4th Grade Newsletter

Miss Fletcher & Mrs. Wiley

News Update!

Thank you so much for helping your children get back into the swing of things to quickly after Spring Break. We hit the ground running last week with SIM testing and Mrs. Wiley and myself were so impressed with the hard work that your children put in to their SIMs. Testing days are not easy on anyone but your kiddos handled it so well!

Special Note from Mrs. Wiley:

Parents – Do not forget about the important date, Tuesday: March 29, for Writing STAAR! I’m proud to say that we’ve have grown so much as writers this year. We are so pumped to show off what we know on the Writing STAAR. Please be sure to write an encouraging note to your child on the green shamrock that went home on Friday and send this in by Thursday. These will be given to your child before their test. Your child will love to read your motivating words. Additionally, plan on packing a lunch for your child and sending in a healthy, non-messy snack, and water bottle for during the test. Make sure that your child is fully rested and has a nutritious breakfast on Tuesday, March 29.

As always, thank you for your dedication, love, and support this year,

Mrs. Wiley

Upcoming Important Dates:

Monday, March 21st: 3rd grade goes to the ESC, and 1st grade has a guest speaker in the library at 2PM.

Tuesday, March 22nd: Earth day

Friday, March 25th: Good Friday ~ No School! J I hope you all have a wonderful three-day weekend.

On the Horizon & Other WRE News:

3/29 – 4th grade writing/ 5th grade math STAAR Test.

3/30 – 5th grade science STAAR

3/31 – STAAR Make ups (if needed)

4/2 – WREck the night and Hoops in the Highlands

4/7 – End of the 5th six weeks

Mrs. Wiley: Language Arts and Reading

Reading and Vocab:

ØWe will continue reading expository/non fiction texts. Together we will analyze & discuss our thoughts of the text that we read. A good reader should be able to summarize the main idea of the text they read by using the title, introduction, subheadings, text features, and conclusion.

Writing and Grammar:

ØThe students will graduate from Camp Write A lot! This week the students will inform their readers about a favorite place they like to visit. We will take our 3rd (final) Edit/Revision Benchmark on Friday. Later this week, the students will set a goal for the Writing STAAR test.

Ø**Writing STAAR Test, Tuesday, March 29th** Make sure to pack a lunch. Students can also pack a healthy, easy, & mess free snack to eat during the STAAR test.

Miss Fletcher: Math and Science

This week in math we will begin by looking at degrees in a circle and then begin to start measuring angles using a protractor!! Students will need a protractor for homework occasionally. They may check out a protractor from me, but I do not have enough for each student. Consider getting your child their own protractor to keep in their binder. I believe they run about $0.50 at Walmart!

In science this week we will be covering renewable and non-renewable resources as well as the water cycle. We will also begin doing a research project into caves and cave formations so that we will have background knowledge when we go to Austin, Tx. for our field trip in May!