4th Grade News
February 12, 2016
Thank you for your help making our Valentine's Day party a success.
Also, thank you to those of you who have already sent in donations for our basket that will be auctioned at the Carnival. This year, our themed basket to support PTA is Outdoors/Gardening, Please feel free to donate items and/or gift cards to make our basket desirable for the bidders. Students may start bringing items now. The deadline for donations April 1st.
Reminder, there is no school on Monday, and Spring Picture Day is on Tuesday.
4th Grade Teachers
Mark Your Calendars
- Student Holiday - Feb. 15
- Spring Picture/Class/Group Picture Day - Feb. 16
- Six Flags Speed to Read Reading Log Due - Feb. 16
- Math Quarterly Assessment - Feb. 23
- STAAR Reading Benchmark - Feb. 24
- Techno Expo @ NHS - Feb. 25
- Jump Rope for Heart - Feb. 26
- Destination Imagination Competition - Feb. 27
- Open House - Mar. 8
- Science Quarterly Assessment - Mar. 8
- STAAR Math Benchmark - Mar. 9
- Spring Break - Mar. 14-18
- Bad Weather Make-up Day - Mar. 25
- STAAR Writing Test - Mar. 29
Six Flags Read to Succeed
In the Classroom:
Language Arts - We are continuing to improve as writers. We will begin flexible grouping with all the ELA teachers to focus on specific areas of our writing, show-don't-tell, organization, and main ideas. In reading, we are working on recognizing how theme is related to tone, mood, characters, and how we can identify truisms.
Math - We are working on adding decimal fractions and converting metric units of measure. For more information about the module, view the parent letter. Continue studying multiplication facts and logging into Stride Academy for individualized support. Study ideas here.
Science - We are finishing up our unit on soil, as students are writing a letter to a first-time farmer, giving him advice on what soil he should look for and how he can conserve soil for the future. We will then begin learning about the Water Cycle and Weather.
Social Studies - We continue to talk about Texas Independence, learning about the Battle of San Jacinto and why people started to flee Texas.
Report Cards, Grades, & Attendance....
What's my login?
Under "My Courses", they can click on K.Dwyer - 4th for the course to find the Texas Symbols forum.
We are excited for more to come on that.
8:00 - 9:50 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Math Workshop
9:50 - 10:45 - Specials
10:45 - 11:20 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Science Workshop
11:20 - 11:50 - Lunch
11:50 - 12:20 - Recess
12:20 - 12:30 - Restroom
12:30 - 2:45 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Math Workshop