Mrs. Vicki Seylar

Classroom Information

I am looking forward to working with your child in science and social studies this year.   


Daily Schedule 

8:40-8:55 Homeroom
8:55-9:35  Science
9:35-10:15 Specials
10:15-11:00   Social Studies
11:00-12:20 ELA
12:20-12:30  Switch back to homeroom/Prepare for lunch
12:30-1:00  Lunch
1:00-1:20  Recess
1:20-2:045 Math
2:45-3:15  Intervention
3:15-3:20  Dismissal

Specials Schedule  9:35-10:15
Day 1  PE
Day 2  Library
Day 3  Art
Day 4  Library

Planners

     We check planners every day.  We expect the students to write the assignments for the evenings on the proper day.  Parents/Guardians are to sign the space for that day each evening.  It is very important to check your child’s planner each day and sign it.  We do at times write notes to you in the planner.  You may also communicate with us in the planner.

 


Reading at Home

   Each student is expected to read a book at their level for 20 minutes each evening. They may choose to read more than that if they want or need to in order to reach their point goal.  All students should be taking and passing the AR Tests.

Science/PA History

 This year your child will need to study for tests and quizzes in science and PA history. The content of these subjects increase in difficulty and have many facts and concepts.  We consider studying to be a part of the homework.  There may be projects in these subjects that may need to be completed at home.  Information on these are sent home before they are due so that you can be aware of them.
     
       Science units:  structures of life, magnetism and electricity, energy, solar system, design process, and water.
       Social studies units will focus on our state of Pennsylvania.  Topics include: political and physical features, regions, natural resources, history, and government.

 Grading

    Grades are based on classwork, notebooks, quizzes, tests, projects, and participation in class.  Please check the community portal to check your child's grades and follow his/her progress in 4th grade.
     
 We use the following grading scale:
    A    90-100
    B    80-89
    C    70-79
    D    60-69
    E    59 and below

 Math Facts

   Please review the addition and subtraction facts with your child. This will benefit them in being able to do the more complex math in a faster fashion.  It is expected that the students know their addition and subtraction facts at the beginning of fourth grade. 

     Daily fact homework assignments will be given each week on the first day of the week and due the last day of the week.   Please time your student for each day's segment and record the time and check to see that the problems are correct.  There will be a time test given on the last day of each week to monitor student progress in learning the facts.  We will start with multiplication facts, then progress to division facts, and end with mixed multiplication and division facts.  

 Math Practice
  • Study Island--allows students to practice math, reading, and science skills that are aligned to the PA standards for education-your child knows his/her user name and password.  
  • EveryDay Math has a website that your student has received a password and login-they should be the same as they used in third grade..

Questions/Concerns

   You may contact me through notes in the planner, e mail or by phone at Summitview. 

My e-mail address is vicki_seylar@wasdpa.org

Thank you for your support and help in your child’s education.

About Me

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Shippensburg University and have taken additional classes at various colleges since earning my Master's Degree.    

I live in Waynesboro with my husband and our spoiled cat named Turbo.  My son, Chris, is a music teacher in Cumberland Valley School District.  Some of my interests are reading, fitness, working outdoors, photography, and being a Miami Dolphins fan.  This past summer our family went to California and visited Disneyland, Hollywood, and Pacific Ocean beaches.  



Related Links

http://www.funbrain.com/math/
AR Quiz List

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