Mr. Frerk

Phone: 541-474-5765 (ext. 65134)

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

4th Grade: Highland Elementary Oregon Elementary Teaching License St. John's University: 1989 University of Portland: 1995

Mr. Frerk

“Together, we learn and grow.”

"Learn it Together-Show it Individually

 

 

12/3/2018

Hello 4F Families,

The class is now on Unit 2/Lesson 10  for reading and language arts. (U2L10). 

Check out the “Focus Wall 10”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson10.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

 

Math: 

Unit 3 targets will be listed later in the week.  It is the “I Can Statements” document.

The class is now on finishing a “Game Day Assessment” for Unit 2.  We will start U3L11 later in the week.   

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/4405

 

2nd Steps:

The class is on “Lesson 10”:  Introducing Emotion Management

The home link is posted.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/cms/lib/OR01915715/Centricity/Domain/503/All_G4_Home_Links.pdf

 

General Information:

*** The “AR Challenge” ends on March 13, 2019.  The students should be 8% by Friday.

 

***AR Home Connect is a great way to keep track of the AR Challenge.  Students should log in just like they are taking a test:  https://hosted203.renlearn.com/293373/HomeConnect/

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/26/2018

Hello 4F Families,

I hope everyone had a great holiday.  It was fantastic to see everyone at conferences.

 

The class is now on Unit 2/Lesson 9  for reading and language arts. (U2L9). 

Check out the “Focus Wall 9”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson9.html

 

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

 

Math: 

Unit 2 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can Statements” document.

The class is now on Unit 2, Lesson 10.    I posted a family letter and the practice pages on my website.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/4405

 

2nd Steps:

The class is on “Lesson 9”:  Showing Compassion

The home link is posted.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/cms/lib/OR01915715/Centricity/Domain/503/All_G4_Home_Links.pdf

 

General Information:

*** The “AR Challenge” ends on March 13, 2019.  More information at the end of the week.

***AR Home Connect is a great way to keep track of the AR Challenge.  Students should log in just like they are taking a test:  https://hosted203.renlearn.com/293373/HomeConnect/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/13/2018

Hello 4F Families,

The class is now on Unit 2/Lesson 8  for reading and language arts. (U2L8). 

Check out the “Focus Wall 8”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson8.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

 

Math: 

Unit 2 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can Statements” document.

The class is now on Unit 2, Lesson 9.    I posted a family letter and the practice pages on my website.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/4405

 

2nd Steps:

The class is on “Lesson 8”:  Joining in.

The home link is posted.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/cms/lib/OR01915715/Centricity/Domain/503/All_G4_Home_Links.pdf

 

General Information:

*** Students should be at least 100% completed with their AR point goal by Friday.  All students should increase their percentage by 10% each week.

***Please “Sign Up” for conferences. 

***Spirit Week

*** I am not passing out any assessments this week.  You will get them at conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

11/5/2018

Hello 4F Families,

The class is now on Unit 2/Lesson 7  for reading and language arts. (U2L7). 

Check out the “Focus Wall #7”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson7.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

 

Math: 

Unit 2 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can Statements” document.

The class is now on Unit 2, Lesson 8.    I posted a family letter and the practice pages on my website.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/4405

 

2nd Steps:

The class is on “Lesson 8”:  Joining in.

The home link is posted.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/cms/lib/OR01915715/Centricity/Domain/503/All_G4_Home_Links.pdf

 

General Information:

*** Students should be at least 90% completed with their AR point goal by Friday.  All students should increase their percentage by 10% each week.

***Conference Information will be sent on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Together, we learn and grow”

10/29/2018

Hello 4F Families,

The class is now on Unit 2/Lesson 6  for reading and language arts. (U2L6). 

Check out the “Focus Wall #6”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson6.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

 

Math: 

Unit 2 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can Statements” document.

The class is now on Unit 2, Lesson 7.    I posted a family letter and the practice pages on my website.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/4405

 

General Information:

*** Students should be at least 80% completed with their AR point goal by Friday.  All students should increase their percentage by 10% each week.

***Harvest Party 1:00-2:00 on Wednesday.  Please check in with the front office if visiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello 4F Families,

The class is now on U1 Assessment Week (Unit 1) for reading and language arts. This week is dedicated to large assessments in reading and writing. We will start Unit 2 next week.  However, the class will not have a “Weekly Test”  this week.  We will also finish our math “Game Day Assessment” this week.  I will send out more information later.

The class is now on U2L6 for math.  I posted a “Family Letter” and practice pages on the website.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/4405

***Students should be 70% competed with their AR goal by Friday.

I want to send out detailed information “Game Day Assessment.”  

 

Assessment of Learning  (Game Day Assessment)


Assessment of Learning is the process of gathering information about what a student knows after instruction.  The assessment purpose is to record learning for the progress report.  Scores for the reports communicate the current level of achievement.  You might want to think about it like an athletic competition.  Only the games count for the official record and not the practices.

 

Grants Pass District #7 Progress Report:  (The following are highlights from the Parent Progress Report FAQ.)

 

Please check out the following links for more information.


Parent Progress Report FAQ


4th Grade Progress Report

 

 

At the end of trimesters 1 and 2, students will receive a Progress Report communicating how they are progressing toward mastery of end of the year grade level standards. At the end of trimester 3, students will receive a final Report Card communicating how they have done in meeting grade level standards.

Instead of letter grades (A, B, C), students are scored on a scale of NP/1-4. This score is called proficiency level.

Scoring a “2” in a skill or content area in the beginning or middle of the year, indicates that your child is on target to meet grade level standards by the end of the year.

However, if your child scores a “2”at the end of the year, this indicates that he/she has not yet met the standard in that area for his/her grade level. A score of 3 would demonstrate proficiency in meeting the end of the year grade level standard.

Proficiency Levels:

4: Exceeds: Work exceeds grade level expectations and shows understanding that goes beyond what was taught based on end of year grade level expectations. For example, a 1st grader that is fluently reading 2nd grade sight words might receive a ‘4’ in that standard. A 5th grader that consistently and fluently reads and comprehends 6th grade level reading material might receive a ‘4’.


3: Proficient: Work meets end of the year grade level expectations.


2: Approaching Proficiency:  Beginning to, and may occasionally, meet grade level standards. The student is beginning to grasp and apply key processes and skills for their grade level, but produces work that contains errors or proficient work in skills that are not end of year
standards.
For example, if the standard is to add and subtract fluently, a student that is adding correctly but has not learned to subtract might earn a ‘2’ because they are proficient in only part of the standard. The student is approaching achievement of grade level standards.


1: Limited Proficiency: Produces work that is inconsistent and can have several errors or requires significant time and assistance to meet end of year grade level standards. This student may not meet end of year standards.


NP: Not Proficient: Work is showing little or no progress or proficiency based on end of year standards or is making progress in work that is below grade level (a 3rd grader reading at a 2nd grade level). A ‘NP’ might also signify that progress cannot be determined due to missing work and/or length of time in school.  This student may not meet end of the year standards.

 

These marks will be used only in the areas of Personal Responsibility:

C  Consistently meets expectations

S  Sometimes meets expectations

R  Rarely meets expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/15/2018

Hello 4F Families,

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 5 for reading and language arts. (U1L5). 

Check out the “Focus Wall #5”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson5.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

 

Math: 

Unit 2 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can Statements” document.

The class will start “Unit 2, Lesson 5” on Tuesday.  I posted a family letter and the practice pages on my website.

https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/4405

 

General Information:

*** Students should be at least 60% completed with their AR point goal by Friday.  All students should increase their percentage by 10% each week.

***See attachment about Harvest Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/8/2018

Hello 4F Families,

Language Arts:  (The 4th grade is extending the lesson for this week.)

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 4 for reading and language arts. (U1L4). 

Check out the “Focus Wall #4”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson4.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

 

Math: 

Unit 1 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can” document.

The class is now at the end of “Unit 1.”  We will start the “Game Day Test” next week.  I posted an end of unit packet  on my website.  This is a great home practice activity. 

 

General Information:

Students should be at least 50% completed with their AR point goal by Friday.  I will try and send reports home on Wednesday.

No school on Thursday and Friday.

Jogathon:  9:05-9:45 on Tuesday.  Students should wear athletic shoes and comfy clothes.  Bring extra socks for after and a water bottle with your name on it.  Wear “Highland Hawk T-Shirts” or school colors.

I sent home last week’s “Scrimmage Test” for reading on Monday.  Celebrate the correct answers with your child.  (Green dots.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/1/2018

Hello 4F Families,

Language Arts:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 4 for reading and language arts. (U1L4). 

Check out the “Focus Wall #4”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson4.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

Math: 

Unit 1 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can” document.

The class is now on “Lesson 4.”  We will have a “Scrimmage Test” on it in the middle of the week.   (Scrimmages are practice tests that help us for the end “Game Day Assessment.”

Students took home the “Lesson 3 Scrimmage Test” on Monday.  Please go over the test with your child and celebrate the correct answers (green dots).  If students did not reach a stage of proficiency, they may want to go back on my website and look at the practice section for “Lesson 3.” 

Students need to do well in all three areas to be proficient.

General Information:

Students received a card on Monday about “Every Kid in a Park.”  Students should sign the card.  You are then eligible for entry into national parks for the next year.

 More information found at:

www.everykidinapark.gov

Students should be at least 40% completed with their AR point goal by Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/24/2018

Hello 4F Families,

Language Arts:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 3 for reading and language arts. (U1L3). 

Students took a “Scrimmage Comprehension Test “ last week.  They used a program called Socrative to record the test.  Ask your child how they did.  The test had 10 questions.  The test is located on the “Journeys” section of the website.

Check out the “Focus Wall #3”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson3.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

Math: 

Unit 1 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can” document.

The class is now on “Lesson 3.”  We will have a “Scrimmage Test” on it at the end of the week.

Students took home the “Lesson 2 Scrimmage Test” on Monday.  Please go over the test with your child and celebrate the correct answers (green dots).

(Students need to do well in all three areas to be proficient (green).

 

General Information:

No school on Friday

Picture Day on Wednesday

Back To School Night:  Thursday, 6:00-7:00

Students should be at least 30% completed with their AR point goal by Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/18/2018

Hello 4F Families,

Language Arts:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 2 for reading and language arts. (U1L2). 

Check out the “Focus Wall #2”  for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson2.html

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

Math: 

 Unit 1 targets are listed on my website.  It is the “I Can” document.

We finished “Lesson 1” and we are now working on  “Lesson 2”.  Students will have a “Scrimmage Test” for “Lesson 2”  on Thursday.

We will start “Lesson 3” on Friday.

General Information:

AR goals went home on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/10/2018

Hello 4F Families,

Language Arts:

The class is now on Unit 1/Lesson 1 for reading and language arts. (U1L1). 

Check out the “Focus Wall #1” for information about this week’s targets.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2017/na/gr4/focuswall_9781328834720_/html/lesson1.html

 

The Family Connection is a great way for deeper understanding of the theme and texts for the week. 

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/journeys2014/na/gr4/extra_support_9780547896694_/launch.html

Math: 

We will start Unit 1 on Thursday.  (Unit 1 targets are listed on my website.)

General Information:

***PTA meeting 2:30 Tuesday

 

8/13/2018