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  Communication is the key to all successful relationships.
                                    Dr. Robinson  
Please turn in $6.00 for newspaper money  9, 26.  Thank you!
Incredible reading challenge.  This challenge is optional for students to participate.  We started this on October 7th.  Children will read an extra 20 minutes each evening aloud to another child, parent, stuffed animal, puppy.... to enhance their reading.  This is in addition to their 20 minutes daily.  Parents need to initial agenda's for the student to receive credit.  Prizes will be given one day before winter break for students who have participated.  This is not required but helps students enhance reading skills.
Dr. Robinson - 4th Grade  - Please read the bottom of the page.  Thank you for letting me teach your children this year, it is an amazing gift to share.

In our classroom, we will utilize 21st century skills daily.  Your child will share daily what they learn through technology any time, any-where.Hopefully your child has worked in dream box all summer as this is a program we will utilize a great deal. They will show you how to go on virtual field trips learning about Virginia history.  Most evenings your child will need to complete an assignment on the computer.  They will electronically forward that assignment to me.  This helps them embrace digital communication in a safe, flexible, effective environment. All students are assigned a number in class.  The assigned number will be used for these submissions.  They never need to put their names on any of these assignments. 

The students will create presentations with animation and sound. Please encourage them to use excel and word as this continues to afford students with opportunities in and out of class to apply technology to develop skills, design and facilitate meaningful learning experiences, thereby encouraging students to create, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and use real-world skills. 

The goal in our classroom is for each student to become a confident, life-long, independent learner, growing to his or her fullest potential. 

Rosa Lee Carter School is a Positive Behavior Intervention School.  We support the three paws of respecting self, property and others at all time. As a school, we have many initiatives that recognize students who are modeling this behavior. 

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.  The success of our classroom comes from open communication and modeling the skills we want students to embrace. I believe it will be a great year and I look forward to working with each of you! 
Parents you will receive the following material for your student to keep at home:  math vocabulary cards, science refrigerator cards, Virginia studies refrigerator cards, read and write gold access and reading logs which will be due every Friday.  If you would like an electronic version of these forms please have your student bring in a USB flash drive minimum 8GB.  The students will also have a copy of these items at school in their desks.  Please keep these study materials where your child will have access daily to help in their homework.  They will be required to learn this information throughout the year.  Your child will be tested at the end of the year on all of this material.  I am excited to work with your child. It is going to be a great year.
Monday = PE
Tuesday = Music, Library
Wednesday = Computer Lab, Music
Thursday = Art
Friday = PE
Most students need to practice writing their math facts 3-5 times.   
Please work on multiplication facts, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 are difficult for many of the students.  Thank you for your support.
Homework:  Look for information further down the page for your individual student.
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Homework routine:
20 minutes reading - return reading report every Friday
10 minutes math - Dream box, Jefferson Labs, math vocabulary, math facts
20 minutes Virginia studies- SOL pass, vocabulary, refrigerator cards
10 minutes science - SOL pass, Jefferson Labs, refrigerator cards
PARENTS:  Please make sure your student is reviewing the science and social studies refrigerator cards and the interactive notebook.  We test this information every Friday.  Reviewing this information does show in their weekly quizzes. 
 Please remind students to do 90 minutes a week of dream box.  Thank you.
READ ALOUD 20 MINUTES EXTRA EACH EVENING TO ANOTHER PERSON.  Please remind your student to read to another person from now until winter break every evening.  Initial in the agenda if they have completed this each night.  There will be prizes for the students who do this challenge every evening.  Prizes will be given the day before winter break.  Thank you for your support.
WHISPER PHONES WENT HOME OCTOBER 21ST.  Please have your student practice reading aloud into the whisper phone.  These do need to be returned at the end of the school year as this is a teacher provided item provided by this specific teacher!  Have fun take a turn reading into the phone with your student.  When your student practices reading aloud, they are practicing fluency, rate, tone and voice.  These are important skills as research shows understanding increases as vocabulary increases.
Math facts:  Students should know place value, rounding, over and under estimation, we will be adding and subtracting using word problems. We are beginning double digit multiplication.  Please practice this topic at home.  The students should also know least common multiple, greatest common factor.  Please have students write there math facts 3-5 times or more if they are having difficulty remembering them.  At this time they should know their 0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,8 and 9 up to 12.  If they do not know this information please make sure they are writing them on notebook paper and turning them into the homework bin.  Thank you. 
Virginia Studies:  This quarter we will know the entire first, second, third, fourth page of Virginia Studies refrigerator cards.  VS 10b, 2a -VS6c, before Thanksgiving holiday we will know vs 10b, 2a- 4d.  In the Virginia studies text this is pages 1-187, by the end of this marking period 1-282.  Students also use their interactive notebooks which has a great deal of information.  The text and the interactive notebook will be placed in students backpacks daily as the weather begins to get bad.  Please make sure these items come to and from school.  Please make sure your child is learning this information.  Thank you for your support. 
Science:  At this time all students should know the scientific process, natural resources, solar system, moon phases and the weather card .  Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions please ask.
Quiz list for November 25
Math - multiplication problems Greatest common factor, least common multiple
Thank you for all the support you are providing your student.  I will have them place VA studies text, green nb, yellow nb and math nb in their back packs over the break.  I am not assigning any work but thought if you wanted to look at what your child is doing this would be available.  Please enjoy you break.  The students have been working extremely hard in class.  I am very proud of them.  Have a wonderful holiday break!  Relax and enjoy family time games such as multiplication card games, uno, battleship, monopoly are just a few examples of educational fun.
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