4th Grade News at JCT

Week of February 1 - February 5

A Peek at Our Week

Reading

We will identify the narrative elements in a realistic fiction text in order to summarize the story. We will closely examine the characters in the text to determine the motivations for their actions and how their relationships change from the beginning to the end of a story.


Spelling/Grammar

This week students will continue to practice using conjunctions to create compound sentences, compound subjects, and compound predicates. In spelling, students are writing words using the -ing suffix to show and action or process. They are also practicing using the homophones your and you're in the proper context.


Writing

This week we will go over the results of the writing benchmark and set goals for our continued growth.


Social Studies

Students will continue to analyze the events and conditions that led up to the Texas Revolution.


Science

This week we will explore the properties of soil and how it supports plant life.


Math

We will finish pur module on decimal fractions and begin exploring area and perimeter.

Upcoming Events

February 4th UIL Day 2

February 5th PTA Luncheon

February 8th 100th day of school – dress with 100…

Progress Reports

February 12th Valentine’s Day party

Red Out Day

February 13th 8am-10am – Waffles with your Sweetheart

February 15th Bad Weather/Staff Development Day - No School

STRIDE ACADEMY

Stride Academy is a fantastic adaptive program that our students can use to build and practice their skills in reading, math, and language arts. NISD has purchased a plan for each campus enabling every student to have his/her own account. It is an expectation that students are logging in at home every week and completing lessons in all three areas.


Mooneyham/Chambers Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC04814

Password: student id number


Macheca/Reich Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC38536

Password: student id number

Parent Communication Folders

Parent communication folders are being sent home each night. They will be a daily communication tool between you and your child's teachers. The folders must be signed each evening and return with the student every day to school. We will communicate both positive and negative choices made by the student, and this record will help to determine the behavior grades on each six weeks report card. The calendar in there also lists upcoming events during this six weeks. Work that needs to be completed, as well as graded work will be sent home using this folder. Thank you in advance for helping to establish a routine with your child where they can talk to you daily about their learning. It is so important for kids to know that their parents value their education and are willing to take an active part in it. Signing the folders is one small way to show your child that you will take the time out of your day to ensure that they are being successful at school. If it is important to you, it will become important to them.

Changes in Dismissal

PLEASE email the front office and your child's homeroom teacher should you have a change in how your child will go home. Ride changes must be made in writing, either in a note sent with the student, or in an email. Requests must be made prior to 2:00pm in order to ensure that it is properly communicated. Your child's safety is of our utmost concern.