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Class Schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:30 Arrival / Morning Meeting Arrival / Morning Meeting Arrival / Morning Meeting Arrival / Morning Meeting Arrival / Morning Meeting
9:30-10:50 Math Math Math Math Math
10:50-11:30 ELA ELA ELA ELA ELA
11:30-11:55 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
11:55-12:20 Recess Recess Recess Recess Recess
12:20-12:50 ELA ELA ELA ELA ELA
12:50-1:10 WIN/RTI WIN/RTI WIN/RTI WIN/RTI WIN/RTI
1:10-1:30 ELA ELA ELA ELA ELA
1:30-2:00 Science/SS Science/SS Science/SS Science/SS Science/SS
2:00-2:45 Music 4T Computer 4T PE 4T Art 4T PE 4T
2:45-3:30 MicroSociety MicroSociety MicroSociety MicroSociety MicroSociety
3:30-3:40 Pack Up/Dismissal Pack Up/Dismissal Pack Up/Dismissal Pack Up/Dismissal Pack Up/Dismissal

At the end of each week, I will be sending an email to share about the events of the week and give families a heads up on upcoming events in the following week. These emails will likely be sent out on Friday evenings.

Curriculum:
Math- This year, your fourth grader will focus on:
  • building problem-solving skills and strategies
  • multiplying and dividing with 1-digit numbers and 2-digit numbers 
  • using tables, graphs, data and probability 
  • adding and subtracting with fractions and decimals 
  • understanding relationships between fractions and decimals 
  • studying angles, line segments, area and perimeter 

Reading- This year, your fourth grader will focus on:

  • Summarizing
  • Answering questions using evidence from the text
  • Making inferences
  • Determining theme and author’s message
  • Describe plot, characters, setting and conflict in fiction texts
  • Identify text structures and features in nonfiction texts
  • Comparing and contrasting similar texts
  • Figurative language/poetry

Writing- This year, your fourth grader will focus on:

  • Paragraph writing
  • Opinion writing
  • Informational writing
  • Narrative Writing
  • Poetry
Science- This year, your fourth grader will focus on:
  • Earth Science- The Birth of Rocks
  • Life Science- The Human Body
  • Physical Science- The Waves of Sound and Energizing Everything

Social Studies- This year, your fourth grader will focus on:

  • State capitals
  • Geographical and historical features of NH
  • Government and civics
  • Economics

Fourth Grade Quick Info

Snack

Students will be given ten minutes each day to enjoy a healthy snack. Students are also permitted to bring a water bottle with them to school. Please be sure your child knows the difference between food for lunch and food for snack. 

Lunch

Students will eat lunch everyday from 11:30-11:55. You may send your child with a packed lunch or you may order lunch through our hot lunch program. Hot lunch service will begin on Monday, September 13th.. You can purchase as many or as few days as you’d like for the month, but purchases must be made in advance. 

For new families – please note that we do not have extra lunches on hand, so unless your order was submitted in advance by the deadline, your child cannot purchase lunch on the day of. Also, on most days there are meat AND vegetarian lunch options offered on the menu.  The meat options are on top, and the vegetarian options are below.  Please circle which option you are choosing on the calendar (Friday lunches are always vegetarian – we only serve cheese pizza).  

You can drop off cash or a check at the main office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, but there is also the option to pay via PayPal on the “For Parents” page of our website for a small surcharge.  Just click the “Lunch Forms” tab on that page, where you can also download a PDF copy of the lunch menu to keep at home. 

Birthdays

Birthdays will be celebrated in class for each student. As a class, we will sing and sign a card for the birthday child. It is preferred that edible treats NOT be sent in for birthdays. If you do decide to send in an edible treat, please contact me at least two days before. As an alternative, you may send in a non-edible treat for each child and/or donate a book for your child to add to our classroom birthday book bin. Your child will also receive a small gift from me. Half birthdays will be celebrated for those who have summer birthdays. For weekend birthday children, we will celebrate the school day before or after.  

Homework

Fourth grade homework will begin in October. It will consist of a monthly homework menu. Homework menus will be distributed at the beginning of the month and will be due at the end of the month. Additional home practice will include: studying spelling words, practicing math facts, and reading for 20 minutes each night. The website also has a list of enrichment activities to choose from if you find your child needs more homework. These enrichment activities DO NOT need to be returned to school. 

Specialist Schedule

2:00-2:45 each day

For the time being, all specialist classes will happen in the classroom.

Monday

Music

Tuesday

Computer

Wednesday 

P.E (wear or send sneakers)

Thursday

Art

Friday

P.E (wear or send sneakers)

Guidance will happen on a monthly basis.

Communication

For updates on what we are learning in the classroom, please look out for my email updates that I will be sending out at the end of each week. 

For daily communication, please check your child’s take home folder every night for important notices, forms, and corrected work. Please place any notes pertaining to dismissal, absences, etc in the take home folder. I will check these folders every morning.

For individual questions or concerns that need immediate attention, the best way to contact me is through email at ktaylor@macsnh.org. I try to check my email each morning and each afternoon.