4th Grade News

Week of September 14, 2015 1st Edition

Mr. Presley's Corner

Math- Students will continue learning Place Value and Problem Solving. We will also begin working on Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding numbers.

Science- Students will continue learning how to properly identify lab tools, the scientific method, and promotional material. We will also begin our unit on Weather and the Water Cycle.

Classroom Notes:

During the week of September 14th, students will be receiving log-in information so that they can access their entire math textbook from home! This online resource has several additional practice problems and tutorial videos that your child will have access to use in his/her spare time.

For all other information, please visit my Wilder teacher webpage.

Ms. Davis's Corner


Comprehension Skill: Fiction Story Elements

Students are expected to sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events.



Buddy Study or Spelling List is due every Tuesday.


Students are writing a personal narrative using a kernel essay.

Social Studies

Students are learning about the geography of Texas. Students are learning about Texas resources, climate, plants and animals native to our state.

Scholastic Reading Book Club

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. I'm so excited that our class will be participating in the Scholastic Reading Club this school year. Students brought home flyers on last week, together you can choose books to purchase. The best way to order is online by going to: http://scholastic.com/readingclub. Be sure to enter our class code N4PYT. The code ensures that our class will earn free books to help build our classroom library. On the Scholastic website, I have included a wish list of books that we would love donated to our classroom library. I appreciate all of your help. September 21, 2015 is the order deadline.

One last note: There are two Marisa Davis's in the school district, and our names are spelled exactly the same. My email address is mndavis@alvinisd.net. Please be sure to include the "n" in my email address. Email is the best way to communicate with me.

Important Dates

September 14, 2015 Catalog Fundraiser Begins

September 16, 2015 Fall Individual Pictures

Snack Update

We will be changing the snacks that are allowed at school for our class "snack time". This is due to information that we received from administration. Effective immediately, the only snacks that will be allowed during class snack time are:

  • Goldfish
  • Fresh fruit (no fruit cups)
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Cheese Crackers (Ritz-type crackers with cheese in the middle)