“Follow the Son”
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Welcome to a new school year! My name is Mrs. Donna Gunning, and I am very pleased to be your child’s Fourth Grade teacher for the 2021-2022 School Year. I have planned a challenging and extensive curriculum, and I truly hope it will be a rewarding experience for your child.
I believe Fourth Grade is the time to develop responsible, independent, and self-motivated students. Your child will learn note-taking skills, sharpen study habits, and most importantly, learn to organize and prioritize his/her schoolwork. We will build character, along with academic success!
We will spend a great deal of time the first few weeks organizing materials and establishing classroom routines. Organization is the key to a successful and stress-free year. Your child will write all assignments, tests and project due dates in the Student Planner. The students have been instructed to obtain your signature in the Planner every night. This will enable you to verify homework assignments are completed, and to keep track of schoolwork and activities. Your time to review and sign the Student Planner is very much appreciated. I check Student Planners each morning for your signature, as well as any notes or comments you may have written. The Student Planner will be placed in the Red Take-Home Folder every day, along with any letters/flyers from our School Office. Please make sure your child places his/her assignments, notes for the office, etc., in the Red Folder to be returned to school each day.
Your child’s work will be sent home every Monday in a Yellow Weekly Folder. Please review and sign the Test packet. There is a section for your questions or comments, if necessary, on the cover sheet. All class work and homework may be kept at home. Please return the signed Test Packets in the Yellow Weekly Folder by Friday.
Students must bring a water bottle (no larger than 2½” in diameter) to school and may be refilled throughout the day. Water, tissues, masks, and hand sanitizer are kept at students’ desks. Students must also bring a lunch from home every day. The Office Staff will contact families to bring forgotten lunch boxes to school.
Students must wear BT’s PE Uniform, socks, and sneakers to school on Mondays and Thursdays. Please remember: NO JEWELRY (except small post-style earrings) on PE Days!
My Classroom Discipline Plan and Class Schedule are linked below for your review. This Webpage is updated every Friday.
I am really looking forward to working with your children. Feel free to contact me for any reason, through the Student Planner or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not forget students can get some extra Vocabulary Workshop practice by visiting: www.sadlierconnect.com **scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go” in the purple box; *click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12; *click Vocabulary Workshop “orange”. No usernames or passwords needed! Please see the bottom of my BT webpage for additional resources.
The following websites are available for additional practice:
Religion: religion.sadlierconnect.com *click on We Believe Grade 4
Math: www.sadlierconnect.com *scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go!” in the purple box; *click Sadlier Math Grades K-6; *click Sadlier Math Grade 4 (orange text)
Vocabulary Workshop: www.sadlierconnect.com **scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go” in the purple box; *click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12; *click Vocabulary Workshop “orange”