What a Class!
I appreciate the opportunity of working with your child in fourth grade
this year. Our wish for him or her is the same as yours; that the year will
be one of growth, learning and happiness. We are mindful of the great
responsibility that is ours as we work with the children, and of the great
things we might accomplish as we work together to meet their needs. The
following items and reminders might be of help to you as you prepare for
this school year:
Our reading program is The Journeys Literature series, which will be
supplemented with guided reading and the Accelerated Reading Program. Our math program is the University of
Chicago Everyday Mathematics, which aligns with the Utah Common Core. Classroom instruction will also include
Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Health, and Art. The children will
go to specialists for the following content areas - Computers, P.E., Music,
School and instruction will begin promptly at 8:15! Attendance will be
taken and sent to the office at this time. The students will enter the
building through our third grade doorway. Students who are tardy will need
to check in at the office after 8:20.
Fourth Graders will be expected to agree to the following behavior
standards: Attentive Listening, Personal Responsibility, and Mutual
Respect. Discipline issues will be handled on an individual basis.
!!!!!!! McPolin Students ROCK!!!!!!!
We will recognize each child's birthday. Those who have summer
birthdays will be given another time during the school year to celebrate
their day. You may provide a treat for the class if you wish. However, it
A book bag or backpack is convenient for taking home homework and books.
Please do not send binders. I'm encouraging students to keep an old pair of
tennis shoes at school for P.E. throughout the year. Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.
All assignments should be complete and on time. I also emphasize a
basic goal; I want all students to strive for PERSONAL BEST in their class
work and homework. All students work at different ability levels, but
within those levels, each student must do his or her best, be proud of the
work produced, and maintain a level of quality that shows effort and
Students are expected to do a minimum of 30 minutes of homework each
evening, excluding days school is not in session. Homework will be given
regularly in Math, Writing, and Spelling. Science and Social Studies
homework will be assigned intermittently. Please supplement homework assignments with math-facts practice
and nightly reading.
I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions,
please contact me. I appreciate your support.
Looking forward to a great year,