Books for parents
Ending the Homework Hassle by John Rosemond
As excellent, researched based, easy to use book. I used these ideas for years and it works. Our evenings were positive and enjoyable while my 3 children excelled in school. Susan
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
This is a must! It will open up a whole new window into your child’s mind. We all tend to love our children in the terms of what makes us feel loved rather than what makes them feel loved. I sure understand why my mom’s notes in my lunchbox were so important to me! Susan
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee is one of the best, if not the best, parenting books I’ve read. It is a must!
Our fourth graders will soon be fully engaged in our literature circles! Our fourth grade reading program centers on the use of great novels and small groups. Students read and then complete literacy notes which they will then present in their small groups. The discussions that occur are amazing and often so insightful. Lookout Mountain School is constantly looking for higher order thinking lessons and activities to provide rigor. Literature Circles do just that!
Fourth graders will have lots of writing during their busy days. In literacy class, they will have workshops which will teach writing crafts, partner discussions, student activities and practice. They will have lots of time to independently write.
Fourth graders will need to study and master their multiplication facts this year! In math class, they will participate in partner discussion, make connections between problems and topics, justify why they agree or disagree with strategies, and explore multiple pathways to problems. Fourth graders will be asked to study their math facts for at least 5 minutes a night in addition to their weekly homework. Most of the homework will be given on Monday with a due date on Friday.
In Social Studies, we will be studying U.S. History from the earliest people right up to the pre Civil War.