Welcome to the Fourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox



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Welcome to the Fourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox

  • Get a sticky note and a pen.
  • Share examples of how you ALREADY help your fourth grader.

Welcome to the Fourth Grade Teachers’ Toolbox

  • Bethany Comstock Teta Lewis James Rash
  • Jennifer Wilson Charlotte Schulte

This is Why You’re Here…

  • An over view of the 1st Nine Weeks
  • How can you help your child be successful this year?

What is Already in Your Toolbox…

  • Share Your Good Ideas!

STEM is…

STEM is…

  • STEM is…
  • An interdisciplinary approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coupled with real-world learning opportunities that develop creativity, problem solving, communication, and critical thinking.

This is How We Assess…

This is How You Can Help… Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice Example…

  • Find the difference: 180-94
  • a. 180
  • b. 274
  • c. 114
  • d. 86

Matching Example…

  • ___Wind Vane
  • ___Anemometer
  • ___Thermometer
  • ___Rain Gauge

This is How You Can Help… Matching

  • Elimination
  • Memory Game
  • Wind Vane
  • Tells the direction of the wind

This is How You Can Help… Essay

  • My Plan!

Essay Example…

  • Water Cycle Paragraph
  • Write a well-developed paragraph about the Water Cycle. You should include a definition of the Water Cycle and details about each stage that we have studied. Your paragraph should include at least five sentences.
  • Remember to ask yourself these questions:
    • Have I indented?
    • Does my paragraph begin with a topic sentence?
    • Have I included capital letters and ending punctuation?
    • Do all my sentences begin the same way?
    • Are my sentences different lengths?

Essay Example…

  • The water cycle provides the world with water. The first stage in the water cycle is evaporation. Evaporation is when liquid is taken from the earth and sent to the clouds as gas or vapor. The second stage is called condensation. Condensation is when the gas or vapor in the clouds get cold and heavy until the cloud can’t hold the condensation anymore. Which brings us to our next stage, precipitation. Precipitation is when the gas or vapor in the clouds turn to a liquid and fall from the sky. Our last stage in the water cycle is accumulation. Accumulation is when the precipitation on the ground runs down to a body of water and then the cycle starts all over again.
  • Indent 
  • Topic Sentence 
  • Punctuation
  • Capital Letters
  • Sentence Variety
  • Beautiful Wording and Clarity!
  •  A+ 100% 

This is How You Can Help… Projects

  • Begin with the “End”
  • Providing Resources

Project Example…

This is How You Can Help… Extended Response

Extended Response Example…

  • Do you think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet? Why or why not?
  • Yes
  • No
  • I think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet because….
  • I don’t think that it was okay for Peter to lie to his dad about the super-duper omelet because….

This is How You Can Help… Authentic

Authentic Examples…

  • How much time elapsed while we were at recess?
  • Why is it important for Michael Phelps to know how to read decimals?
  • Make
  • Connections

This is How You Can Help… Homework

  • Check agenda each night
  • Check their work, but don’t do it for them
  • Should take no longer than 40 minutes
  • Let your child’s teacher know if something is unclear or your child is struggling with an assignment

This is How You Can Help… Communication

  • TEACHERS....PARENTS
  • COMMUNICATOR

This is How You Can Help… Technology

  • Teacher Webpage
  • http://midway.anderson5.net/
  • Click on Classroom Pages
  • Then find your teachers name

Websites to help at home

  • www.funbrain.com –activities and games across subjects and different levels
  • www.scfriendlystandards.org –explains what your child will be learning
  • www.ixl.com- math
  • www.khanacademy.org – lessons to help with parts of the SC curriculum
  • www.prepdog.com – helps with test preparation
  • www.brainpop.com – look for the logins on newsletters
  • http://odyssey.anderson5.net -Once the login page has loaded, simply log in using the same user name and password that they use at school.
  • www.pinterest.com – all sorts of strategies and activities to help your child!
  • EnVision Math Textbook**

Home Activity- MATH IS FUN!

  • FUN, EASY, CHEAP (Cheerios are buy one get one free at Publix)
  • Use any type of dried food (cereal, beans, candy, etc) that can be made into groups.
    • Division
    • Multiplication
    • Fractions/Probability

Barrier Island Field Trip

  • November 25-26
  • Total: $150
  • 1st Payment ($75): September 17
  • 2nd Payment ($75): October 15

This is How You Can Help… Feedback

  • Next time….
  • I really liked…
  • Survey
  • Questions?


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