Ms. Torres & Ms. Hurd's Newsletter

For the week of 10/12

The Class Spelling Bees are Coming

Each of our classes will hold a Class Spelling Bee the first week in November. The winner and runner up from each of our Class Bees will represent our classes at the School-wide Spelling Bee on November 20th (the Friday before Thanksgiving Break). Here are the official study words:

Leader in Me Habit of the Week

Habit 4 - Think Win - Win:

Everyone Can Win

Everyone CAN Win! Discussions this week will focus on the following:

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.

I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.

When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Our Learning Targets...

Reading - I can read a variety of poems. I can make inferences and draw conclusions about the meaning of the poems.

Writing - I can write poetry in a variety of formats. I can create images using descriptions, similes, and metaphors.

Social Studies - I can research American Indian groups in Texas.

Math – I can use base-ten area pieces to create models to solve multi-digit multiplication problems.

Science - I can differentiate among forms of energy, including mechanical, sound, electrical, light, and heat/thermal.

Go Noodle at home!

Go Noodle is a website we use to take breaks in the classroom. If you would like, you can use the following link to access Go Noodle at home! The kids love these videos. Pop See Ko is a favorite.

Important Dates

10/26-10/30 Parent Conferences

10/26-10/30 Red Ribbon Week

10/28 Early Release at noon & Report Cards go Home

11/2-11/4 Class Spelling Bees

11/16 & 11/17 Talent Show Tryouts

Every Kid in a Park

The National Park Foundation, an extension of the National Park Service, is sponsoring a year-long initiative to help get 4th graders and their families into our National Parks, Lands and Waters. At the link below is information for 4th grade teachers and parents to get the pass that allows the student and family FREE access to National Parks, Lands and Waters. A great opportunity for students and families to get out and experience our nation’s history and natural areas for an entire year!

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