4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD

Week of November 30 - December 4, 2015

What are we learning about this week?

READING
  • Main idea and details (continued)
  • Author's purpose

MATH

  • Addition & subtraction - standard algorithm
  • Addition & subtraction strategies

WRITING/GRAMMAR

  • Publish expository compositions
  • Adverb review
  • Possession vs. plural
SPELLING
  • Sitton Spelling Unit 14 - core words: round, dark, past, fall, girl
SCIENCE
  • Building a telegraph
  • Designing an experiment to test the effect of force on an object

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Early explorers

Our Current Week

ALL WEEK: PTA Used Book Fair, Pajama Drive, School Resource Officers Recognition Week

Monday

  • Red specials day
  • PTA Movie Night/True Colors Workshop at 5:30 pm

Tuesday

  • Orange specials day

Wednesday

  • Yellow specials day

Thursday

  • Green specials day
  • Learning check in science on forces
  • BYOT if you are able to use Nearpod app in math

Friday

  • Blue specials day
  • Grammar check
  • BYOT if you are able to use Nearpod app in math
  • Spell check over Sitton Unit 14
  • Math weekly checkpoint
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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 at 9 pm.


LANGUAGE ARTS
  • No language arts homework due to Social Studies project


MATH

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


SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Check Google Classroom under the class Mrs. Eddy's Homework for directions. Create presentation for cultural research project. Presentations start in class on Monday, December 14th.


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 offer an alternate homework plan for your child.

A+ FCU Green Apple Deposits: Your first $10 deposit is FREE

A+ Federal Credit Union has joined with Reagan Elementary School for an exciting opportunity through the Green Apple Deposit Day program! Through the program, your child will not only learn the value of saving, but they’ll be able to make deposits and see his/her account grow, earn rewards for saving, and gain valuable money management skills. A+ FCU will make the initial $10.00 deposit for all new Youth Memberships. If you would like to participate in this program? Contact our Green Apple program contact, Kelley Crutchfield, Member Service Officer III – Cedar Park atkcrutchfield@aplusfcu.org.

Deposit Days Schedule: December 4, 18, January 8,22, February 12,26,March 11, April 8,22, May 13,27 Deposits are accepted at any branch as well as on the dates above 7:15am - 7:45am in front of the cafeteria at Reagan. Start saving today!

Science - Forces

On Thursday, we will have a learning check in science. Students will need to show their understanding of forces, including a push or pull, gravity, friction, and magnetism. Check out the link below for some games on our classroom website that students can use to review this concept.

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.

Giving Opportunities

Pajama Drive

Keep those PJs coming for the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive! The drive ends this Thursday!

Coats for Kids

Do you know a child who is in need of a winter coat? Check out the flyer below to see details about the Coats for Kids program!

Giving Tree

There is a Giving Tree set up in the Reagan Library. For students who are interested in participating, they may choose a tag off the tree with a specific need for a child, then bring in a gift to help fulfill that need.


DEADLINE FOR THIS YEAR'S GIVING TREE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11.

PTA Updates

True Colors Workshop

December 7, 5:30-7:30pm
Reagan Library
Pizza will be provided from 5:30-6pm
Workshop starts at 6pm. Limit of 50 participants for the workshop, *adults only*
Everyone else may watch "Inside Out" in the gym at 6pm.
If you'll want a slice of pizza PLEASE rsvp so that we have enough.

PTA HOLIDAY SPIRIT STICKS

Our PTA Spirit Sticks are all the rage this year! While supplies last, you can order a Holiday Gram to be delivered to your child in class on Dec.17. It will include a cardstock tag with "To" and "From" filled in for you, and one Spirit Stick, all for $2. The actual stick received will be a surprise, unless you don't celebrate Christmas and would like to request "Frosty the Snowman". Orders must be placed online via the PTA website (linked below) so that we can keep track of how many are sold. If you don’t receive an email order confirmation, your order didn’t go through. Thank you for supporting your PTA!

PTA Used Book Fair

The annual Reagan PTA Used Book Fair is coming NEXT WEEK! If you have any gently used books you'd like to donate to the cause, send them in this week. See the flyer linked below for details. To volunteer, send an email to reaganptavolunteercoord@gmail.com, or visit the PTA website linked below.

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: Ultra-fine Expo markers, Click to view my classroom wishlist on Amazon

Mrs. Eddy: Highlighters, dry erase markers (assorted colors)