Tracey Areman

4th Grade

Room
207

Phone
436-1161

Email
tareman@lps.org

Tracey Areman

4th Grade

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4th Grade Team Page

Welcome to the Prescott 4th Grade Team!

The 2018-19 school year is about to begin, and we are working to build our fourth grade learning community with high expectations, clear procedures, and strong relationships.  We believe strongly in the family-school partnership, and we will communicate important information with you through our team emails and this team page.   As always, feel free to call or e-mail if you have questions, suggestions, or ideas to share.  We are looking forward to building a successful year together.

Our bottom line at Prescott School:

It is NEVER okay to be hurtful. It is NEVER okay to be disruptive.

Goals for Life

  • I can take good care of myself, even if I am mad.
  • I can be productive and follow directions even if I don’t want to.
  • I can be okay, even when others are not okay.

Supplies

Many families have asked about contributing supplies to our classrooms. All essential supplies will be provided for each student, and there is no required supply list for fourth grade.   Students are welcome to bring their own pencil pouches and homework folders to school.  If you are looking for an opportunity to donate to your child’s classroom we would appreciate any of the following items.

  • Pencils – Ticonderoga – WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF MORE PENCILS!
  • Kleenex
  • Post-it notes in all colors
  • Colored pencils
  • Lined paper – wide ruled
  • Erasers
  • Expo dry erase markers
  • Board games for indoor recess

Spelling

A spelling list will be sent home each Friday.  All students are expected to prepare for the 20 words on the regular list.  Students are also encouraged to try the “challenge” and “review” words.  Spelling tests will be given on Fridays, and students will set weekly spelling goals based on these results. 

Planners

We are working to help students develop their organizational skills. We are also hoping to foster communication with families.  To do this, each student will be given a planner, and we are asking students to record their daily assignments and share this information with their parents.  For the first quarter, we are asking that parents initial or sign the planner each night. As students demonstrate accountability, the requirement for parent signatures may be removed.

Homework

Homework assignments will be purposeful extension and seen as part of the students’ continuous learning process.  Their assignments will reflect what they have previously learned in the classroom.   Each night, students will bring home a two-sided math page.  In addition, students will spend time each night reading and practicing their spelling words.  Parents can support their student by providing a good homework environment including a quiet work space and necessary school supplies.  Setting a specific time for homework each day works well for most families.

NeSA Testing Dates

Fourth grade students will take the state writing test, or NeSA-Writing, between January 20 and January 30, 2016.  The  NeSA-Reading and NeSAMath will be schedued in April.  These assessments help us to determine the instructional progress and needs of our students, and we ask that every effort be made to avoid scheduling medical appointments or vacations during the test periods.

Resources and Extensions

 

Schedules

 


9:00-9:45

Writing


45 min.

9:45-10:35

Specials


50 min.

10:35-11:20

Unit Studies


45 min.

11:20-12:20

Math


60 min.

12:20-12:50

Intervention


30 min.

12:50-1:10

Lunch


20 min.

1:10-1:30

Recess


20 min.

1:30-2:20

Whole Group Reading


50 min.

2:20-2:30

Break

10 min.

2:30-3:35

Guided Reading


65 min.

3:35-3:38

Dismissal


3 min.


 Hello! My name is Mrs. Areman and I am very excited to be a part of your child's education!  I feel very fortunate to teach here at Prescott with wonderful families and a supportive staff.  Our goal here at Prescott is to help your child achieve their dreams and goals, and we believe that hand in hand we can reach them together!
I started teaching here at Prescott 9 years ago, and I have gained valuable knowledge of the curriculum and learned how to best meet the needs of my students. Prior to teaching here, I was a substitute teacher for 9 years in Lincoln and other surrounding schools.  During that time, I learned a tremendous amount about how to teach to a wide range of grades and abilities.  Also, I have been using advancing my professional teaching career through Graduate courses in Education.
My family and I reside just outside of Lincoln. We have lived in Nebraska for 19 years and prior to that we were stationed on a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. I stay busy with my three active teenagers and their basketball and soccer activities. In my spare time, I enjoy running and yoga. Recently, I completed a 10K in Havelock. Creating traditions and lasting memories are important to me and my family. 

Professional Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Education--UNC-Wilmington 1990
  • Currently working on Masters in Education
  • Lincoln Public Schools Substitute 2001-2009
  • Prescott- 2009-2018- 9 years

Parent Volunteers
Please let me know if you would like to help out in the classroom or in the 4th Grade.  We always appreciate parents who can help out on fieldtrips or in the classroom with various activities.  Thank you for your help and support--a little goes a long way.
  We appreciate your feedback, participation, and suggestions!