Fantastic 4th Grade

Week of January 18, 2016

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4th Grade Instagram Page

4th grade has an Instagram page and we would like for you to follow us! We are only allowing parents to follow our page. If you have an Instagram page, please send me your username so I can identify you after you request access to our private page. The fourth grade page is called "Hedgcoxe_2017" and we can't wait for you to see the pictures that we post on our page!

Instagram Username: Hedgcoxe_2017

Important Dates

Jan 24 - 29 Box Top Contest

Jan 26 - Spring Pictures

Feb 2 - Restaurant Spirit Night @ Mooyah Burgers (Independence and Legacy) Hosted by 2nd grade

Feb 12 - Valentine's Day Party

Feb 16 - Talent Show Grades K-2 @ 6:00

Feb 17 - Talent how Grades 3-5 @ 6:00

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD:

Talent Show

We are very excited about the 2015-2016 Hedgcoxe Talent Show. Performances this year will take place on two separate days. Grades K – 2 will perform on February 16th at 6:00 p.m. and grades 3 – 5 will perform on February 17th at 6:00 p.m. EACH participant must sign the registration and rules attached, and return to the Talent Show Collection Box in the front office by Monday, January 25th at 3:30 p.m.

ALL participants must follow these rules in order to participate in this year’s show.

If you have questions, contact the Talent Show Chairpersons at (K-2) and (3-5

January Box Top Contest

Hedgcoxe is holding a contest to see whose class can bring in the most Box Tops and Labels for Education. Box Tops and Labels for Education are a great way to support our school. A few important points for you and your student:

  • Contest is January 24-29th.

Spelling Bee

It’s that time of year again! Who is ready to spell? That’s right, our Annual Hedgcoxe Elementary Spelling Bee is just around the corner and you are invited to participate!

Who: 4th and 5th Grade

When: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @ 8:15 A.M

What: Hedgcoxe Spelling Bee

How: 4th and 5th grade will be competing for the title of Hedgcoxe Spelling Bee Champion. One winner from our school will participate in the district spelling bee. This is the first step on the way to The National Spelling Bee Championships in Washington, D.C.

* Parents and kids can both access study words at and visit for more information.

Clothes Donation Bin

A clothing bin has been delivered to the Hedgcoxe parking lot. The school will receive $0.15 per pound of clothing and shoes we collect each month! Money will be given directly to the school!

Reading/Social Studies

Reading / Social Studies: Unit 4 Week 1

Students will review the following skills:

  • Strategy: Visualize
  • Skill: Theme
  • Spiral Review: Character, Setting, Plot

Learning Targets:

Students will…

I can discuss and analyze conflict and its challenges.

I can explain the events leading to the annexation of Texas to the United States.

I can write from a historical perspective to persuade others.

Language Arts/Writing


Students will be writing a response to a biography.

Students will be studying inflectional endings for Spelling, and the test is scheduled for Friday, January 22.

Writing Homework:

Monday- Write detail sentences

Tuesday- Write detail sentences

Wednesday-Begin rough draft

Thursday-Clean rough draft due tomorrow


Unit 6 - Fraction Operations

The mathematical focus of Unit 6 is representing and generating fractions to solve problems. Students will represent fractions as a sum of unit fractions, decompose fractions into a sum of fractions, determine fraction equivalence, represent fractions and decimals on a number line, and estimate and solve addition and subtraction problems involving fractions with equal denominators.


Students will begin to understand and communicate the importance of Earth's cycles and systems.

Students will describe how the Earth is constantly changing through the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition.

Cool Videos

Water Erosion

Wind Erosion

Landslide Deposition

Rock Weathering and Erosion

Awesome Links (do not use Internet Explorer) (do not use Internet Explorer)

Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here - Schoolhouse Rock
Drawing Conclusions