Flores Class Chronicle - Week 6

September 28-October 2


Hello All,

Please take a moment to read this memo (it can get lengthy) each week. This is where we will post all the important dates and events to keep up with.

The weekly newsletters may also be found archived on our class website under the "Weekly Newsletters" page. Questions and/or comments? Please let me know!

For the love of learning,

Jan Flores


Individual fall pictures will be taken THIS WEDNESDAY, 9/30. If you'd like to order your child's portrait, payment is due at the time of the picture. Information was sent home in Wednesday folders. If you did not receive an order form and are interested in purchasing pictures, please email me as soon as possible.


SAVE THE DATE! Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, October 12th. If you are unable to attend on October 12th, additional dates will be available after school or upon special request. Click here to visit the Signup Genius link and choose an available time slot: You DO NOT have to have need a Signup Genius account to sign up for a time slot. Please let me know if you have trouble selecting a slot.

Please be aware that the conference schedule is tight so please arrive promptly for your designated time. If we find that we need more time than the allotted window, and I have a conference immediately after you, I will ask if we can continue our conversation via phone, email, or at another time. Please understand that I am in no way trying to brush you off, but rather attempting to respect everyone's time and crazy schedules.

If for some reason you are unable to make your original conference choice, please contact me so I can open up the time to other parents.

Current Week Schedule of Events

The Week Ahead

Please Review Our Class Special's Schedule for your Student's Rotation Day. (https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mrs-flores/class-schedule

Monday 9/28 -

Tuesday 9/29 -

Wednesday 9/30 -Picture Day

Thursday 10/1 -

Friday 10/2 - First Friday Fun Dress up Day - Dress as your favorite Superhero



  • the writing process steps
  • begin seed vs. watermelon stories
  • Grammar: adjectives


  • continue the earliest Texans


  • multi-step word problems
  • Multi-step word problem checkpoint on Friday 10/2


  • Continue poetry unit and figurative language


  • · Sitton Spelling Unit 5: fire, ready, green, yes, built


  • Continue Mixtures and Solutions
  • Properties of Matter Vocabulary (set 2) - to be tested Friday 10/2


Please have students login to their Google Classroom accounts and complete the assignments listed. https://classroom.google.com/c/NTUyNDA1MTRa

Writing STAAR update

To meet legislative requirements, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) grades 4 and 7 writing assessments will be redesigned so they can be completed in one four-hour administration. In the current school year, the STAAR grades 4 and 7 writing assessments will be administered on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Please update your travel and appointment calendars accordingly.

TIMESAVER TIP: Add to home screen

We use our website as a landing pad for many activities, so if your child brings their own IOS device to school, it'd be a HUGE help if you could help him/her add the "Our Town" website to their homescreen. That way, they're a click away from accessing our website, rather than having to click through multiple pages. Thanks!

Headphones / Earbuds

If your child has an extra pair of inexpensive headphones or earbuds at home that they could keep in their backpack or at school, we'd appreciate it! Please make sure they're clearly labeled with your child's name.

Upcoming Events

Below you will find upcoming dates for the first semester. Please update your calendars accordingly. Please understand that dates are subject to change and more than likely will, but we will keep this list current to the best of our ability. To assist you in keeping your calendars updated, any additions or changes from the previous week's memo will be in bold.


Wednesday 9/30
  • Fall Pictures


Thursday 10/1 -
  • Quest Parent Orientation 6-7
Friday 10/2
  • Fun First Friday in 4th (Dress Up) - Super Hero Day
Monday 10/12 -
Friday 10/23 -
  • End of 1st 9 weeks
Week of 10/26 -
  • Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday 10/28 -
  • Early Release day; 1st 9 weeks report cards home


Sunday 11/1 -
  • Daylight Savings Time - FALL BACK!
Friday 11/6 -
  • Fun First Friday in 4th (Dress-Up) - Decade Day
Wednesday 11/11 -
  • 4th Grade Veterans Day performance
Friday 11/13

  • Pajama Drive Kick Off - WEAR PJ'S TO SCHOOL
  • Pajama Drive Thursday 11/13- Thursday 12/10

Week of 11/16 -

  • Book Fair in the Reagan Library
  • Generations Texas week
Week of 11/23 - 11/27 -
  • Thanksgiving Break


  • PJ Drive Ends
  • Weeks of 12/21 - 1/1/16 - LISD Winter Break - NO SCHOOL


Monday 1/4 -
  • School resumes
Friday 1/8 -
  • Fun First Friday in 4th (Dress-Up) - Crazy Hair Day
Friday 1/15 -
  • End of 1st Semester

Science Rotations

Science Matters in 4th Grade