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  Communication is the key to all successful relationships.
Please remember I only want what is best for your child if the Virginia Studies pages are to many it is alright to modify the assignment.  This is only if you want to have them work on education information.  Switch the Virginia Studies reading for the regular reading :) .  I want your child to love learning as much as I love teaching them.  
MATH MULTIPLICATION/DIVISION GRADE PUT IN AFTER STUDENTS ATTEMPTED WORD PROBLEMS FOR BOTH AREAS. Multiplication single, double, division with remainder, without remainder, three step problems.Please review the snow days have influenced many 3rd quarter grade.  Email me if you have any questions. Math Benchmark will have these types of problems on it.  Please look at your students progress yesterday, being away from the curriculum showed.
Virginia Studies textbook read chapter 10 and answer questions 290-315 answer questions on page 316& 317.  
Friday, February 12th:  We will share Valentine Cards. Please remember if students would like to participate, they need to bring a card for each class member. We have 26 students.  NO FOOD/CANDY of any type is allowed to be shared. It is also pillow/stuffed animal day in our room.  Thank you for helping our students have a successful day!
Virginia Studies Textbooks, Virginia Studies Notebooks, Math Textbooks - due to the call for more interesting weather students will bring these home on Monday, February 8th.  The students know what practice they should be doing at home.  Please check with your child or email me for information. The next concept we are teaching is fractions. 
Regular check-in quizzes will start again Friday, February 19th.   Thank you for making sure your child is quizzing in Raz-Kids daily and completing 90 minutes of Dream-Box a week.  This practice is very beneficial for your child.
Jamestown students still need to know if attending 2, 4, 7, 8, 12, 15, 20, 25, 26 (if you need to email me please do)
Jamestown parents who have submitted to be part of the lottery:   1,3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23. At this time,I do not know how many chaperones we will be choosing from the lottery.  Chaperones have not been chosen as of yet. If I have someone listed that does not want to be considered or someone not listed that wants to be considered please email me.  I will keep you up to date when the lottery will take place.
Dream Box new homework requirements is 90 minutes a week. 
Dream Box Hours  - we will only be using Dream Box for class.  Benchmark testing will be in February.  Students will need to know LCM, GCF, 2X2 multiplication  Ex:  46 X 78.  They will also need to divide.  Thank you for your support have a wonderful week.
Students who need to practice math facts:  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). Please make sure students are taking 3 quizzes a week during there reading time.  Thank you for the support.
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, 4.9a in research the student will construct questions about a topic, 4.9b the student will collect information from multiple resources including online print and media for research, 4.9c student will use technology as a tool to organize, evaluate and communicate information for research, 4.9e the student will understand the difference between plagiarism and using their own words during research.
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, 4.5 The student will a) determine common multiples and factors, including least common multiple and greatest common factor; 
Probability and Statistics Focus: Outcomes and Data 4.13 The student will a) predict the likelihood of an outcome of a simple event; and b) represent probability as a number between 0 and 1, inclusive. 4.14 The student will collect, organize, display, and interpret data from a variety of graphs. Students utilize measurement in science and math: Measurement Focus: Equivalence within U.S. Customary and Metric Systems 4.6 The student will a) estimate and measure weight/mass and describe the results in U.S. Customary and metric units as appropriate; and b) identify equivalent measurements between units within the U.S. Customary system
(ounces, pounds, and tons) and between units within the metric system (grams and kilograms). 4.7 The student will a) estimate and measure length, and describe the result in both metric and U.S. Customary units; and b) identify equivalent measurements between units within the U.S. Customary system (inches and feet; feet and yards; inches and yards; yards and miles) and between units within the metric system (millimeters and centimeters; centimeters and meters; and millimeters and
meters). 4.8 The student will a) estimate and measure liquid volume and describe the results in U.S. Customary units; and b) identify equivalent measurements between units within the U.S. Customary system (cups, pints, quarts, and gallons).  

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, VS 4a The student will explain the importance of agriculture and its influence on slavery, VS 4b The students will describe how the culture of colonial Virginia reflected the origins of the European (English, Scots-Irish, German) immigrants, Africans and Native American Indians, VS 4c Students will explain the reasons for relocation of Virginias capital from Jamestown to Williamsburg to Richmond, VS 4d Students will describe how money, barter and credit were used, VS4e Students will describe every day life in Colonial Virginia, VS5a Students will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain as stated in the Declaration of Independence, VS5b students will identify the various roles played by the different populations in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and James Lafayette, VS5c Students will identify the importance of the Battle of Great Bridge the ride of Jack Jouett and the American victory at Yorktown. VS.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by a) explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of our Country” and James Madison is called the “Father of the Constitution”; b) identifying the ideas of George Mason and Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; c) explaining the influence of geography on the migration of Virginians into western territories.

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,  Force, Motion, and Energy 4.2 The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interactions of moving objects. Key concepts include a) motion is described by an object’s direction and speed; b) changes in motion are related to force and mass; c) friction is a force that opposes motion; and
d) moving objects have kinetic energy. 4.3 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of electricity. Key concepts include
a) conductors and insulators; b) basic circuits; c) static electricity;  d) the ability of electrical energy to be transformed into light and motion, and to produce heat;
e) simple electromagnets and magnetism; and f) historical contributions in understanding electricity.
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.
New OTTW Project:  Student presentations January 27th  1:30 pm please come and see our math around town  room 37
Tests:  Questions can be asked for any topic we have already learned.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  Please remember quizzes will still take place even if we have snow days.  The students do have access to all of the information that we would use on a test.  Communication through this web page or a directly email would be sent if anything changes.  Thank you for your support.  Homework is also assigned on snow days Dream Box, Raz Kids, Refrigerator Cards and all other material are accessible in and out of school.  Contact me if you need support in this information.
 The content of outside links is not controlled by Loudoun County Public Schools. While school staff review links when they are inserted, the content may change. If you find any linked home page content you consider inappropriate, please bring the matter to the attention of the building principal. Remember that the outside source Web page may link to other pages that have not been reviewed; explore at your own risk.”


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