Williamsonians & McLaughonians

Week 9: October 19-23

This Week's Special Events

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Monday:


  • As a family, look through and discuss this week's SMORE Newsletter.
  • Remind Text Question from Mrs. W.: Parents and student connect about the day's learning through discussion around the Remind text.
  • Read 30 minutes: Reader's Choice
  • Math Homework: 4 Square due Friday; Problem Solving #16; TTM for 10 minutes


Tuesday:


  • Remind Text from Mrs. W.: Parents and student connect about the day's learning through discussion around the Remind text.
  • Read 30 minutes: Smithsonian Tween Tribune http://tweentribune.com/accounts/login/

    Login Hint: firstlast-wil Password: Wolves2015

  • Math Homework: 4 Square due Friday; Problem Solving #17; TTM for 10 minutes


Wednesday:


Username Hint: studentid@g.dentonisd.org Password: Wolves2015

  • Math Homework: 4 Square due Friday; Problem Solving #18; TTM for 10 minutes (40 for the week)


Thursday:


  • Remind Text from Mrs. W.: Parents and student connect about the day's learning through discussion around the Remind text.
  • Read 30 minutes: in Istation
  • http://www.istation.com/istationhome/tx

    Username Hint: ------DENTONISD Password Hint: Birthday MM/DD/YYYY

  • Math Homework: 4 Square due Friday; TTM for 10 minutes (40 for the week)


Friday-Sunday:

While you are spending time together, connect what we are learning at school to the real world. Notice and discuss changes in the sky, in the trees, and in the weather. Notice and discuss math in real life situations. Read together. When watching movies, discuss the theme, the life lesson. Notice interesting words and figurative language. Learning isn't meant to be isolated to the classroom. Learning is being engaged in the moment, noticing, wondering, and investigating.

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Reading and Writing

What are we learning in science this week?

Parent Letter:


I am learning how to differentiate between conductors and insulators and demonstrate that electricity travels in a closed path, creating a complete circuit.

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Science Vocabulary

  • Differentiate: to make a distinction; to show what is different
  • Observe: to regard with attention, especially to see or learn something with the senses
  • Energy: ability to do work or cause change
  • Electrical energy: energy produced from moving electrons

  • Electricity: electrical current passing through a conductor such as a wire
  • Current: the movement of an electric charge
  • Conductor: allows the passage of heat or energy
  • Insulator: prevents the transfer of heat or energy
  • Electrical circuit: a path through which electricity can flow when closed, but prevents the flow of electricity when open or incomplete

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4th Graders Caught Studying and Practicing on Their Own

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