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Welcome to 4th Grade at

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Mariah Tidwell

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Transcript of Welcome to 4th Grade at

Technology
About Me
Policies
Curriculum, Grading, and Tests
Resources
678-376-8600
http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/HoltES/home.html
AP- Mark Moon
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Education:
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device):
Stay involved with your student's technology use for safety!
Why it's a good idea...
When you can expect it...
eClass
Winn Holt School site

- My teaching philosophy is that each student brings unique and valuable skills, experiences, and interests to this classroom every day and my role as a teacher is to create an environment and provide instructional activities that allows your child to learn and contribute to their classmates' learning in an authentic and meaningful way.
- Bachelors in Childhood Education from Auburn University in Montgomery, AL
- Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University
- Fully ESOL certified, K-12
- Taught private preschool for 9 years
- Private in-home tutor for K-12 for 5 years
- Spent two years as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional in Kindergarten, and Stellar Substitute
- Taught 4th grade last 2 years at Winn Holt
- Ready for the best year of my teaching career!
What we will learn...
GRADING
Social
TESTING
Birthdays
Parent Portal
Parent-Teacher conferences
Sept. 28 & 29 / Feb. 22 & 23
or as needed
SST


Margaret Winn Holt Elementary
Welcome to 4th Grade at
It's going to be a GREAT year!!
We will use a lot of technology!!
Reading
:
Focus on reading
to
learn in the content areas.
Using the text as evidence to
support
views of story elements.
Compare and contrast
stories, characters, elements, and references.
Math
Science
Resources for you...
If your child is struggling...
mariah_tidwell@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Reach me at...
Holt's School Policies
Principal- Ellyce Cone
Counselor- Amy Lopez
Arrival 7:45
Tardy bell 8:15
Dismissal 2:45
Technology Safety
Writing
:
Write
opinion, narrative,
and
informational
pieces.
Support
our writing with details, interesting words and sentence structure, and well organized thoughts.
Edit
and
review
our writing on our own, with peers, and with the teacher
New Lucy Calkins Units of Study
Write in
cursive
and
present
our works in various ways.
Language
:
Words have
prefixes, roots, and suffixes
that have typical
patterns
that help us understand unfamiliar words..
Use
context
of reading to understand words and phrases.
Understanding
figurative language
.
https://go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/parents/PPS/login
24 hours to respond
Send a note or call
678-376-8600
48 hours to respond
Transportation changes MUST be made in writing
No check outs after 2:15
No parents on the playground
Daily calendar reviews and introduces new concepts.
Weekly practice that covers current topics of study.
Unit and chapter test.
Fact timings will be taken as a grade once at the end of each quarter.
Numbers and operations
Geometry
Data and measurement
Algebraic thinking
Fractions and Decimals
Multiplication and Division
How do I help my child with their homework? Why is math so complicated now?
Map and Globe skills
Native Americans
Exploration
Colonization
American Revolution
Westward Expansion
Personal Finance/Economics
Social Studies
Water cycle/ weather
Solar System
Light/Sound
Force and motion
Simple Machines
Ecosystems
Animal Adaptations
Small treats can be sent in and will be given out at the end of the day.
No birthday celebrations in the dining room
Invitations can only be sent home at school if everyone in the class is being invited.
Grades will consist of:
50% Classwork
48% Summative Tests
2% District Assessments
We are now on a semester grading system
2 report cards (January and May)
Progress reports every 4-5 weeks
Student promotion will be based on Reading and Math average year long above 70%.
If a student receives a 69% or lower on a summative test, they will be given the opportunity to improve their overall grade on that test. Highest grade will be recorded. This opportunity will be offered 1 week after the original assessment to allow additional time to study and prepare.

Classroom Assessments
Friday- quiz day: Math, Language Arts, Spelling
Tests will generally have a study guide or known materials for studying. You will know about tests at least 3-4 days in advance.
County and State Assessments
Students will take quarterly county assessments (DA) that is 2% of their overall grade
Students will take the Georgia Milestones Assessment (GMAS) in the spring. 4th grade will only take Language Arts and Math.

Snacks, Ice cream, and Lunch
Healthy snack everyday. NO colored drinks
Ice cream will be sold on Fridays only, everything is $1
Lunch is at 10:36 everyday. Please join us!!
Expectations
Be respectful, responsible, and resourceful
Have agenda signed every night
Come prepared for class
Behavior
Move up the behavior chart for good behavior.
Check on conduct card for infractions
0 checks = E
1-2 checks = S
3-4 checks = N
5+ checks = U
Conference with Mrs. Tidwell daily
Rewards - tickets/Black Knight bucks- coupons/celebrations
Consequences - loss of privileges, phone calls
https://myeclassgcps.com/app/StudentPortalLogin/
http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/HoltES/home.html

Questions?
Remind
Ms. Jablonski will be interning in our classroom until the middle of November. She is a senior at Georgia Gwinnett College who is working on her degree in Education. We are thrilled to have her with us for the next few months!
eClass
Homework
Less homework!
nightly reading (20 minutes)
practice math facts nightly until student can complete 100 in 5 minutes
be prepared for spelling test on Friday
study for tests
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