Dear Parents/Guardians of 4th Grade Spanish Immersion,
I would like to welcome you and your child to fourth grade! I am looking forward to a fun-filled, enriching and successful school year. Fourth grade holds many challenges. Nonetheless, with consistency, open communication, trust, and perseverance, together we will successfully meet them all! This coming first week, as folders are put in place, books are stacked, pencils are sharpened and routines are established, your child will ease into the fourth grade! I know we will have a great 2019-2020 school year!
Following, I would like to provide you with some important information.
In 4th grade the Spanish/English curriculum is divided as follows:
· Math- English
· Reading- Spanish
· Grammar/Writing- English· Spelling/Ortografía- both in Spanish and English(lists are provided every Friday)
· Social Studies- Spanish
· Science- Spanish
** Our daily routine is all conducted in Spanish (lunch count, periods between subjects, etc.)**
Our daily schedule includes all subjects listed above. All work that is assigned will be noted in the students’ planners. In-class work which is not completed within the expected time will be considered homework and due the next day. Periodically, specific projects will be assigned to be completed independently. Furthermore, if your child is assigned a project in Spanish, sufficient time will always be provided in order for the students to work on it in class when I am available to help. However, students are expected to devote the majority of project preparation time at home.
The Spanish spelling quiz will be on Thursdays and the English spelling quiz will be on Wednesdays.
Our class has five main rules:
1. follow all instructions
2. work during designated work times3. keep hands, feet, and objects in yourpersonal space
4. arrive on time with all supplies
5. speak Spanish!
Students are expected to follow these rules at all times. In addition, following the Bear Necessities is crucial for us in 4th grade!
Students are expected to write in cursive. The also need to arrive to school prepared with pencils, eraser, and their planners; have all text book and binders.
My conference time is 9:00-9:50 a.m. My e-mail address is: email@example.com and my direct line is (281) 641- 1646. Since I check planners daily, this is another great way for us to communicate. You can access my website via www.humblisd.net/BBE, selecting our schools, choosing Bear Branch, going to Teachers websites, and finally, Grantham. As you can see, communication between home and school is crucial; please contact me with any questions and /or concerns!
I look forward to getting to know all of you a little bit better during the course of the year. In advance, thank you to all who will volunteer their time this year!!!