4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD

Week of September 19-23, 2016

What Are We Learning about This Week?

  • Reading: Introduction to figurative language with similes and metaphors
  • Math: Multiplying by multiples of 10/100/1,000, understanding place value of large numbers
  • Writing: This week in writing we are working on using the expository pillar to draft body paragraphs for our "Why Reagan is a Great Place" story. We will brainstorm reasons together and then start drafting as a class. We will continue to make sure that we are using our nouns correctly throughout the story and add spicy adjectives and action verbs throughout the story. We will also begin to take a look at adverbs.
  • Spelling: Spelling words this week will focus on the long i sound and spelling patterns for the /k/. Students will take a pretest on Monday, practice their sentences throughout the week, and test on Friday.

  • Science: Temperature, changing states of matter, changes due to heating/cooling
  • Social Studies: This week in Social Studies we are finishing up our regions unit. Students are learning about the resources in each regions, climate, and vegetation. We will finish our Geography foldable and review for our quiz we will have on Friday.

Our Current Week


  • Red specials day
  • Orange specials day


  • 1st 9 weeks progress reports sent home (ONLY for students with a grade below a 70% in a content area)
  • LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR MATH PENTATHLON - see link in Reagan Insider for registration information
  • Vista Ridge Homecoming Parade - 6:30 (See flyer below for more information)
  • Yellow specials day


  • Green specials day


  • Destination Imagination signups due
  • Vista Ridge Homecoming Game vs. Lehman at Gupton Stadium (tickets available on the Vista Ridge website, at the Vista Ridge HS office on Thursday 9/22, or at the gate)
  • Blue specials day


  • Reading (due by 9 pm Sunday 9/25):

    *Wonderopolis article of your choice and response questions (find directions in Google Classroom: Homework)

    *Read for 80 minutes

  • Math (due by 9 pm Sunday 9/25): Log in to Math Facts Pro and complete a session (50 questions) on two different days. Sessions completed at school do not count toward the homework requirement. If you do not have a computer/device you can use to access this program from home, please talk to Mrs. Weltzin for assistance. See the link below for directions to log in.
  • Spelling (due Friday 9/23): Practice spelling sentences for 5 highlighted spelling words.

Lunch Visitors

We LOVE having parents come and enjoy a lunch date with their child, and your children do, too! Now that we've had a few weeks to settle into our routine, please feel free to come enjoy lunch with your child at any time this year.

Per building policy, parents may eat lunch with their child (and only their child) in the Community Room located directly across from the library. The tables in the cafeteria are reserved for student seating only. Thanks for your understanding!

School Picture Day

We will be taking individual school pictures on Wednesday, September 28th. Look for more info to come home soon!

Math Unit 2

We are beginning a new unit in math. Click the link below to find out more about what we're learning.
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Properties Matter Science Vocabulary

Check out the Quizlet below to practice our science vocabulary words for the Properties Matter unit. We will have a quiz on these vocabulary words at the end of the nine weeks.

Destination Imagination

Reagan 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders! Do you like working with a team? Do you like creative problem solving? Well, you might like to participate in a Reagan Destination Imagination Team! We are registering students thru Friday, September 23rd. Please go to Mrs. Delisi's Website (see link below) for more information.

Upcoming Dates

Please view the calendar linked below on our classroom website to find out about important events and dates that 4th grade families at Reagan should be aware of. We will keep this calendar updated as new events arise or dates/times change.

Classroom Supply Wish List

Our classrooms are currently in need of the following items. If you are able to make a donation to our classroom please send the supplies in with your child to school. Donations are not expected but are greatly appreciated!

Mrs. Weltzin:

Mrs. Eddy:

Ms. Doherty:

  • Nothing at this time