4th Grade News at JCT

Week of April 4 - April 8

A Peek at Our Week

Writing

This week we will continue to develop our imaginative stories through effective dialogue, descriptive segments, and using suspense to build the plot and engage the reader .

Reading

This week we are focusing on applying close reading strategies with nonfiction texts to "get the gist" of the information presented, think analytically about the text, and synthesize the information.

Science

This week we will explore food chains and discover how different organisms obtain food.

Math

This week we will finish our unit on converting length and begin exploring the standard division algorithm.

Social Studies

This week we will examine the different opinions that existed about Texas joining the United States through annexation.

Upcoming Events

April 8 - Wear blue for Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 8 - PTA Movie Night on the Lawn

April 14 - Family Fitness Night 5:30 - 7:00

April 27 - Camp Read-A-Lot

May 9 - Math STAAR - closed campus

May 10 - Reading STAAR - closed campus

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JCT's Family Fitness Night

Thursday, April 14th, 5:30-7pm

Wishbone Lane

Haslet, TX

For the first time ever, JCT will be hosting a Family Fitness Night! We will have a variety of physical fitness activities including Camp Gladiator, Martial Arts, Hacky Sack, Yoga, Zumba, Basketball shoot around, and more. We are inviting all JCT families to come and be active with us that night. There will be prizes for those that participate in the different activities. Mark it on your calendars now, so you don't miss this inaugural event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

STRIDE ACADEMY

Stride Academy is a fantastic adaptive program that our students can use to build and practice their skills in reading, math, and language arts. NISD has purchased a plan for each campus enabling every student to have his/her own account. It is an expectation that students are logging in at home every week and completing lessons in all three areas.


Mooneyham/Chambers Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC04814

Password: student id number


Macheca/Reich Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC38536

Password: student id number

Parent Communication Folders

Parent communication folders are being sent home each night. They will be a daily communication tool between you and your child's teachers. The folders must be signed each evening and return with the student every day to school. We will communicate both positive and negative choices made by the student, and this record will help to determine the behavior grades on each six weeks report card. The calendar in there also lists upcoming events during this six weeks. Work that needs to be completed, as well as graded work will be sent home using this folder. Thank you in advance for helping to establish a routine with your child where they can talk to you daily about their learning. It is so important for kids to know that their parents value their education and are willing to take an active part in it. Signing the folders is one small way to show your child that you will take the time out of your day to ensure that they are being successful at school. If it is important to you, it will become important to them.

Changes in Dismissal

PLEASE email the front office and your child's homeroom teacher should you have a change in how your child will go home. Ride changes must be made in writing, either in a note sent with the student, or in an email. Requests must be made prior to 2:00pm in order to ensure that it is properly communicated. Your child's safety is of our utmost concern.