.Common Core Standards
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Project Based Learning
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Fun RPG interactive math game!!!
Great online tool to reinforce Math skills.
This is a fantastic site that can help with virtually any concept from any subject taught in school.
Homework Policy Research has shown that assigned homework has very little correlation with success in the classroom. As a matter of fact, some research indicates that assigned homework may do more harm than good. Students work very hard in my class all day long. I feel that family time is extremely valuable, and one of the most valuable uses of time for children is play. Therefore, I will NOT be sending homework assignments this year.
I recognize that many parents like to see homework in order to be involved and see what their children are learning at school. You will still have ample opportunities to be involved in your child's learning. This website always contains information about our current learning objectives. Also, the student daily planners will provide information on learning objectives. (See more information below).
While I will not specifically assign homework, in the event that a child does not complete an assignment in class before the due date, he/she will need to complete that assignment as homework. There is always plenty of time given in class to finish work, so this should really only happen if a child is not using class time wisely.
Aside from that, here are some items that I suggest students complete as "homework."
1. UA reading: at least 20 minutes per day is suggested. As you know, reading is very important. I encourage your child to read at home every day. I want this reading to be FUN. Also, I highly encourage family read aloud! Reading TO your child is extremely beneficial to their reading growth, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Read together, make it fun!
2. Math fact practice: Throughout the year, I will teach the students a number of math fluency games. It is very important that students have all math facts through 12 X 12 memorized by the end of 4th grade. Students will be encouraged to play their math games with you at home. Similar to reading, I would like this to be JOYFUL math practice. There will also be a number of math activities posted on my website throughout the year.
That's it! No homework! Be a family! Be active! Your evenings are valuable. Your kids are working hard all day. Let them play when they get home. Have dinner together. Take a walk. All of these activities are much more healthy and will contribute to your child's overall well being, and, therefore, will contribute to your child's academic success.
Click on the Bridges Resources to find online games that reinforce the math content we will be learning in class.
Here is some great information about Morning Meeting from the good folks at Responsive Classroom.
Favorite Books for 4th Grade
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