4th Grade Newsletter
Mon., August 16 - Fri., August 27, 2021
Hooray for a great first week of school!
I know all the teachers had a fantastic first week back. We loved seeing all your smiling faces in our morning meetings and in our regular classes. If you missed any of our orientation classes, go back and watch the recordings, they are full of great information on this upcoming year!
Starting Monday, August 16th, you will have three Class Connect sessions a day. A Morning Meeting, a Reading class, and a Math class. We can't wait to spend more time with you and watch you grow. Check your class connect schedule in the Online School (OLS) for your exact class times.
Online Learning K-5 21-22
With K12-powered personalized learning, you play an active and important role in your child’s education.
Important Upcoming Dates
· August 16- Begin working in Math and ELA curriculum
· August 23- NWEA Screener begins (in regular class time)
· August 30- Begin working in Math, ELA and History curriculum
· September 6- Labor Day (no school)
· September 7- Working in all courses, including electives
NWEA Screener Starting Monday, August 23rd
MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that kids take three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. The results also set the goals for the school year specifically using the percentile rank. To measure one year's growth, a student should either increase or stay equal to the beginning of the year percentile rank.
Example: Linda scored a 205 which placed her in the 65th percentile. For Linda to make one year's growth and stay equal to the 65th percentile, she will need to increase her score to 217 by the end of the school year.
The NWEA MAP Growth assessment includes multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, and other types of questions. You can view the practice test below.
Teachers can use the score to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Principals and administrators can use the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district.
- Characters (good and evil)
- Setting (where and when)
- Events (beginning, middle, and end)
Brainstorm how each story could change to be more modern. Foster different names, locations, genders, and events. Maybe instead of a ball, maybe it's a talent contest. Practicing now will make the teacher graded assignment due on Sept. 1st much easier.
Books 4th graders will read these the next two weeks.
These books are part of the K12 curriculum and were sent to every 4th grader at OVCA.
- Yeh Shen
- Expeditions in Reading pg 8-16
- Class Slipper, Gold, Sandal
If you have not received your K12 curriculum, below are some links to the books being read aloud, however if you have the books we prefer you read them on your own.
Cinderella from Expeditions in Reading (see PDF below)
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: http://www.viewpure.com/YywJvAq-m_c?start=0&end=0
Spend 20 minutes each school day working on multiplication facts this school year.
Newrow Audio and Video test
You can click the link below to go and test your mic and webcam before entering a Newrow session. This will help eliminate some problems before you enter a class.https://smart.newrow.com/room/testPage/
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.
If you are experiencing technical issues, please use the link above or call 866-512-2273 to submit a ticket.
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Special Education Teacher
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Special Education Teacher
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