Mrs. Gomez- 4th Grade Teacher
Please feel free to call me at 397-1490, ext. 3111.
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Welcome to my Web page! My name is Mrs. Gomez and I am one of the 4th grade teachers here at Boone Elementary. I look forward to a great 13-14 school year. I look forward to a great school year. My conference period is 8:35-9:20. Please contact me at any time if you would like to have a conference.
Homework will be written down in the assignment notebook (agenda) daily. Please sign at the bottom to let me know you have seen the homework. Read for 20 minutes will be an on-going assignment. On weekends, students are expected to read a total of 45 minutes. There is a reading log in the back of the assignment notebook. Students are to write down the title of the book he/she read and the number of pages. There is a space for parent signature. I will check the reading log on Fridays. If the reading log is not filled in and/or if there is no parent signature, I will mark this in the Mustang Character folder.
Students will also have a DLR (Daily Language Review) nightly assignment. The worksheet has review work from 3rd grade. The worksheet is passed out on Monday and is due on Friday. We will grade/discuss it in class on Friday. If students do not have the DLR completed on Friday, I will have to mark their Mustang Character folder. Later in the year, in April & May, the DLR is substituted with Reading packets that are sent home on Mondays. The packet is due on Friday. At that time, we discuss & grade the packet together.
Students will also be expected to practice Math facts nightly. Students should not need longer than 40 minutes to complete the nightly homework assignments.
OUR DAILY SCHEDULE
7:35-8:00 Journal/Morning Exercises
8:00-8:30 STAAR time (Class Meeting, interventions, Advisory)
8:308:35 Restroom/Water Break
8:35-10:35 Math & Science (Elling)
11:50-12:00 CORRAL reading
12:30-12:35 Restroom/Water Break
12:35-2:35 Language Arts/Social Studies 2:35 Clean House 2:45 Dismissal
Important Information You Should Know:
Mrs. Elling will teach Math & Science to students.
Fourth grade students are tested in Reading, Math, and Writing on the STAAR test. The Writing, Reading and Math tests are all in April.
Students are expected to write an organized composition on the Writing test.
We write, write, write in Fourth Grade. The Boone Web page has a link to Fourth grade. If you go there, you will find detailed information about what is expected of your child in writing.
Students are picked up from the gym at 7:35. We write in our journal, collect homework, sharpen pencils, and take attendance. We also listen to morning announcements. We do all these things before 8:00. Being here at 7:35 helps get your child off to a great start to the day.
Please help your child by looking over their homework and discussing it with them. Work samples are sent home every other Friday. Please take time to discuss work with your child.
Here are some suggestions of what you can do at home to become a better reader:
1. Reading is a skill that has to be practiced just like learning to roller blade, for example. The more you roller blade, the better you will get. Reading works the same way. The more you read, the better you will get.
2. Read books that are fairly easy and that you enjoy. If you choose books that are too hard, you will get tired and lose interest in the book. Even grown-ups read books that are easy for them when they are just reading for pleasure.
3. When you read something you don't understand, it's okay to go back and reread. Good readers know they can go back and reread 3 or even 4 times if they need to.
4. Go to the library often to check out books. If you really aren't liking reading, you probably just have not found the right book. If you're really having a hard time, talk with the librarian. She can point you in the right directions to books that are about the things you are interested in.
5. Turn off the TV and curl up with your favorite book or go to your favorite website. Before long, you'll be on your way to being a SUPER READER!!
The number one tip I have helping your child do well is Math is to make sure they have their facts memorized. This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We have made multiplication flash cards and have them on a ring. Your child may take these home nightly to practice multiplication facts. Quizzing your child with flashcards is a great idea. They can be found at area stores for a very reasonable price or you can have your child make their own. There are also many fun websites that have fun activities to help mastery of math facts.
Together, student, parent, and teacher, can build excellence for lifelong learning!
Last edited 9/13/13