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Thank you for coming! It's going to be a great year.

Common Core

Every quarter we will share Common Core essential standards for ELA and Math.

First Quarter Math

• 4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

• 4.NBT.2 Place Value with different forms (expanded, written, and standard)

• 4.NBT.3 Use place value to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

• 4.NBT.4 Adding and subtracting whole numbers

• 4.NBT.5 Multiplying whole number up to four digits by one digit

• 4.NBT.6 Finding whole number quotients with remainder up to four digit by one digit (Focus: no remainder, using concrete models)

• 4.OA.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7

times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.

• 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol

for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.

• 4.OA.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including

problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown

quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. (Focus: addition

and subtraction with both estimation and exact answers)

• 4.OA.4 Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100.

First Quarter ELA

4.RL.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

4.RL.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

4.RL.3. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s

thoughts, words, or actions).

4.RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in

mythology (e.g., Herculean).

4.RL.9. Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

4.W.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event


4.W.3a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds


4.W.3b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

4.W.3c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

4.W.3d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

4.W.3e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

4.W.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

4.W.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

Daily Schedule

7:00-7:30 Morning Work

7:30-7:50 Morning Meeting

7:55-8:45 Enhancements

8:45-10:45 ELA

10:50 Lunch

11:20-11:40 ELA

11:45-12:00 Recess

12:05-12:50 ELA/Math Crawdad Connection

12:50-2:05 Math

2:05 Dismissal


Each teacher has a different homework policy. Your child's teacher will share her policy with parents and students.

Seven Habits

At Third Creek Elementary we live the seven habits to develop and empower leaders.

Habit 1: Be proactive.

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind.

Habit 3: Put first things first.

Habit 4: Think win-win.

Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Habit 6: Synergize.

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw.

Communication Folders

Every week your child will bring home a communication folder with classwork and other information from school. Please review the classwork with your child, send back paperwork as needed, and sign the folder weekly. We appreciate your cooperation.

Daily Communication

Be sure to let your child's teacher know how you preferred to be contacted: email, telephone call, etc.