Fantastic 4th Grade

Week October 17, 2016

Important Dates

  • Parent Education Night - Wednesday, October 19th from 5:00 to 6:30


  • We will still be accepting Fitnic Donations into next week
  • History Fair Letters - Students that expressed an interest in 2016 PISD History Fair received information today. Please sign and return the form in order to get an information booklet
  • Temperature Changes - Please encourage your child to bring a light jacket to school. We have a morning recess, and the temperature sometimes requires a light jacket.
  • Box Tops -

Rainbow Week

Mark your calendar now for Rainbow Week the week of October 17-October 21! Rainbow week promotes the importance of eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Each day on the Hedgcoxe lunch menu different fruit or vegetable will be offered. Students are encouraged to wear a shirt coordinating with that color of fruit or vegetable of the day. We hope this week brings new favorites to your taste buds!

Monday, October 17th Yellow-Corn

Tuesday, October 18th Orange-Oranges Smiles

Wednesday, October 19th – Green- Green Beans

Thursday, October 20th –Red-Watermelon

Friday, October 21st –Blue-Blueberries

Science Fair Information

Dear Parents: It is time once again to prepare for the Elementary Science and Engineering Fair. Participation in this annual event is voluntary, we want to encourage interested students to take advantage of this opportunity to exhibit their knowledge. Please complete and return the form.

Red Ribbon Week

October 24-28

Monday: “Voting for my Future to Be …….Drug Free!”

· Wear Red, White and Blue

· Students will receive Drug Free wristbands.

Tuesday: “Be a Hero Everyday…Stay Drug Free!”

· Dress as your favorite super hero OR your “real life” hero!

· Students will sign a grade level banner promising a drug free life!

Wednesday: “Believe, Achieve, Succeed…Drug Free!”

· Wear your favorite team shirt/jersey and show your team you believe they can achieve!

· Students will receive pencils.

Thursday: “Wake Up…..Drug Free!”

· Come to school in your pajamas!

Friday: “Love Yourself…Don’t Do Drugs!”

· Wear RED

· Students will receive “temporary tattoos.”

· Assembly at 1:30 with Mavs Man and Champ!!!

Remember…What You Do Shows Who You Are!

Class of 2025

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4th Grade Parent Writing Meeting - September 2016

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4th Grade Parent Information Meeting

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Unit 3:

Matter, Force, and Motion

(Oct.17 - Dec. 16)

Students will know

  • matter changes states when enough heat energy is added to it or subtracted from it.
  • solutions are a special type of mixture and the ingredients in a solution are spread out evenly in every part of the mixture.
  • different methods can be used to separate the substances of a mixture.
  • a mixture is a combination of two or more ingredients that can be separated by physical means.
  • various forces.
  • frictional forces affect motion.
  • friction produces heat energy.
  • gravity is an attraction between two objects and is the force that keeps all matter on Earth at the surface.

Critical Vocabulary

  • volume
  • solution
  • capacity
  • friction
Think Through Math

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Unit 3 and 4 - Multiplication and Division

The mathematical focus of Unit 3 is using multiplication and division to solve problems with efficiency and accuracy. Students will use strategies and algorithms to multiply up to a four-digit number by a one digit number and to multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number. Students also will use strategies and algorithms to divide up to a four-digit dividend by a one-digit divisor. They will be expected to solve with fluency one- and two-step problems involving multiplication and division, including remainders.

Reading Textbook

Reading/LA/Social Studies

Reading U1W2

Strategy: Monitor comprehension

Skill: Author’s purpose

Review: Compare and contrast

Literary Elements:

  • Point of view
  • Stanzas
  • Line break
  • Meter
  • Rhyme


Grammar: Punctuating dialogue (quotation marks and commas)

Spelling: Digraphs U2W2


Narrative paragraph using the writing process.

Social Studies

Social Studies: Identify and explain the origins of various American Indian groups in Texas and North America.

Art Class Facebook

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Library News

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Lunch Menu

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Office Links

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