Fantastic Fourth Grade

Peek at the Week

Here is what is coming up next week!


Writing-We have started our new unit on personal narratives this week. The students are writing about a favorite place and an activity they did in their favorite place. We reviewed brainstorming, jotting, linear progression, and creating leads.


Reading-We have begun our unit called Once Upon a Time and have begun looking at classic literature such as folktales, fairytales, fables, tall tales and legends. We will be continuing looking at folktales and their qualities and then will begin our fables unit.


Math-We are finishing up our small unit on deepening our understanding of multiplication and division. We will be adding more knowledge about addition and subtraction of fractions.


Science-We will be finishing up our unit on the Water Cycle and will have our test on Tuesday.


Texas History-The students are continuing the foldable on the 6 major battles in Texas.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 14

Report Cards go home


Monday, January 18

No School


Friday, January 22

Grades 3-5 Awards Ceremony


Wednesday, February 3

Early Release

Google Classroom Homework

I have started using Google classroom as way to integrate more technology into our learning. I have invited the students to my classroom and have created their first assignment for them. The assignment involves watching two videos about the water cycle as well as writing 3-5 complete sentences about what they learned from the videos. This assignment is due Tuesday so if your student has not logged into Google Classroom yet please make sure they do so and complete the assignment before Tuesday! If you have any questions on how to log on or do not have computer access please email me and I can help you out.

Class Shirts

Yesterday a form was sent home for class t-shirts. This is optional! If you would like to purchase one though we need to get money orders in by Friday, January 15th so that we can get them ordered as soon as possible. All the shirts will look the same but our class will be Lime Green. This allows us teachers to easily see which students belong to us on the field trip and helps us make sure all students are with us at all times.

Maturation Video

The Opt Out form was also sent home earlier this week. I will also be emailing you the information from our school nurse, Mrs. Bullock. In her letter are the links to the videos so that you can watch them for yourself and decide if you would like your child to watch them or not. If you do NOT want your child to participate, please fill out the opt out form and return it before Friday, January 15th.

Winter Party

The kids had a great time at the winter party! We made snowmen, played some fun games, ate great food, and did a book exchange! Here are the kids having fun ready to start their craft!

Science Fair Research Night

Hey parents! Are you a female scientist or do you know one? We are looking for women interested in sharing their expertise at Science Fair Night on January 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please contact anna_spalding@roundrockisd.org for details and to sign up! Check out our Science Fair website! http://sommersciencefair.blogspot.com/

Science Fair Research Night:

Join us in the library for Science Fair Research Night on Dec. 10, 2015 (5:30-6:30) to get ideas for the science fair, look through the science fair rubrics and check out some cool science books. We will have some older science fair boards you may look at , and will post important due dates for the projects. Science team teachers will be there to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our website at http://sommersciencefair.blogspot.com/ .

Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are for sale at www.balfour.com for $22. Buy now before the price increases in 2016

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