4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD

Week of January 4-8, 2016

What are we learning about this week?

READING
  • Inferencing

MATH

  • Subtraction strategies
  • Measuring distance & time
  • Converting from one measurement unit to another

WRITING/GRAMMAR

  • Writing introductions
  • Review comparatives & superlatives
SPELLING
  • Sitton Spelling Unit 15 - core words: road, blue, instead, either, held
SCIENCE
  • Making Connections unit review
  • Making Connections unit vocabulary review

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Continue explorers

Our Current Week

Monday

  • Blue specials day
  • SCHOOL DISMISSAL TIME PERMANENTLY MOVES FROM 2:45 to 2:50

Tuesday

  • Purple specials day
  • Science vocabulary quiz (see details below)

Wednesday

  • Red specials day

Thursday

  • Orange specials day
  • Making Connections science unit district assessment

Friday

  • Yellow specials day
  • Fun First Friday in 4th Grade - Crazy Hair Day!
  • Weekly math checkpoint
  • Weekly spell check
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Homework

All homework is weekly and should be completed anytime between Monday and Sunday. It is due no later than Sunday, January 10 at 9 pm.


LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Read for 80 minutes
  • Complete reading homework in Google Classroom under the class Mrs. Eddy's Homework. (Click here for help with your LISD Google log-in information.)
    Please note that all other assignments in Google Classroom outside of the Mrs. Eddy's Homework classroom are for school work and do not need to be completed at home!


MATH

  • Complete our class challenge in SumDog! Answer 60 questions to fill your progress bar and win coins, playing the game(s) of your choice. See the image below to find out how to work on the class challenge.
  • Optional (strongly recommended for students who have not yet completed multiplication & division in Xtra Math): Complete at least three full sessions with Xtra Math.



Note: Please let us know if your child does not have access to an internet-connected device at home to complete online assignments so that we can come up with an alternate plan for your child.

Thank you!

We would both like to sincerely thank the families of our students for all of the thoughtful gifts and cards we received over the past few days. Thanks for making us feel so special this holiday season! We also truly appreciate all of the parents who donated time and food to make the class holiday party a success.

Science Vocabulary

On Tuesday, we will have a vocabulary quiz in science. These are words we have been using throughout this 9 weeks in our current unit, Making Connections. Students are encouraged to practice their vocabulary words at home in preparation. Please see the link below for practice activities with all of the terms that will be on the quiz.

LISD Adding Five Minutes to School Day

Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, Leander ISD will be adding five minutes to the school day. Elementary campuses will end five minutes later, and high schools will start five minutes earlier, with the exception of Cedar Park High School, which will remain on the same schedule. The new school hours for LISD elementary campuses will be 7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. and high schools will be 8:40 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Middle school hours will not change, and Cedar Park High School hours will not change.


House Bill 2610, which was passed this last legislative session, requires that public school students receive 75,600 minutes of instruction, instead of 180 days. As a result, LISD is lengthening the school day by five minutes at the elementary and high school campuses (except CPHS). LISD middle schools are not impacted by the new law, nor is CPHS, as their school day already meets the requirements of the law.


If your student rides the bus and his or her route is impacted by this change, LISD Transportation services will notify you of your child’s new pick-up/drop-off time.

Upcoming Dates

Please view the calendar linked below on our classroom website to find out about important events and dates that 4th grade families at Reagan should be aware of. We will keep this calendar updated as new events arise or dates/times change.

Classroom Supply Wish List

Our classrooms are currently in need of the following items. If you are able to make a donation to our classroom please send the supplies in with your child to school. Donations are not expected but are greatly appreciated!


Mrs. Weltzin: Click to view my classroom wishlist on Amazon

Mrs. Eddy: Nothing at this time