Growing with STEM in Fourth Grade
This Week in Fourth Grade
I would like to send out my congratulations to our scholars for they have officially survived their first STAAR test of the year. We have now switched back to homerooms for writing to better serve our scholars and to begin focusing on narrative writing. Last week we got the opportunity to visit Mrs. Lambert and baby Owen. They were doing great and Mrs. Lambert expressed how she missed all of the scholars and appreciated all of their cards and gifts.
As scholars continue to learn about life cycles in science, they will continue to watch their caterpillars turn into butterflies. Watch this time lapse video of some of them creating their chrysalis on Friday!.
What We are Learning This Week
I can find evidence to support my conclusions while reading.
I can write an narrative that includes a plot that builds to a climax and details about the characters and setting.
I can understand the importance of the Texas Revolution, The Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States.
I can explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as butterflies, beetles,radishes, or lima beans.
I can explore how adaptations enable organisms to survive in their environment such as comparing birds' beaks and leaves on plants.
I can demonstrate that some likenesses between parents and offspring are inherited, passed from generation to generation such as eye color in humans or shapes of leaves in plants. Other likenesses are learned such as table manners or reading a book and seals balancing balls on their nose.
I can identify, calculate, and create equivalent fractions
I can compare, add, and subtract fractions.
4/06 GCISD Kindness Day! - See Cannon's Kindness Challenges below!
4/07 Last Day to Register to VOTE!
4/12 First Lego League Parent Meeting - 6:00-7:00 pm library
4/16 Rachel's Challenge Rally
4/19 Family Night @ Spring Creek BBQ!
4/22 PTA Family Country Cookout
4/25-4/29 Kindergarten Registration Week
There WILL BE Math and Reading tutoring this week!
New Way to Register
Rachel's Challenge Rally
Don't Forget to Order a Yearbook!
Deadline to order: April 4th (personalized pages must also be completed by this date)
Free page?: When you purchase a yearbook, you will have the option to customize TWO pages in your child's yearbook for FREE! You can design your child's pages with pictures of their year, including school parties, field trips, vacations, fun events, sports, or other activities. Parents can even create these pages as dedication pages with baby pictures and special quotes. If you design custom pages, they will be included ONLY in your child's yearbook and must be complete through the online site. You are not required to create custom pages - it's only an option for interested
To get started on your yearbook order, go to www.TreeRing.com/validate. You will be asked for our school's passcode: 1014520263794913
Help Us Help Cannon
In an effort to provide an opportunity to Cannon parents to help support Cannon, we are doing a Greenback Fundraiser. Your scholar will not come home with catalogs with cookie dough, wrapping paper, or candy, parents can make a one time donation directly to cannon. Funds raided will help support our growth as a school and curriculum materials/other resources for our scholars and teachers. And donating is super EASY. You can donate online, using a credit card (no fees involved!) or by cash/check. All checks should be made out to Cannon Elementary. Each donation is tax-deductible and a form will be provided on request.
Look for a donation flyer coming home with your scholar soon!
Or if you can't wait: Click here to make a donation ONLINE now! Select the button - Cannon- Growing the Future!!
Is Your Scholar Above Average in Math?
- Go to the App Store on your device (Apple or Android)
- Search for "Open eBooks" and follow the instructions to download.
- Open the app.
- Agree to any terms & conditions.
- Enter your code and PIN combination when prompted. For Pre-K - 4th grade eBooks: Access Code: M6901N0WZ0 Pin: 5806; For 5th-8th grade eBooks: Access Code: MUZI856QUT Pin: 8534
- Browse the catalog of books available.
- Download eBooks of interest to your child and enjoy reading. Please note that you can download 10 eBooks at a time. Each eBook will be available for 56 days before it must be renewed.
- That's it! Enjoy!!
Celebrate Kindness Week!
A letter went home with all students to inform you about the change to the instructional calendar that will be going before the Board on March 28 at Colleyville Middle School. Every year, the District Excellence Committee, comprised of teachers, staff, parents and community members, as well as district and campus leadership, review possible calendar options before presenting to the Board of Trustees. This year, we had the additional complication of HB 2610, which was developed and passed during the 84th Texas legislative session. It requires districts to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, rather than 180 days. Due to the new legislation passed by the State, there will be some changes made to the student-teacher calendar in GCISD. To maintain the calendar the community desires and has previously approved, elementary, middle and high schools must have 435 instructional minutes per day. In order to accommodate the new requirements, the district had to make adjustments to the school day for elementary and high school students. The new start and dismissal times are impacted not only by the change in the required instructional minutes but also by the resulting shift in the transportation schedules. Below is the proposed schedule for 2016-2017 school year:
● Elementary School 7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
● Middle School 8:10 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
● High School 8:40 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
If the Board approves the proposed changes to our bell schedule, the district will post information on the district website and share through campus social media channels.