4th Grade News

Clara Love Elementary

August 31- September 4

As we start our second week of school, we want to say Thank you for sharing your kiddos with us. They have done a great job and we know this year has lots of fun to come. Today we had our Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick off, so look for those packets in your child's folder.
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Language Arts & Social Studies with Dunlevy, Scuderi & Williams

This week we will be taking a genre quiz in language arts as well as being introduced to theme in all different types of texts. Students will write their first reading response in their journals this week. During our grammar lessons we will be focusing on the correct uses of they're, there, and their. Students will also be checking for correct subject and verb agreement in sentences. In Social Studies the students will be researching the history of the Texas flag and the Texas pledge.

Math & Science with Bordeaux, Holt & Stine

This week mathematicians will work on using scholarly language while sharing work with a partner. We will continue to practice our problem solving routine (solo time, partner time, math congress). We will gauge our learning on a line of progression and use metacognition (thinking about our thinking) to improve our learning.

In science, we are focusing on using the scientific method during inquiries. We will conduct a paper helicopter inquiry. Students will write and test their hypothesis. We will write a lab report in our journals to report our findings.


This week we will not be sending home any paper homework. We would like students to read nightly in a book of their choice and practice math facts through games, apps and flashcards. We appreciate all you do to help instill a love of learning in your kiddos!

Dates to remember

August 31st Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick Off

September 1st 6:30 pm PTA meeting in the gym

September 11th Lunch times Grandparent's lunch

September 15th 5:00-6:30 Curriculum Night

September 17th 5:00- 8:00 Chick-Fil-A night

September 22nd Picture Day

September 22nd 6:00 pm Watch Dog Dad Kick-off

September 29th 6:00 pm Moms on a Mission Kick-off

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