4th Grade Updates!
February 8-12, 2016
Snapshot of our Week in 4th Grade
Reading - KAMICO 6 - A Desert Flower Among the Sands
Writing - An Electrifying Man - Revising and Editing
Math - Problem Solving area and perimeter (p.437-438)
If you haven't sent in money for the Austin fieldtrip, remember we need $20 by April 1st!
Tuesday - Even though everyone will be wearing CAMO today, that no big obstacle for Rattan Pups! Uncover those hidden or special qualities in a friend today!
WE DO HAVE TUTORING TODAY! Homework is due FRIDAY!
Wednesday - Brighten up someone's day today by giving someone a nice compliment! Wear your brightest colors today! Homework is due FRIDAY!
Thursday - Wear your superhero t-shirts today and show what you can do!
Homework is Due FRIDAY! - Thursday folders come home! If you sign the THURSDAY FOLDER and the PLANNER, your kiddo gets 2 D
DOJO POINTS! Be sure to check the Class DOJO point sheet in your student's binder!
NO TUTORING TODAY! NO TUTORING TODAY! NO TUTORING TODAY!
Friday - Have you done a random act of kindness lately? Did it come from the heart? If not, no worries...there's no better time to start than today! Homework is DUE TODAY!
We will do a Valentine's Day card exchange at 2:15 today. Unfortunately, we cannot do special cupcakes or sweet treats but students may bring candy to share and enjoy as an after school snack!
WE NEED PICTURES
Mrs. Pratt's Reading Riches!
We will also explore the various elements of poetry through a mini-lesson covering rhythm, rhyme scheme, stanzas, mood and much more! Our goal is to get students to the point of being able to comprehend what the author is saying and how to read various types of poetry.
Students will be introduced to many different forms of poetry and will eventually be asked to write their own poetry! Students will learn about Haiku, couplet, diamante, acrostic, tercet, quatrain and a few others!
Our Week in Math with Mrs. Robinson
We are still having weekly Vocabulary Quizzes. Please check your student's binder to see which words they have down and which words they need help with. Encourage them to review these tests, make flash cards, and talk about these words!
Mrs. Crane's Week in Writing!
The first part of the week we are going to focus on making sure we stick to the main idea of our paragraphs and writing good introductions!
Revising and editing homework comes home every week. Students need to use their strategies we have worked through in class. Remind them to write "blurbs" for each paragraph, underline the sentence the question is asking about, and eliminate incorrect answer choices.
We will continue to review plural nouns and our Unit 12 Sitton Spelling test will be Thursday, February 11!
What in the World is Happening in Social Studies!?
Tuesday, February 16 - WRITING BENCHMARK - MOCK STAAR TEST
Friday, February 26 - Student's Night Out
Thursday, March 3 - Rattan Elementary's Student's Night Out
Friday, March 4 - Early Release at 1:00pm
Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Tuesday, March 22 - Thursday, March 24 - CAMP WRITE ALONG
Tuesday, March 29 - Writing STAAR TEST
WE HAVE SOME CLASSROOM NEEDS!
Not all of our students have Earbuds! WE NEED earbuds donated for our students who did not bring these with their supplies!
We do a lot of activities that we cut out of magazines and newspapers! PLEASE help my donating your old magazines and newspapers!
We do not have enough scissors and as of right now we are having to use the ones we have as community supplies! If you can donate a pair of scissors, that would be AMAZING!