Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 2/5/18

Valentine's Celebration and Service Project

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day, Wednesday February 14th, by completing a group service project, enjoying a small class party, and exchanging Valentine's cards.


Valentine's Party

Wednesday February 14th

1:45 - 2:30


Your child may bring Valentine's to exchange. Your child needs a box or bag to collect the Valentine's cards they receive. Please have them bring their boxes beginning Monday February 12th.

Titan Trot is Coming!

Titan Trot will be March 9th. If you would like to purchase a sign to support your Titan click here. Sign orders are due this Friday February 9th.

Important Dates


2/14 Valentine's Party @ 1:45 - 2:30

2/19 Student Holiday

3/9 Titan Trot

3/12-3/16 Spring Break

Our Learning Targets

Reading: We can summarize the main idea and supporting details in expository texts.

Writing: We can write complete simple and compound sentences with a comma in the correct spot for compound sentences.

Social Studies: We can identify the economic motivations and accomplishments of Moses Austin and Martin de Leon and explain their impact on the settlement of Texas.

Math: We can solve problems that deal with measurements of liquid volumes and mass using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division as appropriate. We can determine if two fractions are equivalent using a variety of strategies. We can compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators.

Science: We can measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including magnetism.

Spelling List for the week

watch, shell, within, floor, worry, dislike, displease, unplanned, unload, rebuild, uncover, discolor, disorder, refresh, unpaid

Bonus Words: nutritious, biologist, explosion, competition, species

Second Step

Handling Put-Downs

Calming down helps you handle put-downs and avoid making conflicts escalate.


Students will be able to:

- Identify strategies for handling put-downs

- Demonstrate what they’ve learned about strategies for calming down

- Demonstrate assertive responses to put-downs


Looking for Second Step Home Links? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/second-step

Classroom Supplies

Some of our classroom supplies are running low. We are in need of Clorox wipes, baby wipes, glue sticks, and ultra fine tip black Expo markers. As always, we appreciate any help you can offer! Thanks in advance. :)

Classroom Shutterfly

The Room Reps for our classes have put together a Shutterfly site for our classes. If you haven't joined yet, here is the information:


Shutterfly Information & Photo Sharing Site - Did you know...

Our Averitt / Torres class has a Shutterfly site!

The purpose is to help keep you informed, track calendar events and messaging as well as collect & share photos from classroom activities!

If you are interested in access, please contact us, or click this link to request access:

https://mraveritts20172018fabulousclass.shutterfly.com

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