Dear Parents/Guardians,

    It is with great excitement and anticipation that I make my introduction.  My name is Mr. Daut and I will be your child’s teacher this school year. I am confident this school year will be a pleasant and exciting one for all of us. I am looking forward to getting to know each of my new students! Fourth grade is an amazing year in education and I am so glad to help share this experience with your child. It is always my goal to make learning as fun and interesting as I can.

    I know I can provide your child with a high-quality educational learning experience. I feel that it is very important for teachers, students, and parents to work together in the education process. As we embark on this adventure, remember we are all in this together.  I’m looking forward to meeting you at back-to-school night, conference week as well as much other class and school functions throughout this school year. If you have any questions or if you would like to simply introduce yourself to me, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at jgdaut@jacksonsd.org

    Together we can make this a rewarding year for your child.


    Mr. J. Daut  

    **This year I have the honor of team teaching with Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Williams and I will be teaming up on all subjects taught as well as increasing the ability and opportunity within our classroom to teach in small groups and give one on one attention to some.   I am especially looking forward to her knowledge and understanding of the Math curriculum and her way of breaking down the sometimes difficult fourth-grade mathematics content and explaining it in a way that certainly helps students achieve success.  


    So much happens in fourth grade! Because of this, parents, as well as children, may have some apprehensions about what will happen. It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in fourth grade. Here are some ways you can help: 

    *Celebrate your child’s successes, no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work! 

    *Look through your child’s Take-Home folder each day. There will be important notes, graded work and tests, and homework assignments. 

    *Be sure to have your child read every day, if possible. The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom. 

    *Please take some time to read and discuss the parent/student information when it is sent home with your child. When parents understand the expectations of the school and within my classroom, they are able to support and encourage academic success in the education of their child. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at jgdaut@jacksonsd.org

    Thank you for letting me work with your child this year. 


    Mr. Daut


    Fourth Grade Suggestions

    Please take into account some suggested items that your child will find useful throughout his/her fourth-grade year. 
    3 folders
    Small pencil box or pouch
    2 composition notebooks
    2 Spiral Notebooks (2 one subject, 70 pages)
    1 Small Box of Markers (non-permanent, no sharpies)
    1 Highlighter  
    2 fine dry-erase markers
    2 packages of post-it notes (3x3) 

    1 clipboard

  • Mr. Daut's 4th Grade Specials and Times for the 2019/2020 school year

    (special times are at the same time all week (10:35 - 11:15am)

    Monday - Gym 

    Tuesday - Art (Mrs. Thomas)

    Wednesday - Computers (Mr. Vilecco)

    Thursday - World Language (Mrs. McDonald)

    Friday -  Music (Mrs. Burnett) 

    ****Also, our class will be visiting the IMC(Library) frequently. With the help and guidience of Mrs. Montano, we will be able to check out books and use to computers there to help us gather our resurces for the various topics, projects and reports that we will be working on throughout the year.*** 

  • In Reading Workshop we are working on Unit 2, Extreme Weather. Students will learn to read and navigate the world of nonfiction. 


    In Writing Workshop we are working on Unit 2, Opinion Writing. Students will learn to write a thesis statement and give examples with supporting evidence to write an essay. 

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  • Homework:

    Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday, with the exception of holidays and some testing day/weeks. Homework will usually consist of studying their word journal(spelling), and math. Independent reading will always be an expected homework assignment. The purpose of homework is to review and reinforce skills taught during the school day. If you find that your child is having difficulty with his or her homework assignments, please let me know.

    Homework should be kept in the homework folder and returned the following day. If homework is not completed, your child will have one day to make it up.

    Any student who is absent will have as many days as they were absent to make it up.

    Each homework assignment and other important information will be written in the homework planner that was provided to your child by the PTN. Always check your child's work, and sign and date it. Unless otherwise specified, homework is due the following school day. Parents often wonder, "Should I correct my child's mistakes? How will the teacher know if he/she is having a problem?" My advice is, yes, point out the mistakes to your child in a helpful way, and use that opportunity to reteach and clarify the skill. If you would like me to know about a particular problem area, just write a note with the homework.

    I hope this has answered some of your questions concerning fourth-grade homework! Please feel free to contact me about any specific concerns!

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  • Dear Parents/Guardians

    Our fourth-grade students are given an opportunity to eat a snack sent from home each day to help provide for their nutritional needs and to succumb the mid-morning hunger that occurs before lunch.

    Yet, there are students attending your child's class who suffers from a possible life-threatening allergy to peanut/tree nut products i.e. peanut butter, peanut oil, etc., we ask your cooperation by not sending any snacks with your child containing peanut or tree nut products.

    Students who have severe allergies to such food substances are exposed to a health risk when peanut products are consumed in their environment or shared with them. Please speak with your child about not sharing their snacks with other children.

    If your child has health problems of any kind, please inform me immediately so that the necessary health protection steps may be taken.

    Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated so that we might provide for the health needs of students at risk of health trauma.

    Attached are two large but incomplete lists of peanut/Treenut-free snacks.  It is also important to read ingredient labels for production methods.

    Yours truly,

    Mr. Daut

    Peanut Free Snack List

    Peanut and Tree nut Free Snack List

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