Fantastic Fourth Grade

Peek at the Week

Here is what is coming up next week!


Writing-The students are beginning to plan and develop their expository composition. They are practicing their expository leads and learning how to create a central idea.


Reading-We are finishing up our Media Literacy unit and looking at how the media can persuade us and the techniques they use. We are looking at websites to determine if the information posted on the internet is always true and learning how we can identify the differences between real and fake.


Math-We are deepening our understanding of fractions by looking at mixed and improper fractions and how they relate to one another. We are also looking at adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and decomposing fractions. We will be having a test next Tuesday the 8th.


Science-We are looking at how we can describe the sequences and how we can predict the patterns in shadows, tides, seasons, and the phases of the Moon. We are beginning to look at the seasons and what causes them to occur and then we will begin to look at the patterns and sequence in the moon phases.


Texas History-The students are creating advertisements to persuade colonists to settle in Texas.

Early Release!

Don't forget this Wednesday is Early Release! Students will be excused at 12:45!

Winter Meal

This Thursday from 11:57-12:27 you are invited to join your child for our winter meal! A paper was sent home before Thanksgiving break for you to order a meal from the cafeteria. If you have not turned that in yet, please do so right away!

Winter Party

Our classroom winter party will be Thursday, December 17 @ 9 a.m. We will be doing breakfast type foods. More details to come later!

Persuasive Skills

Using what they learned about the media and its persuasive techniques, the students had to come up with reasons on why we should allow them to have extra recess and had to present their reasons to the class and try to persuade me!

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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 1

Author Visit


Wednesday, December 2

Early Release @ 12:45


Thursday, December 3

Winter Meal


Saturday, December 5

Candyland @ 8am


Thursday, December 17

Winter Party @ 9 a.m.


Friday, December 18-Monday, January 4

Winter Break

Doctor appointments

We would appreciate it if doctor appointments could be scheduled from 12pm and later. This allows us to work with your student in content areas and not have them miss any important information. We understand this is not always possible, but appreciate your willingness to try!

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