Important 4th Grade Information

Mrs. Schroth’s Class



The following several pages cover classroom expectations, procedures and general housekeeping items.  I have gone over these with the students, but I felt it would be of interest to you as well.



It is important to keep the lines of communication open between us.  The best way to contact me is through e-mail ( or to write a note in the planner.  I will also send any specific notes home to you in the same manner.  Please do not leave a message on my voice mail.  I usually forget to check it.  If you need to call the school, have the office leave me a note. 



The orange folder should come home each night.  Inside you will find labels to help your child organize their papers.  On the ‘RETURN TO SCHOOL’ side of the folder, you will find any homework your child needs to do, permission slips or any other items that need to be returned to class.  On the ‘LEAVE AT HOME’ side, you will find the graded work, school notices and community activities/league notices.  As hard as we try, occasionally a child may become confused as to what side their mail should go on, so just keep an eye on both sides.  I usually try to stamp the completed work so you know I have seen it.  The Everyday Math Study Link books don't seem to fit nicely in the pockets of the folder, so we are just going to set them inside. 



During this year, there will be many things to learn and accomplish.  Time will be provided in class for the children to work on their assignments. Students who make good use of their time will not have a great deal of homework.  Students will have math and reading homework almost every night.  You will find the homework assignments in their planners.  


We do not have an official snack time.  The students just eat a snack when they feel hungry.  Please send in a healthy snack with your child, if they would like one.  Fruits and vegetables are preferred, but cheese, crackers, granola bars, beef sticks, and bagels are some other options. Students will not be allowed to eat ‘junk food’ (chips, cookies, candy) or have drinks other than water.  Students are welcome to bring water bottles to keep at their desks.  Please write your child’s name on the water bottle.  I will make sure all water bottles go home over the weekend, so you can wash them.



We love to celebrate birthdays and half birthdays.  Any kind of treat is welcome with the exception of cake and red drinks.  If possible, let me know a day ahead of time.  A note in the planner is fine.



I will be sending home book orders throughout the year.  It is a great way to buy books inexpensively.  Please make checks payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.  Only one check is needed for the entire order.



Because success both academically and socially depends part on self-discipline, our classroom will follow a plan in which students learn to make good choices about their own behavior.  This gives every student an equal opportunity to learn in an environment that is both positive and rewarding.  The following rules were discussed and decided upon by the entire class. 

1.     Be nice to everyone.

2.    Listen when someone else is talking.

3.    Be polite.

4.    Raise your hand to talk.

5.    Use a six inch voice when talking.

6.    Be safe.

7.    Follow directions.

Positive rewards will be given out for good behavior.  Consequences for negative behavior will also be put in place.  Examples may include, missed recess, a note home and/or a phone call home.  Each day is a fresh start for the students. 


Fun Friday is a way to award students for demonstrating good student skills.  Students can earn Fun Friday by turning their homework in on time and by having good behavior in school.  Fun Friday takes place the last½ hour of school on Friday’s.  Students that have not completed their homework for the week or have struggled to follow the school/classroom rules will go to the work room.  During this time, the students will complete their missing class work/homework. Students are also able to receive extra help with work they are struggling with during this time.  


Many of the students like to bring toys to play with at recess.  Please do not allow your child to bring any toys to school.  They often get misplaced, broken, or taken away for causing a distraction to the class.


Guided Reading Groups Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:15 - 9:45

Monday - Book Check Out 1:15 - 1:30  & Computer Lab 2:25 - 3:10

Tuesday – Gym 9:15 - 10:00

Wednesday – Art 1:40-2:25

Thursday – Library 9:15-10:00

Friday –  Music 3:10 - 3:50 

Lunch 12:20 – 1:10

Recess 10:45 – 11:15