Fourth Grade News

Week of March 21, 2016

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Math Homework - Due Tuesday, March 22nd

Complete Topic 13 Test on pages 749 and 750. This is your test review for the measurement test.

Test is on Thursday, March 24th.

Reading homework - Due Wednesday, March 23rd

On a sheet of notebook paper, draw the pillar and label what goes in each part. At the bottom write what the 3W questions are. Challenge: Write 4 new main idea sentence starters. No repeats from last week.

Bring a device for math test review. Test review is on Wednesday, March 23rd.

No spelling test this week!

Math Topic 13 Test on Measurement - Thursday, March 24th

The test covers topic 13. Pages 703 through 750 cover topic 13 in your child’s math book. We will review for the test in class. For additional practice we highly recommend that your child tries to solve the problems on pages 749 and 750. These pages will be assigned as homework for next week and will be due on Tuesday, March 22nd. However we have encouraged your child to take home their math book home for the weekend, to get a head start on studying for the test and working on their homework.

Here is a brief list of what your child is expected to know for the test:

· Solving perimeter and area problems – focus will be on rectangles and squares.

· Solving problems related to money – calculating change, identifying equations that represent the amount spent, amount charged, or amount received in change.

· Solving problems related to time – calculating elapsed time.

· Converting between customary units and metric units

· Your child will also have access to the STAAR reference sheet to use a ruler, looking up area/perimeter formulas, finding relationships between different units. We have attached a copy of this sheet in the email for your reference.

· The test will also have some problems on multiplication and division.

Test Review- Wednesday, March 23rd

We will be using devices to review for the test on Wednesday. Your child is welcome to bring a device for the review.

Important Dates for this Week!

“Camp Write-a-Long”

Monday, March 21st - Gear up for STAAR – Wear your camping gear

Tuesday, March 22nd – Stay Bright and Write – Bring a flashlight or lantern

Wednesday, March 23rd – Write by the “STAAR-y” night – Bring your pillow and sleeping bag

Thursday, March 24th – S’more Writing – Enjoy a fun treat at school

Report cards will go home on Thursday, March 24th. Please review the report card with your child, sign the envelope, return it to school with your child on Monday, March 28th.

Friday, March 25th - Student/Teacher Holiday

PSHS Math Contest - Change

Attention parents! Please see the attachement in the email about the Plano Senior High School Math Contest. The date has CHANGED. If you have already submitted your child’s name to participate, no need to resubmit unless your child can no longer attend. If your child would like to participate on this new date and you have NOT already submitted their name, please email Ms. Froemming at by April 7.

Instagram Update

We would love to have more parents following our class Instagram pages. We would like to inform you that teachers will accept invitations to follow their pages, just from their homeroom students' parents. Also, if your Instagram username is not similar to your name, for security reasons, please send an email with your Instagram username to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for helping us stay connected and protecting your children's privacy on the internet! Here is a list of our usernames:

Miss. Burke - MissBurkeatWells2015

Ms. Hill - MsHillsatWells2015

Mrs. Miller - MrsMilleratWells2015

Ms. Murugesan - MsMurugesanatWells2015

Mrs. Sewell - MrsSewellatWells2015

Learning Targets


Topics 13 - Solving Measurement Problems (Area and Perimeter)

I can solve problems related to money and elapsed time.

I can use my problem solving and test taking strategies.


I can use my knowledge and skills of grammar and writing to edit and revise passages.


I can construct an expository piece from start (prompt page) to finish (neat sheet). My planning will include a “pick, list, choose”, an organizational pillar, and a rough draft.

I can determine two main ideas from any given prompt.


I can begin to recognize the patterns among the Earth, Sun and Moon system.

I can explain and discuss the reasons the Earth has seasons .

No Tiger Market this week, since this Friday is a holiday!

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Book Buddies

By opening a book YOU can open a new world for a child and foster the love of reading for a lifetime!

Wells PTA is looking for volunteers to read aloud books to small groups of 1st and 2nd grade students. Book Buddies meet every Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:45. Please sign up and volunteer to fit your schedule; one time, once every two weeks, once a month or EVERY WEEK! You do not have to have a 1st or 2nd grader at Wells. ANYONE can volunteer! A Book Buddy can be a parent, grandparent, high school student or community member.

In order to be a Book Buddy, fill out the volunteer application on the PISD website or just click on the link below. It takes about a week to be

Then click on the SignUpGenius link below to choose your date and time to volunteer!