Stern/Taylor Class News!

4th Grade~~River Place Elementary~~October 28, 2013

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We Dare to be Drug Free!!!!

Red Ribbon Week October 28- November 1

Monday - October 28 A healthy me is drug free! Wear red clothing.
Tuesday - October 29 I'm too bright for drugs! Wear neon-colored clothing.
Wednesday - October 30 Team up against drugs! Wear your favorite sports team gear.
Thursday- October 31 Be a 'jeanious' and be drug-free! Wear jeans.
Friday- November 1 We're Titan proud and drug free! Wear your favorite Titan shirt.

Planting and Wildflower Stomp Last Friday!!!

The students had a blast planting and spreading wildflower seeds on Friday! Feel free to stop by the Titan Garden to see their handiwork in a few weeks!

Students of the week will present their All About Me poster, that they made at school, to the class on Monday and on Friday may bring in a favorite item to share, read from a favorite book, or display a talent to the class.

Taylor's News!

This week in Math and Science:

Math– This week we will focus on applying our multiplication skills to solve problems and then we will begin division. We will also be taking our 1st timed division fact test this Friday. Please encourage your children to practice those multiplication facts and also remind them that if they know their multiplication facts, it makes learning those division facts so easy!

Science – We will begin our Properties Matter unit of study. We can't wait to see what fun hands on Science experiments we will do this 9 weeks!

Social Studies- During the second nine weeks we will be covering the Indian Tribes of Texas. We will be learning about their settlements, appearance, clothing, food, tools, and customs.

Stern's News!

This week in Language Arts and Social Studies:

READING: We will begin to read and discuss informational/expository non-fiction text. We will be reviewing how to use context clues and text features to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. We will discuss the narrator of a story and how to tell if the text is written in first person or third person.

WRITING: Ask your child what it means to "Color Your Writing". We will continue to check our recent personal narrative to make sure it has a variety of writing styles such as action, voice/thinking/feeling, talking, and great descriptive sentences. We will be sharing our writing and work on our focus.

SPELLING: This week's spelling words come from Unit 9 . Our spelling skill concept this week is using prefixes accurately. We will review how to add a suffix to make a verb past tense: noticed/regular, kept/irregular. Spelling words for the week will be recorded by students in the far right column of the week's agenda. Pace Language Arts students will have an extra 8 words per week. Any students wishing to include the pace words into their spelling test may do so.

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Click below for our Language Arts homework site!

All homework can be accessed online through our class websites (see homework links above). We will have 2 pages for Math and 2 pages for Language Arts each week. If you are unable to print the pages, students are encouraged to put answers on regular notebook paper and bring in the answers on Friday. If you won't have access to a computer during the week, please let your homeroom teacher know early in the week. ;)

This Week's Spelling Words are from Unit 9!

If your child would like to practice their spelling words in a fun way, have them go to the Spelling Practice Link below:

Important Information!!!

Class Blogs!

Students can access their homeroom's class blog from home. The blog gives them an opportunity to practice writing and communication skills in an ever expanding digital world. We have discussed the importance of students using their best "netiquette"! Manners online are just as important as in person. "Treat others how you want to be treated!"

Mrs. Stern's Homeroom:

password: Birthdate: yyyymmdd

Mrs. Taylor's Homeroom:

password: Student ID#

Joanne Stern

room: 2208

phone: 512-570-6900



twitter: @sternsstars2013

Nicole Taylor

room: 2210

phone: 512-570-6900



twitter: @taylorsclass