Fourth Grade Fundamentals
Important Upcoming Dates
Monday, February 15 - STAFF DEVELOPMENT (no school for students)
A Signup Genius e-mail was sent out early this week for next week's conferences. Be sure sign up soon if you haven't already!
Wednesday, February 17 - EARLY RELEASE at 11:45 for Conferences
Thursday, February 18 - EARLY RELEASE at 11:45 for Conferences
Friday, February 19 SOCK HOP ---- 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 22 - Six Flags reading forms are due
Friday, February 26 Spring Picture Day
Friday, March 4 Field Trip to the Stockyards. ***Parents if you are planning to attend as a chaperone, please complete your background check ASAP. You can complete it using this link: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=474 Thank you!
GRAMMAR and SPELLING
GRAMMAR - The students are realizing that it takes an "eagle eye" approach to find some of those errors in a first draft. We are working on having a keen sight for noticing mistakes such as misspellings, incorrect verb tense, lack of capitals for proper nouns, and sentence structure issues.
SPELLING - Due to our shortened week next week and early release days, we will not be introducing new spelling concepts. Students will be expected to continue to review the 4th grade sight words and complete Connect Four activities to practice the words they haven't yet mastered (we've noticed that the homophones are still very tricky.) Of course, it's always a good idea to spiral back to previous concepts in our planner to see if we've mastered these two.....no, to.......no, too! (That's the right one! Finally!)
1. Write something that grabs the reader's attention.
2. Clearly include the central message so the reader knows what the whole piece is about.
Math this week has been all about data. Students are learning to interpret sets of numbers and represent them in frequency tables and stem and leaf plots. Frequency tables tell us how often information is represented. Stem and Leaf plots split the values of the data using place value. Check out these websites to see some examples!
Jump Rope for the Heart
Keep encouraging your jump roper to find more sponsors. Though the collection envelopes were due on Friday, February 12, we will continue to collect these next week.
Oh, to Hear Better!
Due to some breakage and others having been lost, not everyone is able to work to their maximum potential while using the iPad to practice math and reading skills. Please be sure your child has an "over the ear" type of headphone here at school at all times---NOT ear buds. If you'd like to donate a pair to your class for us to have extras on hand, that would be greatly appreciated.
Sock Hop Fun
Come join the fun at our annual sock hop on Friday, February 19 at 6:30! Be sure to turn in your orders for Sock Hop punch cards and IN-and-Out Burger meals. Look for the forms in your child's Friday folder!