Fourth Grade #ReaganRays

May 10, 2019

Upcoming Dates

May 13-14 STAAR test days Closed Campus, No vistiors

May 13th STAAR Math 3rd & 4th grade

May 14th STAAR Reading 3rd & 4th grade

May 11- Spring Carnival 2pm-6 pm

May 17 - Field Day


STAAR Testing

  • Before the test, the best preparation is to help your child spend some time relaxing, getting a good night’s rest, and eating healthy meals.
  • Arrive on time tomorrow morning. We will begin right after the tardy bell, 7:45, and testing starts promptly at 8:00 am. If your child is tardy, special arrangements have to be made to minimize distractions for others, so please plan to arrive on time, 7:15-7:45. Thank you!
  • No Electronics are allowed in the classroom while testing. If your child, for some reason, needs to bring a cellphone, we will lock it up in a secure place outside the classroom and will return the device to them after testing is complete.
  • No backpacks , unless you need to transport items to and from school.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Bring a healthy snacks and water. I will have extra if you forget. :) Please no snacks that will turn their fingers orange, like Cheetos or Doritos.

Pay it Forward Tradition

5th grade parents need some help to set up and serve in the cafeteria the morning of May 31st. 5th grade created a sign up genius for volunteers to help them out! In the past 4th has always helped to Pay it Forward!

Field Day- Friday May 17th

Field Day is back! The PE department needs lots of volunteers to help our kids have a great day. Rotations times will be:

8:00 AM - 10:05 AM 2nd & 3rd Grade

10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Kinder & 1st Grade

12:30 PM - 2:35 PM 4th & 5th Grade

(You must be an approved LISD Volunteer in order to sign-up to help on Field Day.)

Click here for the on-line schedule.

Spring Carnival

The Spring Carnival is a family-friendly Reagan PTA Fundraiser featuring games, attractions food and fun and is entirely volunteer-run! Please help us make this year's carnival a success by signing up for one of the available slots.

Every adult volunteer will get a free wristband for each hour slot you volunteer and VIP Access to Virtual Reality for each student whose parent volunteer for 2 hours!

Thank you for helping make the Carnival a great success and so memorable for the students and community!

Your help is needed to stock our prizes for the Reagan PTA Carnival's popular attraction, The Cake Walk! Donations Needed from each grade: Sweets donated from each grade level.

Please package treats 2-3 treats together in individual packages (treats on a paper plate in a ziploc, for instance) and deliver by Friday May 10, 2019.

Volunteers Needed: To help sort the treats at school on Friday May 10, 2019 sign up HERE

Homework & Websites


Reading Response

Spelling -

Imagine Math - Home Practice

iStation- Home Practice

Multiplication facts . (XtraMath & Math Magician)

LISD Student Site- Games, lessons. videos, and More!

Login and Passwords for Ronald Reagan

Second Step Family -The Second Step program increases kids’ school success and decreases problem behaviors

Language Arts

Year at Glance

Unit Summary: Research

Research is utilized in many aspects of our lives. It empowers us to seek new information and knowledge and promotes critical thinking. It allows us to deepen our understanding of the world, its people and oneself.

In this unit of study on research, students will be immersed in reading a variety of informational texts. They will pursue information related to their personal interests as they generate a list of topics and questions to research. Teachers model the Big 6 research process and necessary research skills to support students as they begin the steps of the research process.

Students learn to:

  • generate and narrow the focus of a research topic

  • formulate open-ended questions about the research topic

  • make a research plan for gathering relevant information (determine the best source to collect information)

  • compare various written conventions used for digital media

  • explain factual information presented graphically (e.g., charts, diagrams, illustrations, graphs, maps, timelines)

  • differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism

  • identify the importance of citing valid and reliable sources

  • create a works-cited page that includes author, title, publisher, and publication year for each source used

  • evaluate and synthesize collected information

  • organize and present findings according to the purpose of research and the specific audience

  • draw conclusions from the research with a brief written explanation

  • revise for all traits and edit the written piece prior to publishing


Year At a Glance for Parent

Bridges FAQ's, Vocabulary Cards, Interactive Math Glossary

Unit Summary: Personal Finance

In this unit students will begin with understanding the difference between fixed and variable expenses. They will learn this by finding advantages and disadvantages of different savings options with different financial institutions. Students will be calculating different profits based on different given situations. They will also have an understanding of different financial institutes and how to keep money safe. The unit will conclude with students having an understanding of how managing personal finances provides for a lifetime of financial security.


Year at a Glance , Science Interactive Glossary

Texas Ecology

Students expand their understanding of food chains and the roles of producers and consumers and apply their understanding to food webs. Students discuss the impact on food webs of an organism being removed or the introduction of an invasive species. Students identify the structure and function of plants and animals in a variety of ecosystems. Students make connections between inherited traits and learned behaviors and an organism’s survival. Students develop their understandings through group and class discussion and writing to make connections to the hands-on learning.

Social Studies

Year at a Glance

Unit Summary:

Economic and Social Changes from Reconstruction to Today

The cattle and oil industries, along with the railroad and barbed wire, developed economic opportunities and a unique culture in Texas.

LISD Learning Sites

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Our Awesome Fourth Grade Team