Mrs. Hildebrand's 4th Grade Class

September 9 - September 13

Spelling & Vocabulary

Our class will have Spelling Word & Vocabulary Word activites and assessments beginning this week.

Students will be assigned Spelling Word activites each night for homework. They can choose one activity each night from their "Spelling Menu" to complete in their Language Arts spiral. One of the items on their Spelling Menu is to utilize Spelling City, a wonderful site that allows students to practice their spelling words in fun and engaging ways. Students can find their spelling list by going to Spelling City, clicking on "Find a List" and typing in "Sandra Rodriguez". They can then select the correct unit, week, and color that we are working on. Please sign their Language Arts spiral on nights that they use Spelling City as their Spelling Menu choice. Students will be assessed on their spelling words on Fridays.

Students will be completing Vocabulary Word activies in class but are encouraged to use their focus words outside of school, both in conversations and in their Writer's Notebooks. They can also get extra practice at home by using Quizlet, another great site that allows students to be interactive with their focus words. They can find this week's words at http://quizlet.com/_f96q6. We will also have "Vocabulary Detectives" throughout the week asking adults on campus for sentences using our vocabulary words. We will vote on the best mentor sentences on Fridays!

Please let me know if you have any questions or trouble accessing these great resources.

What's Happening this Week?

Social Studies: Listening with Attention & Texas Regions (Hildebrand's Homeroom)

Reading: Sequencing and Main Idea using Fiction Texts

Language Arts: Parts of Speech, Strategies for Writing and Collecting in a Writer's Notebook

Writers of the Week!

Congrats to Andy and Sol for their creative and captivating fiction stories written in their Writer's Notebooks this past week!

Our Wish List

Class Prizes for Our Classroom Economy Store

Tall Floor Lamps

Don't Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin

Water Hole Waiting by Jane Kurtz

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

Wondrous Words by Katie Wood Ray

The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli

Coming Soon to a School Near You

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 12th 2013 at 6:30-7:30pm

Westcreek Drive

Austin, TX

Scholastic Book Order Due

Friday, Sep. 13th 2013 at 2:45pm

Westcreek Drive

Austin, TX

You can place your order at Scholastic using the one-time class activation code "H3VKR" or by sending a check made out to Scholastic or cash with your student. Every purchase made earns FREE books and educational supplies for our classroom!

LBJ Field Trip

Wednesday, Oct. 9th 2013 at 7:30am

199 Park Road 52

Stonewall, TX

Parent drivers are needed! If you are interested, please get a background check completed. Please contact Jennifer Newell.