4th Grade Weekly
April 1, 2022
4th Grade Learning is an Adventure!
Ride's annual Field Day is quickly approaching. Field Day will occur outdoors in the morning. Your child should wear tennis shoes, apply sunscreen, and bring a labeled water bottle.
Each student will be paired with a “buddy.” The buddies will work together to complete various cooperative, competitive, and active events. Students are free to rotate to the events of their choice.
In order for Field Day to be successful, we need your help. Due to the high number of activities, sixty volunteers will be needed to assist us with running the events for the entire school. No spectators please! If you are committed to helping, please sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/RideFieldDay . Further volunteer information will be communicated via email, including event descriptions, recommended supplies, volunteer check-in procedures, and other pertinent details.
Bridget Hodge and Laura Matthews
End of Year 4th Grade Calendar
Be sure to check out our end of the year calendar! This will be a "live" calendar with dates and events added as we approach the end of the year.
Follow this link: 4th Grade End of Year Calendar
Collins Intermediate School
Parent Information Meeting
- Monday, April 4th at 6:30 in the gym
- Tuesday, April 5th at 9:30 in the library (repeat of Monday's session)
Click on the link to go to the Collins Welcome and Electronic Packet information.
Please mark your calendars for April 12th at 6:00pm! The 4th Grade Music Showcase is the 4th grade, grade-level IN PERSON! music program this year.
Who- ALL of fourth grade!
What- A performance of vocal and instrumental music we have learned in music class this year. (Students can practice at home with the modules on Canvas in Mrs. Dimas’s “Dimas-Music-04” class!)
Where- Sally K. Ride cafeteria.
When- Tuesday April 12th, 6:00pm. Doors open and students report at 5:30.
Wear- Your favorite Sally K. Ride t-shirt and jeans.
Why- In the words of one of the 4th graders themselves: “Look what we can do!”
The entire fourth grade will be singing two songs, and performing instrumental pieces we have worked on in music class. The choir will also be performing as part of the program, but ALL fourth graders will have the opportunity to perform.
While ALL students will be performing in a dress-rehearsal assembly for some of their fellow Ride Challengers during the school day, I hope most will be able to attend in the evening, and perform in our first in-person music program since February of 2020! "
Parents- Just a reminder that students need wired earbuds/headphones with them every day. There are many activities and assignments in class that require these. If you do not have any, here is a link on Amazon to get a pack at a reasonable price! EARBUDS Also, if you are interested in your child using a mouse for their Chromebook at school, here is a link for one. Wired mini mouse for Chromebook
It is still a great time to utilize the STAAR practice testing. Students can access a practice site at home by going to: https://www.texasassessment.gov/practice-tests.html
SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC STEPS TO ACCESS THIS!
We remain at a Level 2. For more information on enhanced safety protocols you can click on Roadmap to Remaining Open!
Transition From 4th to 5th Grade
28 - 1st and 3rd grade field trip, MOCO (Montgomery Co. Fair Grounds) Kids Day
29 - Spring Picture Day
4 - 4th graders visit Collins
5 - Ride Nite - Spring Creek BBQ
7 - SKR Bike Rodeo - More info coming
12 - 4th Grade Choir Concert and Instrumental Showcase
15-18 - Student Holiday
21 - 4th grade field trip to Huntsville
22 - Field Day
25 - 29 - Ride Thru The Decades Week (RTTD)
29 - Ride Through The Decades (RTTD) - (Spring Carnival)
5 - 1st grade program, Music Thru The Seasons, 6:00pm
10 - STAAR Math
11 - STAAR Reading
11 - Kdg. Field Trip to Oil Ranch
24 - Kdg. Celebration - 8:30am ( 4 classes in cafe)
25 - 4th grade Celebration - (4 classes in cafe)
26 - Early Release - Last Day of School
STAAR Practice Tests Online
Parents are encouraged to click on the link below to access the STAAR practice tests online. This is a good way to see what your student will be expected to do in May and to help give students even more practice at home.
Once you click on the link, choose Guest User and click Sign In. You will then be able to click on a drop down menu where you will select your child's grade level and choose from several different previously released STAAR tests.
This will be available year round. If you have any questions or difficulty, contact your child's homeroom teacher.
EMAIL US AT:
Jennifer Gratland (reading/writing) - email@example.com
Leslie Heard (reading/writing)- firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Noski (math/Sc/Ss) - email@example.com
Ellen Wood (math/Sc/Ss) - firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE PERIOD: 8:10-8:50
Congratulations Mrs. Gratland & Harper Henshaw
Our very own Jennifer Gratland was recognized by Conroe ISD this year with the Ride Ambassador Award as an Educator Achieving Excellence!
Mrs. Gratland is an excellent educator! We are so very proud of her and feel extremely fortunate that she is part of our 4th Grade Team!
Harper was recognized by Conroe ISD with the Ride Student Ambassador Award as a Student Achieving Excellence!
Harper's classmates, and all of 4th grade, are very proud of her!
Students can access a practice site with new STAAR question types at home by going to https://www.texasassessment.gov/practice-tests.html
- Student Apps: Go to Cambium Assessment
- Student selects Students and Families
- Scroll to bottom and select practice tests
- Select Sign in and SELECT Grade Level. Check out new item types.
- See pics below for help!
4th Grade Needs
Parents, please be sure to check your child's binder and remove the graded papers that are to be kept at home!
Any transportation changes should be in writing, not vial email to the teacher, and separate from the planner sheet as we do that at the end of the day. Classroom teachers are busy with instruction during the day and may not check their email to see a transportation change.
Measurement- Area & Perimeter, Elapsed Time, Weight & Length- Metric & Customary
Fact Fluency: Division Facts
BE SURE TO STUDY YOUR MATH FACTS EACH DAY!!!
Fourth graders should continue studying the multiplication facts they learned in 3rd grade!
Repetition is key when memorizing facts! We recommend 10-15 minutes each day.
THIS WEEK IN ELA:
Reading: Historical Fiction
Writing: Literary Essay
Students in 4th Grade should be able to read independently for a sustained amount of time and working towards a goal of 30-45 minutes each day!
THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:
Structures & Functions
Inherited Traits & Learned Behaviors
THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR PARENTS
Click here to watch helpful videos and find more information about our Learning Management Systems: Canvas- grades 3-12.
- Grades 3-12: Canvas (student) – English Grades 3-12: Canvas (parent) – English
- Grades 3-12: Canvas (student) – Spanish Grades 3-12: Canvas (parent) – Spanish
- Parent Access Click here if you have not set up a parent access account yet.
- Bus Information Click here if you need to register your student for the bus or find bus route information.
- Ride Lunch Menu 2021-2022 Click here to see our lunch and breakfast menus for he month.
- 2021-2022 Conroe ISD Calendar Click here to see the District Calendar for the 20-21 School Year