Heroes and Texan Horns Newsletter

For the week of 11/30

In Need of a Few Awesome Volunteers

If you are interested volunteering with small groups during math, this is for you! Lessons and activities will be provided!!

Ms. Hurd's Homeroom: 8:00 - 8:30/8:45 any day of your choice

Ms. Torres's Homeroom: 11:15 - 11:45/12:00 any day of your choice

Please email Ms. Torres if you are interested. Thanks in advance!

New school hours beginning in January

New times will be 7:45 - 2:50. More information can be found here: http://www.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?name=dis.news2&a=954

Leader in Me Habit of the Week

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

Balance is Best


  • Physically- play outside, exercise, stretch, join a sports team, go for a walk with your family
  • Mentally - challenge yourself at school, read a non-fiction book, go to a museum with your family, study even if you don't have a test
  • Spiritually - go to church, sing, meditate, do yoga, volunteer your time to help others
  • Socially - visit with friends, spend time with your family, play games, make new friends

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!

Our Learning Targets...

Reading - I can read a variety of non-fiction texts. I can use the summarization strategy to check understanding of cause and effect relationships in the text. I can use context clues to determine the meanings of multiple-meaning words.

Writing - I can use the writing process to plan an expository essay.

Social Studies - I can identify the accomplishments and economic motivations of European explorers and explain the impact of these explorations on the settlement of the Western Hemisphere.

Math – I can determine if two given fractions are equivalent using a variety of methods. I can compare two fractions with different numerators and denominators.

Science - I can measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including states of matter, and temperature. I can predict the changes caused by heating and cooling.

Important Dates

12/3 Fall Picture Retakes

12/4 5th grade Business Fair

12/8 & 12/9 Talent Show at 6

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