Tidbits and So FOURTH

Savannah Elementary 4th Grade Newsletter

Week of 9/19/16 through 9/23/16

ATTENDANCE: IT'S THE LAW!

As mentioned in the Savannah Shout Out! Attendance is the law. Please help your child reach their educational goals by being at school all day everyday. This year we will continue "tallies to ten" in the classrooms to support students in attending school all day every day. In your child's classroom they have the opportunity to earn a tally each day everyone is present the entire day. That means with or without an excusable note, no one is tardy, absent, or leaves early. Once your child's class reaches ten tallies the class will receive a small celebration. At that point the tallies will start over and the class will try to keep earning a tally everyday.

Bus Service: Glenbrooke

Bus service is now being offered for Glenbrooke students! Visit the transportation website to learn more about registering your bus rider.

http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/1363

Earbuds Requested

With the increase in technology use in the classroom, we are requesting that your child bring a pair of earbuds for personal use on the computers and Chromebooks.

Birthday Book

Whenever your child has a birthday at school you may send treats with your child to school that day. Parents may provide birthday cupcakes, cookies, donuts or other individual snacks for classmates as a birthday treat. Please clear it with the classroom teacher first. Once approved, teachers will record the date and time in the Savannah Birthday book located at the receptionist desk. Please drop off treats by your child’s lunchtime. If you arrive with treats that have not gained prior approval from your child’s teacher and not recorded in the birthday book, the snacks will not be delivered to your child’s classroom.

Learning Targets:

  • Math: I can explain place value positions and their relationships. I can use expanded notation when comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals. Students will be identifying place value and their relationships, expanded notation, and comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals. Students will also be learning how to use a model to represent numbers.
  • Reading: I can use my schema to make text connections.
  • Writing: I can write an expository piece to express my opinion and back it up with research. I can use the writing process to write a small moment personal narrative.
  • Science: will explore ways in which heat changes matter.
  • Social Studies: Students will continue researching the different regions of Texas and be able to explain the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

Think Through Math Homework starts this week!

Please click on the following link for information on the Think Through Math program.

http://texassuccess.org/default.aspx?name=txsuccess.ThinkThroughMath

Homework

  • Please initial your child's reading log/behavior calendar every night.
  • Students need to bring their binders with passwords to school each and everyday.
  • Students need to read at least 20 minutes each night and log their minutes on the calendar located in their daily binder.
  • Online math homework will started last week pending the completion of the placement test on Think Through Math. Students will have a copy of their login information inside their daily binders. Think Through Math is a research based program purchased by the state of Texas for students achievement. This week we are requesting that each student complete and pass one lesson. See the feature in our newsletter for more information.
  • Please practice all multiplication facts with your child daily. Students should know with automaticity multiplication facts from 0x0 to 12x12.
  • Parents don't forget to empty and look over the contents in the Tuesday folders, sign and return them with your child on the follow school day.

Spelling Words

Students will be responsible for knowing these words and properly spelling them correctly in their daily work. (See student binders for more information)


  1. problem
  2. complete
  3. piece
  4. figure
  5. become
  6. covered
  7. notice
  8. certain
  9. field
  10. travel

Mark Your Calendar

Sept. 21: Fall picture day

Sept. 30: End of 1st six weeks

Oct. 3rd - 7th: Parent Teacher conferences (Look for future communication about how to sign up for a conference time.)

Oct. 3rd - 7th: Early Release week. Dismissal will start at 11:50 pm on all early release days

Oct. 3: Beginning of 2nd six weeks

Oct. 7: Awards Assembly - "Learning is a Journey" Dress up like the profession you want to be, or the country you'd like to visit.

Oct. 10: Columbus Day -NO SCHOOL

Scholastic Book Orders

Book orders will be placed monthly through your child's teacher. To ensure your child's books get delivered to the correct classroom please use the following codes when placing online orders.


Connect with Us

Please contact your child's teacher directly about any questions or concerns that you have. We look forward to partnering with you to challenge your child to reach their academic and social potential.