4th Grade News at JCT

Week of January 4 - January 8

A Peek at Our Week


This week students will be reading nonfiction texts in order to summarize the most important information about the topic.


This week students are on spelling unit 10- vowel sounds /or/, ough, augh, and au. Students are also learning to recognize when a gerund noun or abstract noun is the subject of a sentence and will be writing using this simple sentence pattern to add variety in their pieces.


This week students are writing an exposiotry piece in response to a prompt. The focus will be on creating a summarizing framework during planning to improve organization and on writing clear and specific topic sentences.

Social Studies

Durign the next two weeks we will be focusing on how the Mexican government influenced the early inhabitants of Texas.


This week we will continue designing our solar houses.


This week we will explore using strip diagrams as a tool for problem solving.

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 8 - JCT Spelling Bee 8:15

Thursday, January 14th - Early Release 12:15

Friday, January 15 Battle of the Books

Friday, January 15 Early Release Day 12:15

Friday, January 15 End of 3rd 6 weeks

Monday, January 18th MLK Jr. Day - No School

Thursday, January 21st Report Card Day - wear college shirt

Friday, January 22nd Third Six Weeks Round Up

Yearbok Orders are DUE no later then January 29th

Don't delay! Place your JCT 2015-2016 yearbook order today.


Stride Academy is a fantastic adaptive program that our students can use to build and practice their skills in reading, math, and language arts. NISD has purchased a plan for each campus enabling every student to have his/her own account. It is an expectation that students are logging in at home every week and completing lessons in all three areas.

Mooneyham/Chambers Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC04814

Password: student id number

Macheca/Reich Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC38536

Password: student id number

Parent Communication Folders

Parent communication folders are being sent home each night. They will be a daily communication tool between you and your child's teachers. The folders must be signed each evening and return with the student every day to school. We will communicate both positive and negative choices made by the student, and this record will help to determine the behavior grades on each six weeks report card. The calendar in there also lists upcoming events during this six weeks. Work that needs to be completed, as well as graded work will be sent home using this folder. Thank you in advance for helping to establish a routine with your child where they can talk to you daily about their learning. It is so important for kids to know that their parents value their education and are willing to take an active part in it. Signing the folders is one small way to show your child that you will take the time out of your day to ensure that they are being successful at school. If it is important to you, it will become important to them.

Changes in Dismissal

PLEASE email the front office and your child's homeroom teacher should you have a change in how your child will go home. Ride changes must be made in writing, either in a note sent with the student, or in an email. Requests must be made prior to 2:00pm in order to ensure that it is properly communicated. Your child's safety is of our utmost concern.