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  Communication is the key to all successful relationships.
We will be creating a diorama of the solar system - please send a shoe box in with your child.  If you have an extra empty shoe box please feel free to donate it to our classroom.  Thank you for the support. 
Please check the BYOT page from the main Rosa Lee Carter Website
Please make sure the device that comes to school has your student's name on it.  Thank you for your help.
Dream Box new homework requirements is 90 minutes a week.
Dream box is available for your students please feel free to use at home.  This link is available on the student web page.
Khan Academy will also be used in class. Information letter went home today September 15. Please put my email address in as coach code. Please make sure your child is doing 90 minutes of Dream Box 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. 
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).
Money $7.00 for VA newspaper:  3 6, 7, 20,  Please submit this money as soon as possible.  Thank you
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.


Digital Passport - please have students work on these skills.  If they would like to submit an electronic power point  or word document on what they have learned, feel free to send it to my email address.
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.
Please bring with you a list of books you have read with the authors name.
Tell me what your favorite subject in math is and why you like this topic.
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:   4.4a context clues, 4.4c use word reference materials dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, atlas 4.5i make predictions, 4.5e identify the problem and solution, 4.5f communicate new ideas to others
Communication:  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
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, 4.8a use subject and verb agreement, 4.8d use noun-pronoun agreement
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
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
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
Quizzes on October 9
Reading - comprehension 4.5 or 4.6 (fiction/non-fiction passages)
Math - single multiplication, addition and subtraction word problems 4.4a, b, d, elapsed time 4.9
Science - movement of the earth, seasons, ellipse, eclipse, earth, moon, sun 4.8 a, b, c, d,
Virginia Studies - Native American vs 2d, e, f, g  
No quizzes October 16  We will do makeup quizzes for any and all information we have learned so far this year.
Please check out our helpful links page second link there are many useful computer resources by standards on this page.
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