Ms. Smith's 4th Grade Weekly News
What's happening at school?
This week in Writing, the students are working on writing a descriptive paragraph and will then move on to writing a descriptive essay. In Reading/Social Studies the students are wrapping up their 4 regions of Texas project. The students will then get into groups to design a map of Texas outlining the four regions of Texas and then present their work in the form of a powerpoint presentation, song, or writing. They are also working on main idea, compare/contrast, and the focusing on comprehension strategies. In Science, they are learning about Force, Matter, and Motion. The students are really excited about designing and building a model of their very own sports board. The students will incorporate what they learn to give a detailed account of how they designed their board and how it works.
The students are doing a great job of participating and working hard on their assignments! Since I have a large group of sports fans, the 12th man came to visit our classroom this past Friday. The students loved it and they learned about the history of the 12th at Texas A&M.
***New information coming home about STAAR, so be sure to check your child's take home folder.
This Friday is National Punctuation Day! Visit
http://www.imaginelearning.com/blog/2010/09/8-ways-to-celebrate-national-punctuation-day-with-your-students/...fun ideas for your child to dress up or bring something fun to share at school!
Oct. 2 - Field Day....lots of fun to be had!!
Oct. 12 - Parent/Teacher Conference...Don't forget to sign up!
Oct. 15 - 4th Grade field trip to Outdoor Learning Center
Weekly Spelling List
Regular List- Week 4
Challenge List- Week 4