4th Grade News at JCT

Week of May 16 - May 20

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READING BINGO

Reading Bingo is a fun and meaningful way to motivate and reward students for reading a variety of books. Exposure to many different types of books helps students develop a love of reading. Please follow the link for more information.

A Peek at Our Week

Writing

This week students will plan an expository piece explaining the causes of the Dust Bowl and citing documents to share their thinking.


Reading

This week we are beginning our end of year district reading assessment or EOY DRA. Students will continue to read their Book Club novels independently to build their stamina as well as meet with their small group to discuss the characters, setting, and plot developments.


Science

This week we are using what we know about habitats and environments to write a creature feature.


Math

This week in math we are focusing on building our financial literacy.


Social Studies

We are learning about The Dust Bowl of the 1930's!

Students thoroughly examined historical documents to answer the question: What caused the Dust Bowl? We discussed how farming technology/machinery, lack of care for the land, drought, and more storms than normal were causes of the Dust Bowl that lasted the entirety of the 1930's.


Upcoming Events

May 18 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

May 19 - #JCT Reads Let us catch you reading outside your house or daycare from 3:30-4:30, and you will receive a free book! (If it rains we will reschedule this event.)

May 20 - Field Day & Volunteer Luncheon at JCT

May 24 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to UNT's Sky Theater Planetarium

May 26 - Night of No Limits - Hosted at Northwest High School

May 30 - Memorial Day/ No school

June 2 - Sixth Six Weeks Round Up 9:30 -10:30

June 3 - Report Cards

June 2 & 3 - Early Release at 12:15 p.m.

STRIDE ACADEMY

Stride Academy is a fantastic adaptive program that our students can use to build and practice their skills in reading, math, and language arts. NISD has purchased a plan for each campus enabling every student to have his/her own account. It is an expectation that students are logging in at home every week and completing lessons in all three areas.


Mooneyham/Chambers Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC04814

Password: student id number


Macheca/Reich Homerooms: http://Texas.StrideStart.com

Class Code: KCC38536

Password: student id number

Parent Communication Folders

Parent communication folders are being sent home each night. They will be a daily communication tool between you and your child's teachers. The folders must be signed each evening and return with the student every day to school. We will communicate both positive and negative choices made by the student, and this record will help to determine the behavior grades on each six weeks report card. The calendar in there also lists upcoming events during this six weeks. Work that needs to be completed, as well as graded work will be sent home using this folder. Thank you in advance for helping to establish a routine with your child where they can talk to you daily about their learning. It is so important for kids to know that their parents value their education and are willing to take an active part in it. Signing the folders is one small way to show your child that you will take the time out of your day to ensure that they are being successful at school. If it is important to you, it will become important to them.

Changes in Dismissal

PLEASE email the front office and your child's homeroom teacher should you have a change in how your child will go home. Ride changes must be made in writing, either in a note sent with the student, or in an email. Requests must be made prior to 2:00pm in order to ensure that it is properly communicated. Your child's safety is of our utmost concern.