Thank you for coming to our Classroom Orientation!
In this packet you will find:
First Trimester Plan
Spelling Homework Schedule
Weekly Reading Log
Accelerated Reading Goals
Field Trip Information
SPOC Carnival -Sept. 16-18 Be sure to sign up to work a booth.
Homework has a definite place in the educational process. It is an extension of the learning experiences children have during the instructional day. Homework is designed to aid the student in achieving classroom and school goals, and should not be used to punish or keep a student busy. Homework will be approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours per day. The homework given will fit one of these four categories:
1. Remedial Drill- This is an extension of work that has been introduced in the class this homework is an individualized drill activity designed to help strengthen the student’s weak areas.
2. Research-This is work, which involves the use of reference materials. It is often given on an extended time basis.
3. Unfinished Work- This work has not been completed in class and is within the student’s capability to finish at home.
4. Review- Students should spend some time at home studying and preparing for tests.
Homework/Class Work When Student Misses School
It is your child’s responsibility to ask and complete any assignments that are missed when they are absent. Please call the school in advance to notify your child’s teacher that their assignments will be picked up at the school office. You may pick up your child’s work the same day after school or the next school day. Student’s must bring a note explaining why he/she was absent when returning.
Late Homework Assignments
If your child forgets their homework assignment, fails to get a test signed, or if the homework is incomplete, they will spend 10 minutes at RECESS TIME OUT as a consequence, and a note will be sent home indicating what assignment was incomplete. Late homework will be only accepted for full credit if your child has been absent or during a family emergency. Otherwise, late homework will be given partial credit when completed.
Discipline Policy for Not turning in Homework
Should a student fail to turn in an assignment at the time it is due, the following course of action will be put into place:
1 Missing Assignment = 1 RECESS TIME OUT/ 10 MINUTES
3 Missing Assignments= 3 RECESS TIME OUTS/Which equals an After School Detention.
3 After School Detentions= A Conduct Referral/Student may be put on Academic Contract.
If at anytime homework becomes a problem, please send a note to your child’s teacher ( this does not excuse your child). We can arrange a time before or after school to work to find a solution together.
UNFINISHED HOMEWORK WILL BE DONE DURING RECESS, LUNCH & ELECTIVES
The Classroom/School Rules
1. Respect others and their property.
2. Listen to your teacher and classmates and follow directions.
3. Raise your hand and wait to be called on.
4. Work quietly and remain in your seat.
5. Complete all classwork and homework assignments on time.
Green Card Super Citizen
Yellow Card 1st Warning -May be sent to Recess Time Out on Yellow
Pink Card 2nd Warning-After School Detention is given(30 mins.); a Detention Slip goes home.
Red Card 3rd Warning-Principal will be notified/ Teacher contacts parents with a note or
phone call. The student is given After School Detention or a Conduct Referral.
Student sent to the Principal and parent(s) notified.
Student may be suspended or get Saturday Detention.
The following disciplinary procedure is standard practice with all grades:
- Any three detentions equal one Conduct Referral(pink slip).
- Any three conduct referrals equal one In-School Suspension. It will be at the principal’s discretion as to whether or not the suspension will be noted in the student’s record. Parents will be informed of this decision. A conference may be arranged.
- Any three In-School Suspensions equal one At-Home Suspension. All At-Home Suspensions will be noted on student’s record and reported to the Pastor. A conference will be arranged to determine the student’s enrollment status with the school. The final decision for expulsion rests with the Pastor and Principal.
- A serious offensive involving physical or moral danger may immediately result in an In-School, At Home Suspension, or Expulsion. This decision also rests with the Pastor and Principal.
Students who follow the rules will be positively rewarded with praise, positive notes, free time, tickets, and special privileges.
September 7, 2016
After reviewing the Homework Policy, and the Classroom & School Rules with your child, please sign and return this form.
I have read the Homework Policy and the Classroom & School Rules and have discussed it with my child.
Parent(s)/ Guardian Signature(s) Date
Student’s Signature Grade
*Please return this form by Friday, September 9, 2016
Please take a moment to list any health concerns that I should be aware of regarding your child. For example: allergies, asthma, growing pains, headaches,etc. Please let me know how to address these ailments. For example: sit out for P.E., stay in on super hot days, put head down, call parent.
Child’s Name: _______________________________________
Health Concern: _____________________________________
Teacher to address ailment by: __________________________
Parent(s) Signature: __________________________________
This is your child’s schedule for electives for 2016-2017
P.E. with Mr. Padilla
ART with Mrs. Miller
Computer Lab with Mrs. Alba
P.E. with Mr. Padilla
Computer Lab with Mrs. Alba*
*Choir Members Practice Tuesday 2:00-2:45
RECESS IS FROM 10:00 TO 10:20
LUNCH IS FROM 12:00-12:30
FRIDAY DISMISSAL IS 12:30
FIRST TRIMESTER PLAN FOR FOURTH GRADE
August to November 2016
ENGLISH-Houghton Mifflin Level 5 Grammar
VOCABULARY- Amazing Power Words /Latin and Greek Roots
WEEKLY SPELLING PACKET- California Excursions, Harcourt Inc.
Writer’s Workshop- Six Traits of Writing
Genres of Writing- Descriptive Writing (California Places, Poetry, English Writing Applications) Narrative Writing (response to literature) Informative Writing (Native American Report) Expository Writing
Listening and Speaking- Individual and group presentations, peer reviews
CALIFORNIA EXCURSIONS -Harcourt, Inc.
Reading Anthology- Theme One: Facing Challenges Theme Two: Getting the Job Done Students create Reading Anthology folders from selected stories
Semester Novels- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Theme, Character Traits, Reading Comprehension, Journal, Consumer Math Project , compare and contrast movie & book
Holes by Lois Sachar Theme, Character Traits, Reading Comprehension, Journal, Diorama, Compare & contrast novel & movie
Reading Logs- Students are required to read 20 minutes a day and write 3 sentences for each entry, five days a week. Logs are due every Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. ,with parent's signature, for full credit.
RELIGION- We Believe-W. H. Sadlier, Inc
Students will memorize prayers, actively participate during Friday Mass, understand the Sacraments, and prepare for ACRE test in February. Fifth grade students will be participating in ‘Alter Serving Training’ and will have an opportunity to serve during a Friday mass.
SOCIAL STUDIES- Adventures in Time and Place - McGraw-Hill
California’s environment, Native Americans, and European Explorers. Projects and Reports; Relief map activity, Californian Indian Research and presentation, European Explorers (facts).
California Studies Weekly-Core content Social Studies weekly magazine following textbook pacing
MATHEMATICS- EnVision Math-Scott Foresman
You are able to access our math book online. When your child is absent, he/she is still able to complete math homework and stay on track. Your child’s user ID and password will be sent home next week. We will be using Computer Lab for Quick Check Master and games supporting our weekly concepts.
SCIENCE- Scott Foresman- Physical Science Students are responsible for maintaining a Science Journal. Lecture and Lab, Interactive Notebook, Direct Inquiry Activities, STEM
Folders will be sent home every two weeks. Please look over your child’s word and sign and date the log. Folders should be returned the following school day.
I am usually available before and after school Monday through Friday.
You can also contact me via email at mrsdiazspoc.org or by calling the school's new phone number 562-445-4542