4th Grade Weekly Happenings
Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD
Week of September 28 - October 2, 2015
What are we doing this week?
- Continue similes & metaphors
- Multiplication strategies
- Multiplication story problems
- Writing process
- Focusing on a small moment in a composition
- Sitton Spelling Unit 5: fire, ready, green, yes, built
- Solutions and mixtures
- Regions of Texas: coastal plains, high plains, mountains and basins, gulf coastal plains
- Texas resources
Our Current Week
- Purple Specials Day
- Red Specials Day (library day for Mrs. Weltzin's homeroom)
- Orange Specials Day
- School picture day
- Yellow Specials Day
- Green Specials Day (library day for Mrs. Eddy's homeroom)
- Fun First Friday in 4th - Dress like your favorite superhero!
- Science quiz about mixtures and solutions
- Weekly math skills check
Note: Please let us know if your child does not have access to an internet-connected device at home to complete online assignments so that we can come up with an alternate plan for your child.
- Read for 80 minutes
- Complete reading homework in Google Classroom under the class Mrs. Eddy's Homework (Click here for help with your LISD Google log-in information)
Please note that all other assignments in Google Classroom outside of the Mrs. Eddy's Homework classroom are for school work and do not need to be completed at home!
- Unfinished spelling work from class
Complete at least three FULL sessions with Xtra Math anytime between Monday and Sunday of this week. One session typically takes about 5-7 minutes and you will know you have completed a session when you see the sign out screen. Students' login information for Xtra Math is taped inside their take home binders.
Sign Up for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Your child's 4th grade school year is well under way and it is almost time for parent/teacher conferences! We invite the parents of all of our students to join us in the coming weeks for a conference. Most conferences will be held on Monday, October 12 while the students are off of school, but we will also hold conferences on some other dates in order to offer enough options to accommodate all parents. You may choose whether to sign up for an in-person conference or a phone conference. Please click here to sign up for a conference.
Conference slots are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don't delay in signing up!
What to expect the day of conferences:
- Your 4th grader is welcome to join us for the conference if you wish.
- We will meet in Mrs. Weltzin's classroom (room 2402).
- We will have about 15 minutes to meet to discuss your child's progress and any questions or concerns you may have.
- Please arrive on time; we have a very tight schedule to keep in order to meet with as many parents as possible. If you are late, we unfortunately will not be able to extend your conference.
Note that if we have already met with you recently, you do not need to schedule a conference now, unless you have further questions or concerns at this time. We look forward to meeting with you soon and working together with you to make your child's 4th grade year a success!
Picture Day on Wednesday
Green Apple Junior Teller Program - Student Tellers Needed!
This year Reagan will be participating in the Green Apple Program, which is affiliated with A+ Federal Credit Union. Basically, students may voluntarily open accounts and have the opportunity on specific deposit days to bring their money and make deposits at school.
This program uses Junior Tellers (fourth and fifth grade students) to count money and "make the deposits" for the other students. This is done under the supervision of an A+ Federal Credit Union employee, a PTA parent volunteer, and at times, our campus instructional coach. We are seeking students who are interested in being Junior Tellers for this program.
There will be about 5 deposit days each 9 weeks. We need 4 tellers at each 9 weeks period to serve as our Junior Tellers. Please keep in mind that tellers would need to be at school by 7:15am on the designated days. There will be a Junior Teller Training for the first and second 9 weeks on October 2nd.
Please email Elizabeth at email@example.com ASAP if you are interested in having your child be a Junior Teller!
Science Matters in 4th Grade!
Reading on the Rails
All aboard with the Austin Steam Train Association, Cedar Park Public Library and the Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) at the Reading on the Rails early childhood literacy event!
Activities on the train and in the railyard are designed to attract, inform and entertain elementary-aged children and their families. Activities will include celebrity story tellers, readings from children’s authors, bingo, coloring, exclusive first look at ASTA’s historic Horse Car Museum and tour of the 786 Southern Pacific Steam Engine! Community vendors and food and beverage booths will also be available on site.
Admission is the donation of new or gently used children’s books. All books will be donated to LEEF’s reading initiative to endure that every home in Leander ISD has a selection of age-appropriate books available for the family.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 2nd.
All activities take place at our Cedar Park Depot at 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., #C-100 and the adjoining railyard and platform. Our vintage locomotive and train cars will be pulled up to the platform for entertainment and photo opportunities!
Writing STAAR Test Update
Classroom Supply Wish List
Mrs. Weltzin: Calamine lotion for bug bites, printable return address labels (here's an example), colorful / fun rolls of duct tape
Mrs. Eddy: Red pens, calamine lotion for bug bites, large multi-colored chisel-tip Sharpies