Quarter 1 Week 1 (8/14-8/18)

Welcome to 4th Grade!

  • Please read through the letter sent home with your child. It contains some general classroom information to be aware of. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail at barnesp@ivyhawnschool.org.
  • I’m looking forward to an amazing year! 
TeacherPamela Barnes
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #1
Unit of Instruction
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 
  • SS.4.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
  • Describe how citizens can solve community and state problems
  • Understand students’ rights, duties, and responsibilities as citizens in the classroom
Classroom Activities
  • Classroom procedures and organization
  • Affirmation Station writing
  • Team-building activity
  • “Friend Wanted” advertisements
  • Independent reading
  • Reading Interest Survey
  • Opinion Writing Pre-Assessment diagnostic (topic: homework or no homework)
  • ThinkCERCA Benchmark diagnostic assessments (laptops)
  • Review Ivy Hawn student code of conduct 
  • Write a classroom constitution
Assignments Due

Return these items signed and completely filled out to class no later than Friday:

  1. Code of Student Conduct form (page 5 in parent/student handbook)
  2. Parent Permission Form for Blake Park (white sheet of paper on right side of purple folder)
  3. Emergency Card 
  4. Media Release Form (Only return if you do NOT give your consent)
  5. Getting to know you page for students (yellow sheet)
  6. Homework for Caregivers
Additional Resources
  • Access student grades online at http://gradebook.myvolusiaschools.org
  • To order books through Scholastic Book Clubs use our class code L8BQQ or send checks or cash in with an order form