Welcome to Fourth Grade.
My name is Shavon Holder. I was born in the country called Guyana. I started my teaching career in 2009 after completing The Teachers' Training College. I have taught mostly First Grade. I then relocated to the USA and I decided to continue in the teaching profession whilst on my jobsearch. So I took the necessary steps to make that possible.
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that a classroom should be a place where a child must feel comfortable and they would want to come to everyday. I try my best to work with my students to the best of my ability. This is to ensure that when they leave my class they must have learn something they can take with them to the next level. I manage the space I am given to provide the best environment for my students and all the materials I can access for them.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
- Nelson Mandela
It is expected that each students follow the procedures and rules of the class. They should respect themselves and others and also the classroom environment.
Our content for this year will be covered under Reading, Writing, Math and Science.
For Reading we will learn how to:
- Use specific examples from the text to explain characters’ motivations, main events, central themes, or ideas about a text.
- Use the context of a text to determine the meaning of a word.
- Understand and can explain the differences between narrative prose, drama, and poetry.
- Identify and refer to the different parts of poems and plays, such as verses, settings, and characters.
For Writing we will be:
- Writing opinion pieces that express a point of view; have an introduction, a conclusion, reasons, and facts to support the opinion; and group together related ideas.
- Writing informative/explanatory pieces that present information on a topic, use facts and details, group together related topics; provides introductions and conclusions in these pieces.
- Writing narrative pieces that use specific details, descriptions, and dialogue to convey a real event; includes an introduction and conclusion in each piece.
- Planning, revising, and editing their writing.
For Math we will:
- Use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve word problems, including word problems that require multiple steps and computations.
- Add and subtract multi-digit numbers.
- Multiply a number that has up to 4 digits by a 1-digit number, (for example, 2345 x 6) and multiplies two 2-digit numbers by each other, (for example, 13 x 16).
- Solve division equations with remainders.
For Science we will learn how to:
- Conduct experiments using the scientific method.
- Develop further questions to research and experiment with based on previously done experiments and previously realized conclusions.
- Write about and orally presents the findings and conclusion of an experiment.
- Research and takes notes on information on a variety of topics using both text and digital resource.
For Social Studies we will:
- Study and use maps to gain a deeper understanding of geography and how geography affects a community.
- Research, organize, and present their research on various topics, events, and figures.
- Discuss topics focusing on explaining their opinion using specific details, facts, and reasons to support their opinion.
- Read primary and secondary sources about different events, people, and topics.
It is highly recommended that you try to complete all your work and submit it on time. Early submission will enable you to get full marks you deserve rather than a 5% deduction.
Homework will be given according to your child's weakness. This will then enable them to be up to speed with the rest of the class.
|No loud speaking.||Call or write home.|
|Avoid walking around the classroom unecessarily.||Revoke privileges.|
|No chewing of gum in class.||Move student to another seat.|
|Do not talk back to the teacher.||Place in the timeout chair.|
My rewards will be of a variety of things, students will receive a trophy at the end of the year for earning the most rewards. I will have students be class helpers for the week where they will oversee distributing materials and ensuring the students get to and from class orderly. They would also get little tokens for their good behavior. These rewards will also be displayed and documented on the notice board.
Students will be a part of a continuous grading system. This will include classwork, homework, individual and group assignments, quizzes and tests. These will be done regularly to check their progress.
Communication with the parents will be done face to face with the parents that visit the school regular, calling and sending home notes.
My contact info
Your Teacher Shavon Holder