Welcome to fourth grade!
Hello! Welcome to Mrs. Canfield's web site! If you have questions about what we're doing in class, upcoming events, or need help with math homework, this is the place to go! Click on the calendar link for important dates as well as upcoming tests. You can also access the math instructional videos for homework help. Be sure to check the What we are Learning link for updates throughout the year on classroom objectives. Also, parents, please take a few minutes to submit the Beginning of Year Information Form. This is where you have the opportunity to provide me with your contact information as well as sign up for your preferred conference times and to help out with/ donate items for classroom parties.
2nd Marking Period
We have completed our first marking period. Report cards are finished, so the grades you see in Power School will be the grades that you see on the Quarter 1 report card when they arrive in the mail.
Any students who received all A's will be on the Gold Honor Roll. Any students who received all A's and B's will be on the Silver Honor Roll. Congrats to these students! :)
Now that the students have had a marking period to get used to receiving letter grades, we are going to be tightening up a few grading policies.
1. Late and corrected work must be submitted within the same month that it was assigned. Anything assigned in November must be submitted in November, and so on.
2. Students will only be able to use their tokens to "buy" new copies of missing work. If a student wants to make a correction to an assignment in which they received a score less than 70%, he/she must submit those corrections on the original assignment. They may also attach an additional sheet with their corrections to the original assignment. No corrections will be accepted if the student does not turn the original, scored assignment back in. Also, please remember, corrections only receive half of the original credit value, so please encourage your child to do their best work the first time.
3. Any late assignments, submitted after date it is entered in Power School will be deducted 20% (except in the event of excused absence due to illness). Please encourage your children to complete their work on time. When you check their planners each day, they should be circling any work that was not completed in class and bringing those assignments home for homework. We have a daily conversation about assignments that might be homework if they weren't finished during class time when we do our daily planner review. However, many students are not actually taking their unfinished work home.
4 Makeup work, submitted late due to illness will not be deducted 20% and is due back by the end of the week that the absence occurred, or by the following Tuesday if the absence occurs on a Friday. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for extended, excused absence due to illness.
Hello! Please be sure to fill out the back to school information form. Also, after reading this information, please be sure to sign the parent compact. Welcome to my 4th grade class!! Here are a few items of importance for the upcoming year.
One of the biggest adjustments for families in 4th grade is the transition from primary report cards to report cards with letter grades! Yes, your child will now receive letter grades: A's, B's, C's, D's, and E's. This is a big adjustment, because children will need to exercise a new level of responsibility to keep track of their class work, check grades, make corrections, and turn in work missed during absence. I will spend a lot of time working with my students on these new responsibility skills, but, it is very important for parents to also hold students accountable at home.
If you do not have access to Power School, please be sure to request access at the main office. (I do not have this information). This will allow you to check your child's grades ANY TIME from your computer or device! You can also load money onto your child's lunch account electronically.
Are you tired of this conversation:
Parent': "What did you do in school today?"
Welcome to Daily Planners! Your child will now be recording all daily class assignments and learning objectives in a daily planner! They will bring their planner home every night. It is your child's responsibility to show the planner to you and ask for you to sign, verifying that you saw the planner. There is a section in the planner that you and I can send notes back and forth. However, if you send a note in the planner, students must show me that note. I generally check planners on Fridays, so, if a note was written on Wednesday, and the child did not show it to me, you will probably not get a response until Friday. If you a pressing matter or urgent question, email is still a quicker way to get in touch with me. While the planner serves the important purpose of sharing daily learning, it also is very helpful in helping student keep track of their learning objectives and daily work. Before dismissal each day, we complete planner review. I will review the objectives of the day. If there are any assignments that were not completed in class, your child should circle that assignment in red and you should see that assignment written in the "take home" or "homework" section at the bottom of each daily entry. Please review and sign the planner each day. Also, please be sure that the front page is filled out with your contact information.
Your child should be bringing a green folder back and forth between home and school every day. The left side will contain information to keep at home, or may contain registration for programs run by outside establishments. The right side may contain information that needs to be filled out and returned to school. Please check your child's green folder daily.
If you need to contact me, the fastest way to get in touch with me is via email. I check my email throughout the day as time allows. I am usually able to respond to most emails on the same day. You can also contact me in the classroom at 441-9859, however, phones are turned off during instructional hours. If you have an urgent matter, such as a transportation change, (EX: your child needs to be picked up instead of riding the bus), these messages need to be handled by the main office. If you send an email during instructional time, I may not see it until after dismissal. The office is able to get transportation and other urgent messages to the classroom before students leave for the day.
Daily Schedule 2016-2017
10:45-11:25 Social Studies
12:10-12:20 Bathroom Break
12:20-1:10 Panther Hour
2:30-3:15 Science (Mrs. Kinnisten)
Research has shown that assigned homework has very little correlation with success in the classroom. As a matter of fact, some research indicates that assigned homework may do more harm than good. Students work very hard in my class all day long. I feel that family time is extremely valuable, and one of the most valuable uses of time for children is play. Therefore, I will NOT be sending homework assignments this year.
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