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Welcome to Fourth Grade!

 
Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                                 

My name is Ms. Bucceri, and I am very eager to be your child’s fourth grade teacher this year!  Your child will be learning many new things this year with a fantastic group of students. All academic skills are aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Along with rigorous and interesting academics, your child will learn many valuable organizational skills, social skills, responsibility, and much more.  I look forward to having a great school year with my students and colleagues!

I am a graduate of Edinboro University and have Pennsylvania certifications in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  Both of my student teaching placements were completed at the Wattsburg Area Elementary Center in fourth grade and second grade.  Throughout my coursework, field placements, student teaching experiences, and employment as a first grade and fourth grade teacher, I’ve had the privilege to work with culturally, ethnically, and developmentally diverse students along with many educators and professionals. As a fourth grade teacher, words cannot explain the joy, excitement, and pride I feel to be a part of this district. Teaching is not only an occupation for me, but it is also my passion in life.  I strive to provide an environment in which the students will thrive.  I will do everything in my power to help your child meet their maximum potential as a successful learner in my classroom.

Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns you may have.  During the school year I am normally available before and after school if you need to schedule a meeting.  I check my e-mail as periodically as possible throughout the day.  I can be contacted by phone before school, during your child’s special time, or directly after school, otherwise I will return your call as soon as possible.  I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year!

Sincerely,

Erica Bucceri 

erica.bucceri@wattsburg.org

(814) 824-3400 ext. 6682


CDT Information for Parents
 

Curriculum Materials We Are Currently Using in Fourth Grade:

 
 
Ms. Bucceri's 4th Grade Class Homework Policies 
 
Homework is assigned to my students to follow up practice of concepts learned during the school day. Homework is an important component for strengthening skills in academics and personal organization and responsibility. Homework is also a component of your child's grade. In my class, 3 missed homework assignments results in one after school detention. 
 
Word Study: 
 Weekly spelling packets will be sent home at the beginning of each school week. Packet assignments are due on Thursday. On Thursday night, a practice test paper will be sent home. Please complete a practice test, and study any words that your child misspells. Spelling tests will be completed every Friday. 
 
Math:
 
Eureka math homework is assigned Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please review your child's agenda book. Each day your child writes the selected homework problems to complete. I believe in quality, not quantity, but please feel free to complete any other problems as extra practice if you feel it's needed. Please refer to the problem set from the day's lesson, and the Eureka Homework Helper book to complete homework. I personally ensure that all of the students know how to solve the problems, and have the correct work completed on the problem set. Study guides will always be sent home before an assessment. We complete one study guide in school, and another guide is sent home as well for homework. The study guide counts as a homework grade, and is often worth an extra bonus point or two! :) 
 
Reading:
 
 Weekly book club assignments will be sent home. Please refer to your child's agenda book for the assignments. Book club packets and books are kept inside of a colored folder. Please make sure the folder and packets are returned each Friday for book club meetings. The more text your child is exposed to, the better reader he or she will become! 
 
Class Schedule
Arrival and Morning Work Routine: 8:50-9:05 Lunch count, unpack, turn in homework, get ready for math, morning work
Math: 9:05-10:20 Everyday Counts Calendar Math routine, Eureka fluency practice, concept development (lesson), problem set, exit ticket/formative assessment & closure
English Language Arts Block: 10:25 - 12:30 Read aloud (comprehension review, vocabulary, read aloud chapter, questions), reading strategy/concept mini-lesson, Greek/Latin vocab review, grammar mini-lesson, Social Studies integration, "Daily Five", Skill based clos- reading groups, Writing (mini-lesson, writing application)
Recess: 12:35-12:55
Lunch: 12:28-1:28
Science: 1:30-2:00 
Interventions: 2:00-2:30 (Targeted math and English Language Arts intervention) groups/centers, one-on-one/small group lessons, review, extra practice
Special: 2:30-3:25
Dismissal: 3:25-3:40 fill out behavior charts, sign agenda books, pack up, bus lines
Specials Schedule
Day 1: Art
Day 2: Music
Day 3: Computer/STEAM
Day 4: Library
Day 5: Physical Education
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