Welcome students and parents to the 4th and 5th Grade Social Studies page!
Note: Scroll to bottom for this week’s homework and objectives. It will be updated by day’s end of the first school day of each week.
My expectations for the year: I aim to enrich the students in faith, education, and personal growth. As we explore the history of our state, nation, and world, I hope to connect these lessons with current day topics. Though achieving an understand of social studies in a variety of ways is an overarching objective, my main goal as an educator is to allow students to flourish as individuals beyond the classroom. We will focus on allowing expression within respectful boundaries, learn to think critically, and explore the many facets of our history
- Come to class with all materials needed. Unless instructed to do otherwise, I expect students to always have their textbooks.
- If you wish to leave your desk, the student must raise their hand.
- Respect is paramount. We will no interrupt other who are talking or reading, nor will we speak poorly of our classmates.
- Profanity is prohibited. There are hundreds of thousands of words in the English language, I’m sure you can express yourself otherwise.
- Keep your hands to yourself, even in a friendly manner.
- Do not touch, take, or damage anything that does not belong to you.
- Pay attention to whoever is reading or talking at that present moment.
- Written homework assignments are to be handed in the that they are due. Only one late assignment will be accepted during each trimester for half credit. All other late work will no be accepted.
- If a student is absent, they will promptly be informed of any missed assignments and are responsible for their completion by the next school day. If student experience an extended absence, a plan to get everything completed may be discussed.
- All tests and quizzes will be sent home to be signed. If students fail to return signed tests to me, I will reach out to parents to inform them of their student’s grade as well as let them know of their child’s lack of compliance.
Students are expected to understand and comply to these classroom rules. Students who violate these classroom guidelines may be subject to verbal warnings which may escalate to after-school detention or loss of privileges.
Test are worth 70% of the first trimester, while homework accounts for 30% of the first trimester grade.
In the second trimester, tests will account for 60% of a student’s grade, 30% for homework/classwork, and 10% for the midterm.
In the third trimester, tests will account for 55% of a student’s grade, 25% for homework/classwork, and 20% for the final.
Finals and midterms may be a test, individual project/paper, or group project/paper. This section will be updated once we inch closer to those assignments.
I will hold extra help every Thursday after school from 3:05 to 3:45. Here, I can assist student on homework and answer any questions they may have. The first extra help session following a test, students may come and work with me to increase a grade they are unhappy with. I will allow students to earn half of the points they missed out on the first time around. For example: If a student scores an 80, they missed out on 20 points. They may come to extra help and earn an addition 10 points to boost their test grade. Please do understand that this may require additional homework, worksheets, or assignments to achieve, but this is a wonderful opportunity for students who may not strive in a test setting but are looking to do well in class. Additional accommodations may be discussed, so feel free to e-mail me. If students have scheduling conflicts, please inform me and I may be able to shift my days around to better accommodate them.
Homework and Objectives for the week of 10/16 – 10/20:
Note: Homework will be listed under the day that it is assigned, not the day that it is due. For example: If homework is listed under Tuesday, it was assigned on that Tuesday and is due on the next day, Wednesday. I aim not to assign student’s homework on Friday, but occasionally I may have to in order to stay on track.
All homework is to be done in complete sentences.
Objective: Use Chapter 2 of our New Jersey textbook to discuss and advance our knowledge of State’s regional difference. We will use this knowledge to understand the benefits and downfalls of each regional quirk.
Tuesday: Complete Study Guide
Thursday: Study for Test Tomorrow (10/20)
Objective: Use Unit 2 of our United States textbook to discuss and advance our knowledge of the middle ages. We will use this knowledge to advance our understanding of the modern world and how it was shaped by our predecessors.
Wednesday: Complete Study Guide
Thursday: Study for test Tomorrow (10/20)