Growing with STEM in Fourth Grade


This week includes two exciting learning opportunities for our fourth grade scholars. On Tuesday, October 20th, our scholars will go on a field trip to Nash Farm and on Wednesday, October 21st, our fourth graders will be connecting with NASA for a NASA ARES Classroom Connection Webinar! See below for more info!

“Real Martian Explorers…just what does it take!”

This event will feature an interactive presentation, led by scientist Doug Ming from NASA ARES at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The webinar will focus on the exploration or Mars, the Martian Movie, and what it might take to enable humans to live and work on Mars as real Martian explorers. The presentation will last approximately 40 minutes followed by an optional 10-20 minutes of Q & A from you/your students. The event will be geared towards students in 4– 9th grade but we welcome other grade levels to join the fun!

What We're Learning

Math- Solving multi-step problems involving addition and subtraction

Science- Weather: Tools, reporting and predicting weather

Reading- Locating information that supports a main idea; Examining and using text features and text structure to locate information

Social Studies- Researching to understand the impact of geography on different American Indian groups in Texas

Writing- Planning and writing an expository essay

Field Trip - Nash Farm

REMINDER! Our Nash Farm field trip is Tuesday, October 20th. We have received most permission forms, but we are still missing the $3 entry fee from many students. This is required for your scholar to attend!

Spelling this Week- 2nd 9 Weeks Sight Words

For the past few weeks, scholars have been practicing spelling lists from the Words Their Way word study program. This week will look different as every student will have the same spelling list, the 2nd 9 Weeks Sight Words. This list is available for all students on the Spelling City App and Spelling City under teacher name "Erin Lambert."

Mark your Calendars!

10/20 Nash Farm Field Trip

10/20 Cannon's Spring Creek BBQ Fundraiser

10/21 NASA Webinar

10/21 1st Nine Weeks Grades posted on Skyward Family Access

10/26-10/30 Red Ribbon Week

10/28 Pink Out Day! Wear pink to school to bring awareness to breast cancer.

Hand sanitizer for our students

We are in need of hand sanitizer for our students to have access to in class and before lunch. Please consider donating to our classrooms. Thank you for your generosity!

iPad Reminders

Just a few reminders about our iPads. Please be sure to have your scholars power down and charge their iPads daily. Also, please have your scholar keep a pair of headphones or earbuds with them in their backpacks. There are a number of activities on their iPads such as spelling tests where earbuds or headphones are needed. If a scholar comes to school without their iPads charged or without their headphones they may not be able to participate in our daily activities. We thank you in advance and appreciate your help in ensuring that your scholars are prepared for school.

Connect With Fourth Grade