4th Grade Happenings: Week 19

Reagan Elementary - Leander Independent School District

Week of January 20 - 23, 2015

WELCOME TO THE 4TH GRADE!

We believe that one of the biggest indicators of a child's success in school is the communication flow between school and home. To that end, the 4th grade will be communicating what's happening around our hood on a weekly basis. We'll highlight the current week's activities, what's coming up on the horizon, homework expectations, and any other additional information that you may find helpful as 4th grade parents. We know your time is valuable and your email boxes overflowing, but please take a moment to read our memo each week. We're trying a new format this year that we hope will communicate more information in a more concise manner. Questions and/or comments? Please let us know!


Our Best,


Karen & Stephanie

Winter Wonderland

Mrs. Freeman, our Art teacher, and with the help of fabulous volunteers is turning our hallways into a Winter Wonderland. Each class had the opportunity to create a snowman to be displayed as a part of our Reagan school community Wonderland. We love giving the kids a creative outlet and letting them shine. Presenting the masterpieces for Beasleyville & LaCombeland.
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WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS WEEK?

Reading
  • Author's Purpose

Spelling

  • Sitton List 16 - to be tested Friday 1/23
  • homophone usage (their/they're/there, past/passed, etc.)
Math
  • measurement cont. in Unit 4 (elapsed time, liquid and mass)
  • Begin Unit 5-Geometry & Measurement
Social Studies
  • Chapter 5 cont.-Settlers in North America & Texas

Science: Changing Earth

  • vocab
  • unit intro
Writing
  • introductions for both expository and personal narrative
  • complete expository writing piece

OUR CURRENT WEEK

Monday 1/19

  • no school

Tuesday 1/20
  • yellow specials day
  • Homework due in math/reading/spelling
Wednesday 1/21

  • green specials day

Thursday 1/22

  • blue specials day-LaCombe library day; DON'T FORGET YOUR BOOKS!

Friday 1/23
  • purple specials day - Beasley library day; DON'T FORGET YOUR BOOKS!
  • Spell Check over Sitton List 16 (see link for list below in HW section)

For which specials (PE, Performing Arts, Visual Art, Library) your child goes to on what day, please see the Our Town website under "Specials Schedule".

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ON THE HORIZON - Upcoming Dates

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

The following dates, to the best of our knowledge at this time, are the dates for the 3rd and 4th 9 weeks that will affect your 4th grader. Please make note of them on your personal calendars. We'd appreciate it if you could limit appointments and absences as much as possible on our state testing days (Writing - 3/30, 3/31, Math - 4/21 and Reading - 4/22)...thanks!


Please update your calendars accordingly. Dates are subject to change; we will do our best to keep this current. If there are any additions from the previous week's newsletter, they will be in italics below.


January 2015

  • Board of Trustees Appreciation Month

Monday & Tuesday 2/2 & 2/3

  • Staff February Conference - NO SCHOOL for students (please note, it is a 2 day break this year, vs. the 3 day break from past years
Friday 2/13
  • Friendship (Valentine's) Party - 1:15-2:15
  • Students can choose to make a Valentine box at home or they can use a bag to collect all of their Valentine's in.
  • Class list will be sent home the week of February 2nd.
Monday 3/16 - Friday 3/20
  • NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Saturday 3/28
  • PTA Spring Carnival (subject to change)

Monday 3/30

  • STAAR Writing Test, Day 1
Tuesday 3/31
  • STAAR Writing Test, Day 2

Thursday 4/2

  • end of 3rd 9 weeks grading period
Friday 4/3
  • NO SCHOOL - student / staff holiday
Tuesday 4/21
  • STAAR Math Test

Wednesday 4/22

  • STAAR Reading Test
Monday 4/27
  • NO SCHOOL - inclement weather makeup day
Friday 5/1
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms; more info to come

Monday 5/4 - Friday 5/8

  • Scholastic book fair in library

Friday 5/8

  • school-wide Splash Day (times TBD; more info to come)

Friday 5/12


  • Living Museum in the MPR: times TBD; more info to come


Friday 5/18

  • NO SCHOOL - inclement weather make up day
Monday 5/25
  • NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday
Friday 5/29
  • 5th Grade Business Fair - during specials; tickets available that week for students that wish to purchase items. More information to come.
Friday 6/5
  • last day of school; end of 4th 9 Weeks - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!

HOMEWORK

All homework is weekly homework (not daily).

MATH

  • math worksheet given out in class and due the following Monday 1/26
READING
  • Online Reading Log & Questions - 80 minutes reading logged only
SPELLING
  • Sitton List 16 Spell Check on Friday 1/23
  • spelling homework sheet given out in class and due the following Monday 1/26

Temperature Check - Coats, Please!

Just because we live in Texas doesn't mean it's hot ALL the time! Please remind your child to be watchful of the daily temperatures, especially since they fluctuate so extremely this time of year, and dress appropriately. COATS ARE A MUST as we will be out for recess and PE (on occasion) as temperatures will allow. Per district policy, students will not be outside for recess if the "real feel" temperature is below 40 degrees. Temperatures often change drastically during the course of a day, so please remind your child to be prepared for indoor or outdoor recess.

OUR PTA ROCKS!

Parents, you may want to take a look at the January PTA newsletter. There are articles about the future Makerspace in the library, photos of Mrs. Moran's new baby, carnival news, garden tips, event photos, and much more. Click here: http://reagan.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=186"

Yearbooks

The 2014-15 yearbook is available for preorder online now! Click the link below for more information.

FAMILY FUN

We thought it would be fun to share family fun events that are happening in our community.
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Have a great week! Our best ~

Karen & Stephanie

Reagan Elementary Our Town 4th Grade, 2014.15

Feel free to contact us at any time!
Stephanie Beasley - stephanie.beasley@leanderisd.org

Karen LaCombe - karen.lacombe@leanderisd.org