Set Sail for 4th Grade!
It was wonderful to meet so many of you this past week! I am so excited about our school year together.
Mrs. Raggio's Website
Week August 22-26
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As communication tools, I will use a Remind number for announcements & Classroom Dojo to communicate conduct/praises, and as a 2-way form of communication. Dojo will be the primary form. Letters have come home about Dojo sign-up. Please sign up as a new user as soon as possible. If your child is in my homeroom, sign up for RAGGIO. Wells & I will link our classes.
Below is my Remind link for more general announcements and reminders. Please sign up!
OUR CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE POLICY WAS SENT HOME LAST WEEK. PLEASE go over this with your child, sign it, and sent back the bottom portion. This has been extensively discussed in class. THIS WILL BE 100% IN EFFECT THIS WEEK. Thank you for your support in this area.
Please join PTO! It is a great organization that does SO much for our students!!!!! Your membership is an excellent way to SUPPORT your child's school!!!! (No major commitment is required for meetings, unless you sign-up fpr extra responsibilities.) WE STILL NEED A HOMEROOM MOM. THERE IS ONLY 1 PARTY FOR THE YEAR. OTHERWISE, THIS JOB IS COORDINATING A FEW TREATS TO BE SENT IN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.)
The $9 Instructional fee is due by Sept. 3rd. Please make sure all checks sent in have a working phone number.
Please make sure that you have reviewed materials sent home, and send back the items that need to be signed. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
**Please make sure that all money sent in is clearly labeled with purpose (ie: lunch, instructional fee, field trip, etc....) and child's name.
This Week in:
We will continue discussing theme and exploring new vocabulary. Vocabulary should be studied nightly. We will be adding words each day, and will test on about 17 words in 2 weeks. Words that students are currently studying are the following: bizarre, effective, ineffective, get-up-and-go, sag, creak, reminisce, trim, transform, sidesplitting, enthusiastic, adore. The last 6 were added today-8/22. Students should finish making word cards at home that were started in class Monday. Study nightly.
An ongoing assignment is for students to read for 15-20 minutes per night. This can be anything that interests your child. A reading log was given today. I would like for students to keep records of their reading. Two sites of high interest and variety for reading are Dogo News and Time for Kids. These 2 sites provide rich and interesting material about current events for your child to read. Dogo news has articles on Pokemon Go and the Olympics. Please check them out!
Social Studies: We have been working on "Me on the Map"for a week now. Students have been directed to draw and label the various parts of this project as I have pulled up the photos and discussed these with them. We will have a short quiz on Wednesday with a word bank covering this information. Students should also be able to write down their own street addresses as well. "Me on the Map" should be properly labeled.
We LOVE books! Our Scholastic book order number is
H4JBT **Due to the upcoming book fair on Sept. 12th, I do not have a specific date for orders, but if you'd like to go online and shop, that is fine. I'd encourage you to come to the book fair the week of Sept. 12th and shop!!!
Thank you for visiting my site. Please stop by often and regularly as I update this page each week.
Please check-in with your child each night on his/her Take-Home folder. Homework and any school communications (on paper) will be in this folder. It is VERY IMPORTANT. Your child should be writing down homework assignments daily. I will have students read 15-20 Minutes per night. This can be anything that students choose, just so reading is taking place. There may be additional assignments as well, but the reading is something that needs to be consistent.
**Don't forget to keep those Boxtops for Education coming in! They really add up and help us get PE equipment.
Class Wish List (STUDENTS WHO BRING ITEMS FOR THE CLASS WILL RECEIVE A PASS!
Gift cards to stores such as Walmart, Sam's, Office Depot, Knowledge Tree, Dollar Tree, Kroger, etc.....for class supplies and treats.
small round magnets (also, magnets with numbers 1-26 printed on them) Available at Michael's or Walmart
Colorful EXPO markers
Class Treat Snacks (individually packaged, if possible)
***WE ASK THAT EACH STUDENT PROVIDE EITHER A LARGE BAG OR 2/3 SMALLER BAGS OF CANDY AT SOME TIME DURING THE YEAR FOR THE TREAT BUCKET. CURRENTLY, MINE IS EMPTY. (SMARTIES, JOLLY RANCHERS, DUM DUM SUCKERS, ETC.....SMALL WRAPPED)
Fun Designs of Computer copy paper for our publishing
Colored Copy Paper/Colorful Cardstock (any size)
Gently used or new books for classroom library.
The following list is how ELA grades are averaged in PowerSchool.
GRADING PERCENTAGES FOR ELA: