Wild About Fourth Grade!

Ms. Barron and Mrs. Latson's Weekly Newsletter

What are we learning this week?

Math: We have started place value and are practicing reading and writing whole numbers through the millions period. We are also learning the difference between the value of numbers and the places they hold. If your child has not memorized the multiplication and division facts, please start. It would also be beneficial to review 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication with them as well.

Science ELM: We are learning the steps of becoming a scientist and staying safe in labs. The kids are learning to work in groups and will be using their research skills to enhance their learning.

Reading: The students are reviewing reading strategies. They are exploring the characteristics of different genres and learning how to write quality reading responses.

Writing: We are writing a personal narrative and learning about the parts of speech.

S.S. ELM: The students are learning about the 4 regions of Texas.

Learning Commons Orentation

Last week we went to the Learning Commons to check out library books for the first time. All of the students used the skills they had learned in class to find "Just Right books" for themselves.

"My List" Directions

Please help your child make a "My List" at home. Students need to take a "My List" with them on their library days. The students need to check out 2 chapter book and 2 free choice books when the go to the Learning Commons. One chapter book is to stay at school and the rest of the books are to be taken home and read for reading homework.
The directions for making a "My List" on line are as follows:
Mckinneyisd.net- Campuses- Elementary Schools- Bennett Elementary- Learning Commons- Bennett Library Search- Bennett Elementary- Destiny Quest- Search for your books and add them to your list My List- Print Options- Print Preview- Print- Bring your "My List" to school.


Last week we worked on our cooperative group skills while participating in an activity called, "Can You Save Fred?" Students had to work together to save their worm, Fred, from his capsized boat using nothing but 4 paperclips. The students had a blast and worked well together formulating and executing their plans.

Upcoming Events

9/3 Alpha parent meeting at Webb Elementary 7:00 p.m.

9/4 Student Council informational meetings for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades during class/Student Council Election forms go home

9/7 No school-Labor Day

9/11 Student Council Election forms due

9/14 Principal's Fundraiser Begins

9/18 Student Council Elections

9/21 Fall Pictures

9/22 General PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

9/23 Progress Reports go home

9/25 Principal's Coffee 8:30 a.m.

9/25 Friday Live 2:15 p.m.

9/28 Principal's Fundraiser Ends

9/30 Bear Buddy Kick Off in the Library 7:30 a.m.

Teacher Contact Information

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