4th Grade Weekly Happenings
Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD
Week of August 31 - September 4, 2015
Welcome to 4th Grade!
Weekly newsletters may also be found on our class website under the "Weekly Memos" tab. Questions and/or comments? Please let us know!
Reanna & Elizabeth
What are we doing this week?
- Baseline expository composition
- Grammar: Review common & proper nouns
- Texas symbols and regions
- Models of multiplication & division
- Math fact strategies
- Models of multiplication quiz on Friday
- Synonym & Antonyms
- Sitton Spelling Unit 1: become, grow, draw, yet, less
- Begin Properties of Matter unit
- Particle size investigation with sugar
- Mass of classroom objects lab
- Cube volume lab
Our Current Week
*BEGIN REGULAR DISMISSAL TIME OF 2:45*
- Purple Specials Day
- Red Specials Day (Weltzin homeroom library day - remember your books!)
- Orange Specials Day
- Yellow Specials Day
- Green Specials Day (Eddy homeroom library day - remember your books!)
- models of multiplication quiz
- First Fun Friday in 4th Grade (optional) - Dress in your favorite sports attire or as your favorite athlete (no cleats, please; must still be dress code compliant)
- It's time to wake up those summer brains! Begin reading a book of your choice in the evenings - recommended 80 minutes a week (20 min/4 nights). Will begin logging minutes and completing homework NEXT WEEK.
- Review multiplication facts - will begin with official homework NEXT WEEK.
Parent Email Addresses for PTA Room Rep
Our PTA room representatives will be coordinating a variety of activities this year that will provide camraderie for our students and will help support our school PTA. To help make these activities successful, they need to be able to get in touch with the parents of students in our class. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher by the end of the week (Friday, September 4th) to let us know if you DO NOT want us to release your email address to our PTA room representatives. If we do not hear from you by Friday, then we will assume you don't mind if we share your email addresses with the PTA room reps. Please note that the PTA room reps will keep your contact information private and will only contact you regarding matters related to our class and the PTA.
Grandparents' Day Schedule Change
We originally scheduled Grandparents’ Day for Friday, September 11th and we will continue to welcome and honor our grandparent guests on that day. However, the official Leander ISD Grandparents’ Day is scheduled for Monday, September 14th. While our grandparents are welcome both days ONLY Monday will have adult menu options.
Menu for Friday, September 11th
Oven Fired Cheese Pizza V
Oven Fired Pepperoni Pizza Italian Meatball Sub
Chicken Caesar Salad GF*
Mixed Veggie Medley V GF
Steamed Broccoli Florets V GF
Menu for Monday, September 14th
Chicken Fried Steak w/Wheat Roll
Italian Beef Pasta Bake w/Wheat Roll
Fresh Garden Salad V GF*
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Steamed Broccoli Florets V GF
4th Grade Parent Night
Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 6-7pm
1700 E. Park St., Cedar Park, TX 78613
Want to Keep in the Loop?
We also utilize a service called Remind throughout the course of the year in an attempt to make your life as a parent just a little bit easier. With Remind, we can send you one way texts with time sensitive reminders or last minute schedule changes (for example, "Picture Day tomorrow!", or "Field Trip on Friday; please fill out permission slip if you haven't done so") that are beneficial for you to know. To subscribe to the service, text @eddyweltz to the number 81010. If you have trouble using the 81010 number, text @eddyweltz to (562) 246-8878. Texts will be limited in frequency, but you may unsubscribe at any time by replying with "unsubscribe @eddyweltz". For more info regarding Remind, see the link below.
Weekly memos will be sent via email as well. If your address changes, please let us know so we can keep our records current.
Bring Your Own Technology Permission Form
Students that wish to participate in the BYOT/BYOD initiative must sign a contract BEFORE bringing devices to school. The contract will be sent home the first week of school. For more information, please refer to the contract or contact either Mrs. Weltzin or Mrs. Eddy. If you'd like to print out the contract at home and send it in, it is accessible via the link below.
Please check out this list of apps that we will be using throughout the school year. For students participating in BYOT, it is strongly encouraged to install these apps at home now so they are ready to be used in class this year.
Classroom Supply Wish List
Mrs. Weltzin: Calamine lotion, printable return address labels (here's an example), colorful / fun rolls of duct tape
Mrs. Eddy: Gallon ziploc bags, calamine lotion, large multi-colored chisel-tip Sharpies