Promotion Criteria

    Promotion criteria for 4th grade is as follows:

    ELA:  Level 3 or above on Florida Standards Assessment (given in May)

    Math:  Level 3 or above on Florida Standards Assessment (given in May) 

    Science and Social Studies:  A cumulative grade of C or above on the final report card



    I rarely assign homework in my class.  I want to make sure your children are understanding what is being taught, so I will frequently check for understanding throughout our day.  While I don't require writtten homework, I would strongly encourage you to set a time when your child can read at home.  Students are free to take my personal books home and read.  Reading is like any other skill - the more you practice, the better you beccome!  I want my kids to fall in love with reading, and lose themselves in a good book.  Help from parents is greatly appreciated!

    Math Flash Cards

    All of my students have been given math flash cards.  Please work with your child every night to learn these math facts.  Math builds on prior content.  It is essential for the student to be very fluent with addition, subtaction, multiplication and division.  Any work you can do at home will help your child succeed at school.


    As a reminder, students are not allowed to drink from the water fountains on campus due to COVID restrictions.  Please make sure your child has a water bottle or thermos every day.  Our PE time is 11:30 - 12:00 every day.  Unfortunately, fall has not arrived in Florida yet, and it is very hot and muggy during that time.  The kids need water, and lots of it.  

    Also, please make sure you're sending in water ONLY. No tea, no juice, no Kool-Aid.  We have a tendency to spill things, and sugary drinks on carpets bring roaches and ants into the classroom.  Thank you for your help with this matter!  


    Flamingos Rule!