What Every 4th Grade Teacher Needs to Know: About Setting Up and Running a Classroom

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Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., 2010 - Education - 110 pages
You're teaching fourth grade this year. What do you need to know? Mike Anderson gives you practical information about daily routines, furniture, and much more. After a concise review of fourth graders' common developmental characteristics, Mike explains how to adjust your classroom and your teaching to fit these common characteristics. The result: students can learn, and you can teach, with minimum frustration and maximum ease and joy.

In clear, plain writing peppered with classroom stories and examples, Mike shares practical know-how on topics like these:

Arranging a circle, desks, and tables; Choosing and storing supplies; Scheduling a child-centered day and teaching daily routines; Planning special projects and field trips that maximize learning and build community; Understanding the special concerns of fourth graders' parents and finding the best ways to communicate with them.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
Building Community
Projects and Field Trips
Communicating With Parents
APPENDIX
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

A fifth grade teacher in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Mike Anderson has taught for thirteen years. He is also a consultant for the Northeast Foundation for Children and has taught at the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. He was awarded a national Milken Educator Award for excellence in teaching in 2004 and was a finalist for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year in 2005. Mike lives in Durham, New Hampshire, with his wife, Heather, and their two children, Ethan and Carly.

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