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
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Six Flags Read to Succeed

Make sure your students are logging the time they spend reading at home. A total of 6 hours gets them a free day pass to Six Flags. Reading Logs are due to your student's teacher on Feb. 16th.

What's Happening...

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.

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Report Cards, Grades, & Attendance....

Did you know that you can access your child's information at the Home Access Center? You can set customized alerts if your child is missing an assignment or has a certain grade. There is even an app for that! If you are unsure of your login, please contact the front office to help.

What's my login?

Access Moodle at home at moodle.nisdtx.org. Students' login is: firstname.lastname and password is their student ID number.

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.

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Schluter Book Challenge is here!

Click the link for more details! Schluter Book Challenge

Schluter News

Ride Changes

Please send ride changes directly to the office before 2 p.m. Sometimes we are unable to check our email until after dismissal, so please do not expect we will see your email the day of. You can call (817) 698-3900 or email Jennifer Ramirez, jramirez@nisdtx.org.
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7:45a - Morning Meeting/Friday Assembly

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

4th Grade Writing STAAR Test

Tuesday, March 29th, 12am

1220 Mesa Crest Drive

Haslet, TX

4th Grade Math STAAR

Monday, May 9th, 7:45am

1220 Mesa Crest Drive

Haslet, TX

4th Grade Reading STAAR

Tuesday, May 10th, 7:45am

1220 Mesa Crest Drive

Haslet, TX