4th Nine Weeks

These expectations are available in a Word doc.

Writing

The student will:

  • Respond to literature using words and pictures
  • Make an effort to reread their own writing and listen actively to others
  • Rereads own text with 1:1 correspondence
  • May incorporate storybook and literary forms of language
  • Excludes extraneous information when prompted
  • Uses literary forms and language
  • Makes choices about the best word for the context meaning
  • Pause in middle of writing to reread what is already written
  • Leaves spaces between words
  • Frequently use a period as a marker to separate sentences

Evidence of this will be:

  • Daily message
  • Writing journals
  • Writing portfolios – student selects work
  • Teacher/student conferences
  • Author’s chair
  • Book of the month

Reading

The student will:

  • Blend onsets and rimes to form words
  • Read level “B” books that have been previewed but not read
  • Read favorite stories with fluency
  • Answer questions and draw conclusions
  • Will discuss books and ask questions
  • Uses newly learned vocabulary
  • Learn new words everyday from talk and books
  • Continue to use reading strategies introduced during the year

Evidence of this will be:

  • Teacher assessments
  • Teacher observations
  • Reading portfolios

Math

The student will:

  • Visualize how to move a shape so that it is oriented correctly to fit into a design
  • Find combinations of shapes
  • Build knowledge about the relationships among pattern block shapes
  • Recognize a penny, nickel and dime as well as know the values of each
  • Know the difference between analog and digital clocks
  • Tell time to the hour
  • Combine and separate objects/numbers in story problems

Evidence of this will be:

  • Teacher assessments
  • Teacher observations
  • Math portfolios

Social Studies

The student will:

  • Listen to views and discuss stories, poems, and other media about selected men and women during historical periods of the United States
  • Listen to views and discuss stories, poems, and other media about selected American symbols that have emerged from past events, legends, and historical accounts
  • Listen to views and discuss stories, poems and other media about selected important buildings, statues, and monuments associated with state and national history

Evidence of this will be:

  • Teacher observations

Science

The student will:

  • Know that all living things have basic needs (food, water, shelter, space)
  • Know that plants and animals have different structural characteristics

Evidence of this will be:

  • Teacher observations

Health

The student will:

  • Tell ways to be neat and clean
  • Tell why sleep and exercise are important
  • Tell how to not spread germs
  • Be heart wise

Evidence of this will be:

  • Teacher observations

Expectations for home

The student will:

  • Be responsible for communicating information
  • Complete homework, when assigned

The parent will:

  • Check student’s folder nightly for homework, behavior, and information
  • Read and record books shared with child and return log weekly
  • Maintain an evening routine, i.e. nightly reading, healthy meal, minimum of 9 hours of sleep
  • Support and reinforce classroom/school rules and routines

Evidence of this will be:

  • Teacher checks
  • Student returns folder daily
  • Class reading log