Mrs. Porter 4th Grade News

August 23-26

First Day of School


Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 7:30am


201 South Dobson Street

Burleson, TX

*their own snack- One of the papers you received at Meet the Teacher listed several snack options if you need help with what to bring. I have an open snack policy in my classroom. I allow my students to eat their snack anytime they wish as long as it is not during direct instruction from me or while we are on computers.

*water bottle with sports top- It never fails that someone will spill their drink and water is the easiest to clean up and I don't have to worry about ants or bugs coming in to our room. Please only send water in their water bottle.

*supplies and extra supplies that were not on the supply list- if they didn't bring them on Meet the Teacher night.

*lunch/lunch money- make sure they have their lunch or bring money if it is not already on their lunch account.

*decorations for their journals- they can bring whatever they would like to decorate their math, reading, writing, and science/social studies journals.

*wearing a uniform with a smile on their face ;) (Jackets will be utilized in this classroom. My room can get pretty cold.)

You will need to have their dismissal card to pick up, if walk-up or drive-up. If you didn't get it Thursday night, please pick it up Tuesday morning.

Welcome back to school

Welcome back to school and to the 4th grade!

I am so excited to get to know each of you and to share in the learning experience! Teaching is my passion! I believe that all students thrive in a safe and warm learning environment, and I work hard to provide my students with a classroom environment that fosters growth. I want to make this year a great year for your child, so please let me know if there is anything I can do to help or if you have any questions.

Extra supplies:

Ear Buds

Crate for locker organization

1" binder to bring to school and take home each day (optional)

Decorating supplies for journals (duct tape, pictures, or stickers)

Picture of your family in a frame to display in the hallway outside of our classroom

This Week In Class We will Learn

Mind and Brain

Learning Styles

The Brain

Growth Mindset


Team Building


Review Math (Important to know all multiplication facts, please be working on this at home.)

Place Value


Science Safety

Scientific Method

Set up Notebooks

Social Studies

Map skills


Writing our first Personal Narrative

Writing our first Expository

Reviewing Grammar (going over all parts of speech)


Review story vocabulary (Plot)

Read Aloud

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Homework expectations

Please make sure your child is...

Reading each night. Please make sure your child is reading at least 20-30 minutes each night.

Math Facts Please make sure that your child is practicing their math facts weekly.

Sleep. It is imperative that your child get the recommended amount of sleep.

Other assignments will come home as needed. Discuss with your child what they are learning at school. Please let me know if you ever have any questions about what is happening in class.

Horizontal and Vertical Schedule


Specials at 9:40-10:30

Recess / Lunch 11:30-12:25 (Lunch starts at 11:50)

Brain Break 1:40-1:55

*Library Wednesday 10:40-11:10

** Specials rotation

Monday Music

Tuesday PE

Wednesday Spanish

Thursday Art

Friday PE


Specials 9:35-10:40

11:24-11:39 Recess

11:44-12:14 Lunch

Brain Break 1:40-1:55

Library Wednesday 10:40-11:10