Fourth-grade News

Hosp Elementary, Frisco, Texas

JOIN US AT THE WINTER PARTY

We hope to see many parents at the fun Polar Express party planned by our room moms! We begin the fun at 1:50 p.m. Friday in the fourth-grade rooms. See you soon!

ENJOY WINTER BREAK!

The fourth-grade team wishes you all a joyful and safe winter break! We hope you all enjoy time with your families, and we look forward to 2015 with your precious children! Classes resume Monday, Jan. 5.

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING AFTER BREAK?

Math: Representing decimals

Science: Mixtures and solutions; CBA 3

Reading: Literal, interpretive and evaluative questions

Writing: Expository

Grammar: Homophones, homonyms and homographs

Social Studies: Texas Revolution

POWERFUL WORDS

In Writer's Workshop we've been working on adding voice -- our unique style -- to our personal narratives. One way to sharpen voice is to be choosy about words, selecting the most precise, most powerful words. How many ways, for example, can you write "say"? How many ways can you write "went"? Check out our lists and add to them at home!
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SCIENCE CBA IN JANUARY

Science CBA 3 will be Wednesday, Jan. 7. The test will cover:


  • Physical properties
  • Changes caused by heat
  • Mixtures and solutions


Students may log in to Accelerate Learning (Stem Scopes) to review.

HOSP CHOIR ON TOUR

GINGERBREAD PALS FROM ACROSS THE U.S.

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MATH RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Frisco ISD math website for video resources in support of math cluster 3 (covering adding and subtracting decimals). Click here for access to the videos, and, as always, please contact Mrs. Garcia or Mrs. Gilmour with questions regarding math curriculum.

ELAR CURRICULUM NIGHT RESOURCES ONLINE

ELAR Curriculum Night resources are online. The PowerPoint presentation includes details on Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop and social studies instruction. You can also find:


SNACK-TIME REQUESTS

Please help your child choose morning snacks that are conducive to eating and working at the same time. We kindly request that students bring only one snack for the morning and that it be simple to eat while reading, writing and working. We have so much learn in fourth grade! Thank you in advance for your help!

ACCESS TO THE STUDENT LEARNING HUB

The Student Learning Hub offers links to curriculum-related resources. For example, you can view state standards for all subjects; characteristics of reading genres; and videos that explain how math concepts are taught in the district. Your child's homeroom teacher has already sent a click sheet that walks you through the login process. Please let us know if you have questions.