Heroes and Texan Horns Newsletter

For the week of 12/14

Lost and Found Items

Please stop by the Lost and Found area this week to check if any items belong to your child. Or if your child is missing an item please encourage them to check the lost and found this week. On Friday ALL remaining items will be donated to the LISD Clothes Closet.

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

Supplies needed

Ms. Hurd and I are in need of a few supplies to help get us through to June. If you are interested and able to donate something we would be very grateful! Thanks in advance.

We are both in need of:

glue sticks

3 x 3 post-its

Torres only:

Paper Towels

Leader in Me Habit of the Week

With middle of year benchmarks approaching, our Leader In Me discussions over the next two weeks will focus on having a growth mindset. Here are a few examples of growth mindset statements:

· I persevere when I am frustrated.

· I can always improve.

· Mistakes help me learn.

· I am inspired by people who succeed.

· My effort and attitude make all the difference.

· I like to challenge myself.

· I can learn anything that I want to.

Important Dates

12/17 Polar Express Day

12/18 4th grade Holiday Parties @ 10:15-11:15

12/21-1/1 Holiday Break

1/4/16 School Resumes

Our Learning Targets...

Reading - I can use context clues to determine the meanings of multiple-meaning words.

Writing - I can use the writing process to complete 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 show what I know on my 18 weeks benchmark.

Science - I can show what I know on my 9 weeks benchmark.

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!

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