4th Grade News

Week of May 7 - May 11

Upcoming Events

May 14/15: STAAR Math/Reading

May 23: EOY Party 2:00

May 24: 4th Grade Send off and early-release

What are we learning?

Math

Year In Review

We have now completed all of the required curriculum for fourth grade math! We will be reviewing a topic a day in an effort to refresh our memories of all of the amazing, challenging concepts we've learned throughout the year.


***Please work on multiplication facts at home. The more fluent your child is with their facts the better off they will be throughout the year as we learn new concepts. Learning multiplication facts is like learning sight words when you first learn to read. We want your child to become very fluent with their math facts this year. This will help them as we get to some very daunting word problems later this year. They will not have to stop each time to solve and be able to keep reading for understanding.


Fun links to help with facts:

http://www.xtramath.org

http://www.factmonster.com

http://coolmath.com

http://hoodamath.com/games/fourth-grade.html

Reading and Writing

READING & WRITING


We will continue looking at non-fiction texts. We will review the following concepts: text structure, author's purpose, summary, point of view and dramas. We are also emphasizing the fact that students need to slow down when reading and working so that they perform to their potential! Please see the attached power point for an example on how students should TRAPP their answers.

Science

Adaptations

· Plants and animals: How are living things adapted to their environment?


  • Physical and behavioral adaptations
  • Heredity, Instincts, and Learned Behaviors

Social Studies

Students will explain how people in different regions of Texas earn their living, past and present, through a subsistence economy and providing goods and services. They will also give examples of the benefits of the free enterprise system such as choice and opportunity.

Cafeteria A La Carte Options

The cafeteria offers the following items throughout the week:
  • Chips- Monday - Wednesdays for 1.00
  • Thursdays- Ice Cream for 1.00
  • Fridays - Cookies for .50

Box Tops

Earn cash for our school with Box Tops for Education! Our PTA is setting up some exciting classroom competitions. All funds will be used to restock our recess equipment for each grade level. Clip and save all of your box tops, then have your child turn them in to their teacher. Help make a difference at RES!
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