Flores Class Chronicle - Week 2
Reagan Elementary School - 4th Grade
Week of August 31 - September 4, 2015
Welcome to 4th Grade!
Weekly newsletters may also be found on our class website under the "Weekly Memos" tab. Questions and/or comments? Please let me know!
For the Love of Learning,
What are we doing this week?
- Baseline expository composition
- Grammar: Review common & proper nouns
- Texas symbols and regions
- Models of multiplication & division
- Math fact strategies
- Models of multiplication quiz on Friday
- Synonym & Antonyms
- Sitton Spelling Unit 1: become, grow, draw, yet, less
Begin Properties of Matter unit
- States of matter
- Particle size investigation with sugar
- Mass of classroom objects lab
- Cube volume lab
Our Current Week
*BEGIN REGULAR DISMISSAL TIME OF 2:45*
Please see our website for your Specials rotation
- Purple Specials Day
- Red Specials Day
- Orange Specials Day
- Yellow Specials Day
- Green Specials Day
- models of multiplication quiz
- First Fun Friday in 4th Grade (optional) - Dress in your favorite sports attire or as your favorite athlete (no cleats, please; must still be dress code compliant)
- It's time to wake up those summer brains! Begin reading a book of your choice in the evenings - recommended 80 minutes a week (20 min/4 nights).
- Review multiplication facts.
Parent Email Addresses for PTA Room Rep
Our PTA room representatives will be coordinating a variety of activities this year that will provide camraderie for our students and will help support our school PTA. To help make these activities successful, they need to be able to get in touch with the parents of students in our class. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher by the end of the week (Friday, September 4th) to let us know if you DO NOT want us to release your email address to our PTA room representatives. If we do not hear from you by Friday, then we will assume you don't mind if we share your email addresses with the PTA room reps. Please note that the PTA room reps will keep your contact information private and will only contact you regarding matters related to our class and the PTA.
Grandparents' Day Schedule Change
We originally scheduled Grandparents’ Day for Friday, September 11th and we will continue to welcome and honor our grandparent guests on that day. However, the official Leander ISD Grandparents’ Day is scheduled for Monday, September 14th. While our grandparents are welcome both days ONLY Monday will have adult menu options.
Menu for Friday, September 11th
Oven Fired Cheese Pizza V
Oven Fired Pepperoni Pizza Italian Meatball Sub
Chicken Caesar Salad GF*
Mixed Veggie Medley V GF
Steamed Broccoli Florets V GF
Menu for Monday, September 14th
Chicken Fried Steak w/Wheat Roll
Italian Beef Pasta Bake w/Wheat Roll
Fresh Garden Salad V GF*
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Steamed Broccoli Florets V GF
4th Grade Parent Night
Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 6-7pm
1700 E. Park St., Cedar Park, TX 78613
Bring a Book to School Every Day!
Want to Keep in the Loop?
While I have a professional twitter account (@jfloresteacher), I am in the process of starting a fourth grade class twitter page. We will use the class account to tweet about our learning and any exciting events. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, as Twitter has a new policy which requires a cell phone (not associated with another account) to verify new accounts. Feel free to follow my professional account and I will let you know as soon as I get passed the red tape.
I also utilize a service called Remind throughout the course of the year in an attempt to make your life as a parent just a little bit easier. With Remind, I can send parents one way texts with time sensitive reminders or last minute schedule changes (for example, "Picture Day tomorrow!", or "Field Trip on Friday; please fill out permission slip if you haven't done so") that are beneficial for you to know. To subscribe to the service, text @floresrays to the number 81010. For more info regarding Remind, see the link below.
Starting this week, our weekly memos will be sent via email as well. If your email address changes, please let us know so we can keep our records current.
Bring Your Own Technology Permission Form
Students that wish to participate in the BYOT/BYOD initiative must sign a contract BEFORE bringing devices to school. Thank you to those parents who have already completed the form. If you would like another copy sent home with your student, please email me a request. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check out this list of apps that we will be using throughout the school year. For students participating in BYOT, it is strongly encouraged to install these apps at home now so they are ready to be used in class this year.
On the Horizon - Upcoming Dates
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Monday 9/7 - NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
Tuesday 9/8 - Fourth Grade Parent Night - 6:00 - 7:00 – All of 4th grade will meet in the cafeteria.
Wednesday 9/16 - Early Release Day - 12:00 Noon
Tuesday 9/30 - ????Picture Day – This is what appears in the yearbook!
Friday 10/23 - End of First Nine Weeks
Wednesday 10/28 - Early Release Day - 12:00 Noon
Thursday 11/13 - 4th Grade Veterans' Day Play - daytime performances for grade levels, parent/family performance at 6:00 pm.
Monday - Friday 11/23 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL
Monday - Friday 12/21 - 1/1 - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
Friday 1/15 - End of Second Nine Weeks