4th Grade News at JCT
Week of August 31 - September 4
A Peek at Our Week
This week students are beginning to build strategies that they can use to help them evaluate a text. Specificially, we will learn and apply strategies to evaluate the setting and theme of a text.
During the first six weeks, students are expected to master the high frequency sight words from kindergarten through third grade. Students will take a pretest at the beginning of the week and then practice and use those words throughout the week as homework to be able to spell them in a snap. Each Friday the students will be tested over their mastery of the word list.
This week we will continue learning the habits of a mathematician and learning the process of problem solving. Within the next few weeks, we will start multiplication. Students are expected to enter fourth grade with mastery of the mulitplication facts from 0-10. It would be a great idea to begin to practice the facts in order to build fluency.
This week students are continuing to learn the habits of good writers. They will be using their senses to observe the world around them in order to find the stories in their everyday lives.
We are learning about the scientific inquiry process this week. Your child will be planning, conducting, recording data from, and drawing conclusions from their investigations.
This week we are learning about the United States flag and will determine the similarities and differences between it and the Texas flag.
Big Kahuna Fundraiser
Monday, September 7 Labor Day School closed in observance of holiday
Tuesday, September 8 PTA meeting at 5:15 and Curriculum Night from 5:30-7. There will be a sign up available this night for Parent Teacher conferences starting in October, as well as valuable information about the learning taking place at JCT this year.
Friday, September 11 Grandparent's Day
-Pretzels -Goldfish -Animal crackers -Graham crackers -Raisins -Fresh fruit
-Wheat crackers -Rice cakes -Dry cereal-Bagels -Fig bars -Vanilla Wafers
-Vegetable snacks -Fruit snacks -Crackers -Corn on the cob-Fat-free popcorn
-Low fat string cheese
Snacks that do not meet the above criteria will not be allowed.
We love birthdays and look forward to the opportunity to celebrate your child's special day at school. When planning to bring in a treat to share with the class for birthdays and other school functions, they must be store bought with the ingredients listed. We also ask that you notify your child's homeroom teacher 48 hours in advance, so an opportunity exists for parents to provide an alternative snack choice for thier student(s) who may have special dietary needs or restircitions. We want everyone to be part of the celebration. Thank you so much for your cooperation!