4th Grade Newsletter

Mon., February 1, 2021 - Fri., February 12, 2021

On-Track Calendar

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Announcements

Important Upcoming Dates


  • February 12 - 3rd Quarter TGA's due in Seesaw
  • February 15 - NO SCHOOL-President's Day
  • February 16-19 - Interim Assessments #2
  • February 25-26 - NO SCHOOL-Professional Development for Teachers
  • March 8, 11-12 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 12 - Last day of 3rd Quarter; all work completed by 5:00 pm

3rd Quarter Teacher Graded Assignment (TGA)

The 3rd quarter TGA's have been posted in Seesaw. There are two TGA's that need to be completed by February 12th. TGA's are a large part of your student's grade. If these are not turned in by February 12th at 5 pm, your student will receive zeros in the gradebook.


The photos below are of the TGA assignments from Seesaw. Please reach out to your homeroom teacher with any questions. Also, I attached a video on how to use Seesaw.

Seesaw, Mindplay, and Exact Path

If you do not have your student's login information for Seesaw, Mindplay or Exact Path, please contact your homeroom teacher for that information.


You will be seeing Seesaw used a lot more often starting this quarter. Your student will have exit tickets, writing practice and other things in Seesaw. They should look under the "Activities" button to find those assignments.


The expectation is that every 4th grader spends 60 minutes a week working in Exact Path either on their specific Learning Path or on an assignment assigned by the teacher. The work that students do in Exact Path will be used in the gradebook.


The expectation for Mindplay is just like other courses within the OLS. Each 4th grader is assigned lessons with specific due dates in the OLS. They will be need to be completed just like all other course work. You will notice Mindplay showing up on the Bison On Track Calendar.


If you have questions, please reach out to your 4th graders teacher.

Grading Category Weights

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Course Information

ELA

For the next couple of weeks your 4th grader will be working on:

-Using word parts to define and determine the meaning of new words

-Increase knowledge of vocabulary

Locating details that support the main idea


Please have your 4th grader read for at least 20 minutes everyday.

Math

Your 4th grader is going to be working on division. The OLS has some different strategies that it will go through to teach division. One strategy it uses is very different from the normal standard algorithm that you probably learned. It is a strategy that will help some students understand division better and could frustrate others. The 4th grade teachers will show several strategies for solving a division problem, and our goal is that your student find a strategy that works for them.

Continue Multiplication Practice

It is vital for our fourth graders to know how to multiply. Division, fractions, perimeter, area, etc. are all built off of multiplication. There are many strategies out there to support your fourth grader in mastering this skill. 4th graders are expected to know multiplication facts between 0-12. This means they know from 0 x 0=0 all the way to 12x12=144.


Spend 20 minutes each school day working on multiplication facts this school year.

Multiplication Strategy- Double, Double

Media Release Form

OVCA is focused on providing a safe virtual learning environment. With this in mind, we ask that a legal guardian complete the below survey for each student enrolled with OVCA. The media release form includes two sections: Photograph, Testimonial and Interview Release, and Face to Face Platform (webcam) Usage School-Guardian-Student Compact. You will be given the choice to accept or decline each opportunity.


Together we can help students reach their full potential through personalized learning this year! Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.

Role of a Learning Coach

With K12-powered personalized learning, you play an active and important role in your child’s education.

Important Websites

IT Support

If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.

Teacher Contact Information

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  • Angie Foust, Title IX Coordinator, afoust@okvirtual.org, (405) 259-9478 ext 2069, 1160 S Douglas, Midwest City, OK 73130
  • Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481.