Fourth Grade News

Week of April 4, 2016

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Homework

Reading - Due Thursday, April 7th

Read a chapter book of your choice for 30 minutes. As you are reading find 10 adjectives in your book to post in Classroom Google.


Math - Due Friday, April 8th

Complete worksheet titled ‘reading Protractor” and ‘Counting Angles’.


Spelling Test on Friday, April 8th

Here is how your child can access the weekly spelling list on Spelling City:


The spelling list can be found linked to the following website:

http://www.spellingcity.com/larss/


Once spelling city is pulled up, the list will appear and your child can do different activities to help them study.

Please let Mrs. Miller or Ms. Hill know if you have any questions.

Important Dates for this Week!

Tuesday, April 5th – Practice Reading STAAR


Wednesday, April 6th – Practice Math STAAR


Friday, April 11th - Spring Book Fair Starts

Plano Enrichment Program (PEP) – Summer School

· PEP Summer Classes held June 8 – June 30th, Monday-Fridays from 8:30-12:30 p.m.

· Transportation is provided from Wells to the PEP campus (Skaggs) and back to Wells after 12:30

· Financial Assistance for students who qualify for the free/reduced meals program this year

· Lots of fun enrichment class opportunities and "building block" courses to reinforce grade level skills.

· (If your child has been recommended for another summer program, schedule and locations may be different than the PEP courses above.)

· SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: May 13th for all programs.

Please request a packet from your child’s teacher or go online: www.pisd.edu/summerschool

Contact: stacy.lawrence@pisd.edu with questions about the programs/registration.

Online registration is only available for current PISD students. When you register online, you may select one or two classes. They must be selected at the same time you are enrolling. If you register for one class online and decide later to add another class, you must contact the summer school office at (469) 752-8017 or summerschool@pisd.edu.

1. Go to PISD Parent Portal (http://pisd.edu/). Select my PISD Parent Portal and login.

2. Go to Summer School

3. Choose Summer School Registration

PSHS Math Contest - Change

Attention parents! Please see the attachement in the email about the Plano Senior High School Math Contest. The date has CHANGED. If you have already submitted your child’s name to participate, no need to resubmit unless your child can no longer attend. If your child would like to participate on this new date and you have NOT already submitted their name, please email Ms. Froemming at kelly.froemming@pisd.edu by April 7.

Instagram Update

We would love to have more parents following our class Instagram pages. We would like to inform you that teachers will accept invitations to follow their pages, just from their homeroom students' parents. Also, if your Instagram username is not similar to your name, for security reasons, please send an email with your Instagram username to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for helping us stay connected and protecting your children's privacy on the internet! Here is a list of our usernames:


Miss. Burke - MissBurkeatWells2015


Ms. Hill - MsHillsatWells2015


Mrs. Miller - MrsMilleratWells2015


Ms. Murugesan - MsMurugesanatWells2015


Mrs. Sewell - MrsSewellatWells2015

Learning Targets

Math

Topic 14 - LInes, Angles, and Shapes

I can determine the measure of an unknown angle formed by 2 non-overlapping adjacent angles given one or both angle measures.

I can apply knowledge of right angles to identify acute, right, and obtuse triangles.

I can classify 2-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size.


Reading

I can identify the meaning of a word using context clues.

I can determine the main idea and details of a passage.


Language

I can identify adjectives and proper adjectives in writing.


Writing

I can construct an expository writing piece from a prompt.


Science

I can collect and analyze data to identify sequences and predict patterns of change in shadows.

I can identify and explain the phases of the moon.

I can discuss why the moon has a dark side.

Tiger Market for Friday, April 8th

Omar

Meagan

Mallory

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Book Buddies

By opening a book YOU can open a new world for a child and foster the love of reading for a lifetime!

Wells PTA is looking for volunteers to read aloud books to small groups of 1st and 2nd grade students. Book Buddies meet every Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:45. Please sign up and volunteer to fit your schedule; one time, once every two weeks, once a month or EVERY WEEK! You do not have to have a 1st or 2nd grader at Wells. ANYONE can volunteer! A Book Buddy can be a parent, grandparent, high school student or community member.

In order to be a Book Buddy, fill out the volunteer application on the PISD website or just click on the link below. It takes about a week to be approved.www.pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/volunteer.application.shtml

Then click on the SignUpGenius link below to choose your date and time to volunteer! www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aabab23a0fd0-book