Fourth Grade News

Week of February 8, 2016

Math Fractions Test on Thursday, February 11th

Test portions and reviews:


Pages 507 - 614 in your child's math book cover fractions. Last week, we assigned pages 551, 552, 611-614 as homework. This homework is due today and was a test review.

We have also attached another test review to this email that we will use with your 4th grader at school to review for the test this week.

If your child needs extra practice, it will be a great idea for him/her to solve any unsolved problems in their math book (that has not been assigned as a daily grade).

We will also review for the test using devices on Wednesday, February 10th. Please remind your child to bring their device to school that day.


Test Topics


- meanings of fractions

- equivalent fractions

- fractions in simplest form

- number lines and equivalent fractions

- comparing fractions

- adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators

- decomposing fractions


In addition to the topics listed above, we will also include some questions from the following topics that we covered earlier this year:


- place value

- adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals

- multiplication

Homework

Reading Homework - Due Tuesday, Feb. 9th

Watch a dream house video titled “A House for a Princess and a Pirate” to get some ideas about your dream house. Draw a diagram of what your dream house would look like. Label some of the items in the rooms, backyard, etc. Bring a shoe box by February 16th.


Math homework - Due Wednesday, Feb. 10th

Solve all problems on pages 603 and 604 in your math book.

Bring your device on Feb. 10th for Fractions Test Review.


Math Fractions Test on Thursday, Feb. 11th


Writing homework – Due Friday, February 12th - Complete the revising passage titled "Texas Rangers" in your blue "Texas Assessment Preparation" workbook (pages 99 - 101). Show all of your work and prove how you came up with the correct answers.


Spelling Test on Friday, February 12th

Here is how your child can access the weekly spelling list on Spelling City:


The spelling list can be found linked to the following website:

http://www.spellingcity.com/larss/


Once spelling city is pulled up, the list will appear and your child can do different activities to help them study.

Please let Mrs. Miller or Ms. Hill know if you have any questions.

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Valentine's Day Parties - Note from Mrs. Ramos.....

Fourth Grade Valentine's Day Parties - Friday, February 12th - 1:40 - 2:40pm

With the Valentine’s Day parties coming up, please note a procedure we started last year at Wells. If you have more than one child at Wells, and you choose to attend one of our class parties during the year, Wells students are not allowed to attend the parties of their siblings. If you want to take your child home after their party, please feel free to do so. Just sign out in the front office. However, if you sign that child out, he or she may not attend the parties later in the day in other grade levels. These students have already had their party, and the classrooms are already crowded with parents. As always, if you have a younger sibling who does not attend Wells yet, he or she is welcome at our parties. Please direct any further questions to Mrs. Ramos at Stefanie.Ramos@pisd.edu.

Instagram Update

We would love to have more parents following our class Instagram pages. We would like to inform you that teachers will accept invitations to follow their pages, just from their homeroom students' parents. Also, if your Instagram username is not similar to your name, for security reasons, please send an email with your Instagram username to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for helping us stay connected and protecting your children's privacy on the internet! Here is a list of our usernames:


Miss. Burke - MissBurkeatWells2015


Ms. Hill - MsHillsatWells2015


Mrs. Miller - MrsMilleratWells2015


Ms. Murugesan - MsMurugesanatWells2015


Mrs. Sewell - MrsSewellatWells2015

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Students of the Week

Congratulations to all our students! All our 4th graders have had a turn to be a student of the week, so we are going to discontinue this section of our newsletter!

Learning Targets

Math

Topics 10 and 11 - Fractions

I can review for the fractions test.

I can use my problem solving and test taking strategies to complete the fractions test.


Language

I can use my knowledge and skills of grammar and writing to edit and revise passages.


Reading

I can distinguish the point of view of a text.


Writing

I can construct a fully elaborated paragraph with a main idea and supporting details.


Social Studies

I can describe the impact of the Civil War on Texas.


Science

I can begin to understand and communicate the importance of water and weather.

I can collect weather data.

Tiger Market Helpers for Friday, February 12th

Payton

Eli

Parsa

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Book Buddies

By opening a book YOU can open a new world for a child and foster the love of reading for a lifetime!

Wells PTA is looking for volunteers to read aloud books to small groups of 1st and 2nd grade students. Book Buddies meet every Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:45. Please sign up and volunteer to fit your schedule; one time, once every two weeks, once a month or EVERY WEEK! You do not have to have a 1st or 2nd grader at Wells. ANYONE can volunteer! A Book Buddy can be a parent, grandparent, high school student or community member.

In order to be a Book Buddy, fill out the volunteer application on the PISD website or just click on the link below. It takes about a week to be approved.www.pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/volunteer.application.shtml

Then click on the SignUpGenius link below to choose your date and time to volunteer! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aabab23a0fd0-book