## Parent Conferences

Information will be coming home soon.

## Information About Homework

Homework is given weekly to reinforce the skills being taught at school. Students are expected to read grade appropriate books for 30 minutes a night. I have noticed some students are reading very easy books. In order to improve their reading skills, they need to be reading "just right books." The students know how to pick these kinds of books. Writing, spelling, and math homework will also be given weekly.
Homework will go home every Friday and is due the following Friday. Students are given a hard copy of the homework before they leave school for the weekend. If they misplace it, there are many ways they can get another copy. Homework is always attached to these weekly newsletters. A digital copy is e-mailed home to the parents and put in the Google classroom homework folders of each subject. Homework assignments can also be found on the 4th grade weebly. There is also a file in each classroom that has extra homework papers in it.
It is the student's responsibility to get the homework they need if they are absent or misplace it. Failure to turn in homework will result in a loss of a ticket and a working lunch.
Please check over your child's homework for accuracy and completion. You help and support is appreciated.

## Genre Bingo

Your child has a reading assignment that is due on September 30th that is to be completed at home. The students need to read 5 books from different genres that are on their level. The students have been instructed on how to pick "just right books" from the library. The Genre Bingo board is attached. The students need to earn one bingo to complete the assignment. The students also have to complete a summary for each book. The students may use the books they are already reading for their 30 minutes of nightly homework. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

## Learning Goals

Math: Read and write the place value of whole numbers (through the millions period) in standard, expanded, and word form; name the value of digits in larger numbers; round and estimate whole numbers using number lines; fact fluency using multiplication and division facts; using and reading division problems in various forms; using long division, as a fraction, and as an equation using the division symbol.

Science: Research topics from the Effective Scientist unit: use of science notebooks; compare the Scientific Method and the Engineering Design Process; artistic drawings vs. technical drawings; quantitative and qualitative data; observation

Writing: This week we are learning how to write an introduction that includes a hook. We will also be learning how to add details to our writing by using "Color It Up" strategies.

Spelling: Homophones

Reading: In reading we will be starting a class book club and practicing our inferencing and questioning skills.

Social Studies: Texas Regions ELM

The students are researching the 4 regions of Texas and using the information they learn to create an itinerary for a family road trip.

## Upcoming Events

9/11 Student Council Election forms due

9/14 Principal's Fundraiser Begins

9/18 Student Council Elections

9/21 Fall Pictures

9/22 General PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

9/23 Progress Reports go home

9/25 Principal's Coffee 8:30 a.m.

9/25 Friday Live 2:15 p.m.

9/28 Principal's Fundraiser Ends

9/29 PTO Newsletter goes home

9/30 Bear Buddy Kick Off in the Library 7:30 a.m.

## Weebly Website

The 4th grade at Bennett has a Weebly website that contains important information. The Weebly is updated weekly.