Q1 W1 8/13/18

Welcome to 4th Grade!

  • Thank you for attending Meet the Teacher. It was wonderful to meet you all. 
  • If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can reach me through the Bloomz app or website with the class code NWY3VA or e-mail me at barnesp@ivyhawnschool.org
  • I’m looking forward to a wonderful year of working with you and your child!
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #1
Unit of InstructionFirst Week
Standard(s) Taught
  • SL1.1 Engage in a range of collaborative discussions with partners, building on others’ ideas and clearly expressing yours
  • W1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • W4.10 Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames 
  • C.2.2: Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles
  • Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information
  • Distinguish between narrative writing and expository writing and between opinion writing and informational
  • Respond to an opinion writing prompt by stating an opinion and organizing your writing to support your viewpoint
  • Explain how our classroom and community would be different if we did not have the rights, duties, and responsibilities that we have
Classroom Activities
  • Team building & get-to-know-you activities-Saving Fred, Help Harry
  • Review Ivy Hawn and Volusia County Code of Conducts
  • Independent Reading
  • Introduction to vPortal, Seesaw, and Nearpod
Assignments Due

At school

  • Classroom procedures and organization
  • Multiple Intelligence Questionnaire 
  • Friend Wanted Advertisements
  • Writing Baseline opinion essay (Homework, Oh Homework)
  • Fluency Assessments

At Home

  • Sign Code of Conduct (Ivy Hawn and Volusia)
  • Sign Emergency Card
  • Sign Parent Permission for Blake Park
  • Sign Media Release
  • Homework for Caregivers (yellow sheet)
  • Student Homework due by Friday morning: Logon to Seesaw and respond to at least two different classmates’ posts. Post a video introducing yourself to the class and telling three things about yourself. Two should be true, but one should be false. 
Additional Resources

Website Accounts

  • Seesaw Student Login: 1alpha@vcs2go.net     Password: Numerical birthdate    app.seesaw.me
  • IXL Student Login: 1alpha     Password: Numerical birthdate     ixl.com
  • ThinkCERCA: 1alpha@vcs2go.net    Password: Numerical birthdate     thinkcerca.com
  • Gradebook Student Login: 1alpha     Password: Numerical birthdate     gradebook.myvolusiaschools.org
  • Scholastic Book Orders: To order books through Scholastic Book Clubs use our class code L8BQQ or send checks or cash in with an order form 

Classroom Schedule

  • 8-9:30 am Special Area
  • 9:30-9:50 Social Studies 
  • 9:50-10:40 Writing B (Brackney’s Homeroom) 50 mins
  • 10:40-11:10 Lunch
  • 11:10-12:50 Reading B (Brackney’s Homeroom) 1hr 30
  • 12:50-1:40 Writing A (My Homeroom) 50 mins
  • 1:40-3:10 Reading
  • 3:10-3:20 Pack-up