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Welcome to 4B! Mrs. Caterina Gabriel


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Title: Welcome to 4B! Mrs. Caterina Gabriel

Welcome to 4B!Mrs. Caterina Gabriel

Meet Mrs. Gabriel
  • 17th Year teaching 4th grade in NA ?
  • Grade Level Facilitator
  • Graduate of University of Pittsburgh with
    completion of Masters Degree
  • Born and raised in Pittsburgh (Morningside)
  • Live in Shaler with my husband Jim and two kids,
  • Elisa (7th) Noah (5th)

And Were Off!
  • Expectations of our fourth graders
  • Put forth their BEST EFFORT!
  • Dont rob others of the opportunity to learn.
  • Come everyday with a SMILE and a POSITIVE I CAN
  • Next to their parents, Im their biggest FAN!
  • More responsibility independence this year on
    the student!
  • Be great problem solvers! Set GOALS!
  • M word is NOT permitted in 4th Grade! ?

Gentle Reminders
  • Quick Links on the Hosack Webpage
  • Include Student Handbook (HES procedures)
  • Birthday Form
  • Thursday e-Blast
  • Hosack Happenings
  • Lunch Menu
  • Much more!

Gentle Reminders
  • Walkers Notes must be handwritten
  • Conference Sign-Ups (Office Foyer)
  • Clearances The School District is working on
    the development of a clearance policy for
    volunteers.  It is unclear what the final
    parameters of the policy will look like or when
    it will be officially implemented.  However,
    there will be ample time for communication of a
    final policy before it would be implemented.

A Day in the Life of a 4B Kid
  • Morning Routine Sheet
  • AM Work Folder
  • Stays in the desk
  • Work varies Spelling and Grammar
  • Organization!
  • Expandable File
  • Daily file, subjects file, homework file, keep
    home file
  • Red Pen, Highlighter, Pencils, Pencil pouch
  • SSR, Read Aloud
  • Keep chapter book in desk

Sacred Part of our Day
  • Assignment Notebooks
  • Homework
  • Practice NOT punishment ?
  • Mailboxes
  • Webpage
  • Go to northallegheny.org
  • Select a school (top left) Hosack Elementary
  • Building Staff Gabriel, Caterina
  • Click on 4B Homework Page

  • Storytown Series Harcourt
  • Six themes Spiral review of key skills
  • Study Guide-sent home Monday
  • Includes story of the week, spelling words,
    robust vocabulary with definitions, skills
  • Practice Book Pages
  • Comprehension Check pages
  • Robust Vocabulary
  • Practiced all week, but must study at home!
  • RV Enriching Vocabulary page/reread story is
    homework evening before reading test.
  • Weekly Centers, Jeopardy, Leveled Readers
  • Text Sets Learning Extension of themes/topics
    in our story
  • An additional way to help meet standards within
    the new Common Core

  • Reading Log
  • Read 5 out of 7 nights
  • Mark off on the log
  • Parent to initial
  • Due every Tuesday

Diving Deep Into Reading!
  • PURPOSE to increase love of reading, improve
    fluency comprehension
  • Read 25 chapter books
  • 10 must be Accelerated Reader-take quiz at
  • http//www.northallegheny.org/Page/9402 AR Book
    List here
  • 4 can be their free choice with a summary
    (plus 2 summer books)
  • 5 Teacher Picks go toward goal
  • 4 from books read for Book Responses
  • Track with a chart kept in school
  • Parents receive AR tests to sign
  • Earn Fish with 5,10,15,20, 25 books read.
  • Fun incentive at the end of the year!

Book Responses
  • Oral Presentation
  • Quarterly (excluding December) (Due 10/14)
  • Self-selected chapter books
  • Taps into student interests talents
  • Evaluation Sheet/Idea Packet
  • USE project to summarize book
  • Project serve as the note cards
  • Project is interactive
  • April-science presentation
  • May-social studies presentation
  • Living Museum

  • Reading Folder
  • Review work, sign record sheet, return promptly
  • Weekly tests and practice work
  • Tests Reading (story test/skill test), Grammar,
    Word Work, Spelling
  • Cover Sheet included to show overall test scores,
    but input separately in TYLER
  • Comes home roughly every other week!

  • Grammar Packets by Theme
  • Reinforce grammar skills via reading story and
    writing completed in that week(s).
  • Assigned as AM work or homework as needed
  • Grammar Test on Fridays

  • Basic List (20)/Challenge Words (5)
  • Words introduced Monday
  • Spelling pages (3 Challenge page) due Thursday
  • Theme Packet
  • AM Work
  • Test Friday
  • Cursive required- Practice for test at home
  • spellingcity.com

  • Writing as a Process
  • Narrative
  • Persuasive
  • Informational
  • Reading Responses PSSA practice
  • Poetry
  • Journals
  • 4 Square Writing
  • Reading nonfiction articles and writing responses
    about the topic.

  • Harcourt Series
  • Online access from home
  • Workbook Pages, PSSA Workbook
  • 1 Subject Notebook
  • Lesson Work, Sample problems
  • Homework aid
  • Lesson Quizzes, Tests
  • Problem Solving
  • Placement is data driven and learning is
    differentiated/challenged in each class.

Rocket Math!
  • Grades 1-5 Basic Facts Program
  • Purpose To increase fluency and automaticity of
    basic multiplication/division facts (4th grade)
  • Daily practice and quiz
  • Parent involvement important to student success!

Rocket Math!
  • Parent Involvement important to childs success
    with Rocket Math.
  • Study with your child using the oral practice
  • Practice sheet focuses on 3-4 new facts plus
    facts your child has already mastered
  • Use flashcards from the Rocket Math program
  • Child must practice saying problem and answer

  • Homework
  • 20 points each quarter
  • Deduct 1 point for late homework

Social Studies
  • Harcourt US Regions Text
  • Maps Globes
  • Explore 5 US Regions
  • 5-6 lessons per unit
  • Chapters grouped (Ex Chapter 1-2 Test)
  • Economics
  • Current Events TFK magazines
  • Periodic reading assigned on current events
  • Learn US States/Capitals

Social Studies
  • Study Packets
  • Week notice of test
  • Regions Day (May)
  • State Reports (May)

  • Mrs. Linda Kleeb

Student Achievement
  • Mr. Keith Gillis
  • Reinforce reading/writing skills
  • Teach test taking strategies
  • Areas of focus are data driven
  • Extensions of Science and Social Studies
  • Everyday edits packet (grammar)
  • SRA Reading Lab (comprehension)

  • Clock Buddies
  • Group Work
  • Think-Pair-Share

Fun in 4th Grade!
  • Happy Checks
  • Student of the Week
  • Feel Good Friday
  • Peebles Pen Pals

  • Going once
  • Going twice
  • Rewards
  • Consequences
  • Quarterly Auction
  • Prizes donatedThank you!

  • Rules established!
  • Care for Ourselves, Care for Our School, Care
    for Others
  • Three Checks system
  • Reminder
  • Warning
  • Behavior Slip
  • Golden Tiger Program
  • Ties into our monthly themes within Olweus
    Anti-Bullying Program

  • Elective classes - not required
  • Students who are not at a rehearsal will be
  • participating in extension/remediation activities
    and/or working on special projects
  • Students who are not at a rehearsal will NOT be
    scheduled for study hall-like periods
  • Additional homework possible on that night-please
    monitor childs schedule

  • Band and Orchestra students need to bring their
    instrument music every week. Chorus students
    need to bring their music every week.
  • Band/Orchestra Groups Tuesdays
  • Chorus Thursdays
  • Schedules have been distributed by Mrs.
    Funk/Watton and Mr. Novak
  • Students attend their lesson every week
  • May leave for their lesson five minutes before
    scheduled lesson begins

  • Please contact me to discuss any concerns!
  • cgabriel_at_northallegheny.org
  • 412.366.9664 (Hosack Office)
  • Home-School Communication is
  • KEY to SUCCESS!!
  • I look forward to a wonderful and productive year!

Are you smarter than a 4th grader?
  • Your name childs name at the top of your
  • Number your paper 1-5.
  • Get ready to earn your child their first HOMEWORK
    PASS! ?

4TH Grade Questions
  1. In a compound sentence, should you insert a
    comma before the conjunction? YES or NO?
  2. What is the name for the largest of the 5 Great
  3. In which region do Alaska and Hawaii belong?
  4. The answer to a multiplication problem is called
  5. True or False The number 13 is a prime number.
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