This page will answer questions commonly asked by students and parents.
- What is the best way to contact Mrs. Moreno?
- How can I keep updated on my student's scores and behavior?
- How can my child raise his/her scores?
- How can I help out in the classroom?
- How can I help my child at home?
- How can I keep up with what is going on in the classroom?
- How much help should I be giving my child on homework?
- How can I help my child with math homework when I can't remember how to do it?
- What can my child do if he/she forgets the math homework book?
What is the best way to contact Mrs. Moreno?
The best way to contact me is via email. You can email me
anytime at email@example.com. If you prefer to call, the
school's phone number is 683-4096. Please understand that my
teaching time is very valuable, so please time your calls before
or after school.
How can I keep updated on my student's scores and behavior?
A Weekly Update will be sent home every Friday unless otherwise
noted. This is my way of communicating your child's weekly
missing assignments, behavior concerns, and/or work that is below
70%. Weekly Updates are expected to be signed and returned the
following Monday. Any work that does not meet a minimum score of
70% will be stapled to the sheet for you to review and sign. I do
encourage you to monitor your child's assignments to keep abreast
of their grades. Progress reports will be sent home half-way
through each trimester.
How can my child raise his/her scores?
Extra credit is not given in fourth grade. All students are
encouraged to make EVERY assignment count from day one. Students
need to make a conscientious effort to monitor their grades and
make needed adjustments in their study habits. This may include
better preparation for tests, following directions, or simply
slowing down while working on assignments. A child who puts
forth effort will never fail.
How can I help out in the classroom?
Parent volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed. At Back-to-
School Night a Parent Volunteer form will be given to you to fill
out regarding your desires and expertise in helping in the
classroom. I will need parents to correct, file, copy, collate,
as well as parents to help on field trips or help as an art
docent. While help is very much appreciated, unexpected help does
act as an interruption to our day. Please stick with the
schedule that will be provided to you. Thanks.
How can I help my child at home?
Parents are every child's first teacher, so it is important that
a positive interaction and dialogue exists between school and
home. When a child values his/her education he/she is much more
likely to perform at a higher level out of desire rather than
• Talk about school
• Read to and with your child
• Quiz your child each night and review homework
• Ask your child about upcoming tests and/or projects
• Have a set time and quiet place for your child to do
• Remember that all learning doesn’t come from a textbook.
Make every trip, big or small, a learning experience
How can I keep up with what is going on in the classroom?
The first thing you can do is ask your child. Fourth graders are
expected to be independent learners, thinkers, and conveyors of
information! If that doesn't work, I usually put announcements on my website updating you on everything we are doing the following
week as well as upcoming dates to remember.
How much help should I be giving my child on homework?
Since the homework that is assigned is all reinforcement of
concepts taught in class, I would like to think the answer is not
much! However, there do come times when parent help is
necessary. I ask that you allow your child to complete his/her
work as independently as possible; including allowing them to
make mistakes. Help them find their mistakes and allow them to
correct with minimal assistance. This may seem challenging at
first, but I promise it will make them stronger students and
independent learners. If there is a concept that your child is
really struggling with, please let me know.
How can I help my child with math homework when I can't remember how to do it?
Fourth grade math is not like it was when we were in school.
Times have changed and expectations are much higher. Don't feel
bad if some of the math concepts we are learning seem unfamiliar
or locked away in that "I'm never going to use that again" part
of your brain! Go to the Scott Foresman link and instead of
clicking on "worksheets" click on "Learning Tools" and find the
help you need. Students should also be taking copious notes in
their math journals for reference!
What can my child do if he/she forgets the math homework book?
In the "Links" section of my website there is a link to take you
to Scott Foresman's onlineintervention.com. There are directions
for you to print out the homework book pages. If you are unable
to get online your child can get in touch with a fellow classmate
and copy the problems on binder paper. Work must be shown! If
that is not possible, your child will complete the assignment
during recess the next day.