Welcome to Mr. LaRosa's
Fourth Grade Class!!
grade is an exciting year!! We will be studying many interesting topics
during our time together. Our class will be learning about the 5
regions of the United States, our government and what it means to be a
good citizen. We will also be working with our exciting science
curriculum as well as learning lifelong skills such as how to be
organized, efficient and on top of your assignments!
In fourth grade, we will be utilizing new and exciting technologies. Students will be able to use an interactive SmartBoard
to enhance their learning in all content areas. These are a great tool
and we are very lucky to have them. We have three mobile labs at
South School for classroom use. We also have a brand new Computer Lab
Classroom that we will be using. Students will have many opportunities
to research, create multimedia presentations, as well as, hone their
word processing skills with the use of the mobile labs, computer lab and
classroom computers. To improve student's math facts, we have a
program on our school computers called Fastt Math. Fastt Math is a
program that tracks each child's math fact progress (speed and
accuracy) for all four operations., however it is only available for the
students at school.
MONDAY: Math Enrichment
TUESDAY: PHYSICAL EDUCATION (BRING YOUR SNEAKERS!)
FRIDAY: Computer Lab
*We will be having a quick healthy snack in the afternoon each day.
is assigned every evening. Your child will have nightly assignments in
math and spelling. However, there will be some grammar, social studies,
science as well as writing. Classwork that is not completed during the
day, will be sent home that evening. If you find that your child is
bringing home a lot of homework please ask him/her if it is also
student is required to complete a weekly reading log. Your child's
grade is determined by the amount of time he/she reads throughout the
week. There are many opportunities for students to read throughout the
day. This independent reading time can count towards their weekly
reading log. The idea of the reading log is to allow the student to
pick a genre that he/she is interested in. Students may listen to books
on tape, read to a sibling, read a magazine, newspaper, etc...any of
these would count towards reading log time. Reading logs need to be
signed by a parent and are due every Friday. Students who do not bring
in their signed reading log on Fridays will lose one letter grade for
everyday it is late.
student who does not bring in their homework will attend the "Homework
Room" during their recess time. If your child misses recess due
to homework, a letter will be sent home for a parent's signature.
FOURTH GRADE OPPORTUNITIES
are many extra curricular opportunities at South School in fourth
grade. Every fourth grade student can participate in many clubs and
activities. For example: Orchestra, Chorus, Drama Club, Apprentice Gardeners, jump rope club...these are just a few. Watch for notices more information.
the year, I send informative emails about upcoming events, such as:
pending tests, notices that are going home and classroom celebrations. A
form will be going home to gather your email address please return this to me so you can be included in these important emails.
is an easy way to get a quick response from me, however, you may always
call and leave a message. If I do not respond to your email/message in
24 hours I probably did not receive it...at that point you should send
it again or call me.
603.432.6956 extension 5135
Scholastic News http://sni.scholastic.com/SN4/
Scott-Foresman (all textbooks) https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/login/login.jsp?showLoginPage=true
Password: In assignment notebook
National Geographic for Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
Quia (grammar practice) http://www.quia.com/shared/english/
Interactive Learning Activities http://interactivesites.weebly.com/
Sheppard Software http://sheppardsoftware.com/
Science Quiz for Plants https://quizlet.com/112390590/test
Sporcle States and Capitals http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/uscapitals
Vocabulary Practice http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cleanup_eng_launcher.html