Fantastic Fourth Grade

Peek at the Week

Here is what is coming up next week!

Writing-Our expository that the students have worked so hard on is in the final stages of revising and editing. We will be having our Author's Tea on Tuesday to celebrate their hard work.

Reading-The students have begun a unit on Poetry and will be reading poems and learning to look for the meaning within them.

Math-We finished our unit on fractions and beginning a unit that works on extending place value to the one billions place and comparing numbers within that range.

Science-We have finished up our unit on the patterns and change we see in the seasons, tides, weather, and moon phases and will be beginning a unit talking about changes in solids and liquids and understanding how the water cycle works. We are having a meteorologist guest speaker tomorrow!

Texas History-The students are beginning to look at the reason's for the Revolutionary War and what happened in the beginning.

Benchmark surprise!

So with this being that last full week before Winter break, the calendar has on it a lot of benchmarks this week. I know this is hard on them and can be very boring so I told the students that they will get a surprise to help make the benchmarks a little easier. I will be bringing gum for the students to chew on during the benchmark. If there are any allergies or you would not like your student to have gum please let me know and I will have an alternative for them.


Winter Party

Our classroom winter party will be Thursday, December 17 @ 9 a.m. We will be doing breakfast type foods. More details to come later!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 17

Winter Party @ 9 a.m.

Friday, December 18-Monday, January 4

Winter Break

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Exciting News

I want to share a picture with you that I shared with your students today to let you know the exciting news. I am expecting my 3rd child this coming May! The great part is that I am due May 29th so I should only have to miss the last week or two of school. I will be sad though not to be with them on the last day! :(

When I told your students today here were some of the comments made:

"Your getting another baby!"

"So that's why your stomach is sticking out"

"You're going to miss the best week of school." (referring to the last week)

Science Fair Research Night

Hey parents! Are you a female scientist or do you know one? We are looking for women interested in sharing their expertise at Science Fair Night on January 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please contact for details and to sign up! Check out our Science Fair website!

Science Fair Research Night:

Join us in the library for Science Fair Research Night on Dec. 10, 2015 (5:30-6:30) to get ideas for the science fair, look through the science fair rubrics and check out some cool science books. We will have some older science fair boards you may look at , and will post important due dates for the projects. Science team teachers will be there to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our website at .


Yearbooks are for sale at for $22. Buy now before the price increases in 2016

Doctor appointments

We would appreciate it if doctor appointments could be scheduled from 12pm and later. This allows us to work with your student in content areas and not have them miss any important information. We understand this is not always possible, but appreciate your willingness to try!

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