Fantastic 4th Grade

Week of February 22, 2016

Science Donation Needed

We are preparing for another cool science experiment and we are in need of a small donation. The students will be pretending that they are water molecules traveling through the water cycle. As they travel, they will create a bracelet that represents the places on Earth that water can be found.


Each class needs a gang of beads in 10 different colors. If it is less expensive to buy a big tub of mufti colors, we can sort them at school. Please contact your child’s teacher before purchasing the beads. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.


Thanks in advance for your donation and support.


Red

Yellow

Blue

White

Orange

Gray

White

Purple

Pink

Green

black

Lifetouch Proofs

Students should bring in payment for the pictures OR bring the proofs back.

They can purchase the pictures online at: mylifetouch.com or bring payments in to their teachers. If paying by check, please make sure that the checks are made payable to Lifetouch.


The deadline for ordering Spring Individual Pictures is TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST.

After Tuesday March 1st, all remaining orders need to go through Lifetouch, and there will be an additional charge.

Pictures can still be purchased online long after the deadline, but the pictures will be sent to their home address and of course there will be an additional charge.

Lifetouch
214-358-4444 or 1-866-955-8342

Mylifetouch.com

Reading/Social Studies

Reading / Social Studies: Unit 4 Week 6

Students will review the previous skills taught in Unit 4:

· Theme

· Description

· Author’s Purpose

· Draw Conclusions

· Author’s Perspective


Learning Targets:

Students will…

I can draw conclusions about the significance of conflict.

I can write a persuasive essay about the significance of conflict.

Language Arts/Writing

Language/Writing

Students will be writing a persuasive essay in class.

NO Spelling Test this week!


Writing Homework:

Monday- Revise (ARMS) on the draft

Tuesday- Edit (CUPS) on the draft

Wednesday- Begin final

Thursday- Finish final - 26 lines, single space

Final due on Friday!


Cool Video(s):

Comparative and Superlative

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=579067#.VqVN5_krLIU

Comparative and Superlative

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/comparatives-superlatives-wild-zoo-animals-vocabulary-grammar-interactive-monkey-fun-activity/

Author's Purpose Game

http://www.roomrecess.com/pages/AuthorsPurpose.html

Math

The mathematical focus of Unit 7 is selecting appropriate customary and metric units, strategies, and tools to solve problems involving measurement. The unit also includes conversions within measurement systems.


Cool Videos

Simplifying Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtBUQH8Tkqc&feature=em-share_video_user

Decomposing Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fyejMpObUg&feature=em-share_video_user

Decomposing Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9fG8BYcBo&feature=em-share_video_user

Science

Students begin to think about the water cycle and weather patterns.



Students collect and record weather data in order to understand there are recognizable patterns among Earth’s cycles and systems that can be observed, described, predicted and explained with models.




Cool Videos


Barometer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8F-xmvB2k

Anemometer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZpXGPMvJNo

Wind Vane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vD1yeu01gQ

Rain Gauge (pick the video you like the most)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mq-hSO9AJU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdeKdT0nwow

Wind Sock Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFBXRkKD2tI (different wind socks)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRsZkhyGvng (information about wind socks)

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

Yearbook

Yearbooks are now on sale - $30.00. Make all checks payable to Hedgcoxe Elementary. NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline to order yearbooks online is April 8th. If we are not sold out, yearbooks will be available for purchase after that date by check or cash only. Yearbooks are already selling so don’t wait, get yours today!

To order online please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com


If you have any questions regarding anything yearbook please feel free to contact Shannon Flohr, Shannon.Flohr@pisd.edu or Jen LeWinter, Jennifer.LeWinter@pisd.edu

Important Dates

March 4 - Read Across America Day” Everyone will dress like your favorite book character!

March 2, 5:30-7:30pm Multi Cultural & Family Art Night -

Tests

4th Grade STAAR Tests

March 29 - Writing STAAR

May 9 - Math STAAR

May 10 - Reading STAAR

Read Across America Day

"Read Across America Day” is Friday, March 4th! Everyone will dress like your favorite book character!

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Hedgcoxe is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. Students can earn a free ticket to Six Flags by completing 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading. Be sure to use the attached reading log to document time spent reading. A parent letter is also attached that gives more information about the program. Reading logs are due to teachers by February 26th.

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD:

http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/departments/familyservices.shtml

Box Top Collecting

Hedgcoxe is still collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education. Box Tops and Labels for Education are a great way to support our school.

Clothes Donation Bin

A clothing bin has been delivered to the Hedgcoxe parking lot. The school will receive $0.15 per pound of clothing and shoes we collect each month! Money will be given directly to the school!

Awesome Links

mypisd.net

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

khanacademy.org (do not use Internet Explorer)

lexile.com