Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Welcome to Ms. Howell's 4th Grade Class

Dear Parents,

               I am very excited about having your child in my classroom and working with you to ensure that your child will have a positive experience in fourth grade.  As your child’s teacher, I have high expectations and will give all my students an opportunity to fulfill these expectations in the learning style that best enables them to achieve their individual goals.
               It is my belief that good communication between parents and teachers is essential.  I will be updating our class blog daily in order to keep you informed of what is happening in our classroom.  The blog address is http://howell4bes.blogspot.com/ Please feel free to contact me any time during the year to discuss any questions or concerns regarding your child.  My work email address is Amy_Howell@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

               Listed below are several important reminders for this school year:

  • Burnette Elementary school hours are 8:50-3:20.  Your child may arrive between 8:20-8:50. 
  • Please remember to send a note to school when your child’s transportation changes. All transportation notes must be hand written. Also, all absences require a written note. 
  • Our lunch time is 11:35- 12:00.  You are welcome to join your child for lunch.  Please do not bring fast food for your child to eat.  
  • Feel free to celebrate your child’s birthday by sending in a ready-to-serve treat that your child may pass out during our lunch time.  If you send in drinks, please be sure to send in clear liquids such as sprite or water. 
  • We will have an optional snack time during the day.  Please send one healthy finger food choice (no candy, juice, etc.)  Children may bring water bottles.  Only water will be allowed in the classroom.
  • Please make sure you sign in and wear a visitor’s badge anytime you are in the building to help keep the school safe.

Our Daily Schedule:
8:20 – 8:55        Arrival/Morning Work/Announcements
8:55 – 10:00      Reading
10:05 – 11:05   Math
11:05 – 11:35   Writing/Word Study
11:35 - 12:00    Lunch
12:10 – 12:30   TDPE (recess)
12:35 – 1:00      Writing
1:00 – 2:20        Social Studies/Science
2:25 – 3:15        Specials
3:20                     Dismissal

·        Our specials schedule will rotate daily.  Our class will follow the below rotation:
               Day 1 – PE *
               Day 2–  Music
               Day 3 – Art
               Day 4 – PE*
               Day 5 – Media/Technology/Counseling
* Please remember to wear or bring appropriate shoes for PE.

I look forward to a wonderful year with your child and the opportunity to get to know you.   

Amy Howell, Ed. S.
Fourth Grade Teacher

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