Weekly Newsletter

Cross Oaks 4th Grade


  • Please send your child with a special picture this week. The picture will be taped/glued into their writing journal and used as a prompt to write about.
  • Clear Creek volunteer sign up
  • This past Friday we celebrated freedom for Constitution day by watching a video created by Plano West High School.
  • There will be an informational meeting for Destination Imagination on September 21 from 6:30-7:30 in the Board Room for those interested in coaching.

What We're Learning

This week we'll be learning about the following topics:

  • Comparing and ordering decimals using a numberline.
  • Adding 3- and 4-digit numbers.
  • Recording strategies and solutions.
  • Justifying whether or not addition expressions are equivalent.
  • Making inferences.
  • Working on our SWBST summaries.
  • Procedures for writer's workshop.
  • How to write a powerful Hook for a piece of writing.
  • Showing instead of telling in our writing.
  • Using suspense to hook the reader.
  • Writing a reflective conclusion.
  • Continuing properties of matter.
  • Mixture vs. Solution.
  • Making predictions when applying heat to matter.

What We've Been Working On

Last week we learned about:
  • Comparing and ordering decimals.
  • Representing decimals on a number line.
  • How to justify ordering decimals using a number line.
  • Making inferences.
  • Summary using Somebody Wanted But So Then format (SWBST).
  • Procedures for writer's workshop.
  • Properties of matter.
  • Mixtures and solutions.
  • Regions of Texas.
  • Celebrate Freedom.

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