Hello, Leading Language Detectives! As you enter my Reading and Language Arts classroom this year at ACES, you will see that we will be HOT on the trail of learning! We will use the Detective theme while also incorporating Leader in Me because we are on a mission...to be responsible for learning Reading and Language skills. We will be respectful to others as we work and learn together as a team. We will lead the way in always doing our best to reach success!
In 4th grade Reading and Language Arts, you will be taught all five of the literacy skills...reading, writing, grammar, spelling and speaking/listening skills while following the ELA Common Core Standards. We usually start each class with spelling, journal writing, daily oral language, reading, or flashbacks where we review common core standards daily. We will alternate grammar units with writing pieces, and we will practice our reading skills everyday! Each week, students will be given a new spelling list on Monday and will have a spelling test over those words on Fridays. You can also expect to hear your child talking about the "7 Habits of Happy Kids" as these 7 habits will be embedded in our daily curriculum.
I will also give students the opportunity to order books from Scholastic Book Clubs once a month. Keep an eye out for these book orders in your child's Wednesday folder!
Please encourage your child to do their best work! I hold high expectations for all my students. I believe all students can learn and hope to help all my students to see that each and every student is a leader and can achieve success.
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
-John C. Maxwell