Fantastic 4th Grade

Week of January 11, 2016

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4th Grade Instagram Page

4th grade has an Instagram page and we would like for you to follow us! We are only allowing parents to follow our page. If you have an Instagram page, please send me your username so I can identify you after you request access to our private page. The fourth grade page is called "Hedgcoxe_2017" and we can't wait for you to see the pictures that we post on our page!

Instagram Username: Hedgcoxe_2017

Important Dates

January 11 - 15 - College Week

Spelling Bee

It’s that time of year again! Who is ready to spell? That’s right, our Annual Hedgcoxe Elementary Spelling Bee is just around the corner and you are invited to participate!

Who: 4th and 5th Grade

When: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @ 8:15 A.M

What: Hedgcoxe Spelling Bee

How: 4th and 5th grade will be competing for the title of Hedgcoxe Spelling Bee Champion. One winner from our school will participate in the district spelling bee. This is the first step on the way to The National Spelling Bee Championships in Washington, D.C.

* Parents and kids can both access study words at and visit for more information.

College Week

Monday - Hedgcoxe Hounds are college bound! Wear Hedgcoxe spirit wear.

Tuesday - Our next step is to be at Hendrick Middle School! Wear red and black.

Wednesday - clark High School is In My Future! Wear red, black or silver

Thursday - Central Spirit Helps Prepare You For College Show your central pride and wear Plano Sr. High colors- wear burgundy and white.

Friday - I am going to college!Wear your favorite college shirt and hat.

Clothes Donation Bin

A clothing bin has been delivered to the Hedgcoxe parking lot. The school will receive $0.15 per pound of clothing and shoes we collect each month! Money will be given directly to the school!

Reading/Social Studies

Reading / Social Studies: Unit 3 Week 6

Students will be reviewing all the skills from Unit 3:

· Draw Conclusions

· Fact and Opinion

· Theme

· Character, Setting, Plot

Learning Targets:

Students will…

I can draw conclusions and describe the successes, problems, and organization of the Republic of Texas.

I can summarize the main idea from dramatic text.

I can write an expository essay

Language Arts/Writing


Students will be writing an expository essay in response to a Document Based Question that has been discussed daily in class.

There is no Spelling test next week.

Writing Homework:

Writing Homework: See prompt attached

Monday- Pick, List, Choose

Tuesday-Categorize/3 Main Idea Sentences

Wednesday-Introduction Paragraph

Thursday-Conclusion Paragraph


Unit 5 - Data Analysis

Topic 15 Pearson

Data Analysis: Topic 15

The mathematical focus of Unit 5 is solving problems by collecting, organizing, displaying and interpreting data. Students will represent data on a frequency table, dot plot, or stem-and-leaf plot and use the data to solve problems involving whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

Data Analysis test is scheduled for January 15th

Technology links:

Make Your Own Stem and Leaf Plot

Stem and Leaf Plots


Science MAP Testing Week

Students will begin to understand and communicate the importance of Earth's cycles and systems.

Students will describe how the Earth is constantly changing through the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition.

Awesome Links (do not use Internet Explorer) (do not use Internet Explorer)

Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here - Schoolhouse Rock
Drawing Conclusions