We love to celebrate birthdays! Please let me know in advance if you plan on bringing in a treat for your child to share with the class. The ideal time for treats is at the end of the day, between 2:30 and 3:00.
Also, please do not distribute party invitations unless every child in our classroom is invited to the party. This ensures that no child in our classroom will feel uncomfortable or left out.
These items should not be brought to school. Any valuable item brought, is done so at the child’s risk. All personal belongings should be clearly labeled with your child’s name.
Disruptions and distractions interfere with the learning process.
Because of this, cell phones must be turned off during school hours.
Please see the student handbook for the school’s cell phone policy.
Our LEOPARD Folders are very important in our classroom because they help each of us to stay organized!
Your child is required to take this folder home every afternoon and is also responsible for bringing it back to school each morning. I will be checking the contents of the folder daily.
Here is how your child’s folder will be organized:
The LEOPARD folder is a great way to keep us all organized and encourages communication! It will also encourage responsibility in the students. I will supply all of the items in our folder at the beginning of the school year, and we will update the contents of the folder as needed in class.
Homework will require some parental involvement at this level. Your cooperation is essential in developing a positive homework habit. Our homework will mostly involve nightly practice of MathFacts and spelling words, as well as reading each night for 15-20 minutes.
First and foremost, you can encourage your child by showing interest and demonstrating helpful attitudes toward homework. Some other suggestions for homework include:
Attendance is extremely important in 4th grade. What we do in class involves active participation, and it is very important that your child is here to participate in the learning that happens each day. However, I do realize that sickness, family emergencies, and doctor’s appointments do occur.
Whenever possible, your child’s schoolwork will be saved for him/her to complete upon their return to school. Please see the Student Handbook regarding absences.