Maercker School 4th Grade
Teacher Contact Information
Teachers may not be able to check email or phone messages during the day.
Our 4th Grade teachers bring over 150.5 years of experience to the classroom!
4th Grade literacy includes:
· Reading Instruction
· Guided Reading
· Independent reading
· Writing Instruction
· Journaling/ Reading Response Letters
· Grammar Instruction
o Emphasis on Verbs
· Spelling Instruction
o Link to www.spellingcity.com
· Academic Vocabulary
Text: STORYTOWN - Harcourt Publishers (2008)
4th Grade Math Includes:
· Numerical Concepts and Computation
· Data Analysis and Probability
· Problem Solving and Reasoning
· Academic Vocabulary
Text: ENVISION Math - Scott Foresman Publishers (2010)
4TH Grade Science includes:
· Life Science
· Earth Science
· Physical Science
· Scientific Method
Text: Harcourt Series
4th Grade Social Studies includes:
· Maps and Globes
· Current Events
o Weekly Reader
On a daily basis please check:
· Student Planner
· Student Portfolio/Expandable
Spend time daily on:
· Independent Reading
· Math Facts
· Art – Mrs. Mikelsons
· Music – Mrs. Pine
o Annual 4th Grade Musical
· Library – Mrs. Nessinger
· PE – Mr. Parker and Mrs. Papanicholas
· Technology – Mrs. DeCarlo and Mrs. Lotz
· Social and Emotional – Mrs. Pabin, Mr. Goodwin, Mrs. Grabowski
· Lunch 12:00 – 12:30
o Hot lunch and milk are available for purchase
· Recess 12:30 – 12:45
o Please send students with appropriate clothing for the weather
o Coats, snow pants, boots, and gloves are required for playground play during the winter season.
· Willowbrook Wildlife Center
· Robert Crown
· Naper Settlement
· Brookfield Zoo
· Veterans Memorial Park 4th Grade Picnic
A = 90 - 100% B = 80 – 89% C = 70 – 79% D = 60 – 69% + = excellent S+ = above average S = average S- = below average
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 – 89%
C = 70 – 79%
D = 60 – 69%F = 59% and below
+ = excellent
S+ = above average
S = average
S- = below averageU = unsatisfactory
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DISTRICT SUPPLY LIST
Link to www.spellingcity.com
Link to www.weeklyreader.com
Link to www.50states.com
Link to www.aplusmath.com
Link to www.smartygames.com
Link to www.funbrain.com
Link to www.enchantedlearning.com
How much homework should I expect my child to have every night?
· Your child will have daily homework to complete. · Please check student planner as time in class will be spent recording assignments and organizing materials. · Homework may include skill practice/worksheets, projects, studying for test, etc. · Additional time should be spent on practice/review of basic skills; including spelling, math facts, independent reading. This should take an average of 45 minutes. · If you notice that your child is frequently taking longer than this, please notify the teacher. · Students will be held accountable for incomplete or missing assignments.
· Your child will have daily homework to complete.
· Please check student planner as time in class will be spent recording assignments and organizing materials.
· Homework may include skill practice/worksheets, projects, studying for test, etc.
· Additional time should be spent on practice/review of basic skills; including spelling, math facts, independent reading. This should take an average of 45 minutes.
· If you notice that your child is frequently taking longer than this, please notify the teacher.
· Students will be held accountable for incomplete or missing assignments.
How should I help my child with homework?
· Agree with your child on a set time and place to do homework every day.
· Provide a quiet, well-lit environment to study and complete homework.
· Discourage distractions such as TV or calls from friends.
· Make sure the materials needed to do assignments are available.
· Talk with your child to see that assignments are understood.
· When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.
· Check to make sure all homework is complete.
· Repack backpack so it is ready when your child leaves for school in the morning.
· Copies of textbooks are available at the public libraries. (Indian Prairie and Westmont)
How can I encourage my child to read?
· Read aloud to your child often. As you read, stop and talk with your child about the book. Have your child ask questions and make predictions.
· Encourage your child to read “just right” books on his/her own. Children who spend at least 20 minutes a day reading for fun become better readers.
· Explore a variety of texts including non-fiction books, magazines, poems, recipes, newspapers, and comic books.
How are Birthday’s celebrated?
We acknowledge birthdays in our classroom. Students may choose to announce their birthdays over the intercom during morning announcements and receive a special sticker form the principal to celebrate. Summer birthdays are recognized during the school year. The library promotes a special birthday book program. In addition, students may bring store-bought, peanut/tree-nut free treats that must be produced in a peanut/tree-nut free facility. Students may also choose to bring in trinkets such as pencils, erasers, or sickers to share with classmates. If planning a party, invitations should be sent through the U.S. mail rather than distributed at school. Addresses may be obtained through the school office.