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Copy of OPEN HOUSE- 4th grade GES

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Kara McCourt

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Transcript of Copy of OPEN HOUSE- 4th grade GES

School Basics
Reading and Writing Workshop
Investigations
Science and Social Studies
Math
Hand books will be coming home next week. Take a peek!
Family letters go home with many of the lessons
Nightly math homework

What makes up a math session?
Activities
Whole class Discussion-compare methods and results or share conclusions
Math Workshop-work on related activities
Assessment-written or observation

School Mission Statement
Mrs. McCourt
About Mrs. McCourt:
Grew up in Wallingford, CT
Graduated from Marist College
9th year teaching
Have taught 3rd-5th grade/special education
4 years teaching in Hawaii
5th year teaching at Griswold
Enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with family!
Griswold School works to educate the whole child, develop responsible, respectful, and productive citizens, and prepare our students for the future. We want each and every student to soar.
My Goals for the students
To give them the academic and social skills they need to progress through fourth grade and move on to fifth grade.
To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment.
To encourage life long learners through powerful classroom experiences.

CLASS SCHEDULE
(interview)
Welcome to
Open House

Flying High in Fourth!
Science- We switch teachers for science
Water cycle/erosion
Electricity
Forces and Motion
Ecosystems
Magnetism

Social Studies
Regions of the U.S. (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West)
Landforms
Economy
Culture
CONTACT ME:
E-Mail: kmccourt@berlinschools.org
Phone: Scho
ol: 860-828-6336
Given each night
Reading each night for
20 minutes/log
Math paper each night
or xtra-math
Please sign agendas
Notes about homework:
-struggling
-weren't able to complete
Patterns in Multiplication
Fractions
Graphing and Data
Exploring Decimals
Division
Algebra
Problem Solving
Xtra Math- Facts Practice!
This year Griswold School has adopted a new math curriculum- Investigations:
Welcome:

Feel free to leave your child a special note to fill their bucket!
Balanced Literacy Program:
Writer's Workshop
Personal Narrative
Informational Writing
Persuasive Essays
Expository Writing
spelling, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary, editing and revising

8:25-9:00 * Morning Work-Morning Meeting
9:00-10:00 * Reader's Workshop
10:00-10:10 * Snack/HW/Planner
10:10-11:10 * Writer's Workshop
11:10-11:55 * Words Their Way
*Read Aloud
*Shared Reading
11:55-12:25 * Special
12:30-1:00 * Recess
1:00-1:30* Lunch
1:30-2:30* Math
2:30-3:10* Science/Social Studies

Reading's Workshop
Realistic Fiction
Nonfiction/Informational
Biographies
Historical Fiction
American Revolution
Band
-Band Practice is always on Thursdays
-Students will have partial recess
-Classwork will be made up at teacher's discretion
-Students responsible to check in with teacher to see what was missed.


Please contact:
Awilson@berlinschools.org
Homework
Thank you for coming!
-Shared experiences through picture
books, skill/strategy-based instruction
-Differentiated Instruction
through books at student's level
-Vocabulary taught within the context
of literature
-Words Their Way-Spelling
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