Heroes and Texan Horns Newsletter

For the week of 1/11

Our Learning Targets...

Reading - I can use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast characters and story events.

Writing - I can use strong details to support my main idea in expository writing. I can use adjectives to compare and understand how adverbs are used.

Social Studies - I can understand the colonization of Texas by discussing the establishment of Spanish missions in Texas.

Math – I can add multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm. I can round numbers to a given place value.

Science - I can collect, organize, and interpret data.

Important Dates

1/13 Texan Horns Performing Arts Performance @ 9:30

1/13 Family Health Night Out 6-7:30 pm

1/15 End of 2nd 9 weeks

1/18 Student Holiday

1/20 Heroes Performing Arts Performance @ 9:30

Leader in Me

This week our Leader In Me lesson will focus on two vocabulary words, principles and paradigm. We will use our LISD 10 ethical principles to guide our discussion, here is a link to this document:

http://www.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?name=abt.guid.docs


We will discuss that a paradigm is the way you see the world. Paradigms are like glasses: if you're wearing the wrong ones, it will affect everything you see. Things may look different if you try on a new pair of glasses.

This week's homework

Here is a link to this week's homework. A hard copy will be coming home tomorrow!.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzqTE6ZFwUJ9dmR4XzhMZ1JtSmc/view?usp=sharing

Check out Ms. Torres' Math Website for Challenge Activities

Interested in helping your child expand their mathematical thinking? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/math-links

Youcubed, Figure This, and NRICH offer different levels of activities for ALL students to deepen their understanding of mathematics. Check them out!

Supplies needed

Ms. Hurd and I are in need of a few supplies to help get us through to June. If you are interested and able to donate something we would be very grateful! Thanks in advance.

We are both in need of:

glue sticks

3 x 3 post-its

Torres only:

Paper Towels

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