4th Grade News

Symphony Field Trip Thursday, March 17th.

Fourth Grade Team

Team Leader - Jeanne Hayes jeanne.hayes@pisd.edu

Vanessa Burke vanessa.burke@pisd.edu

Teresa Horton teresa.horton@pisd.edu

Jana Martin jana.martin@pisd.edu

Leisa Rickle leisa.rickle@pisd.edu


The Parent Resources Tab has been updated.

New user guides have been updated by the district so if you had trouble accessing programs online before please use the new information given and try again. Think Through Math is a very important tool for your child's success. Your child will be given some homework each week to do in Think Through Math. Think Through Math practice increases the chance of STAAR success in math and your child's readiness for 5th grade. Please have your child login to Think Through Math each week to practice their skills.

Spelling Words - Closed Syllables

1. comfort

2. rumbles

3. witness

4. swallow

5. slender

6. perhaps

7. blossom

8. foggy

9. magnet

10. canyon


Vocabulary Words:

1. shimmer: shine with a soft, unsteady light

2. eerie: frightening and strange

3. lurk: hide, usually with a bad intention

4. lumbering: moving slowly and heavily

5. silken: like silk, delicate threads, soft, shiny

6. climate: the weather that an area has

Upcoming Events

Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Wednesday, March 16, 2016:

  • Expository STAAR Practice Writing at school


Thursday, March 17, 2016:

  • Expository Writing practice paper due


Friday, March 18, 2016:

  • Spelling Test

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*Monday, March 21, 2106:

  • Your child needs to bring a special item to school on Monday for a special writing project.
  • Please read below information box regarding more clarification about the special item.
  • A Financial Literacy pathway has been assigned in Think Through Math. This will be due by Thursday, March 24.


Thursday, March 24, 2016:

  • Financial Literacy Pathway in Think Through Math is due
  • Report Cards will be sent home


Friday, March 25, 2016:

  • Good Friday Spring Holiday - NO SCHOOL


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**Monday, March 28, 2016:

  • NO TUTORING since it is the day prior to WRITING STAAR TESTING


Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

  • Writing STAAR
  • Be sure your child has a healthy snack, water, and a light jacket due to temperature in the classrooms
  • Please remember to refrain from writing sweet, encouraging notes to your child on STAAR day. Students are not to be exposed to any literature outside their STAAR test.

Week of March 21st - Change in Homework - PLEASE READ

Next week we are doing a special writing project. Students will be asked to bring in something that is special to them on Monday, March 21, 2016. It does not need to be of extreme value and it should be able to fit in your child's locker. If it is something they can’t bring due to size or value, then your child may bring a picture of that item or draw a picture. Each item will be shared in class.


No spelling words this week. Editing practice passages will come home for your child to complete.


Math homework will be different this week:

  • Next week your child will be assigned a pathway in TX G4 Financial Literacy to do as homework in Think Through Math. The lessons are due by Thursday, March 24, 2016. Students will NOT be given a worksheet this week, ONLY Think Through Math lessons. It will take your child more than 30 minutes so they need to do a little bit each day. The lessons have been assigned so your child can even begin on these lessons now.

A way that "any-bunny" could share their love...

Our school supplies are running low so we would greatly appreciate any donations of the following:


  • pencils
  • tissues
  • hand sanitizer


Thank you so much from the 4th grade team!

Parent Resources

Big Brainz - math fact fluency for all operations

http://k-12.pisd.edu/hotspot/UserGuides/BigBrainzHomeUseLetter_rev.pdf


Think Through Math

http://hotspot.pisd.edu/UserGuides/TTM_StudentLogin_2016.pdf


ConnectEd - Reading book, allows access to the stories read in class each week

http://k-12.pisd.edu/hotspot/UserGuides/ConnectEd-home-password.pdf


pearson.pisd.edu - Used for both math & social studies assignments

**Periodically check Pearson for Social Studies/Math updates and assignments.

http://k-12.pisd.edu/hotspot/UserGuides/PearsonRealize_GettingStarted2015.pdf


plano.discoveryeducation.com - Science Tech Book

http://k-12.pisd.edu/hotspot/Discovery%20Education.pdf