Welcome to Ms. Olcott's Class!

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Respect. Teamwork. Success.


Attitude Determines Altitude ~ Fly High!


 


Welcome to Miss Olcott´s Class Page!


samantha.olcott@sbschools.org


Fourth Grade is a busy place so check back often for the latest happenings and assignments.


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In Reading, we are beginning our first read along unit - Journey! 


In Writing, we are writing Realistic Fiction stories!


In Science, we have begun our Energy & Matter unit. 


In Math, we are studying Geometry!


Check out these websites for math activities to practice your facts and skills!


www.prodigygame.com/play


http://sbmathwebsites.pbworks.com/w/page/76231484/4th%20Grade%20Student%20Websites


http://www.aplusmath.com/


http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/index.html


http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/number_patterns/play/ 


www.xtramath.com


www.sheppardsoftware.com


www.multiplication.com


http://iss.schoolwires.com/page/20523  (multiplication & division)


http://iss.schoolwires.com/page/20527 (fractions)


https://www.ixl.com/ (PARCC style questions)


http://www.commoncoresheets.com/  (PARCC style questions)


http://parcconline.org/assessments/practice-tests (PARCC practice tests)


http://www.studyisland.com/login (PARCC style questions)



American Revolution Websites!


http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/amrevol.html


http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/16-history/251-american-revolution.html


http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/revolutionarywar.htm


http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/kids/


 


 


*Daily Homework (M-Th)


Reading: Monthly Reading Response Menu - due the last day of the month that we are in school!


Math:     Weekly Math Challenge in Math Homework Notebook


Daily Fact Practice


Weekly Word Study: 


We spend two weeks on each sort for spelling. When we begin a new sort, your child will have a set of the words at school and a set for home. We will work on 12 words the first week, and then the next 12 the following week. Assignments are taped into the front of their word study notebooks. Your children will have time daily to work on their word study, therefore they may not always bring it home for homework. 


Monday: definitions/part of speech & sentences (words 1-6)


Tuesday: definitions/part of speech & sentences (words 7-12)


Wednesday: sentence rewrites


Thursday: cursive sort & study for test




 *Important Dates to Remember:


 



May:


5/1-5/5 PARCC Testing 4th Grade


5/24 Early Release


5/26 Field Day - Date Change


5/29 Memorial Day - No School


5/31 NJASK Science


 June:



6/6 Field Trip to Washington Crossing


6/8 Early Release


6/15 Spring Music Concert


6/22 Early Release - Last Day of School




 



How to Give a Booktalk

 

 

 
Specials Schedule
Monday Phys. Ed
Tuesday Phys. Ed.
Wednesday Library & Spanish
Thursday Art
Friday Music
 
Study Island

Study Island is a great way to extend student's learning into the home.  All that's needed is a computer and internet connection.  To use Study Island, log on to www.studyisland.com, and have your child enter their username and password.  Make sure that your child uses pencil and paper when necessary.  Study Island is also a great preparation tool for the NJ ASK5 exam in March.

 
QUALITY OF WORK STANDARDS

 

 

The presentation of work should repressent pride in one's accomplishments These are the standards we expect all children to adhere to in order to perform at their highest level.

 

*ALWAYS do your best!

 

* The proper heading must be used on all papers that are submitted. THis includes first and last name and the date.

 

*All papers must be handed in without rips, crinkles, or fringes

 

*All papers that require a final draft must be submitted typed or in blue or black ink.

 

*Absolutely no "White-Out" should be used at school.

 

*Pencil must be used in math.

 

*Your work area, as well as any area that you use, should be kept neat and organized.

 

*Edit all written work.

 

Please be aware that these standards will be enforced at all times. Work that does not meet these standards will be redone and resubmitted as assigned. Thank you for your cooperation.

 
Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at Samantha.Olcott@sbschools.org or by calling the Greenbrook School office at 732-297-2480.