News to Know!

January 4, 2016 Edition

Many Thanks

I want to personally thank all of the parents and students who were kind enough to think of both my family and me during the Christmas holidays. Thank you for your gifts and your kind words! :)

Maternity Leave has begun!

Now that Harper has made her grand entrance, I will be off campus for a few weeks (6 weeks). I expect to return back to school early March. I am excited to have a great veteran teacher in our room as my long term substitute, Lisa Delgado. She will introduce herself to you soon. Any questions you have for me, please feel free to email anytime and I will get back to your as promptly as possible. I will miss our class and our students but will be in contact with them through our Google Classroom. If your student hasn't been in our classroom please have them visit as surveys, homework, and cooperative projects will be uploaded there.

Third Semester Homework Changes

We will begin sending home small daily assignments to be checked the following day this semester. I know students have busy schedules after school so assignments will be tailored to student/ classroom needs, and should take no longer than 30-40 minutes to complete. Assignments will consist of Math, Reading, Writing, and Science.

Students will be responsible for copying what is for homework in their agendas daily. A homework tic tac toe contract will not be sent home. If you have questions please email Mrs. Delgado at Lisaadelgado4@gmail.com or you can email me at jwinst@neisd.net

Reader Leaders Keep up the Great Work

Upcoming Benchmark Testing Window & Strategies

January 25th-January 29th- Benchmark Window

4th- Reading, Math and a Writing Benchmark


A great way to review for benchmarks is to take home journals and study what we've done in class. You can also go to the weebly website and watch any videos in that particular subject area. It's never to early to start studying a little at a time.


We've covered and are covering:


  • Math: Multiplication & Division, Fractions, Decimals and Place Value
  • Reading: Fiction Genre, Theme, Poetry, Making Inferences , Non Fiction Genre, Main Idea, Making inferences using Text and Text Features
  • Writing: Expository Writing (giving your opinion on a subject and backing it up with facts and examples) Writing Conventions (Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, Combining Sentences...)


Students will not be tested in Science or Social Studies during these benchmarks.