posted on 3/11/17:
Mrs. Chamberlain would like to thank and recognize Mrs. Gallagher (Womack), Mrs. Scarlett (Mahoney), Mrs. Barrett (Crouch), and Mr. Kron (Moye) for volunteering to teach the Fourth Grade Safe at Home Safe Alone Program on Thursday, April 6th. We still need one more parent from each of these classes to co-teach the program. The program is very easy to follow and the kids love it. We will have a one hour training session on Thursday, March 23rd from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The booklet can also be accessed by googling VA Tech Cooperative Extension Safe at Home Safe Alone Booklet. Please email Mrs. Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you are able to volunteer. Thank you!
Posted on 2/17/17:
A letter to all parents regarding student illness is being sent home today. Please make sure to read the letter from Mrs. Perilla. Thank you! Happy long weekend!
See you on Tuesday,
posted on 2/13/17:
As a grade level, this is what we're going to do for Valentine's Day:
Kids can bring in cards or a tiny treat (non-food is excellent!!). Please have your son or daughter write "to: you" (or leave the name section blank) on his/her card or treat. Writing in 26 individual names makes passing them out a very time-consuming process!
Due to some kids being out at SIGNET on Tuesday, some classes will be using the last 30 minutes of a different day to pass out cards. It will be fun, but low-key. We try to keep our focus on instruction, despite the holiday.
posted on 2/6/17: Secret question #1: What is the name of Mrs. Moye's dog? Get 1 DOJO point for telling her the answer in class tomorrow! :)
posted on 2/5/17: Please see the new files on FRACTIONS below. These practice sheets can help remind students how to find factors, the great common factor (GCF), and the least common multiple (LCM). See also SCIENCE study guides.
posted on 2/1/17: UPCOMING TESTS:
Wednesday, Feb. 8: Reading unit 5 test (computer, 5 questions; compare/contrast)
Thursday, Feb. 9: Math test, part B (computer, 19 questions; fractions)
Friday, Feb. 10: Math test, part A (paper, 2 questions; fractions)
Monday, Feb. 13: Reading Mid-Year Exam (computer, from Benchmark Literacy)
PLAN AHEAD: The end of quarter 3 is on Thursday, April 6th. Please know the Q3 Vocabulary PROJECTS and PACKETS will be due April 6th.
The PROJECT covers weeks 12-20. Students will need to do 3/4 of the words for each week, so please plan ahead to make sure this work gets done on time. The project MUST show me that the student understands the meaning of the word. (Simply copying the definintions does not count!) Please write original sentences.
The PACKET is done every single day in class, as morning work. Students will work on it all quarter long (9 weeks). It is done in school, so it should be complete at the end of the quarter.
Both the PROJECT and the PACKET are worth 2 grades each. LATE WORK will not be accepted without penalty.
posted on 1/24/17: Please let me know via email if you'd like to schedule a conference time on Friday, January 27th.
The students dismiss at 12:20 p.m. that day so I'm happy to meet with you in the afternoon. My email is as follows: email@example.com
posted on 1/16/17: As we near the end of quarter 2, please make sure to check grades online. Any assignments marked NHI (Not Handed In) turn into Fs, unless they've been turned in. Students can login by themselves, but parents can also check grades through Parent Portal.
The end of the quarter is Jan. 27th.
OUR Q2 VOCABULARY PACKETS AND PROJECTS ARE DUE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th.
posted on 1/3/17: Please see the One School, One Book flyer attached below. Enjoy reading chapter 1 tonight!
posted on 12/14/16: Please see below (Files) for an electronic copy of our winter celebration on Dec. 21st.
Also, SNOW FOLDERS WENT HOME TODAY on 12/14. Please save these 10 pages of reading and 10 pages of math for snow days. Thanks!
posted on 12/7/16: PLEASE practice multiplication facts at home. Many students still don't know their facts and that makes our learning in division very challenging.
I have added MANY MATH PRACTICE PAGES (under FILES). These have been recent HW assignments, but not all students are completing their homework. Any support you can give from home would be extremely beneficial to your child.
ALSO, please look for SNOW FOLDERS to come home soon. Students can pull out one Reading and one Math page to work on during a scheduled or unscheduled snow day. Students can "home school themselves" with this practice! These papers may or may not be graded, so please take them seriously and do your best work. Use them only for snow days, please.
Students can also go to websites for iXL math and RAZ kids for additional reading and math practice. It's fun!
There will be NO ASSIGNED HOMEWORK OVER WINTER BREAK. A break truly needs to be a break (for students AND teachers!) and we hope you enjoy the much-needed time with family and friends!
posted on 11/18/16: MATH FACTS: Please remember to practice multiplication facts at home. Many students are struggling with multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers, also 3 X 2-digit numbers. Extra practice at home would be greatly appreciated. We need to get this mastered before moving on to division. All students have been offered flashcards to practice with; bring them in the car! :)
HOMOPHONES: will be studied for 3 weeks (in Writing class) until Thanksgiving. For a list of the homophones that we will be studying, please see the file below.
After Thanksgiving, we will resume our thrilling vocabulary words, with Evan Moor: A Word a Day. Quarter 2 vocabulary will include weeks 6-11. A list of vocabulary words is also posted below under FILES.
*ALL STUDENTS can benefit from continuing to read at least 30 minutes a day and from practicing multiplication facts, too. It's fun to learn! :)
VOCAB. PROJECT: Using our Evan Moor A Word a Day, vocabulary words, students will need to create a project showing mastery of these words. We will do a vocabulary project every quarter.
In Q1, we covered weeks 1-5, for a total of 20 words. (Every week has a review day.) Students were asked to pick 2 out of 4 words for each week for their project. (See below for a list of words for the entire school year.)
Students can do any of the following for their project: (I'm looking for comprehension and correct use of the word.)
* create a game
* create a song (with written lyrics)
* make a Power Point (can include pictures or graphics); can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
* write a story or short book
* write creative sentences
* design a scavenger hunt with the words and their definitions
* basically, the SKY IS THE LIMIT (science reference!) :)
The Q2 project is due Thursday, January 26. All projects are worth 2 grades.
RAZ Kids: is finally all set up! Students may log into this site using their PWCS ID number (written in the front of their agendas). Happy reading, everyone! :)
Files: Don't forget to check out the files listed below. I hope you find these documents to be helpful. Recently added is the file pertaining to A Word A Day, Grade 4. This is our daily vocabulary list of words. At the end of each quarter, students will turn in their packets for a grade and will submit a project on these words, showing mastery. The file below lists the words for each week.
KNITTING IS BACK...by popular demand!
While we cannot and will not take academic time to learn to knit, sometimes the winter months of indoor recess can seem very long. To combat this restless season, I enjoy teaching students how to knit.
Students can "check out" a Ziploc knitting bag to practice with during indoor recess or at home. I find it's a quiet and very calming activity, even for children. (Students have been told not to take these knitting bags/needles out on the bus, for safety reasons.)
WITH PARENT PERMISSION, it might be helpful to gain some knitting help from a family member, friend, or YouTube tutorials since our indoor recess time is extremely limited. It is my hope that you and your child will find something new to enjoy together.
Happy knitting! --Mrs. Moye
Welcome to fourth grade! I look forward to learning with you this year. Here are some helpful hints to get you off to a great start:
* We have lunch from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Please send a healthy snack with your child each day. Students will be permitted to munch when hungry, as we continue our learning.
* Please see the tab below for the Quality Student Handbook. Parents and students need to review this together and sign the last page. We will be discussing this in class, as well.
* If you need to pick up your child early, please send a note in with your child or call the office to let them know. Students need to be picked up BEFORE 3:10 p.m. for early dismissals. There will be no change of plans after 3:10 p.m. for safety reasons. The Tyler office phone number is: 703-754-7181.
* Meet and Greet is this Friday, August 26th. I can't wait to meet you! :)
* If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email me: email@example.com
Name, Vision and Mission
Class NAME: Moye Crab-tastic Learners
Class VISION: We will be responsible, respectful, and reliable.
Class MISSION: We will be responsible by taking care of supplies and returning papers and H.W. We will be respectful by listening fully and being kind to others. We will be reliable by being trustworthy and by following the rules.
**These are student-created documents! :) --Mrs. Moye