ABSENCES:

Please notify the school if your child is going to be absent.  We will make an absent folder for your child; inside will be his/her make-up work to be completed and returned to school.  For each day your child is absent, he/she will have the same amount of days to return their work.

LUNCH & SNACKS:

Fourth graders will eat lunch from 12:10 or 12:05 (if teacher has duty)-12:35 pm, and recess      

is from 12:35-12:55. We prefer students not to call home if they forget their lunch/money.

This interrupts our day and does not teach students the life skill of responsibility.

Students will not go hungry!  They may either charge their lunch, or an alternative lunch will be served to them.  Since we are eating so late in the day, students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack that is low fat/low sugar to eat.   (Healthy snacks include: fruit, yogurt, granola bars, trail mix, crackers, cheese-crackers, pretzels, string-cheese, carrots etc...)

 

CLASSROOM PARTIES:

We will have holiday parties & cultural celebrations throughout the school year. 

You are welcome to send treats for your child’s birthday as well.  If you would like to send a treat, please send a note, call, or e-mail the teacher in advance so we can plan accordingly.  Our Homeroom Parent will be the contact person for our parties.  All treats sent to the classroom must be COMMERCIALLY PREPARED.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Throughout the year, our class will be doing certain projects that will be accomplished easier with parent volunteers.  We will send home notes prior to these events so you can plan on being at the school to support your children as they learn, create, and explore.

 

FIELDTRIPS:

You will be notified of any field trips a few days prior to the scheduled date.         

Permission slip and information letter will be sent home as soon as possible,

so you will have time to sign and return it. 

IF YOUR CHILD HAS MISSING WORK (not due to absences) OR BEHAVIOR ISSUES, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE FIELD TRIPS.  These events are a privilege not a right!

VISITORS:

In order to protect our students, all doors will be locked except for the front door by the office.  If you need to speak with your child or your child’s teacher for any reason, please check in at the office before coming to the classroom.

 

P.T.O.:

I would like to extend an invitation to you to join our Parent-Teacher-Organization.  Our school cannot run as smoothly as it does without the support of our P.T.O.!

Please consider joining and become involved!

 

Thank you for sharing your child with me! I am looking forward to being your child�s teacher this year. It is my goal to provide a learning environment conducive to optimum achievement academically, socially, and emotionally.At Catalayah, we set high expectations for our students and ourselves to do our very BEST! 

“Success is not something to wait for; it is something to work for.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  

Please sign & return the bottom portion of this page to your child’s teacher

Please keep the handbook for your references

 

I have read and understand the 4th grade handbook of classroom procedures and expectations.

 

 

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Student’s signature                                                                           Date

 

 

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Parent’s signature                                                                             Date

 

 

 Thank you!

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