Welcome to Fourth Grade! We are looking forward to having a productive and rewarding year with you and your child. Fourth grade is a year full of transitions, challenges and new learning experiences. We will gain more responsibility as we take leadership positions in our classroom community as well as our school community. It is our goal for students to learn how to work cooperatively with others in order to create a strong and safe community where our learning goals can be met.AttendanceSchool begins promptly at 8:00. If you child arrives late, they are missing important components of our work time and our morning meeting.
Daily MaterialsIt is very important to make sure your child arrives on time with all the necessary materials needed for the day.Students are expected to have their homework folder, planner, homework and an independent reading book in the classroom every morning. Students should bring in a healthy snack daily and they are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle to keep in the classroom.Behavior/Classroom Rules
The Lincoln School Rules: Work Hard, Play Fair and Respect One Another are expectations of the students in the classroom. In addition, students will work together to create a set of rules. The students will adopt these specific classroom expectations to meet their learning goals and to create a safe and strong community. Classroom rules work best when students understand the purpose for rules and how they help them as individuals and as a whole class.
Parents are invited in for two conferences with your child's teacher. There will be conferences in the fall and one in the spring. Report cards will be distributed three times throughout the year, in November, March and June.
Students will take 3 MCAS tests in the spring. These include English Language Arts, Composition, and Math. Over the course of the year, we will be reviewing test taking strategies.