4th Grade News at JCT

Week of September 28 - October 2

A Peek at Our Week


This week in reading, students are usig multiple nonfiction text features to gain an overview of the text and locate information. They are also describing the relationships among ideas in a nonfiction text.


This week students are reviewing the three main verb tenses used to show when an action is taking place. We are on week 6 in spelling, and the focus is on how to conjugate the base form of a verb to show its tense (-ed, -s/es, -ing).


This week we are using addition and subtraction to estimate.


This week students are comparing and contrasting the structure and elements of a personal experience narrative, an expository piece, and a character problem/solution story. We will also be taking a beginning or the year district writing benchmark on Thursday and Friday, The writing on these two days serves to act as a baseline to record our growth as a writer this school year and to set personal goals in writing.


This week we will explore mixtures and solutions.

Social Studies

This week we are beginning to explore the different geographic regions of Texas.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 1, Picture Day

Friday, October 2, Recorder forms and money are due 1 recorder-$6 or 2 recorders-$10

Week of October 5, Parent/Teacher conferences begin

Friday, October 9, Early Release

Monday, October 12, Columbus Day - student holiday

Picture Day

Glamourcraft will be here October 1st to take fall photos. Order forms have already been sent home with students. If you would like to order online, we have embedded a link to the companies portal for your convenience. https://glamourcraftschool.simplephoto.com/prepay/27598685
Reich & Macheca Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-up

Follow this link to sign up now for a fall conference.

Mooneyham & Chambers Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-up

Follow this link to sign up now for a fall conference.

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.

Happy Birthday

We love birthdays and look forward to the opportunity to celebrate your child's special day at school. When planning to bring in a treat to share with the class for birthdays and other school functions, they must be store bought with the ingredients listed. We also ask that you notify your child's homeroom teacher 48 hours in advance, so an opportunity exists for parents to provide an alternative snack choice for thier student(s) who may have special dietary needs or restircitions. We want everyone to be part of the celebration. Thank you so much for your cooperation!


Each day we will have a time set aside for the students to eat a small snack as they work. This must be a snack they can eat without utensils or making a mess, and it must be of high nutritional value so students are provided with the nourishment they need to focus and be successful. Some examples of acceptable choices are listed below.

-Pretzels -Goldfish -Animal crackers -Graham crackers -Raisins -Fresh fruit

-Wheat crackers -Rice cakes -Dry cereal-Bagels -Fig bars -Vanilla Wafers

-Vegetable snacks -Fruit snacks -Crackers -Corn on the cob-Fat-free popcorn

-Low fat string cheese

Snacks that do not meet the above criteria will not be allowed.