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  Communication is the key to all successful relationships.
Office 365 Notebook Link: 
Parents the link above will bring the students to a new page in office one note.  Check out the collaboration page.  Please respond if you have access and will let your students utilize this page.  Once I know everyone can access one note the information on this page will be placed in the one note shared area.
AUP policy and procedures apply.  Only school appropriate information will be shared here, please remind your student of this responsibility. Please email me if you have any questions.  I look forward to the new skills we will be teaching your child.   Remember per AUP documents students need to charge their devices at home.  We cannot be responsible for items that become lost or if they are left in the classroom over night as stated in these documents.  I am sorry if this creates any problems.  I do remind students to place all of there parts into their backpacks.
Today some students are bringing home there math textbook.  We are working on two digit multiplication.  Please have them complete the problems on page 334 7-21.  If they only complete 4 or 5 problems it is alright.  What I am looking for is can they show this understanding.   
Students are allowed to bring in a stuffed animal that fits in there backpack on November 24th.  
Dream Box new homework requirements is 90 minutes a week. 
The coach code for Khan Academy is YV57MY.  Once your student is registered please place me in as a coach. I will assign skills for them to complete.  Please let me know if you need another informational sheet. 
Students who need to practice math facts:  1, 2, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23  (information went home on which facts the students should write and turn in.) 
Raz kids is available for your students.  Whisper phones came home yesterday and today (Friday, September 11th).  Please have students read in these phones, for a minimum of 20 minutes 3 times a week.  This will help them hear how they sound.  We will have a reading competition up until winter break (more information to come).
Welcome to another wonderful year at Rosa Lee Carter!  I am looking forward to working with you and your child and the fourth grade students!  My goal this year will be to continue to develop your child into a life long, independent learner.      

 I am excited to begin my 9th  year of teaching in Loudoun County with my incredible team!  My love of learning extends beyond my classroom teaching.  I completed my doctorate degree to encourage students and to demonstrate that you can always continue to learn.

My excitement for learning spills over into the activities I plan for my students.  I incorporate life skills and social skills into all areas of my teaching, as I know I am helping to create a love of continued learning in the next generation.  I expect each of my students to put forth his/her best effort.   I love determining what motivates each student; then connecting the activities we complete in class with their  motivation. 

Our classroom will be participating in BYOT this year.  Please remind your student to charge their device each evening, to be ready to start the day.  If you have any questions, please refer to the BYOT page off of the main Rosa Lee Carter web-page,contact Mrs. Homer our chief technology expert, or myself.

I look forward to working with you and your child during the 2015-2016 school year.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


 We do try to go outside as much as possible, please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for this activity.

Monday - Art
Tuesday - PE, Music
Wednesday - Library, PE
Thursday - Computer Lab, Music
Friday - PE  
Homework  if you have any questions please contact me.
Reading       20 minutes
Math            20 minutes
Va Studies   10 minutes
Science        10 minutes 
RETESTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE ON THE NEXT FRIDAY!  Please know if your student receives a 1 or 2 we will retest.
SOL's students are learning:
Reading:   4.4 The students will expand vocabulary when reading 4.4a using context clues,  4.4b using knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms and homophones, 4.4c use word reference materials dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, atlas 4.5i make predictions, 4.4d develop vocabulary by listening to and reading a variety of texts, 4.4e use vocabulary from other content areas,  4.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction texts, and poetry 4.5a Explain the author's purpose, 4.5b describe how the choice of language, setting, characters, and information contributes to the author's purpose, 4.5c identify the main idea, 4.5d summarize the supporting details, e identify the problem and solution, 4.5f describe the relationship between text and previously read materials, 4.5g identify sensory words, 4.5h draw conclusions/make inferences about text, 4.5i make, confirm or revise predictions, 4.5 j identify cause and effect relationships, 4.5k use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension, 4.5l read with fluency and accuracy, 4.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts, 4.6 a Use text structures, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information in both print and digital texts. 4.6 b Formulate questions that might be answered in the selection. 4.6c Explain the author’s purpose. 4.6 d Identify the main idea. 4.6 e Summarize supporting details. 4.6 f Draw conclusions and make simple inferences using textual information as support. 4.6 g Distinguish between cause and effect.4.6 h Distinguish between fact and opinion. 4.6 i Use prior knowledge and build additional background knowledge as context for new learning. 4.6 j Identify new information gained from reading. 4.6 k Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension. 4.6 l Read with fluency and accuracy. 
Communication: 4.1 The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.4.1 a present accurate directions to groups or individuals, 4.1b contribute to group discussions across content area, 4.1c seek ideas and opinions of others, 4.1 d use evidence to support opinions of others, 4.1 e Use grammatically correct language and specific vocabulary to communicate ideas. 4.1 f Communicate new ideas to others. 4.1 g Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams. 4.1 h Demonstrate the ability to work independently. 4.2 The student will make and listen to oral presentations and reports. 4.2 a Use subject-related information and vocabulary. 4.2 b Listen to and record information. 4.2 c Organize information for clarity. 4.2 d Use language and style appropriate to the audience, topic, and purpose.  4.3 The student will learn how media messages are constructed and for what purposes. 4.3 a Differentiate between auditory, visual, and written media messages. 4.3 b Identify the characteristics of various media messages.
Writing:  4.7a  identify intended audience, 4.7b focus on one aspect of a topic, 4.7 c use a variety of prewriting strategies (we use a 4 square with topic in the middle and details surrounding the topic, 4.7 d Organize writing to convey a central idea, 4.7 e Recognize different modes of writing have different patterns of organization, 4.7 f Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea. 4.7g Write two or more related paragraphs on the same topic. 4.7 h Use transition words for sentence variety. 4.7 i Utilize elements of style, including word choice and sentence variation. 4.7 j Revise writing for clarity of content using specific vocabulary and information. k Include supporting details that elaborate the main idea. 4.8 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraphing. 4.8a use subject and verb agreement, 4.8b include prepositional phrases, 4.8 c eliminate double negatives,  4.8d use noun-pronoun agreement,  4.8 e Use commas in series, dates and addresses, 4.8 f incorporate adjectives and adverbs, 4.8 g Use correct spelling for frequently used words, including common homophones 4.8 h Use singular possessives 
Math:   4.1 a  identify orally and in writing the place value for each digit in a whole number expressed through millions, 4.1 b compare two who numbers expressed through millions, using symbols (<, > or =),  4.1c round whole numbers expressed through millions to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand, 4.4a estimate sums, differences, products of whole numbers, 4.4b add, subtract whole numbers, 4.4d solve single-step and multistep addition and subtraction problems with whole numbers,  4.9 Elapsed time student will determine elapsed time in hours and minutes within a 12-hour period, 4.15 The student will recognize, create, and extend numerical and geometric patterns, 4.16a  recognize and demonstrate the meaning of equality in an equation, 4.16b investigate and describe the associative property for addition

Virginia Studies (SS):  VS 2a locating Virginia and its bordering states on maps of the US,  VS 2b locating and describing Virginia's Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge and Appalachian Plateau, VS2c locating and identifying water features important to the early history of Virginia (Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, James River, York River, Potomac River, Rappahannock River, Lake Drummond and the Dismal Swamp, VS2 d locating three American Indian language groups (the Algonquian, the Siouan and the Iroquoian) on a map of Virginia, VS2 e describe how American Indians related to the climate and their environment to secure food, clothing, and shelter; VS2 f describing how archaeologists have recovered new material evidence at sites including Werowocomoco and Jamestown,  VS2 g identify and locating the current state-recognized tribes:  Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Patawomeck, Rappahannock, Monacan, VS 3a explain the reasons for English colonization, VS3b describe how geography influenced the decision to settle at Jamestown, VS3c identifying the importance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London in establishing the Jamestown settlement, VS 3d students will identify the importance of the General Assembly (1619) as the first representative legislative body in English America, VS 3e identify the importance of the arrival of Africans and English woman to the Jamestown settlement, VS 3f describe hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure survival, VS 3g describe the interactions between the English settlers and the native people, include the contributions of Powhatan to the survival of the settlers.

Science:  4.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the scientific reasoning, logic and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which:  a distinctions are made among observations and conclusions, inferences and predictions, b.  objects or events are classified and arranged according to characteristics or properties, c.  appropriate instruments are selected and used to measure length, mass, volume, and temperature in metric units, d. appropriate instruments are selected and used to measure elapse time, e. predictions and inferences are made, and conclusions are drawn based on data from a variety of sources, f. independent and dependent variables are identified, g. constants in an experiment situation are identified, h. hypotheses are developed as cause and effect relationships, i. data are collected, recorded, analyzed and displayed using bar and basic line graphs, j. numerical data that are contradictory or unusual in experimental results are recognized, k. data are communicated with simple graphs, pictures, written statements, and numbers, l. models are constructed to clarify explanations, demonstrate relationships and solve needs, m. current applications are used to reinforce science concepts     4.9 student will investigate natural resources a. watersheds and water resources, b. animals and plants, c. minerals, rocks, ores and energy sources, d. forest, soil and land, 4.7 a the planets in the solar system, 4.7 b. the order of the planets in the solar system, 4.7 c the relative sizes of the planets, 4.8 a the motions of Earth, the moon and sun, 4.8b the causes for Earth's seasons, 4.8c the causes for the phases of the moon, 4.8d relative size, position, age and makeup of the earth, the moon and the sun, 4.8d historical contributions in understanding the Earth-moon-sun system
Our Class is working toward Digital Citizenship. Here's how you can get to the link.
Common Sense Media
 During the 2015-16 school year, Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School, will again be going through the process to become a Common Sense Media Certified School as well as having many of our teachers complete the requirements to be a Common Sense Media Certified Educator.
If you have missed your conference (they were written in your student's agenda) and you still would like to see me, please email me. 
Wednesday, November 25th - Holiday 
Thursday, November 26th - Holiday
Friday - November 27th -Holiday 
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