Welcome to 4th Grade Math Class!
While we are learning how to multiply, divide, use decimals, fractions, and convert units of measurement, we have our sights ahead for state testing coming up in Term 4. We are constantly working by "I Do, We Do, and then You Do" method in preparation to master skills necessary to be academically successful for the MAAP in May and also in preparation for 5th Grade next school year. It is so important that vital learning is not lost during the school months and that students are reviewing daily with Math review of past skills, fluency and homework.
My goal has been, and will continue to be, to work with your child's Math understanding of computation and fluency, while working our state standards as an instructional guide to educating students. Incorporating past Math skills alongside current Math skills, is the necessary foundation in building upon mastery of learning. All of this work is focused towards the Common Term Exams (CTAs). Students are geared up and ready to master these tests by showing what they've learned all year long.
Students should be reading their AR books nightly, even for 5-10 minutes. Students are held accountable as part of their PBIS on Fun Fridays with their AR Goals. Weekly AR Goals consist of Mastery of each AR test they take, points earned for taking and passing a test, and book levels are on or above their goal. These goals are utilized to a 9-week term window. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE encourage your child to read at home.
Parents, please check your child's planner EVERY DAY! Once you have met with your child regarding the behavior color, homework assignments/tests, and notes from their teacher, sign in the "Parent Signature" section each day as a way to further our open communication on a daily basis. I can also be reached by email at Melissa.Boucher@biloxischools.net or call the school at (228)436-5145 to schedule an appointment for a conference. Also, red "Take Home" folders go home EVERY WEDNESDAY and require a PARENT SIGNATURE as another way for open communication to your child's academic progress.
"I'm a Math Teacher, of course I have problems!"
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