4th Grade

May 26, 2017

Food Drive

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Next Year...

As we move toward the end of the year, we are always asked questions about 5th grade placement. We are not able to recommend a teacher for your child. Additionally, requests for a specific teacher will not be honored by administration. Our 5th grade teachers are amazing and your child will be in great hands as they move forward in their education!

Summer Reading Challenge.......


Choose Your Challenge

Challenge 1:

Book Challenge*

Read 25 books of your choosing (minimum 100 pages per book)


Read 100 books of your choosing (an option for K-2 students only)

Challenge 2:

Page Challenge*

Watch your pages add up as you read (1500 for K-2, 2500 for 3-5th, 5000 for 6-12th)

Challenge 3:

Genre Challenge*

Explore a wide variety of genres - 3 biography/autobiography, 3 non-fiction (any topic/form), 3 fantasy, 3 poetry, 3 mystery, 3 historical fiction, 3 fiction (any topic/form), 4 free choice

Volunteer Background Checks for next year.....

FYI......your background checks do not carry over to the next school year. Parents, family members, and friends will need to reapply in August to be ready for the new school year. It's best to complete it even if you think you may not be able to attend field trips or visit your child at school. You will receive reminders again at the start of the year when your child returns to CES.

Link to the application: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=474

More About Volunteering...

In order to volunteer in GCISD a volunteer must:

1. Read the Volunteer Handbook, watch the appropriate video included in the handbook and electronically sign the volunteer verification form.

2. Complete the volunteer background check. A link is included in the handbook.

Here is the link to get to the Volunteer Handbook:

You cannot volunteer at the school until both of these items have been completed through the GCISD Volunteer Handbook, so don’t delay!

At CES, we ask that you not bring younger siblings into the school when volunteering.

Kindergarten Registration!

Kindergarten registration has begun and will continue through the rest of the school year!


We ask that you send only healthy snacks that are in single serving size. Also, due to nut allergies and the fact that our classes rotate and share desks, please make sure your child’s snacks do not contain nuts of any kind. We appreciate your effort to ensure our children’s safety

What's Happening In Class...

Students will write letters to the next groups of 4th graders and let them know some of the exciting concepts they will be learning!

Wow Words

No more Wow Word tests this year!


Students are acting out their Readers Theater plays!


Students will not have spelling words for the rest of the school year.


Students have been creating a video to teach an upcoming 4th grader how to master a particular concept. We are having a great time viewing these lessons!


Students will finish presenting their Animal Unit Projects and then take the Unit TEKS Check.

E2 Enrichment & Extension

Students are currently working on:

Classroom Extension

As a class we are studying about animal life cycles; however, some students are inquiring about:

  • researching their favorite animal to learn about its lifecycle.

Classroom Enrichment

Geometry is everywhere in the world around us. Where can you see a Ray, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Triangles...etc? How many can you find???

Through E2 students will continue to:

  • Reach their Personal Learning Goals

  • Explore various learning venues

  • Develop the skill of self-managed learning

  • Be provided opportunities to explore and develop interests and passions

Important Dates...

Friday, May 26

  • Bad weather make-up day, No school

Monday, May 29

  • No school, Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, May 31

  • 4th grade Celebration, 9:30am

Thursday June 1

  • LAST day of school !!! Early dismissal at 11:45

Thursday, June 1

  • SOS (Start of Summer Party) This will be held on the last day of school from 5-7pm. Please come join our friends as we celebrate the successful completion of another school year and the start of our summer fun!

Follow us on Twitter:

@livefromd215 - Mrs. Grant

@Redwine4thGrade - Mrs. Redwine

@Murrays4thgrade - Ms. Murray

GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!

The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be THE BEST and through the district’s strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we continue building on the foundation started in 2011-2012. LEAD stands forLeading Excellence – Action Driven.

It all started with a vision. John Maxwell, renowned author of numerous books on leadership, describes vision in this manner:

Great vision precedes great achievement.

A team without vision is purposeless.

A team that embraces a vision becomes focused, energized and confident. It knows where it's headed and why it's going there.

Vision draws on your history. It attracts, challenges and unites people. The greater the vision, the more winners it has the potential to attract.

The more challenging the vision, the harder the participants fight to achieve it.

For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!

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