Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 11/13/17

Introducing Imagine Math

Last week students took a placement test for Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math).

Students may access Imagine Math from home by using the link on my "Math Links" page or using this link.


Clever log-in: the first 8 letters of their last name_student ID

The password is their date of birth YYYY/MM/DD


Imagine Math's adaptive content helps students focus where they need - filling in missing skills or pushing on to new skills.

Students should be actively paying attention while they are using the Imagine Math content not just passively clicking through the program. To assist with this, I will be assigning each student a Imagine Math journal to take notes as they learn and to provide them a space for solving problems.

Students will have an opportunity to access IM at school, but they may need to also access the program from home to meet our class goal of each student completing 2-3 lessons per week.

Important Dates

11/15 Thanksgiving Luncheon @ 11:45

11/15 - 11/16 Book Fair

11/17 School-wide Spelling Bee @ 8

11/20 - 11/26 Thanksgiving Break

11/30 Picture Retakes

12/1 Green Apple Deposit Day

Our Learning Targets

Reading: We can summarize the main idea and supporting details within expository texts. We can distinguish fact from opinion and verify what is fact.

Writing: We can write an expository piece. The piece should be organized with a topic sentence, supporting sentences with facts, details and explanations, and a concluding statement.

Social Studies: We can identify and compare ways of life of American Indian groups in specific Texas Regions.

Math: We can generate and recognize equivalent fractions using fraction tiles. We can explore mixed numbers and improper fractions.

Science: We can describe the flow of energy through food webs.

Spelling List for the week

matter, start, that's, stand, anything, toothbrush, goodbye, forehead, flashlight, driveway, airport, forever, somebody, nearby, haircut


Bonus Words: compatible, coordinate, complement, geography, geographic

Second Step

Introducing Emotion Management


When you feel strong feelings, it’s hard to think clearly.

Unmanaged, strong emotions can lead to negative behavior and consequences.


Looking for Second Step Home Links? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/second-step

Join our Class Dojo Class

Stay in the know about how your child is doing in our classes by joining our Class Dojo class. Your child brought home information last week about how to join our class. If you did not get it please let us know. We are learning as we go, so please be patient with us.
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