4th Grade Super Sailor Newsletter
Week 34: May 9-13, 2016
STAAR test dates:
Monday, May 9: Math
Tuesday, May 10: Reading
The students will be taking the Math STAAR on Monday, May 9th. The rest of the week they will be demonstrating their knowledge about financial literacy by working on projects, and creating a product to sale for Market Days.
This week in science we will be studying ecosystems. The students will be reviewing food chains, food webs, energy transfer, population, community, photosynthesis, and how living and nonliving things interact in their environments.
Reading STAAR prep:
In preparation for the upcoming STAAR test on May 10th, we are reviewing major skills that need some more attention. Students are creating a flipbook for reference with charts and examples. They are practicing the skill and then culminating it with a total review task card set to apply multiple skills together.
Skills focused on:
· Cause & effect
· Main idea vs theme
· Author’s purpose
· Context clues
How can I prepare for STAAR? Istation. This is homework and classwork. We’ve been using istation in class as part of rotations. This program provides individual practice for students on skills they need to work on.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
At Austin Parkway Elementary we strive to provide the best experience possible for our students and their families. We are constantly looking for ways to streamline processes within our building. One of the processes that we are currently working on is that of early dismissal. The policy regarding early dismissal and checkout can be found in the Austin Parkway Elementary Student-Parent Handbook, on our website. Please see below for the excerpt.
In the case of an unforeseen event that causes a change in the way your child goes home please follow these steps.
- Send an email to Ms. Miller before 2:15 p.m., firstname.lastname@example.org
- State in the email:
- Student’s name
- Teacher’s name
- Your name and relationship to student
- Your phone number for verification purposes
- Time of pickup (no dismissals after 2:45 p.m.)
- Reason for last minute change
4th Grade Teachers
Stacey Fessler - Stacey.Fessler@fortbendisd.com
Laurie Grove - Laurie.Grove@fortbendisd.com
Janet Jelinek - Janet.Jelinek@fortbendisd.com
Wakika Newton - Wakika.Newton@fortbendisd.com
Meredith Noe - Meredith.Noe@fortbendisd.com
Holly Rohring - Holly.Rohring@fortbendisd.com
Emily Sanchez - Emily.Sanchez@fortbendisd.com