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Ms Sharpe

Email: 
ssharpe@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499
Classes Taught: 
Virginia Studies, Reading, Grammar and Writing

                                                                                   WELCOME!

 

                                                                             CLASSROOM RULES 

1.      Be prepared. 

2.      Show respect to everyone and everything.

3.      Listen and follow directions. 

4.      Raise your hand to speak.

Rewards: praise, stickers, certificates, happy notes or calls home, treat box visits, visits to the principal's Treasure Chest

Consequences: warnings, loss of privileges, change card, notes or calls home, referral to the office

                                                                             GO FOR GREEN!

  We have a behavior modification system that I call “Go for Green.”  It is based on a traffic light design with everyone starting on green each day.  If I have to give several warnings to a student for misbehavior, then I will ask them to change their card to yellow (CAUTION).  If there are more problems, they will be asked to move their name to red (STOP).  It this occurs, the student will receive a note or a call home that day. This sysyem also ties in with our new "Fun Friday" incentive. smiley

                                                             HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

      In addition to the Elon Elementary Schoolwide Homework Challenge, 4th grade will also have written (and other) homework assignments.  It is expected that homework be made a top priority & that students put forth their best effort - making sure to complete all assignments as assigned & turn them in on time.  

    Please check (and sign) your child’s agenda daily for assignments and/or notes.  If homework is not completed as assigned, students will be expected to complete it during recess time.

   

                                                    ***HOMEWORK TIDBITS***

Math: 5 problems (due each Thursday)

Science: study as assigned

History: study as assigned (notebook should be brought home to use for studying)

Spelling: sort & study at least 3 nights Monday-Friday

Reading: read each night

Additional information will be shared throughout the year as needed.

 

                                                                       PAPER FOLDERS

 Paper folders will be sent home every Monday.  Please take a few moments to review the enclosed papers with your child and return the signed folder on the next school day.

 

                                                                         CLASS SUPPLIES

 .                  Please check with your child periodically to see that they have the supplies that they need. 

 

                                                                            Parenting Tips

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                                                                       Successful School Year

  • Read with your child nightly.
  • Talk about their interests.
  • Write notes and hide them in their book bags, lunch boxes, or folder for a nice surprise.
  • Read and discuss school work.
  • Give your child specific duties or chores to do at home to teach responsibility.
  • Set aside special time.
  • Be actively involved in your child’s education. 
  • Attend P.T.O. meetings and functions. 
  • Remain in contact with their teacher(s).
  • Check daily for updates and notes from school.

 I look forward to a great year!! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, concerns, or compliments. 

434.528.6496

ssharpe@amherst.k12.va.us

                                                              CLASSROOM FOCUS

                                                            Week of November 26, 2018

* HISTORY:  completing VS3efg this week - quiz TBA

* WORD STUDY:  test this Friday

* READING: sumamrizing; homophones

* GRAMMAR: double negatives

 

 

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                                                4th Grade 2018-2019  S.O.L. Testing Dates (May 2018)

                                                                    * Virginia Studies: TBA

                                                                           * Reading:  TBA

                                                                              * Math:  TBA

 

 

 

 

 

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