Torres & Avirett 18-19

Week of 9/17/18

An important note from Nurse Jenny

Room Reps needed

We are both in need of Room Reps for each of our classes. If you are interested in being our liaison with PTA and helping us plan holiday parties, please email us.

You won't be doing this job alone! We both have parents who have volunteered to help out our Room Reps, but they are unable to attend the meetings due to their work schedule.

Classroom Wishlists

Check out our classroom wish lists if you would like to donate to our classrooms.


Mr. Avirett's classroom wishlist: https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mr-avirett-s-4th-grade-classroom/classroom-wishlist


Ms. Torres' classroom wishlist: https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/classroom-wishlist

Important Dates


9/17 Constitution Day at RPE

9/19 Progress Reports go home

9/25 WatchDOG orientation @ 5:30 and 6:15 in the Library (two sessions)

9/27 WatchDOG orientation @ 7:45 am in the cafeteria

10/31 Field Trip to Meadows Center

Our Learning Targets

Math: We can use strategies to multiply up to a four-digit number by a one-digit number. PACE Math: We can use factor pairs to determine whether numbers are prime or composite.

Science: We can measure, compare, and contrast the physical properties of matter, including magnetism and temperature. We can predict changes caused by heating and cooling. We can predict changes caused by heating and cooling.

Reading: We can explain an author’s message and theme in a text while reading realistic fiction texts.

Writing: We can write a well organized narrative. We can use use simple and compound sentences correctly in their writing.

Social Studies: We can explain the importance of the US Constitution and explain the functions of the three branches of government.

This week's spelling words

rest, perhaps, certain, feel, block, shown, oatmeal, wrote, fellow, scold, coast, locate, throat, shock, solve

Bonus Words: dignity, hesitantly, prejudiced, rickety, segregation

Second Step

Respecting Similarities and Differences

People can have similar or different feelings about the same situation.

Being able to notice and then understand others’ feelings is an important part of empathy.


Students will be able to:

Identify clues that help them recognize other people’s feelings

Identify similarities and differences between how two people feel

Home Link 3

Order your 2018-19 River Place Yearbook

Yearbooks can be ordered here

A note on grades

Students who score 60-80 on assignments are approaching grade level expectations. These students will be able to make corrections on the assignment, and the grade on the corrections will replace the original grade.

Students who score below a 60 will be retaught the skill to improve their understanding of the concept. After a reteach, students will have an additional opportunity to demonstrate their new understanding. This grade will also replace the original grade.

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