4th Grade News

December 4th, 2015

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We can't believe we are only one week away from the break! Next week is sure to be fun-filled, but we still will be learning!

Please see the Sign Up Genius link for items needed for the party next Friday: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044eaeac29a20-201520161.

To celebrate and reflect on our Chris Van Allsburg author study, we will be viewing "The Polar Express" on Friday before the party. We will be comparing the movie to the book and discussing the similarities and differences and why those differences may be there based on the audience and purpose. If you would prefer your child not view this film, please email your child's teacher, so other activities can be planned.


4th Grade Teachers

Important Dates

  • Class Parties - Dec. 18 @ 1:30p
  • Winter Break - Dec. 21-Jan. 4
  • First Day Back - Jan. 5
  • Boosterthon Pep Rally - Jan. 5
  • Early Release - Jan. 14 & 15

What's Happening...

In the Classroom:

Language Arts - We will be finishing our persuasive letter and working on a technology project to share our learning about Cabeza de Vaca. Students' technology projects will be selected to apply for Techno Expo next spring!

Math - We are analyzing word problems involving comparing using multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. Students are learning to use a strip diagram to show relationships and solve problems. We also will be working with mixed numbers as we continue learning about fractions. For more information about the module, view the parent letter. Continue studying multiplication facts and logging into Stride Academy for individualized support. Study ideas here.

Science - We continue our Solar House Problem-Based Learning that will take us to our winter break. Students will learn about passive solar energy, reinforce concepts of conductors and insulators, and the Engineering Design Process as they research, design, build, test and redesign a model Solar House. Students will reflect on the design and create a Tackk using tackk.com. Students' projects will be selected to apply for Techno Expo.

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Report Cards, Grades, & Attendance....

Did you know that you can access your child's information at the Home Access Center? You can set customized alerts if your child is missing an assignment or has a certain grade. There is even an app for that! If you are unsure of your login, please contact the front office to help.

What's my login?

Access Moodle at home at moodle.nisdtx.org. Students' login is: firstname.lastname and password is their student ID number.

Under "My Courses", they can click on K.Dwyer - 4th for the course to find the Texas Symbols forum.

We are excited for more to come on that.

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Schluter Book Challenge is here!

Click the link for more details! Schluter Book Challenge

Schluter News

Ride Changes

Please send ride changes directly to the office before 2 p.m. Sometimes we are unable to check our email until after dismissal, so please do not expect we will see your email the day of. You can call (817) 698-3900 or email Jennifer Ramirez, jramirez@nisdtx.org.
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7:45a - Morning Meeting/Friday Assembly

8:00 - 9:50 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Math Workshop

9:50 - 10:45 - Specials

10:45 - 11:20 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Science Workshop

11:20 - 11:50 - Lunch

11:50 - 12:20 - Recess

12:20 - 12:30 - Restroom

12:30 - 2:45 - Language Arts/Reading Workshop (Social Studies Integrated)/ Math Workshop

4th Grade Writing STAAR Test

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 at 7:45am to Wednesday, March 30th 2016 at 2:45pm

1220 Mesa Crest Drive

Haslet, TX

4th Grade Math STAAR

Monday, May 9th 2016 at 7:45am

1220 Mesa Crest Drive

Haslet, TX

4th Grade Reading STAAR

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 at 7:45am

1220 Mesa Crest Drive

Haslet, TX