4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD

Week of November 16-20, 2015

What are we learning about this week?

READING
  • Nonfiction text features
  • Graphics and text features
  • Procedural text (oreo turkeys)

MATH

  • Use revenue and expenses to calculate profit
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various savings options such as a safe, savings account, or money market account
  • Describe how to allocate a weekly allowance among spending, saving, and sharing

WRITING/GRAMMAR

  • Brainstorm and organize expository writing
  • Quotation marks
SPELLING
  • Sitton Spelling Unit 12 - class, piece, surface, river, common
SCIENCE
  • Conductors & insulators
  • Series circuits
  • Electromagnets

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Exploring the New World (explorers)

Our Current Week

ALL WEEK: Pajama Drive, Generation Texas Week

Monday

  • Yellow specials day
  • Book fair opens after school (2:45-3:30 pm)

Tuesday

  • Green specials day
  • Book fair late night in library (open 7:45 am - 6:00 pm)

Wednesday

  • Blue specials day
  • Learning check in science on electrical conductors & insulators (see link below for games to practice this concept)
  • Book fair (open 7:45 am - 3:30 pm)

Thursday

  • Purple specials day
  • Book fair (open 7:45 am - 3:30 pm)

Friday

  • Thanksgiving luncheon - visitors welcome! 4th grade lunch time 12:40-1:10 pm
  • Spell check over Sitton Unit 12
  • Red specials day
  • Book fair (open 7:45 am - 2:00 pm - EARLY CLOSE)
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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
  • Read for 80 minutes
  • Complete reading homework in Google Classroom under the class Mrs. Eddy's Homework. (Click here for help with your LISD Google log-in information.)
    Please note that all other assignments in Google Classroom outside of the Mrs. Eddy's Homework classroom are for school work and do not need to be completed at home!
  • Complete any unfinished spelling work from class



MATH

  • Complete our class challenge in SumDog! Answer 60 questions to fill your progress bar and win coins, playing the game(s) of your choice. See the image below to find out how to work on the class challenge.
  • 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

  • cultural research to begin after break; however, we will send home information & the research outline later this week in case students would like to use the Thanksgiving break to work on their research
  • research outline due 12/4


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.

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Monster Book Fair

Our fall bookfair is up & running this week! Students are welcome to attend the bookfair during their recess time or after they finish lunch IF they have money; we do not allow students to go and browse, or to go with a friend. They will have a chance to preview the books on Monday. The book fair is open until 3:30 Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Tuesday is the late night at the fair and it's open until 6:00; Friday it will close at 2:00.


If you are interested in purchasing books but are unable to attend the fair on campus, you may order online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=reaganrays2015.

Donations Needed This Week for Turkey Oreos

Shhhh...it's a secret! We're learning about procedural texts this week in language arts, and will be practicing by putting together a turkey made with some yummy treats! :) If you are able to donate any of the items in the link below, please sign up and send them in with your child no later than Wednesday to give Mrs. Eddy. We will be using them this Thursday 11/19 in class.


If your child is allergic to any of these items, please let Mrs. Eddy know no later than Wednesday 11/18 so that other arrangements can be made. Thanks for your help!

Science - Conductors & Insulators

On Wednesday, we will have a learning check in science. Students will need to show their understanding of electrical conductors and insulators. Check out the link below for some games on our classroom website that students can use to review this concept.

Pajama Drive

Please help us collect pajamas for students during the annual Reagan Elementary PJ Drive! We had a great time at our "Wear a pair, share a pair" kickoff last Friday and already have 33 pairs as a grade level! Keep those PJs coming for the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive!

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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!

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM - NOVEMBER 11, 2015

We couldn't be prouder of our students and the work they put into this year's Veterans Day program! Thanks so much for your support as they pulled off this year's tribute to our nation's veterans.
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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: Gallon ziploc bags, Ultra-fine Expo markers, Click to view my classroom wishlist on Amazon

Mrs. Eddy: Glue sticks