4th Grade News at JCT

Week of February 15 - February 19

A Peek at Our Week


This week students will determine a theme in a historical fiction text. Some questions to ask your kids this week as they read their favorite books at home are: What does the character say? What does the character think or feel? What does the character do? Does the character change or learn a lesson by the end of the story? What message, or theme, do you think the author is trying to share with the reader? Exlpain.


This week, students are learning how and when to use apostrophes, quotations, and commas in the writing correctly. Due to the short week, students have had additional time to prepare for the spelling test of week 22.


This week we will review the techniques authors use to write engaging narratives that focus on a specific moment and use detail generating questions to show not tell the emotions of a character.

Social Studies

Students will continue to analyze the events and conditions that led up to the Battle of the Alamo.


This week we will explore weather.


We will explore adding decimal fractions and metric units of measurement.


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

Upcoming Events

February 23rd Math District CBA

February 23rd PTA General Meeting 5:45

Fine Arts Night

4th Grade Music Program 6:00

February 25th Techno Expo

February 26th Class Pictures

February 26th Reading District CBA

March 29th STAAR Writing

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.