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Title: Welcome Mrs. Eastin

Welcome Mrs. Eastins 4th Grade Curriculum Night
  • Emailmeastin_at_kyrene.org
  • This is the best way to get in touch with me.
  • Voice Mail 480-541-2535
  • Eastin Webpage
  • http//kyrene.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID25812
  • Sign up for ListServe. http//www.kyrene.org/Page/
  • Sign up for Classroom Directory-http//www.kyrene.

  • Weekly Email with important information. Sent
    home Friday or Monday. Please read. Please let
    me know if you have not received my
    communications in the past two weeks.
  • Students will complete weekly self-reflections,
    form or letter format, sent home on Friday.
    Behavior reflections will be included. My notes
    may also be included. Please sign and return the
    Weekly Report on Monday.
  • Completed work and other information will go
    home on Friday in homework Folders.

Typical Schedule
740 Students picked up from courtyard
745 Tardy bell 745 Language Arts 840
Specials (Library, PE, Art, Music) 930
Morning break 945 Language Arts and
IFG 1045-1140-Science and Social
Studies 1140 Lunch/Recess 1220-155 Math
Block and IFG 205 Writing/project block
230 First bell Students will be dismissed on
Tuesday and Friday at 230(Duty) 235
Dismissal (1235 on Wednesday)
  • Goals
  • Students will assume responsibility for their own
  • Students will become creative problem solvers and
    will preserve in problem solving.
  • Students will be engaged and excited about

  • Report Cards
  • Report cards are given out quarterly. The
    grading scale is A, B, C, D, F. The returned
    work will help you stay informed about their
    progress. Also, you may view your childs
    progress on Genesis.
  • Variety of assessment types class work,
    homework, tests, writing, projects, and
  • Tests directly reflect what we have been learning
    in class. Homework, Class work and/or notes can
    be kept to help review. Sometimes review sheets
    are sent home. See the agenda for upcoming
  • Tests are percentage grades based on the number
    correct out of the number possible.
  • Rubrics specifying requirements for A, B, Care
    used for projects and presentations.
  • Class work and homework may also be graded based
    on percent, but are not weighted as heavily as
    tests and projects.
  • Writing gets graded based on the 6 Traits of Good
    Writing. Most 4th graders score 3.0-5.0.
  • There is not a separate grade for spelling. It
    is incorporated into the writing grade.

Missing Work
  • If homework is not completed, this may be noted
    in agenda. If work is not completed by Friday,
    student will miss Goal Club and complete missing
    work in study hall.
  • This also applies to work that needs to be
    redone, due to quality issues. (incomplete or not
    personal best).

Behavior Chart
  • Used in conjunction with our district-wide PBIS
    (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
    program which promotes a positive climate for our
  • Emphasizes the importance of making good choices
  • Promotes positive behavior and encourages
    students to self-monitor their choices
  • Allows students to be acknowledged for positive
    behavior, and provides a sense of accomplishment
    for students who are able to clip up
  • Allows students who have clipped down an
    opportunity to clip back up during the day-they
    continue to stay motivated.

Behavior Chart-Continued
  • Your child will write the behavior they ended on
    for the day in their daily agendas beginning next
  • This immediate feedback will show you where
    he/she ended up on for the day. 
  • I will contact you if necessary regarding major
    incidents which required your child to clip down
  • I appreciate your understanding that it will not
    be possible for me to contact you for every clip
    down that occurs.
  • Clipping down from time to time is to be expected
    and can be an important learning opportunity for
    your child

Homework Expectations
  • 4th Grade 40 minutes nightly.
  • Homework is assigned as follows Spelling and
    project, given on Friday(students may work ahead
    if they would like. Due Friday. Math homework
    is assigned Monday-Thursday and is due the
    following day.
  • Math -May include Dreambox, math practice work,
    or application project.
  • Word study(Worldly Wise or spelling) practice.
    Spelling or vocab matrix.
  • Students are be expected to read 20 minutes a day
    outside of class. Students should complete the
    Reading Record sheet to log their reading.
  • 1 book project a quarter(Due dates will be
  • Sometimes unfinished classwork becomes homework.
  • Research and book Projects throughout the year.

Curriculum Overview
  • Research Based and data driven
  • Opportunities to examine topics in-depth with
    extended units of study focusing on the
    application of the concept.
  • Inquiry Based
  • Lots of Choices and student involvement.
  • Goal of creating life long learners!
  • The complete curriculum is found on the Kyrene
    District Webpage.

Math Concepts
  • Critical Area
  • Developing fluency with multi digit
    multiplications and quotients. Place value.
  • Fractional equivalence. Addition and subtraction,
    and multiplication of fractions.
  • Geometric properties
  • Problem Solving

Math Workshop
  • Quizzes/progress checks most Fridays.
  • Tests
  • Integrated S.T.E.M Projects
  • Daily Work including games, math stations and
  • Problem Solving recorded in math journal(Graded
    on rubric)
  • If a student scores less than 75 on a math test
    or quiz, a retake test will be required.

Writing Workshop
  • Students are taught the 6 plus 1 Writing Traits
    and the writing process. All written components
    of projects and writing pieces are graded using
    the 6 Traits of writing.
  • Types of writing Narrative, Informative,
    Opinion, Poetry, and creative writing.
  • Research writing will be emphasized.
  • Greek and Latin roots(Word Smith)
  • Grammar-parts of speech and sentence structure,
    and spelling patterns.

Reading Workshop
  • Focus on literary elements and analysis Theme,
    plot, climax, rising action, characterization.
  • Emphasis on non-fiction, informational text, and
    historical fiction.
  • Resources Used
  • Literature sets and JR Great Books to promote
  • Harcourt Trophies Anthology(skills)
  • Primary Documents and current events

Checking Progress(Reading Workshop)
  • Book Clubs or literature conferences-dialoguing
    about books as a group.
  • Literature Log-responding to literature in
    written format.
  • Inquiry projects-in-depth investigation of a
    concept in book.
  • Other assignments-book projects, book reports,
    reviews, skills work, or anthologies.

Social Studies Curriculum
  • Geography-map skills
  • Arizona Studies
  • Explorers and Missionaries
  • Economics(student businesses.)
  • Prehistoric and modern day Native Americans.
  • Project Based and integrated into language

Science Curriculum
  • Inquiry Based /Scientific Method
  • Problem-Based Learning projects-creating
  • Concepts
  • Life Sciences-Plant and animal adaptations.
  • Physical Sciences-Magnetism and Electricity.
  • Earth Science-Weather and water. Renewable and
    Nonrenewable Energy.
  • Design Squad Activities, Defined STEM, and
    Engineering is Elementary- with focus on the
    design process and creating solutions.

Online Grading http//sw.kyrene.org/Page/1411 Pl
ease include your child in the process of
checking grades and ask them first about
questions you have.
  • Wont see lots of papers going home.
  • We work in math journals everyday/problem solving
    and literature logs (kept in class)
  • We take notes and complete daily math work in our
    math notebooks.
  • Project-Based learning, which requires
    application of learning. Hands on.
  • We practice math using whiteboards.
  • Group projects/projects on the computer.
  • Students will be expected to redo work, including
    tests, if their score is less than 70. The
    Common Core is a Standards Based Curriculum.
    Therefore, Mastery of concept is the goal.

Odd and Ends Continued
  • Please send a healthy snack and a water bottle
  • Please no electronic devices.
  • Conference will be held twice a year. Dates will
    be posted on the calendar.
  • Per the Student Handbook, please remember to not
    send in treats or gifts for students birthdays.

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