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Curriculum Morning

Welcome to Fourth Grade at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. This is a general overview of what to expect throughout the school year.
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Jennifer Edenfield

on 22 August 2013

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Transcript of Curriculum Morning

Jennifer Edenfield
Curriculum
Literacy
Reading
Math
Learning Outcomes:
Fractions
Statistics
Geometry
Problem Solving
Algebra
Math Investigations
Weekly Math Challenge
critical thinking & problem solving
Resources:

Envision
IXL
online components
manipulatives
games
Communication
Schoology
organization
Homework tab: HW, correspondence needing parent attention
student responsibility
parent signatures on test & quizzes
HW: average of 45 minutes per night
Primary point of contact for academics in Lower School
Check daily for:
updates, assignments, links, media
class news & announcements
calendar & school-wide information
Resources tab for reference files like schedules & class lists
General lesson plans with quizzes, tests and project dates

Technology
Internet access at home- HW, projects
Family-friendly browser with parental controls
Print at home or e-mail as attachment

School-based 1-1 Chrome books
Amanda S., Innovative Technology Coordinator
Free Reading
encourage min. 20 minutes daily
minutes read daily directly influences academic success
Child can read to you OR you can read to your child
Students need a free reading book at school each day

Ask child to retell the story, inquire about characters, plot, setting, and their opinion.
Make connections to other stories and personal experiences.
world-to-self, text-to-self
Use email for correspondence
on individual students
or last-minute notices
after 2:00, please call Cindy Coe
Email
Classroom
Management
Encourage wise choices
Discourage poor choices
privileges are earned
Work hard... Play hard
This is utilized for any subject as remedial or enrichment.
Will be on course calendar in Schoology.
7:30-8:00 or 3:00-3:30
Tutorials
Thank you
for sharing
your child with me!

Science & Science Lab
Write Source
Phonics
Accelerated
Reader
Writing
Handwriting
optional
online, school-based program
each child will have a point goal
most books in the library are coded
Mrs. Travis keeps record, awards buttons
*find leveled books at home http://www.arbookfind.com
online grammar and writing
Writer's Workshop:
guided mini lessons based on literature, themes, units, etc.

Writing process
Types of writing
Organization of ideas
Essays
Orton-Gillingham phonics
weekly lists based on a rule
sight words
challenge words
Friday test & dictation
Handwriting Without Tears


Cursive instruction
first 6 weeks of school year
Goals: write neatly and quickly
Colonial America & American Revolution
Cause and Effect
Respect for American freedoms
Not memorizing, but understanding & discovering relationships,
Global focus
Room Parents
How Might We...


LOL ?

looking forward to a fun & fantastic year!
Social Studies
Student Planners
required to write assignments
most up-to-date
Holly Green & Sheri Cole
4th grade
leadership
Leadership retreat
Town Hall meeting
Mindset Mentors
Responsibilities & Privileges


Scientific Method
Life Science
Earth Science
Physical Science
*start with questions
variety of genres
Literary elements
expand vocabulary
Novel study
note-taking skills
Binders
from Dallas, TX
Texas A&M
lived in San Diego, CA after college
husband, Bruce, is from Atlanta
been married 7 years
Daughter, Annabelle is 2 y.o.
In the Mustangs class in ELC
10th year in teaching
Masters in Education
2nd year at MVPS
self-autonomy: the right of an individual or group to be self-governing
A Day in the Life of...
Carpool
Early Bird
Morning Work
Morning Meeting
Special area classes
recess & lunch
Extended Day
After-School activities
Expectations
of Conduct and Responsibility:
uniform & haircuts
PE shoes & water bottles
no phone calls home for missing items
Ways to get involved:
lunch at noon
field trips
holiday parties
chapel at 8:05
Head of School Address tonight
Glenn Campus gym at 6:00

Parent/Teacher conferences
Wed, October 23rd
CHOICES! foster age-appropriate development
>> feel confident, capable, responsible
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