Fourth Grade News

Week of May 2, 2016

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Science Test on Thursday, May 5th

We will be taking a science test on Thursday, May 5th. The test will be covering seasons, shadows, the moon, tides, and Earth’s atmosphere. Please see the attached space review to help your child study. The review sheet should have gone home on Friday, April 29th.


Math - Due Tuesday, May 3rd

Solve all problems on pages 176 and 177 in your Motivation Math book. Please DO NOT tear the pages out.

Reading - Due Wednesday, May 4th

Watch the Whale video posted on Google classroom. Then complete the graph over Whales.

Reading - Due, Thursday, May 5th

Complete two reading passages and answer questions from your blue “Texas Assessment Preparation” workbook.

The Rainy Picnic/The Water Cycle p. 38 – 43

On the Way to Californ-I-A/Children of Dust Days p. 73 - 79

You need to TRACK your thoughts and PROVE your answers.

Science Test on, Thursday, May 5th

Study Wednesday night. You will be tested over seasons, shadows, moon, tides, and the Earth’s atmosphere. A review sheet went home last Friday, April 29th.

Math - Due Friday, May 6th

Solve all problems on pages 192 and 193 in your Motivation Math book. Please DO NOT tear the pages out.

Spelling Test on Friday, May 6th

Here is how your child can access the weekly spelling list on Spelling City:

The spelling list can be found linked to the following website:

Once spelling city is pulled up, the list will appear and your child can do different activities to help them study.

Please let Mrs. Miller or Ms. Hill know if you have any questions.

Meal Viewer

Food and Nutritional Services is pleased to announce MealViewer, a new on-line communication tool for menus and nutritional information to meet your needs. It comes as a web and APP version. Parents can retrieve menus and dietary information anywhere anytime.

Parents can follow the pisd web site links listed below to access the announcement. Instructions have provided on the web site to assist parents on how to retrieve menus/allergen/nutritional information. It is very easy to use.

We hope this new service will be a helpful communication tool regarding dietary issues. Any suggestions or comments, please contact Harriet Chiang, compliance and technology specialist for FANS who was instrumental in the set-up of this system:

Plano Enrichment Program (PEP) – Summer School

· PEP Summer Classes held June 8 – June 30th, Monday-Fridays from 8:30-12:30 p.m.

· Transportation is provided from Wells to the PEP campus (Skaggs) and back to Wells after 12:30

· Financial Assistance for students who qualify for the free/reduced meals program this year

· Lots of fun enrichment class opportunities and "building block" courses to reinforce grade level skills.

· (If your child has been recommended for another summer program, schedule and locations may be different than the PEP courses above.)

· SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: May 13th for all programs.

Please request a packet from your child’s teacher or go online:

Contact: with questions about the programs/registration.

Online registration is only available for current PISD students. When you register online, you may select one or two classes. They must be selected at the same time you are enrolling. If you register for one class online and decide later to add another class, you must contact the summer school office at (469) 752-8017 or

1. Go to PISD Parent Portal ( Select my PISD Parent Portal and login.

2. Go to Summer School

3. Choose Summer School Registration

Instagram Update

We would love to have more parents following our class Instagram pages. We would like to inform you that teachers will accept invitations to follow their pages, just from their homeroom students' parents. Also, if your Instagram username is not similar to your name, for security reasons, please send an email with your Instagram username to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for helping us stay connected and protecting your children's privacy on the internet! Here is a list of our usernames:

Miss. Burke - MissBurkeatWells2015

Ms. Hill - MsHillsatWells2015

Mrs. Miller - MrsMilleratWells2015

Ms. Murugesan - MsMurugesanatWells2015

Mrs. Sewell - MrsSewellatWells2015

Learning Targets


Math STAAR Test Review

I can use problem solving and test taking strategies to review for the math STAAR test.


I can follow the chronological or sequential order of events in which things happen in a story to help me make sense of what is happening as I read.

I can determine the meter and rhyme scheme of a poem.


I can identify adjectives that compare using “good” and “bad” and use them correctly in my writing.


I can follow the rhyme scheme and rhythm to write a limerick about myself.


I can successfully review and take the Space Unit assessment.

I can begin to understand and communicate the importance of organisms and environments.

Tiger Market for Friday, May 6th



Avery B.

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Book Buddies

By opening a book YOU can open a new world for a child and foster the love of reading for a lifetime!

Wells PTA is looking for volunteers to read aloud books to small groups of 1st and 2nd grade students. Book Buddies meet every Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:45. Please sign up and volunteer to fit your schedule; one time, once every two weeks, once a month or EVERY WEEK! You do not have to have a 1st or 2nd grader at Wells. ANYONE can volunteer! A Book Buddy can be a parent, grandparent, high school student or community member.

In order to be a Book Buddy, fill out the volunteer application on the PISD website or just click on the link below. It takes about a week to be

Then click on the SignUpGenius link below to choose your date and time to volunteer!