Fantastic Fourth Grade

Peek at the Week

Here is what is coming up next week!

Writing-The students are beginning to plan and develop their expository composition. They will learn the 4 types of leads as well and practice developing each type of lead with their own topic.

Reading-We are beginning a unit on Media literacy and will be learning how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning.

Math-We are deepening our understanding of fractions by looking at mixed and improper fractions and how they relate to one another. We are also still looking at real life examples of fractions and decimals such as money, number lines, and measurement to extend our knowledge.

Science-We are looking at how we can describe the sequences and how we can predict the patterns in shadows, tides, seasons, and the phases of the Moon.

Texas History-The students are studying the colonization of Texas and how it impacted the future of Texas.

Science Fair Research Night

Hey parents! Are you a female scientist or do you know one? We are looking for women interested in sharing their expertise at Science Fair Night on January 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please contact for details and to sign up! Check out our Science Fair website!

Science Fair Research Night:

Join us in the library for Science Fair Research Night on Dec. 10, 2015 (5:30-6:30) to get ideas for the science fair, look through the science fair rubrics and check out some cool science books. We will have some older science fair boards you may look at , and will post important due dates for the projects. Science team teachers will be there to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our website at .


Yearbooks are for sale at for $22. Buy now before the price increases in 2016

PTA Teacher Appreciation

Hello, Sommer parents! Each November we like to show our thanksgiving for the staff at Sommer by providing them with a dessert to take home for the holiday! Please consider donating! Sign up link below... Thank you!!!

Sommer PTA Teacher Appreciation

Spirit Night

Please join us as we kick off this year's Spirit Events at THE LEAGUE KITCHEN & TAVERN on Thursday, November 19, 2016. From open to close, dine-in or carry-out, mention Patsy Sommer Elementary and Patsy Sommer PTA will receive 10% of your purchase to directly support your student(s)! The League is located at: 10526 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78717 at the corner of Parmer and Avery Ranch Blvd. Visit their website at: to get a jump start on your order and MARK YOUR CALENDARS for lunch AND dinner at THE LEAGUE on November 19th. Only thing better than not making dinner is eating for a great cause - your student(s)!

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be coming home on Thursday. Remember this is just a snapshot of their grades at that moment. I have already made some changes so please take a look at Home Access to get current information.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 17-20

Planetarium visits the school!

Thursday, November 19

Progress Reports go home

Friday, November 20

Grades 3-5 Assembly

Monday, November 23-27

Thanksgiving Holiday!

Tuesday, December 1

Author Visit

Wednesday, December 2

Early Release @ 12:45

Saturday, December 5

Candyland @ 8am

Marathon Kids

Here is the link to the PE teachers, including some information about Marathon Kids!

Doctor appointments

We would appreciate it if doctor appointments could be scheduled from 12pm and later. This allows us to work with your student in content areas and not have them miss any important information. We understand this is not always possible, but appreciate your willingness to try!

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