Thompson's Tigers

Newsletter No. 2: September 21, 2016

What's Going on and Coming Up!

Hello Parents! Wow, I can't believe we're already in the 5th week of school! We've been having such a wonderful year already. I hope everyone gets an earful of updates every evening about what we have been up to in 4th grade. We have so many wonderful things coming up, and, before it all begins, I just want to extend a HUGE thank you to Alison Blake for volunteering to be our Homeroom Parent! Be looking for emails from Alison about coordinating upcoming events.

Science, Science, and More Science!

We began the year by reviewing the scientific method with a simple experiment that tested the surface tension of water. Students dripped soapy water and regular tap water on a penny and found which had greater surface tension by counting the number of crops it could hold! This is a very easy experiment to recreate at home, as well.

We've also been having a great time studying engineers and the design process they use to invent and create things in our modern world! We engineered a safety device for an egg in our Egg Drop Experiment and acted as birds in our Nest Building Challenge. I must say, the teamwork and creative thinking I got to witness was astounding!

Pictures below!

Stunt Ranch!

Stunt Ranch is quickly approaching! Be sure to return both the permission slip and the waiver forms (Look for another round in the Tuesday folders tomorrow). Thank you to those who already have! I'll be asking for a parent count soon, as well!

Important Dates

Spirit Night/No Homework Night!

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 4pm

2133 Lohmans Crossing Road

Lakeway, TX

Spirit Night @ Mangieri's!

September Birthday Celebrations!

Friday, Sep. 25th, 2:15pm

15303 Kollmeyer Drive

Austin, TX

Wheel Round Up!

Saturday, Sep. 26th, 9am

15303 Kollmeyer Drive

Austin, TX

Come see cool and classic cars in the LTE parking lot from 9am - 1pm. Suggested $5 donation to benefit PTA. Students can earn a HOMEWORK PASS for coming! Have a car you'd like to show? Go to the LTE PTA Facebook page and sign up to show your car!

October Book Reports!

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 8am


Watch for the first Book Report assignment October 1st!

Due: October 30th

Stunt Ranch

Friday, Oct. 9th, 9am

13317 Fitzhugh Road

Austin, TX

Student Holiday AND Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, Oct. 12th, 8am

15303 Kollmeyer Drive

Austin, TX

End of the First 6 weeks!

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 9pm