4th Grade Newsletter

October 2014

Mrs. Moilan and Mrs. Locke

Student Behavior Expectations at Hackberry

  • Be Respectful
  • Follow Directions of all staff
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Be Prepared
  • No bad language, rude gestures, or put downs

Class Schedules for Moilan and Locke

  • 7:40 Announcements/Tardy Bell/Teacher Conference Time
  • 7:50 - 8:40 Specials (PE, Music, Art, or Library)
  • 8:45 - 11:00 Content Instruction ( ELA, Reading, Math, Science, or Social Studies)
  • 11:05 - 11:35 Lunch
  • 11:35 - 12:05 DEAR time; tutoring
  • Homerooms Exchange Classrooms
  • 12:05- 2:20 Content Instruction (ELA, Reading, Math, Science)
  • 2:00 - 2:30 Recess
  • 2:35 - 2:40 Dismissal

Homework Policies/Tuesday Folders

All 4th grade students will have a Homework Folder that should be kept with them at all times. Students should use this folder to store work that goes home and is to be returned the following day.

Every Tuesday, a designated Tuesday Folder will be sent home with the previous week's work, school flyers and/or important information that is intended to be shared with the parents. Please go through this folder with your child and empty it out. The folder should be returned on Wednesday.

Current Units of Study

ELA: Working on the Writing Process and Editing and Revising

Reading: Working on Figurative Language, Elements of a Story and Summarizing

Math: Multiplication and Division; Interpreting Data

Science: The World of Matter and their Physical Properties; Energy

Social Studies: The First Texans

4th Grade Field Trip

Grade levels are allowed one field trip per year. We will have more information for parents in the near future about our field trip this year.


We are thrilled to have the Chromebooks to use in our classrooms this year. However, we need students to bring them to school fully charged on a daily basis. We do not have enough outlets for everyone to charge them at school, so please encourage your child to charge their Chromebooks each evening. Good websites to visit: