What Every 4th Grade Teacher Needs to Know: About Setting Up and Running a Classroom
You're teaching fourth grade this year. What do you need to know? Mike Anderson gives you practical information about daily routines, furniture, and ... Show synopsis 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.