Torres & Avirett 18-19

Week of 9/24/18

In Search of Lunch Room Monitors

Thanks to PTA for helping us fund lunch monitors so that more teachers can be at recess duty!! We need your help finding two individuals to fill these positions. Do you know someone who would like to spend 2 hours each day helping in our cafeteria? If so, please apply with LeanderISD.

Important Dates

9/25 WatchDOG orientation @ 5:30 and 6:15 in the Library (two sessions)

9/27 WatchDOG orientation @ 7:45 am in the cafeteria

10/1 C2 Shirt Orders due

10/31 Field Trip to Meadows Center

Our Learning Targets

Math: We can interpret the value of each place-value position as 10 times the position to the right and as one-tenth of the value of the place to its left. We can represent the product of 2 two-digit numbers using arrays, area models, or equations, including perfect squares through 15 by 15

Science: We can compare and contrast a variety of mixtures, including solutions.

Reading: We can identify whether the narrator or speaker of a story is first or third person while reading realistic fiction texts.

Writing: We can write a well organized narrative. We can combine sentences correctly in our writing.

Social Studies: We can explain the importance of the US Constitution and explain the functions of the three branches of government.

This week's spelling words

fire, ready, green, built, wait, weight, days, daze, peak, peek, sent, scent, cent, vain, vein

Bonus Words: asylum, investigate, thrive, nervously, quavered

Second Step

Understanding Complex Feelings

It is possible to have more than one feeling at the same time. Being able to understand that others might have complex feelings is an important part of empathy.


Students will be able to:

Identify multiple feelings in a given scenario

Give possible reasons for multiple feelings

Home Link 4

An important note from Nurse Jenny

Order your 2018-19 River Place Yearbook

Yearbooks can be ordered here

A note on grades

Students who score 60-80 on assignments are approaching grade level expectations. These students will be able to make corrections on the assignment, and the grade on the corrections will replace the original grade.

Students who score below a 60 will be retaught the skill to improve their understanding of the concept. After a reteach, students will have an additional opportunity to demonstrate their new understanding. This grade will also replace the original grade.

Classroom Wishlists

Check out our classroom wish lists if you would like to donate to our classrooms.


Mr. Avirett's classroom wishlist: https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mr-avirett-s-4th-grade-classroom/classroom-wishlist


Ms. Torres' classroom wishlist: https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/classroom-wishlist

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