I am very excited to have your child as one of my fourth grade students this school year! Also, I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child. I have high expectations for the academic school year, and am devoted to helping your child succeed! I believe that all students are unique and capable of learning.
Throughout the year, we will be working diligently to meet our curriculum requirements while preparing for the New York State tests in Language Arts, Math, and Science. We will be learning about New York State in Social Studies, covering many topics in Science, building our skills and concepts in Math, reading wonderful pieces of literature, and continuing to improve and fine tune our writing skills.
4th Grade Summer Reading Tips/Suggestions and Math Practice
Summer shouldn't mean taking a break from learning, especially when it comes to reading. Studies show that most students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months, but children who continue to read actually gain skills. During the summer parents can help children sustain (and even bolster) reading skills, strengthen their vocabulary and reinforce the benefits of reading for enjoyment.
Remember that children need free time, away from structured academic learning, and the summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy the pleasures of childhood. So summer reading should be fun. The following are a few tips to make summer reading enjoyable for your children:
Read aloud together with your child every day. Make it fun by reading outdoors - on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you.
Let kids choose what they want to read, and every so often, read the same book your child is reading and discuss it.
Buy books on tape or check them out at the library. This can be especially helpful for a child with a learning disability. Listen to these recordings in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together at home.
Students entering 4th grade, in September, are required to complete the 4th Grade Summer “One Pager” Assignment and turn to his/her teacher the first week of school.
One of the most important things your child can do over the summer to help with his/her math skills is to practice multiplication and division facts. Just a few minutes a day, a couple of days a week will make a big difference.
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Mrs. Kelly Shivinsky - Grade 4