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Mrs. James's 4th Grade Math and Science Classes
Multiplicative Comparison VideoAugust 29th- September 2ndMath: The first week of school students will be learning new math procedures for 4th grade. Students will also be reviewing graphing skills with smarties, reviewing multiplications facts with a 5 Minute Frenzy, and learning how to play Sudoku.It is very important that students know their multiplication facts and are fluent. This is the expectation. Students will also continue their spiral review using Math 4Today. This sheet will be done at school Monday-Thursday.Monthly Word Problem Sheet: Each month, students will have a monthly word problem sheet that will be completed at home. We will check one week at a time each Friday. Students can choose the amount of problems they want to complete each night. Problem solving is a very important skill in math and our goal is that students become excellent problem solvers by practicing different strategies to solve a problem. Time will be given in class for assistance as needed. Monthly Word Problems will be given out September 12th.Math Vocabulary Words:Building a Math Community through Real Data Unit 1:Categorical data, numerical data, frequency tables, scaled bar graphs, and/or line plotsScience:The first week of school, students will be analyzing what makes someone a scientist. Students will also be looking at a STEM Challenge on September 2nd.Daily Schedule:8:30-10:30 Block A (Quigley Science/Math)10:30-11:00 Block B (James Science)11:00-11:30 Recess11:30-12:00 Block B (James Math)12:00-12:25 Lunch12:30-1:30 Block B (James Math)1:30-2:00 Personalization2:05-2:55 Connect3:00 Dismissal
Connect Classes Schedule2:05-2:55Day 1: MUSICDay 2: ARTDay 3: PEDay 4: MEDIA week AGUIDANCE week BDay 5: 5th BLOCK/ GLOBALDay 5: FIT LABAustralian News- 1st Quarter, students will be learning about the culture and geography of AustraliaThe Objectives of HES Houses:
● To create a sense of community and promote cohesion among staff and students throughout the entire school
● To hold students accountable to high academic and social expectations
● To maintain and foster quality and meaningful relationships with each child4th Grade students will be drafted into houses September 2nd! Once students are sorted, we will have monthly house meetings at school during the day.September 23rd: 4th/5th Grade House MeetingSeptember 30th: Whole School House MeetingOctober 21st: 4th/5th Grade House MeetingNovember 22nd: 4th/5th Grade House MeetingJanuary 27th: 4th/5th Grade House MeetingFebruary 24th: 4th/5th Grade House MeetingMarch 31st: 4th/5th Grade House MeetingApril 28th: 4th/5th Grade House MeetingMay 26th: 4th/5th Grade House Meeting
All About Me
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts
Mrs. Victoria James
Hello Parents and Students!! I am Mrs. James and I am so excited to be here at Harrisburg Elementary!! I am looking forward to beginning this year with my new fourth graders. This is going to be an exciting and successful year!!
Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I am originally from New Jersey and moved down to Charlotte in 1999 to finish my degree in Elementary Education. I live in Harrisburg with my husband, two children and puppy named Louey! I have been teaching in North Carolina for 18 years, 12 of which were spent in nearby Kannapolis. Teaching has been a very rewarding experience and I am thrilled to be a part of the Harrisburg Elementary family. My hope is to continue to make many more friends and solid connections with students old and new!!
Cheers to a great 2021-2022! Success is made with teamwork!