4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD

Week of February 1-5, 2016

What are we learning about this week?

READING
  • Elements of drama

MATH

  • Classifying polygons

WRITING/GRAMMAR

  • Expository essay
SPELLING
  • No spelling this week
SCIENCE
  • Slow changes to Earth's surface - weathering, erosion, and deposition

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • At school missions project

Our Current Week

Monday

  • No school: staff development day
Tuesday
  • No school: staff development day

Wednesday

  • Purple specials day
  • Worldwide Day of Play: bring a game to play with your classmates

Thursday

  • Red specials day

Friday

  • Orange specials day
  • Fun 1st Friday in 4th Grade: Geriatric Attack! The 100th day of school is right around the corner, so let's celebrate by dressing up like 100-year-olds!
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Homework

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • No homework


MATH - due by Sunday at 9 pm

  • Complete our class challenge in SumDog! Answer 60 questions to fill your progress bar and win coins, playing the game(s) of your choice.
  • Optional (strongly recommended for students who have not yet completed multiplication & division in Xtra Math): Complete at least three full sessions with Xtra Math.


SCIENCE - due Monday, February 15

  • Look outside at the moon and complete your moon diary every night for 4 weeks starting Monday, January 18 and finishing on Sunday, February 14. This should take just a few minutes! Moon diaries were handed out in science class and should be in students' Homework tab of their take home binders, but you can print a new copy from the link below if needed.



Note: Please let us know if your child does not have access to an internet-connected device at home to complete online assignments so that we can come up with an alternate plan for your child.

Worldwide Day of Play

On Wednesday, February 3, we will celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play at Reagan! The Worldwide Day of Play is an annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play. Fourth graders are encouraged to bring in games to play with their classmates on this day. Any school-appropriate games without a screen are welcome!

Fun First Friday in 4th Grade - Geriatric Attack!

The 100th day of school is just around the corner! Fourth grade will celebrate this Friday, February 5th -- students are encouraged to dress up like 100-year-olds!

Parent Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for a group of parent volunteers to help out by tie-dying our class t-shirts! Students will wrap their shirts to be dyed in rubber bands, but the dying part is too messy for us to do at school. If any parents are willing to help with this, please contact either Reanna or Elizabeth. We will provide the dye. Thanks in advance!

White T-Shirts Due Friday 2/5

We are beginning to gear up for our spring calendar - it's FUN, and we've got some really neat activities planned for the students! We will be needing each child to bring in a white t-shirt that they may tie dye for upcoming events (field trip, track meet, etc). PLEASE SEND IN YOUR CHILD'S SHIRT NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th...we will be preparing them for tie dying the following week. Please write your child's name or initials in permanent marker along the inside neck of the shirt, and make sure to size the shirt to allow for shrinkage (we will be dying and setting the shirts in hot water). We would appreciate donations of extra unisex t-shirts (Youth XL or Adult S) for students who may not be able to purchase their own. Thanks for your help!

Valentine's Day Party - Bring in a Shoebox!

We are getting ready for our Valentine's Day party on Friday, February 12 from 1:15-2:15! During the party, the students will make ice cream sundaes and will have the opportunity to pass out valentines to their homeroom. Volunteers are needed to sign up for donations for our party.


If students choose to bring valentines, we ask that they bring one for all students in their homeroom. See the link below for a list of names of students in each class.


During the party, students will decorate shoeboxes to hold their valentines. Please send in a shoebox with your child's name on it between now and the day of the party. If you are able to send any extra shoeboxes you have, it would be greatly appreciated!

4th ANNUAL FACULTY FOLLIES SHOW - Saturday, February 20 @ 11am - VISTA RIDGE PAC

Mark your calendars now to come see your teachers like you've never seen them before!
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Upcoming Dates

Please view the calendar linked below on our classroom website to find out about important events and dates that 4th grade families at Reagan should be aware of. We will keep this calendar updated as new events arise or dates/times change.

Classroom Supply Wish List

Our classrooms are currently in need of the following items. If you are able to make a donation to our classroom please send the supplies in with your child to school. Donations are not expected but are greatly appreciated!


Mrs. Weltzin: Ultra fine Expo markers, Click to view my classroom wishlist on Amazon

Mrs. Eddy: Nothing at this time