4th Grade Super Sailor Newsletter
Week 18: January 11-15, 2016
What are our Super Sailors learning this week?
We will finish up our geometry unit and students will take their final geometry assessment on Wednesday, January 13th. We will then begin our unit on fractions.
STAAR WARS IS COMING TO APE!
We are excited to begin our STAAR WARS review each Friday in Math class starting January 15th to help students begin preparing for the upcoming STAAR test. We need your help! We would like to ask parents to donate STAR WARS items to help make this a fun, memorable experience for students. Items that you can donate include STAR WARS treats: gummy snacks, pre-popped popcorn, fruit, rice krispy treats, stickers, posters, pencils, etc. Students are also asked to bring a spiral notebook to keep their notes in for this activity. Any student that donates a notebook for someone else will receive 5 DOJO points.
MATH NIGHT: This Thursday 6-7:15. Please refer to the orange note sent home.
We will continue our unit studying properties of soil. Students will create edible soil in class to learn and discuss the different layers of soil. They will also conduct a reading assignment that reviews the different properties of soil for a daily grade. Students will also begin working on their invention convention projects at home.
Invention Convention 2016
Invention Convention is designed to promote your child's problem-solving and creative-thinking skills. Your child will be following a step-by-step process to invent a new product or develop a new method for doing something.
The first step in the actual invention process will be finding an idea for an invention. Your child will be encouraged to find a problem that needs to be solved and then invent something to solve that problem. Please keep in mind that simple inventions are often the best!
Once your child has settled on an idea, they should research it to make sure that the idea has not been used before. This can be done by going to www.uspto.gov/kids, or http://patft.uspto.gov/. You can then use keywords to search the Patent Office database.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
At Austin Parkway Elementary we strive to provide the best experience possible for our students and their families. We are constantly looking for ways to streamline processes within our building. One of the processes that we are currently working on is that of early dismissal. The policy regarding early dismissal and checkout can be found in the Austin Parkway Elementary Student-Parent Handbook, on our website. Please see below for the excerpt.
In the case of an unforeseen event that causes a change in the way your child goes home please follow these steps.
- Send an email to Ms. Miller before 2:15 p.m., firstname.lastname@example.org
- State in the email:
- Student’s name
- Teacher’s name
- Your name and relationship to student
- Your phone number for verification purposes
- Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)
- Reason for last minute change
4th Grade Teachers
Stacey Fessler - Stacey.Fessler@fortbendisd.com
Laurie Grove - Laurie.Grove@fortbendisd.com
Janet Jelinek - Janet.Jelinek@fortbendisd.com
Wakika Newton - Wakika.Newton@fortbendisd.com
Meredith Noe - Meredith.Noe@fortbendisd.com
Holly Rohring - Holly.Rohring@fortbendisd.com
Emily Sanchez - Emily.Sanchez@fortbendisd.com