Mrs. Coleman’s Fourth Grade Class 2016-2017
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call the W.F. Morrison # (295-4321). Often you will need to leave a message and I will get back to you. If you need to visit with me in person, I will be happy to arrange a time before or after school or during one of my prep times.
Homework is sent home every Tuesday and is due on the last day of school that week. Homework will be based on a skill we have studied in class and your child should be able to work on it independently.
Each week with your child’s homework their most important school papers will be sent home (final copy of written work, reading, math, and spelling test scores). Tuesday is the day to ask your child to show you their work.
Students are expected to come to school each day ready to learn. Throughout the school we reinforce our school expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsiblel. In fourth grade a part of these expectations are to complete all assigned work. Students are also never allowed to keep others from completing their work.
With our math and reading programs, we have many great options for skill practice with our students. Often there may be worksheets where the students are only required to complete a portion of the paper. If a paper comes home, your child has completed as much as expected in class. They are welcome and encouraged to complete any additional sections to help them practice their skills, but it is not required. Uncompleted work I keep at school.
Exciting news...all of our students will have their own Chromebook to use this year. Most of the writing the students do will be on their Chromebook. We will be using the Google Classroom program to help organize student work.
Students are graded according to their progress in meeting the common core standards for fourth grade. Progress toward their standards will be determined by scores on math progress checks, reading tests, spelling quizzes, and grammar quizzes. Special projects will also be graded, on occasion, according to the standards they meet.
Spelling words go home with the students each Monday. I also post them on my class blog http://mrscolemantroyk12.blogspot.com.