Fantastic 4th Grade

Week of February 1, 2016

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


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

Tests

February 2 - Math

February 5 - Science

February 5 - Spelling Test


4th Grade STAAR Tests

March 29 - Writing STAAR

May 9 - Math STAAR

May 10 - Reading STAAR

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Hedgcoxe is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. Students can earn a free ticket to Six Flags by completing 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading. Be sure to use the attached reading log to document time spent reading. A parent letter is also attached that gives more information about the program. Reading logs are due to teachers by February 26th.

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD:

http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/departments/familyservices.shtml

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 shelley.antoniou@pisd.edu (K-2) and amy.moore3@pisd.edu (3-5

Box Top Collecting

Hedgcoxe is still collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education. Box Tops and Labels for Education are a great way to support our school.

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 3

Next week, students will review the following skills:

· Strategy: Generating Questions

· Skill: Author’s Purpose


Spiral Review: Description, Context Clues (Definitions)


Learning Targets:

Students will…

I can describe the impact of the Civil War on Texas.

I can write an expository essay.

Language Arts/Writing

Language/Writing

Students will be writing a persuasive essay.

Students will be studying words with /ü/, /u/, /u/ and the test is scheduled for Friday, February 5.

Students will have a test on capitalization, editing with punctuation marks, and comparative/superlative adjectives. Students have notes in their LA spiral to help them review for the test on Friday.


Writing Homework:

Monday- New Writing Prompt: Pick, List, Choose

Tuesday- Main Idea Sentences

Wednesday-Introduction

Thursday-Conclusion


Cool Video(s):

Complete Sentences Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbhLKwZz5Ls

Personification Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMKgLnhelX4

Quotation Marks Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bea_2ANKJ5o

Correlative Conjunctions Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrOm_azYZo0

Math

The mathematical focus 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.

Science

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.


Test

February 5


Cool Videos


Water Erosion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-ULcVdeqgE


Wind Erosion

https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/videos/BF653A97-7DFB-4DFC-99FF-2FF8EC79F779?hasLocalHost=false


Landslide Deposition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tSnA9I6uL4


Rock Weathering and Erosion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXbfLf-Pjsc

Awesome Links

mypisd.net

pearson.pisd.edu (do not use Internet Explorer)

khanacademy.org (do not use Internet Explorer)

lexile.com