General Information

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    Hi there! My email address is mgunther@antioch34.com. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas. I believe that we need to work as a team! 


     Remote Learning Adjusted School Hours

    M, T, TH, F                        Wednesday Early Release 

     8:30-2:30*                                    8:30-2:30*

    *2:30-3:00 Teacher Office Hours/Student Help Time    

    Traditional School Hours

    M, T, TH, F                        Wednesday Early Release

    8:30-3:20                                 8:30-2:30 


     Attendance Hotline

    To report an absence, please call the 24-Hour Attendance Hotline at 847-838-8181. Please do not call the classroom to report an absence.


     Transportation Changes

       If you are planning to pick up your child from school, please send a note with your child in the morning that includes your child’s first and last name as well as the teacher’s name. If you forget to send this you can call the Oakland Office @ 847-838-8601. 


    Lunch/Milk Money

    When your child’s account balance is low, the office staff will send home a  reminder note.  If the account balance remains negative your child may be given an alternative lunch.

                       Click here for LUNCH MENU                                                  


     Library Information

    The Oakland Library does not "fine" for late materials.  Each student is allowed to check out two items from the library at a time.  The items are checked out for two weeks.  Students are allowed to come into the library any day of the week to exchange a book.  Students do not need to wait until their regularly scheduled library visits. 


    Snacks

    Throughout the district, only healthy fruits and vegetables will be allowed for student snacks. 


     Classroom Books

    Students are welcome to borrow one of my library books at a time, and bring them home. 


    Homework

    Homework may be assigned, but it is meant to be practice of something that the students have already learned. If your child is struggling to complete the homework, please let me know, so I can help. If an assignment is creating major frustration for your child, or it is taking too long feel free to stopworking and jot down on note on the homework. Your child and I can practice more and work on it together. Daily reading is strongly encouraged, and probably the most important at home work your child can do (4th graders should read 20-30 minutes a day.) I realize that schedules can be hectic, but please try to allow some time for reading everyday. Please reach out if you have any questions, or you need my help. 


    Curriculum 

    ELA

    We will be using myView Literacy. This program is built on research and combines both Reading and Writing Workshops. Click here for information on myView Literacy.

    Math

    We will be using Eureka Math for our instruction. This program combines whole group, small group, and individual worktime. Please refer to the Math tab to see more information about Eureka Math. The students will also be able to use ST Math, an online resource, to reinforce grade level standards.

    Science

    We will be working with the Amplify Science program. This link can provide more information about  Amplify Science.

    Social Studies

    We will use a combination of resources. Our main focus throughout this year will be US Regions, States and Capitals, and Financial Literacy. 

    Social Emotional

    We will be using the Second Step program for these lessons. See the attached list of Second Step Scope and Sequence for the focus of these lessons.