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Christopher Rose's Classroom: Welcome to 4th Grade!

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We are off to an AMAZING start!

Thank you! You are AWESOME...

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Homework

Here are the general expectations for "no stress" homework:

* READ! Every night, dig into something amazing and fun -- a book (or more) that you just can't put down!

* Commit to three 30-minute blocks of ST Math work each week. You choose which three nights fit the family schedule. Zearn will be assigned as needed to support our daily math work.

 

Our Weekly Specials

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Physical Education

Wednesday:  Art

Thursday:  Library

Friday:  Guidance (alternate weeks)

              Chorus (each week)

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HERE WE GO...!

For Your Calendar

  Autumn Arrives!

  Monday 9/20 - Picture Day!

  Wednesday 9/22 - Happy Fall

     * Delayed opening - Late bell @ 10:30a.m.

Class Schedule

A Typical Day

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. - Announcements/Pledge/Mindful Moment

9:00 - 10:00 -  Math

10:00 - 10:45 - Writing Workshop

10:45 - 11:15 - Word Study or ST Math

11:15 a.m. - 11:55 p.m. -  weekly "Specials": (Art, Music, P.E. ...)

12:00 - 12:45 - recess and lunch

12:45 - 1:40 - Reading Workshop

1:40 - 2:10 - Intervention Block and Reading Support

2:15 - 2:55 - Social Studies or Science/coding

3:00 p.m. - Dismissal 

Classroom Update

Excellent Resources for Parents

Bringing Up Bookmonsters:The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child into a Fearless Ravenous Reader  by A & A. Ankowski - Aimed at parents of kids younger than ten, this is a helpful guide to nurturing a lasting love of reading. It provides practical, engaging ways to incorporate literacy into daily routines. Suggestions include ways to develop spelling skills and vocabulary - all with a light touch. The main goal of Bookmonsters is to create an always-growing need to read. (Workman: May, 2021) 

How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo - Wow! The authors of this valuable guide have given parents (and teachers, librarians, grandparents, children's care-givers - all who value literacy) a priceless gift. This wise, accessible, and reassuring book is packed with terrific advice, inspiring tips, and highly appealing, current book suggestions. The authors' knowledge and enthusiasm make this a true pleasure to read. HTRAR delivers on its promise to help foster a "a lifelong love of books”. Spread the word, this is a gem! (Workman Publishing Co., September 2019)

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan C. Gurdon - Reading aloud to children, both as a teacher and a parent, has provided me with some of the most enjoyable time that I have ever experienced.  Gurdon’s book describes, with passion and the authority, the seemingly endless benefits of this simple practice. “For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures”. Convincing research and practical advice are presented in a readable, encouraging way.  (Harper, January 2019)

Teacher, Fourth Grade

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Christopher Rose
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Mary A. Fisk School
14 Main Street
Salem, NH 03079
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