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 *Welcome to Miss Beck's 4th Grade Classroom*

 A Little Bit About Miss Beck:
I am 32 years old, and a very proud Hopewell native! I graduated from Hopewell High School, and went on to receive a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education K-6 at Robert Morris University. I am currently working to complete a Masters Degree through Slippery Rock University in K-8 Math and Science. I live in Center Township with my fiance, our two dogs, and 100 gallons of saltwater filled with breath-taking marine life from all over the world! Being a teacher has been my dream since I was a little girl, and now it has come true! I am very thankful to be surrounded by such caring and supportive family, friends, and colleagues. 
"When you teach what you love, and share what you know,
you open minds, hearts, and souls to unexplored worlds." --Unknown
A Little Bit About Miss Beck's Class:
This year, I will be teaching Math to all three 4th grade classes. My goal is for students to develop a deep understanding of the world around them through communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. The expectation is that all students are actively engaged in the learning that is taking place in our classroom.
  • Procedures and Expectations:
    • Each day a Parent/Teacher Communication folder will come home. Please be sure to check the folder daily for reminders, notes, important information, etc.
    •  Students are expected to complete and will be held accountable for ALL assignments. (in-class work, homework, projects, tests, etc.)
    • At the beginning of the year, students will be given a planner in which they will use to record all homework assignments, make-up work, and up-coming tests/quizzes. I will sign their planners at the beginning of every week to ensure that students have correctly recorded information for the week. Planners should be viewed together at home and returned every day with a parent signature.
    • Also at the beginning of the year, I will be sending home a code to sign up for Class Dojo. If you don't already have a parent account, please take the time to set one up. This is a digital platform that I use in the classroom to track positive/negative behavior, showcase things that are happening in our classroom and in our school, as well as keep in regular communication with families. You can also download the app on your smart phone, which will allow you to receive instant notifications about your child, as well as contact me after school hours if necessary. You can link to the website here: www.classdojo.com 
    • Parents and students will be given a copy of the classroom rules at the beginning of the year. This will need to be reviewed at home and signed by a parent and the student. In doing so, students and parents are aware of the classroom expectations and consequences.
  • Grading System:
    • Students will be graded on a percentage-based scale. The grading scale is consistent district-wide.
      • 90 - 100 A
      • 80 - 89  B
      • 70 - 79  C
      • 60 - 69  D
      • 0 - 59    E
    • Students will be graded on in-class assignments, homework assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests.
    • If a student receives a grade of a 69% or lower on any assignment, please take the time to review the assignment with your child at home.
I look forward to spending the last year of elementary school with your kiddos! Feel free to contact me with questions/concerns as needed. I can be reached via phone, email, or Class Dojo:
Phone: 724-375-6691 ext. 6104
Email: beckj@hopewellarea.org

Fostering the love for learning with purpose, passion, and pride.
--Miss Beck 
Hopewell Area School District
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