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Please check the Andersen PTA regularly for updates and information - http://andersenpta.com/   

About Me

 

My name is Christy Delaney, and I have loved being an educator for the past eighteen years. This is my fourteenth year teaching at Andersen Elementary! Time sure flies when you're having fun! I have taught grades 2-5 during my tenure at Andersen.

I attended Azusa Pacific University and graduated with a BFA in 1992.  This led to me to the path of teaching, as I went on to earn both a single subject secondary teaching credential in fine art, followed by an elementary multiple subject credential. In 2007, I graduated with a masters degree in education.

Very shortly after graduating with my MA, my husband, Michael and I welcomed our first daughter into our lives. She is now 11 years old and our youngest is 6. When I have some free time, I enjoy reading, collecting new ideas on Pinterest, visiting family, going to vintage swap meets,  and getting outdoors to enjoy beautiful Orange County.

I am looking forward to another great school year!

A Little Reminder About Deliveries to School

Please do not bring your child's school work up to the office after school has begun, as it will not be accepted as being on time. It is important that students this age start learning responsibility, making sure that planners, homework, etc. are packed up before bedtime and ready to go for the following day, of course, with parents' help. It's O.K. for students to experience both simple consequences and rewards for bringing in or forgetting work. This is a great year of growth for students of this age, so thank you for helping us with this.

Forgotten lunches and other deliveries during school hours must be left in the school office. Classrooms will not be interrupted to announce the arrival of a lunch or other items. For the delivery of birthday treats, please talk to your child’s teacher prior to the date and deliver the treats five minutes before the end of the school day.  Parents please meet your child's class at the lunch tables and pass out treats outside while the class sings “Happy Birthday.”  Of course healthy treats are strongly encouraged.

  

Mrs. Delaney

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Here is 4th grades predictable homework. Please help your child by teaching him/her to check off each assignment completed in the planner, to ensure nothing has been forgotten.

Thanks!

 

Predictable Weekly HW Schedule
(flexibly adjusts with slight changes)

 

Mondays

  • Read 30+ minutes – check A.R. Progress and parent signature if needed
  • Spelling:  missed pretest words written CORRECTLY and NEATLY 3x each/attached to pre-test taken in class or at home
  • Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise packet Section “A” – in complete sentences
  • Parent Signature on last week’s spelling and vocab tests
  • Math:  worksheet and practice math facts
  • Writing: 
    reading response for a novel study or other occasional assignment

Tuesdays

  • Read 30+ minutes
  • Spelling City activities / Practice Book pages (if necessary)
  • Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise packet Section “B –Just the Right Word” and “C – Applying Meanings”
  • Math:  worksheet and practice math facts
  • Writing: 
    reading response for a novel study or other occasional assignment

Wednesdays

  • Read 30+ minutes
  • Spelling Pretest administered and SIGNED by parent – test Thursdays
  • Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise packet Section “D – Word Study
  • Math:  worksheet and practice math facts
  • Writing: 
    reading response for a novel study or other occasional assignment

Thursdays

  • REMINDER:  LIBRARY BOOKS DUE FRIDAY
  • REMINDER: WEAR SNEAKERS FOR RUNNING CLUB AFTER FLAGDECK
  • Read 30+ minutes
  • Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise packet Section “E–Story” – finish in COMPLETE SENTENCES the answers to story (if student did not finish in class)
  •  Prepare for Vocabulary Test Fridays-study in any way (flashcards, discuss, etc.)
  • Math:  worksheet and practice math facts/study for math quiz on the lessons from the week
  • Writing: 
    reading response for a novel study or other occasional assignment

Fridays to Sundays

  • READ, READ, READ
  • Incorporate NONFICTION picture books into repertoire of reading material
  • REMINDER: PE MONDAY-WEAR SNEAKERS

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • < >Expect 40 minutes of homework per day and 30 minutes of reading as per district guidelines.

    GRADED TESTS: REQUIRE PARENT SIGNATURE when sent home and are to be returned to school the next day

  • ACCELERATED READER (A.R.): Students have individually-set reading goals for book levels and points (earned through passing comprehension tests).  Students should be taking several tests each week.  The importance of reading NONFICTION TEXT is one of our school-wide goals and directly relates to the common core. AR goal rewards are tied to effort and success with personal goals.

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  • students need to know their Google Account login info.  Occasionally, students will be given assignments to finish at home that were started in class. 

     

  • Extensive writing is done across all curriculums

  • We are practicing TYPING SKILLS and final drafts will be typed, double-spaced. Students learn proper formatting of typed papers through the regular use of technology-embedded lessons as they edit during writing process.

  • CURSIVE handwriting is also being taught and practiced and will be expected on certain assignments.

  • All About Me Journal – students will be writing about themselves throughout the year.

  • Independent Study Research: reports, including oral presentations, later in year

     

  • < >  Note-taking skills are emphasized in our Math Spirals, and practice problems done in SWUN math workbooks.  We will incorporate SWUN, as well as some Envision. Homework is sometimes started in class.  Daily timed math facts tests – 100 problems in 4 minutes, differentiated tests.

 

  • MRS. DELANEY’S 4th Grade Schedule of Enrichment Classes

     

    • P.E. andMusic: Mondays (wear appropriate shoes)

    • SCIENCE LAB:  Tuesdays

    • COMPUTER LAB:  Wednesdays

    • FRIDAY FUN RUN: Fridays after Flag Deck (wear appropriate shoes)

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Renaissance Home Connect

Renassaince Learning Home Connect - use this link to stay up-to-date on your students AR quizes and tests and Accelerated Math & Math Facts in a Flash.

Click here for AR Resources

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Spelling City

Use this link to practice spelling:

http://www.spellingcity.com/Andersen4th/

 

Other Spelling Homework Ideas 

Each night as part of your homework you are to practice your spelling words. Here are some fun and different ways to practice your words other than spellingcity. 

  • Write your words in order from the shortest to the longest. Paint your words with water and a paint brush on the sidewalk. 
  • Write your words with a crayon or marker. Try changing colors for vowels or word endings. 
  • Take a practice test to see which words you still need to practice. 
  • Type your words on the computer. 
  • Write your words in the air and say the letters at the same time. 
  • Write each word as many times as there are letters in the word. 
  • Take a stick and spell each word in the sand or dirt. 
  • Rainbow write your words using crayons or colored pencils. Trace over each word with one color. Then write it again with a different color. Do this with three different colors. 
  • Write your words on someone's back. 
  • Write only the words you missed on a practice test three times each. 
  • Write your spelling words in a sentence. 
  • Spell your words orally while you are in the car. 
  • Use a white board to write your words. 
  • Play a game of hangman using spelling words.