The Richardson Reader
4th Grade Happenings
THE FIRST "M" OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!
At MIS classes can be rewarded by other teachers for demonstrating outstanding behavior. The classes are rewarded with bobcat "paws" that are displayed outside our classroom doors. When 10 paws are earned they can be turned in for a "bobcat", when 3 bobcats are earned it is turned in for a "M". This M earns us an AWESOME class reward, which we will be having next week! Anyone up for dodgeball in the library? What about extra recess, free time, music time or time to make paper airplanes and see whose will fly the furthest? We will decide on our reward next week! Good work Team Richardson!
Next week we will focus in on the Native Americans in and around North Carolina. Students will be creating their very own books that will tell all about Native Americans.
Do any of you have any Native American running through your veins?
I can't wait to find out!
English Language Arts
WAY TO GO KIDDOS! The math menu gives the students "appetizers" the assignments that are required of them. Two "main course" items to choose and complete, and "dessert" items that are not required but students can do when the other items are completed (they get extra credit for these). This menu was a hit and we will be starting our next math menu next week for our next math standard 4. OA. 4.
Speaking of things that are hard to keep up with.....
SO.... I had a trial run this week with using a weekly planner that students fill out daily and take home in their folders. (A wonderful parent found the Weekly Planner for our students to use, and it has been incredible)! Since it has worked so well I am going to have students bring their folders to and from school daily to use the planner.
The Weekly Planner is in the clear pocket on the back of their folders. Students will write down due dates, missing work, incomplete assignments, homework reminders and any other notes or assignments as needed. Please use this planning log to check that your students are on track and completing work.
My goal is to eventually use the gradual release method and essentially ween students off the daily folders. For now, I want to have students take folders home every day probably until our December break. When we come back after our break we will try taking the folders home three days a week. After that we will keep cutting back the days and hopefully we will end the year with folders going home once a week to help prepare students for fifth grade.
As I have said before, I want to work with you to help your child succeed. Together we can help your students learn responsibility and prepare for fifth grade.
Please return pictures or payment by November 3rd.
Make up pictures will be on November 12th and students have to have their packet of pictures on that day if they are retaking them.