4th Grade Newsletter

Miss Fletcher & Mrs. Wiley

Week of April 28th Important News and Updates

Happy Monday!

First Mrs. Wiley and myself would like to take a moment to thank all of you so much for making Teacher Appreciation Week memorable and amazing. Thank you for the class and individual gits that we received. The flowers that you sent are still blooming and we will cherish the sweet notes that your children wrote for us long after the La Croix and Diet Coke are gone. We consider ourselves to be extremely blessed to have the chance to work with your children on a daily basis. Thank you again for a wonderful week!

This week in 4th grade we are launching our two week SURVIVOR camp. This camp is designed to help encourage good behavior, teamwork, and work ethic as the school year winds down. Each 4th grade homeroom is a team, and through the day the team will earn points for things like turning in homework, having their red folder signed, and being respectful. Before specials each day, we will take the students outside (weather permitting) and compete in a challenge. Each day will be a different challenge, and students can win points for their team. At the end of the two weeks, the team with the most points will be awarded the immunity tiki and will be named the 4th grade ultimate survivors! Ask the students when they come home today about the team challenge!

This week I (Miss Fletcher) will be out on Thursday to close on my house. Please email Mrs. Wiley with any change of dismissal procedures. There is no school on Friday, May 29th!

On May the 4th, we will be having a Star Wars day at WRE! You're child is free to dress up in Star Wars costume or Star Wars shirts or gear! We will be using this as a campus review day and a chance to have a little fun.

Monday, April 25th: REACH testing, Early voting opens, WRVNA meeting in the cafeteria starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26th: Lone star challenge practice after school.

Wednesday, April 27th: Honor choir spring concert in the cafeteria starting at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28th: Last day the cafeteria can accept checks.

Friday, April 29th: No school/Snow make-up day

On the Horizon & Other WRE News:

5/4 – "May the 4th Be With You" celebrations

5/5 – Muffins with Mom/ PTA general meeting/ LHAECPTA preschool picnic

5/6 - National Nurses Day

5/7 – Lone star challenge competition at BHS

5/8 – Mother's Day

Week of May 9th – STAAR testing\ & No GT services No parents may come into classrooms or the library this week.

Math & Science

This week in math we will be wrapping up our 4th grade material for the year. We will have a unit test on Data and Measurement on Thursday, April 28th. The homework packet this week will be our start of reviewing all of the 4th grade skills for the year. After STAAR testing. We will begin our program called "Step Up to 5th Grade." We will begin starting to work on some 5th grade skills!

In science we are wrapping up projects based around the seasons. We are hoping to study our shadows this week *weather permitting!*

Language Arts and Reading

Reading and Vocabulary:

ØThis week students will be immersed with Reading genre STAAR reviews. We will kick off our first day of 4th grade Ultimate Survivor Challenge. Each homeroom will come up with their own tribe name. Throughout the day each homeroom will earn points to go towards an advantage for the team challenge. Then, each day the homerooms will compete in a survivor challenge. After each team challenge the homeroom that wins for the day will receive points and the immunity idol! At the end of 4th grade Ultimate Survivor, the class who wins the most challenges will be named the Ultimate 4th Grade Survivor!! Mrs. Wiley’s class color is blue turquoise & Miss Fletcher’s class color is lime green. Students are encouraged to wear their homeroom colors each day.

Ø**Reading STAAR Test, Tuesday, May 10!!**

Writing Grammar:

ØThis week the students will continue to publish their descriptive writing/poem of all of the seasons.

ØThe students will complete Daily Language Review each morning to review grammar skills and take a Spelling Test on Thursday because of no school on Friday.