GES 4th Grade Newsletter

Your inside scoop to all things 4th grade!

May 16th - May 20th


4th Grade Field Trip and Success Ceremony

Field trip is Wednesday, May 25th to the Dallas World Aquarium. An informational flyer will be sent home later this week.

Our 4th grade success ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 1st at 8:00am.

See below for a message regarding fast passes from Mrs. Hilcher.

It's almost time to celebrate our Stars at their grade level Success Ceremonies. If you are planning to attend, please consider signing up for aFast Pass. All visitors will need to check in and receive a badge in the front office.

We will be utilizing our normal Raptor badge system which requires a valid photo ID. If you would like to speed up the process in obtaining your badge, please complete this google form and we will have your badge pre-printed and available in our "Fast Pass" line. This "FastPass" will only work if you have been at GES this school year and we have already scanned your photo ID. Please list full names as written on your driver's license. Any visitor who has not been here, or didn't let us know in advance, will need to wait while photo IDs are scanned and their badge is processed. Please note that a photo ID will be shown in order to pick up your fast pass and as always, to check in to the system for the first time.

The deadline to request a Fast Pass for all Success Ceremonies is Tuesday, May 17th, at 3 p.m.

​ Link to the form: ​

We hope you will take advantage of our "Fast Pass" concept and avoid the crowds and long waits. Fast Passes will be available at 7:15 a.m. on the morning of your child's Success Ceremony or 9:15 a.m. on the morning of our fifth grade graduation.​

We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Lessons and Objectives


Fourth Grade Math in a Glance - Students will review the concepts they learned in 4th grade by creating board games for each content area. Games of skill versus chance will be discussed and a game day is planned for the last week of school.


Last Unit of the Year - Animal Adaptations

Students will examine the structures and functions of various animal adaptations to explore how they help them to better survive in their environment.


Continue discussions and activities of class read alouds with independent reading.


Finalize historical informational books on the Texas Revolution.

Social Studies

Redmon's Classes- Students will create digital presentations on early 20th Century events in Texas such as the oil boom, urbanization, Great Depression, and WWII.

Mitchell's Classes- Students will wrap-up study of Texas in the late 19th Century including the early statehood of Texas and the cattle industry.

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, 5/19 (8:00am in Cafeteria); PTA Talent Show (6:30-8:00pm)

Monday, 5/23 Monday Morning Math Lab (7:15-7:40am); Career Day; WOW Garden Club (2:45-4:00pm); Ensemble Performance (6:30pm) DATE CHANGE!

Wednesday, 5/25 4th Grade Field Trip to the Dallas World Aquarium

Thursday, 5/26 Field Day

Friday, 5/27 Bad weather make up day-NO SCHOOL!

Monday, 5/30 Memorial Day holiday

Wednesday, 6/1 4th grade Success Ceremony (8:00am in Cafeteria)

Thursday, 6/2 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & Early dismissal at 11:45am

Contact Information

Mrs. Redmon

Remind: Text @mrsredm to 81010


Twitter: @GESRedmon


Mrs. Curnow

Remind: Text @curn to 81010


Twitter: @GESCurnow


Mrs. Mitchell

Remind: Text @mitchellr to 81010

Twitter: @GESMitchell


Mrs. Worthen

Remind: Text @worthen20 to 81010

Twitter: @GESWorthen