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Ryann Mazzuco Locker
Room 13 Schedule

A TYPICAL DAY IN ROOM 13

 

8:15-8:45 Morning Routine/Class Meeting

8:45-10:00 Math

10:00-10:15 RECESS

10:15-11:05 Reader’s Workshop

11:05-12:09 Writer’s Workshop

12:09-12:53 LUNCH

12:54-1:25 Spelling/Word Work

1:25-2:25 Social Studies/Science

 

Other Weekly Activities:

PE - T/TH 8:15-9:05am

Library - Every other Monday beginning 9/16 9:25-9:55am

Music - F Orchestra 10:20-11:10, Band 11:15-12:05

SA - TBD (Spring)

Homework Links

Typing Agent

 

Dream Box

 

NewsELA

 

Raz Kids

 

4th Grade Room 13

Room 13
Room 13
Important Dates!

September:

Monday, September 2nd-No School (Labor Day)

 

Tuesday, September 10th-Back To School Night 6-6:45pm

 

Friday, September 20th-Fall Picture Day

 

Monday, September 23-Friday, September 27th-Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal all week 1:21pm)

 

Friday, September 27th-Blue Day!

 

October:

Monday, October 7th-No School (Teacher Professional Development)

 

Tuesday, October 15th-PTA Ice Cream Social and Auction

 

Friday, October 18th-Book Summary Due-Fiction

 

Monday, October 21st-Friday, October 25th-Red Ribbon Week

 

Friday, October 25th-Blue Day!

 

Thursday, October 31st-Halloween Parade

 

 

Homework Expectations

HOMEWORK AND SUMMARY GUIDELINES

4th Grade Homework is given every night of the school week. We will start the week of August 26th with our regular homework, but your child should read every night.

We expect students to work on homework for about 45 minutes, Monday through Thursday. This includes the following:

-20 minutes of reading (daily). This is reading a chapter book of their choice. They should use these choice books for their book summaries, that are due each month. Once a week, students will also read an article on NewsELA online and answer questions. 

-Work on their monthly book summary. They will complete one book summary per month, beginning in October. 

-5-10 minutes of math (daily). Students will complete one lesson of Dreambox online daily.

-10 minutes of typing practice using a program called Typing Agent

-Weekly Spelling Homwork

Some students bring home unfinished work from class, and sometimes there are possible Science or Social Studies projects (often given the week or month to complete). 

Book Summary and Presentation Due Dates

The book summary due dates are as follows:

September- Examples practiced in class together

October- 1 fiction due on 10/18/19

November- 1 nonfiction due on 11/22/19

December- 1 fiction due on 12/13/19

January- 1 nonfiction due on 1/24/20

February- 1 fiction due on 2/28/20

March- 1 nonfiction due on 3/20/20

April- 1 fiction due on 4/24/20

May-1 nonfiction due on 5/15/20

The book presentation due dates are as follows:(must be separate books from the book summaries)

1st Presentation 11/4/19

2nd Presentation 4/6/20

Book Summaries and Presentations

It is a requirement that each student in 4th grade have 8 book summaries typed and turned in. This is achieved by our required reading of 20 minutes every night, as well as reading time in class. Students should complete 1 summary per month. Each month will rotate between fiction and non-fiction.  (Precise due dates will be given at BTSN)

 

For every 100 pages your child reads, they should be writing one book summary. Book summaries should show me that the student has a firm comprehension of the book they have read. If the summary is not up to standard, I will return it and it should be rewritten. 

 

There are a few different ways your child may turn in a book summary:

1) **Preferred** Students go to classroom.google.com, click on the summary template, make a copy and save to their drive. After completing their work, they will upload the Google Doc to Google Classroom and “Turn In” (I will be teaching the students how to do this!)

 

2.) Students may save a copy of the template, type their summary at home, print it out and turn it in at school.

 

Students will give 2 Presentations throughout the year.  

 

1 Fiction Presentation (separate from their book summaries)

 

1 Non-Fiction Presentation (separate from their book summaries)

Contact Information

Email is the best way to communicate with me.  Please e-mail me at rmazzuco@scusd.net. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.  

Noteworthy!

PE: Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:15-9:05am (bring water!)

 

Library:Every other Monday beginning on 9/16 from 9:25-9:55am

 

Music: Orchestra F-10:20-11:10

            Band F-11:15-12:05

 

 

Field Trip Information

Students will participate in 2-3 field trips during the school year. Field trips are funded through your PTA and grade level donations.  Information on specific field trips to follow.  

 

The PTA donations cover one field trip for the grade along with Starting Arts, Art Class, Family Dance, the Multicultural Festival and much more!  

 

The grade level donations are a separate donation that cover the additional field trips that helps enrich your child's learning experiences.  Your donation goes to the entire grade level and is distributed equally amongst the grade level.  We greatly appreciate your support! (More information on this will follow shortly)

Fun Quotes
“Children see magic because they look for it.”
- Christopher Moore
 
“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
- Dr. Seuss
 
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.”
- W.B. Yeats
 
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
- Stacia Tauscher
 
“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.”
- Walt Streightiff