Welcome to 4th Grade
Aug 21, 2023
I would like to welcome any new families and returning families to Prairie Crossing for the 2023-2024 school year. It was great to see many of you at the back-to-school picnic. The third and fourth-grade teachers are looking forward to a great school year with many great activities planned.
This letter is to let you know about some of the classroom procedures. You will get a paper copy and an email copy of this letter. Please let me know if there is another email address you would like me to add to my contacts.
My email is email@example.com. You can contact me by email, a paper note, or a note in the assignment notebook. I will be setting up the Remind app and will be sending information soon about this.
The 3rd and 4th-grade teachers will now be sharing 3 assistants during the school day. The assistants are Mrs. Trage, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ms. Hansis, email@example.com, and Mrs. Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be another staff member assigned to help with lunch and recess.
All students will have an assignment notebook that will be written daily. An adult in the classroom will initial the page daily. Assignment notebooks can be used to let me know information. I will also use assignment notebooks for notes to the parents on occasion. I would like students to show the assignment notebook to their parents.
The students have daily homework to read for at least 20 minutes every night. This can be a book of their choice. I do not do a reading log, but expect all students to do their reading. Students can bring the book they are reading at home to read in the classroom. It would be great for students to also practice math facts most days. This can be from a computer game, app, flashcards, or other methods.
There is a change to the math homework this year. There will be no home connection math book this year. The homework this year will be a combination of math games, printed pages, pages from the student book, and computer practice.
Your child should have rain gear and extra clothes stored at school. I do ask that students wear slippers, indoor shoes, or PE shoes inside the classroom. The shoes or boots the students wear outside are kept in the hallway during the day. This helps keep mud, dirt, and rocks out of the classroom after being outside.
Our class will have a working snack time in the afternoon. Your child can bring healthy, trash-free, and nut-free snacks daily. All students should also bring a reusable water bottle. They can refill the water bottle as needed. On early release days, students will be given time for a snack, but not lunch. You may send a larger snack on those days.
At PCCS we have students with nut allergies. We have specific procedures that we follow to assure the safety of those with allergies. In fourth grade, students are asked to not eat peanuts or nuts during snack time. If your child brings something that has nuts or was processed with nuts, he/she should know so we can make sure we follow the peanut/nut procedure.
Third and fourth-grade students have recess at 11:15 and lunch at 11:45. Recess this year will be mostly at the soccer field or playground.
I welcome all parent volunteers. Please reach out to me if you can volunteer during the school day or are available to do a small project at home. Once you have your paperwork submitted at the office, you are welcome to come anytime during the school day.
We have an essential class every day. The essential classes include PE, art, music, and Spanish.
Looking forward to a wonderful school year!
Monday – 9:05-9:45 Music, 9:50-10:30 PE
Tuesday-9:05-9:45 Art, 9:50-10:30 PE
Wednesday-9:05-9:45 Music, 9:50-10:30 Spanish
Thursday- 9:05-9:45 Spanish
Friday- 9:05-9:45 PE, 9:50-10:30 Art