4D Colts Newsletter

everything you need to know for the week!

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Looking at last week:

Happy day off 4D!


I hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous Monday off! It was really great to meet with those of you that could on Friday. I loved seeing your 4th grader show off their learning and be proud of their work. Keep in mind their goals that they shared with you academically and behaviorally-they are something we will be working on and I would love your help at home checking in to see how they are working to reach their goal. It is really neat to see them taking responsibility for their learning and owning up to what they need to do to be the best learner they can be!


If we were unable to meet- lets plan a time to talk. It won't take long but I want to make sure I can share the same information with you that I did with everyone else :)

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CONCEPTS TO BE COVERED FOR THE WEEK

Spelling-adding -s and -es

  • monkeys, friends, plays, supplies, taxes, holidays, months, companies, costumes, sandwiches, hobbies, daisies, delays, scratches, counties, teammates, memories, bunches, batteries, donkeys

For at home practice:


Reading/Language Arts- Summary and Plot


Social Studies/Science- electricity, magnets, circuits


Math- Finishing up unit 6 and reviewing. Working on decimals can be a little bit tricky, we are going ver adding and subtracting them as well as decimals in word problems.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND REMINDERS!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13th: picture retake day
  • Wednesday, October 14th: College shirt day

ONGOING CLASSROOM WISH LIST

If you would like to donate to our classroom

here are some items we are always in need of:


  • Clorox/ Lyson wipes
  • Lysol disinfecting spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Zip Loc baggies (sandwich size and large size)
  • Double sided tape

Brooks Estrada

Hi there, My name is Brooks Estrada and I am a 4th grade teacher at the best school in the world, Cottonwood Creek Elementary.

Daily Schedule

7:50-8:30 MORNING WORK/MEETING

8:30-9:40 MATH

9:40-9:55 SPELLING

9:55-10:50 SPECIALS

10:50-11:00 SNACK/READ TO SELF

10:50-12:30 LANG. ARTS

12:30-1:30 LUNCH/RECESS

1:30-1:40 READ ALOUD (Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing)

1:40-2:50 SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE

2:50-3:00 REFLECTIONS/PACK-UP

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RESOURCES TO USE AT HOME!

http://www.magictreehouse.com/

If your students like The Magic Tree House series they'll love The Magic Tree House website. Students climb up the tree and enter the tree house to find some great puzzles, fun games and quizzes


www.storyjumper.com

Story Jumper is a wonderful site that allows children to create their very own books. You can create cover pages, add text, upload drawings or photos to illustrate your story, and you can use the Story Jumper clipart gallery, too.



http://www.coppellisd.com/Page/502

(CISD math resource website)


http://www.ixl.com

(CCE does not have a subscription but they can practice skills without an account)


http://www.e-learningforkids.org/math/grade/4/

e-Learning For Kids is a great site with some wonderful interactive learning games that are engaging and fun. Students click on their grade and can then choose from a list of games divided into subjects.


http://www.khanacademy.com

(you can sign up for free, preferably with their school gmail account)


http://lms.thinkthroughmath.com/users/sign_in

(your 4th grader's will use their school gmail account to log in and use their password that

they created)


http://www.congressforkids.net/Constitution_threebranches.htm


http://sciencebob.com/


http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html

Math Live, a fantastic site for upper elementary students, is full of cartoon math tutorials on subjects like fractions, multiplication, area and perimeter, tessellations, probability, and a variety of other topics. The glossary section is an amazing collection of math concepts animated for more solid understanding.