Growing with STEM in Fourth Grade
What we're learning this week!
Science- Designing an experiment to test the effect of force on an object, such as a push or a pull, gravity, friction, or magnetism.
Social Studies- Considering the points of view and determining the significant contributions of several influential people in the Texas Revolution.
Reading- Comparing the use of rhyme, meter, line breaks, etc. in different forms of poetry.
Writing- Identifying the central idea to assess the relevance of supporting details; planning and writing an expository essay.
Student Report Cards for the 2nd Nine Weeks Grading Period - Available as of 1/13
All 3rd-5th grade student grades and report cards are available online and can be accessed through Skyward Family Access. Click here to access Skyward Family Access.
Dinosaur Museum - Jan. 22 during Specials
"Dinosaur George: Museum in the Classroom" gives students the unique opportunity to see exhibits of prehistoric life from around the world, with over 150 museum quality exhibit pieces from the earliest life on earth. From giant Texas reptiles, to dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals, students will see firsthand some of the creatures that once roamed Texas. Dinosaur George: Museum in the Classroom provides a fun learning environment in Spanish and English! During the exhibit, staff experts will be on hand to answer questions, and Museum in the Classroom is a self-guided tour so that teachers and students can learn at their own pace. Dinosaur George: Museum in the Classroom is one of the largest traveling school exhibits in the country."
Check out the Dinosaur George Website for more info!
Spelling: Tests now on THURSDAYS
We have moved the weekly spelling test to Thursdays instead of Fridays. We believe that scholars will have ample study time, and this will allow us to dedicate more time to writing on Fridays.
Please help remind your scholars to be practicing on Spelling City and that WEDNESDAY is now their last night to study!
Homework Update: Sentence Combining
Homework has changed a few times over the course of the year. We started with cursive and then transitioned into grammar. In order to get our scholars prepared for their approaching STAAR test, we have switched to sentence combining homework.
This will assess scholars on how well they can correctly combine sentences and if they can identify why the incorrect answers are not correct.
This will still be due every FRIDAY along with their Math homework.
Dates to Remember
1/22 Dinosaur Museum on exhibit @ Cannon
1/29 Jump Rope For Heart
1/29 Puberty films - 4th & 5th grade
2/5 National Wear Red Day for Heart Disease
2/12 Class Valentine's Day parties
2/15 President's Day/Washington's Birthday - Student Holiday
2/16 GCISD Programs Expo 5:30-8:00pm at CTMS
2/17 Early Release 11:45am
2/18 Early Release 11:45am