Welcome Ms. Ramirez 4th Grade firstname.lastname@example.org A Little About Me Education Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Cal Poly) Master of Arts in Education (Pepperdine) GATE certificate (UCR) Life Have one three year old child Sixth year working for Walnut Valley Unified Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade experience Philosophy All children are individuals and all children are gifted High yet achievable goal per student Students are expected to give 100% of their effort Combination Class Advantages Develop responsible work habits Access to positive role models Develop team work skills Participate in smaller grade level groups Opportunities to preview and review concepts Opportunity to reinforce and extend learning Develop independent learning skills Develop interpersonal skills Exposed to a broad and varied learning environment Curriculum (4th & 5th) Language Arts Spelling- Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity Writing Literature-http://www.arbookfind.com/ Grammar * Fourth grade students will be taking a state writing test Curriculum (4th & 5th) Math Problem solving Addition/subtraction Multiplication/division Measurement Fractions Decimals Geometry Graphing Pre-algebra Homework Policy Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday Students are to record assignments in their student planner provided by CRCC Parent signatures will NOT be required Nightly Homework = 45 - 60 minutes (excludes reading) Students who miss homework will receive a deficiency notice Multiple missed assignments in any particular subject will result in an overall trimester drop Weekly Folders/Communication Check and Sign your child’s weekly folder on Fridays Completed work, test, school and community information, and important updates Sign and Return test that have received a grade lower than a C Review papers with many errors = REDO Report any concerns in the comment section Progress reports will be sent three times a year First conference will be held in Fall. Please sign up for a scheduled time before you leave today. Grading Tests, projects, and written assignments will receive a percentage and a letter grade. 100-98 % 98-93% 92-90% 89-88% 87-83% 82-80% 79-78% 77-73% 72-70% 69-68% 67-63% 62-60% 59% or below A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DU Absent Work If your child is absent, please call the office for missed work by 10:00am Absent work needs to be turned in with ABSENT written on all papers Classroom Management Learnball International will be used for classroom management Teaches team building skills Makes students accountable for their behavior Accountability Students have designed their own classroom rules under my guidance based on the IB attitudes Positive: Points are awarded to opposing team Shoot out: Ensures the tournament is NEVER over Classroom Jobs = Responsibility Class Rewards & Discipline Rewards 1. 2. 3. Individual rewards = Tickets (Prize box on Fridays) Group reward = Learnball Points (Shoot Out!) Whole class = Paper Clips (Student Choice) Consequences 1. 2. 3. 4. Broken rule=Warning Broken rules=Making Better Choices Notice/Parent Signature Broken rules= Call home to Parents Broken rules= See Administrator Tentative Daily Schedule 8:15 - 8:40 8:40 - 10:00 10:00 - 10:15 10:15 - 10:25 10:25 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:25 11:25 - 12:30 12:30 - 1:15 1:15 - 1:30 1:30 - 2:30 2:30 - 2:35 Morning Work (MM, ML, DOL, Cursive, SSR) Math (4th & 5th)-IB Recess Physical Education Language Arts, Grammar, Writing (4th)-IB Recess Language Arts, Grammar, Writing (5th)-IB Lunch Homework (4th & 5th) Social Studies/Science IB Rotations Pack-up, clean-up, and shoot-out Additional Classes Monday: Computer Lab (4/5) Library (4/5) Tuesday: Spanish (4/5) Thursday: P.E. (4/5) Friday: Music (4th) Music (5th) Science Lab(4th) Science Lab (5th) 9:00 - 9:30 9:30 - 10:00 1:20 - 2:05 1:15 - 2:15 10:45 - 11:15 1:55 - 2:35 1:55 - 2:35 9:15 - 10:00 Birthdays Wellness Policy: cupcakes, juices, or food treats are not allowed If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday, donate books, pencils, etc. In class celebrations are not allowed by our administration. We ask that invitations be mailed and not delivered at school Snacks Breakfast Benefits: More likely your child will stay on task Snack Fruits Vegetables Dry Cereals Additional half sandwich WVUSD Volunteer Application Policy to ensure the safety of your child Volunteers at WVUSD will be screened Levels of Volunteers Category 1-One time visit with teacher notice Category 2-Occasional, non-scheduled or frequent contact with students under the supervision of certificated staff on campus Submit a completed application Provide a copy of California Drivers License or ID Clear Tuberculosis Test-Fees paid by applicant Undergo background check using Megan’s Law each year Important Information Castle Rock Phone Number: 909.598.5006 Ms. Ramirez’s Email: email@example.com Castle Rock Elementary Thank you for coming!!!