Fantastic 4th Grade

Week of December 7

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4th Grade Instagram Page

4th grade has an Instagram page and we would like for you to follow us! We are only allowing parents to follow our page. If you have an Instagram page, please send me your username so I can identify you after you request access to our private page. The fourth grade page is called "Hedgcoxe_2017" and we can't wait for you to see the pictures that we post on our page!


Instagram Username: Hedgcoxe_2017

Important Dates

Friday Dec.11 Responses need to be received back - Music in the Morning

Friday, December 11 - Math Test Topic 9

Friday, December 18 - Classroom Parties

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - Science Fair Entry Due

Food Labels and Menus Needed

Please bring in nutrition labels from different food items and menus for a few science lesson.

Music in the Mornings

Music in the Morning is back! We are following our tradition of providing Music in the Morning during the last week of school before Winter Break by offering a performance opportunity for any child who wishes to play on the piano or an instrument of his/her choice. Students will take turns playing their pieces in the front hall from 7:20-7:40 each morning. Your student is invited to perform on the day he/she has music class.

If your student wishes to perform in the lobby, please fill out the form below and return to Ms. Arbolino by Friday, December 11. Scheduling will begin immediately. I will contact you as to which day your child is scheduled to perform. If you have any questions, you may reach me at 469-752-1782 or Linda.arbolino@pisd.edu Thank you so much for encouraging your child to share his/her talents with all of us. What a wonderful way to begin the day!

Linda Arbolino

Music Specialist

Hedgcoxe Elementary

Yearbook Cover Contest and Volunteers

Yearbook Cover Contest

This year the yearbook will have a custom cover created by a student from Hedgcoxe. All students are eligible to submit a hand drawn and colored picture to be the cover of our 2015-2016 yearbook! The cover needs to represent what it means to be a Hedgcoxe Hound. Entries will be accepted until Friday, December 4th. The yearbook coordinators and Ms. Graham will pick the winner out of all of the submissions. We can’t wait to see what the students of Hedgcoxe can come up with!

WANTED: Yearbook Volunteers

Every year a parent in each grade level volunteers to help gather pictures and create the collage pages for the yearbook. If you are interested in being that parent or would like to help get involved with the yearbook, please email Angie Garrison at Angie.Garrison@pisd.edu by Friday, November 20th, to sign up. The yearbook coordinators will email you with further information.

Thank you,

Angie Garrison, Shannon Flohr, & Jennifer LeWinter

2015-2016 Yearbook Coordinators

PACE Referrals

ALL PACE REFERRALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH. PLEASE TURN IN REFERRALS TO YOUR CHILD’S GRADE LEVEL TEACHER, OR TO OUR GIFTED SPECIALIST, MARGOT ANDERSON. YOU MAY ALSO DROP REFERRALS OFF IN THE FRONT OFFICE, TO MRS. ANDERSON’S ATTENTION. ACCORDING TO DISTRICT POLICY, NO LATE REFERRALS MAY BE ACCEPTED. DOWNLOAD AND PRINT REFERRALS AT THIS SITE: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/advanced.academics/gifted.pace/index.shtml THE QUESTIONS CONTAINED IN THE REFERRAL ARE LENGTHY AND REQUIRE DETAILED RESPONSES. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS WHEN PREPARING YOUR CHILD’S REFERRAL. THE REFERRAL DEADLINE IS ONLY 13 SCHOOL DAYS AWAY!

Thank you very much for your help! Let me know if you have questions…


Margot Anderson

Reading/Social Studies

Students will review the following skills:

· Monitoring Comprehension

· Fact and Opinion

· Cause and Effect

· Adverbs

Students will be MAP testing in Reading.

Learning Targets:

Students will…

· I can express ideas based on knowledge and experience.

· I can describe the causes of major events of the Texas Revolution.

· I can work in a team and analyze characters from a historical nonfiction text.

Language Arts/Writing


Students will be practicing the structure of expository compositions next week.

The Spelling test is scheduled for Friday (Soft c and g).




Homework Packet

Math


Students will begin Topic 9, Patterns and Equations, where they will gain an understanding of equality, expressions, and equations.


Students will describe the relationship of expressions using words, symbols and tables, to represent real-world context. They will use these relationships to solve problems

Science

Students explore how to stay safe and healthy in order to understand personal decisions and habits affect health throughout life.

Students:


  • compare nutrition labels for nutritional value to determine healthier options
  • plan a menu of healthy food incorporating a balance of nutrients
  • sorts foods based on their nutrients

Awesome Links

mypisd.net

pearson.pisd.edu (do not use Internet Explorer)

khanacademy.org (do not use Internet Explorer)

lexile.com

Transition Words
Drawing Conclusions
HOW TO SOLVE ONE STEP EQUATIONS: THE EASY WAY!