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

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

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It is December!

"Chill December brings the sleet,

Blazing fire, and Christmas treat."

Sara Coleridge

• Enjoy this magical season... •

 

 

 

Assignments

Homework on Monday through Thursday includes focused practice of the day's math work.  READ something amazing each night - just enjoy! Log-in to ST Math and Typing Agent. Three nights a week for each is the expectation.

Our Weekly Specials

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Physical Education

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Music

Friday: Guidance (alternate weeks)

             Chorus (each week)

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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 - 11:40 - Content Block (Social Studies, STEM, ST Math)

11:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - recess and lunch

12:30 - 12:50 - Word Study

12:50- 1:20 - Intervention Block & Reading Support

1:25 - 2:10 - Reading Workshop

2:15 - 2:55 -  Weekly "Specials": Art, Music, P.E. ...)

3:00 p.m. - Dismissal 

Calendar Notes

 

December 3 - 1st Trimester Report Cards 

December 3 - Santa Shop

December 5 - SSD Night of Lights @ SHS

December 14 -Breakfast w/SANTA & Festival of Trees

Classroom Update

Excellent Resources for Parents

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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