Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 2/19/18

Grading Policy Update

Students who receive a grade between 70 - 79 (on assignments that don't require school resources) are able to make corrections on the assignment at home and return the assignment for up to an 80. Corrections should be made in pen and original answers should not be erased.

Important Dates


3/9 Titan Trot

3/12-3/16 Spring Break

Our Learning Targets

Reading: We can summarize and explain the lesson or message of a work of fiction as its theme.

Writing: We can write compositions that include a central idea, supporting sentences, and a concluding statement. We can use possessive nouns correctly in our writing.

Social Studies: We can identify the purposes and explain the importance of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Texas Constitution.

Math: We can compare and order decimals using concrete and visual models to the hundredths; we can relate decimals to fractions that name tenths and hundredths; we can determine the corresponding decimal to the tenths or hundredths place of a specified point on a number line.

Science: e can demonstrate that electricity travels in a closed path, We can create an electrical circuit. We can explore an electromagnetic field.

Spelling List for the week

third, quite, carry, distance, although, million, collect, lumber, pepper, plastic, borrow, support, perfect, soccer, picture

Bonus Words: implosion, congregate, disheveled, depredation, proclaim

Second Step

Handling Put-Downs

Calming down helps you handle put-downs and avoid making conflicts escalate.


Students will be able to:

- Identify strategies for handling put-downs

- Demonstrate what they’ve learned about strategies for calming down

- Demonstrate assertive responses to put-downs


Looking for Second Step Home Links? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/second-step

Classroom Supplies

Some of our classroom supplies are running low. We are in need of Clorox wipes, baby wipes, glue sticks, and ultra fine tip black Expo markers. As always, we appreciate any help you can offer! Thanks in advance. :)

Classroom Shutterfly

The Room Reps for our classes have put together a Shutterfly site for our classes. If you haven't joined yet, here is the information:


Shutterfly Information & Photo Sharing Site - Did you know...

Our Averitt / Torres class has a Shutterfly site!

The purpose is to help keep you informed, track calendar events and messaging as well as collect & share photos from classroom activities!

If you are interested in access, please contact us, or click this link to request access:

https://mraveritts20172018fabulousclass.shutterfly.com

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