Mrs. Hopgood's 4th Grade Newsletter

Classroom Edition - Week #14, 12/1/2014

Important Information and Dates!!!!

Life Principle of the Week--Courage

Definition: Courage is strength in the face of fear or pain.

"Only those that risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go."" -T.S. Eliot

Dec 1st- 5th - Mrs. Hopgood's Class will be conducting Jump Start all week

Dec. 2nd - 4th Grade Field Trip Chaperone Only Meeting at Chavez

Dec 5--5th Grade Field Trip to the Denton County Offices

Dec. 10th - 1st Grade Field trip to Legoland

Dec 12--4th Grade Field Trip to State Capitol--Austin

Dec 16--Chavez Choir Performance

Dec 18--Polar Express Day

Dec. 19- Class Christmas Party

Dec 19--Early Release Day 11:30 am

Dec 22- Jan 5 Christmas Holidays

Jan 6--Staff Development

Jan 8--Report Cards Go Home

Jan 9--Nine Weeks Awards Assembly

What We are Learning This Week!!!

Math - Place Value, Comparing numbers, Rounding,

Science - Geology - Soils, renewable and non-renewable resources

Writing -Writing Expository - Pre-planning a paper, editing, conferencing with other writers for ideas, details, details, details, making revisions, and final drafts.

ELAR - Language Arts - Verbs, participles, regular verbs, verb tenses, and pronouns

Reading -Literary nonfiction, research, autobiographies, biographies

Social Studies - Colonization of Texas