4th Grade Weekly
March 28, 2022
4th Grade Learning is an Adventure!
Collins Intermediate School
Packets went home with students on Thursday! Please be sure to read through the packet carefully and make note of any important dates or deadlines. Information on the following topics is inside the packet: Welcome, Fine Arts, Clinic & PE info, student registration, PTO, summer reading options, and school cash online.
Parents- Just a reminder that students need wired earbuds/headphones with them every day. There are many activities and assignments in class that require these. If you do not have any, here is a link on Amazon to get a pack at a reasonable price! EARBUDS Also, if you are interested in your child using a mouse for their Chromebook at school, here is a link for one. Wired mini mouse for Chromebook
It is still a great time to utilize the STAAR practice testing. Students can access a practice site at home by going to: https://www.texasassessment.gov/practice-tests.html
SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC STEPS TO ACCESS THIS!
We remain at a Level 2. For more information on enhanced safety protocols you can click on Roadmap to Remaining Open!
Transition From 4th to 5th Grade
Congratulations Mrs. Gratland & Harper Henshaw
Our very own Jennifer Gratland was recognized by Conroe ISD this year with the Ride Ambassador Award as an Educator Achieving Excellence!
Mrs. Gratland is an excellent educator! We are so very proud of her and feel extremely fortunate that she is part of our 4th Grade Team!
Harper was recognized by Conroe ISD with the Ride Student Ambassador Award as a Student Achieving Excellence!
Harper's classmates, and all of 4th grade, are very proud of her!
STAAR Practice Tests Online
Parents are encouraged to click on the link below to access the STAAR practice tests online. This is a good way to see what your student will be expected to do in May and to help give students even more practice at home.
Once you click on the link, choose Guest User and click Sign In. You will then be able to click on a drop down menu where you will select your child's grade level and choose from several different previously released STAAR tests.
This will be available year round. If you have any questions or difficulty, contact your child's homeroom teacher.
28 - 1st and 3rd grade field trip, MOCO (Montgomery Co. Fair Grounds) Kids Day
29 - Spring Picture Day
4 - 4th graders visit Collins
5 - Ride Nite - Spring Creek BBQ
7 - SKR Bike Rodeo - More info coming
12 - 4th Grade Choir Concert and Instrumental Showcase
15-18 - Student Holiday
21 - 4th grade field trip to Huntsville
22 - Field Day
25 - 29 - Ride Thru The Decades Week (RTTD)
29 - Ride Through The Decades (RTTD) - (Spring Carnival)
5 - 1st grade program, Music Thru The Seasons, 6:00pm
10 - STAAR Math
11 - STAAR Reading
11 - Kdg. Field Trip to Oil Ranch
24 - Kdg. Celebration - 8:30am ( 4 classes in cafe)
25 - 4th grade Celebration - (4 classes in cafe)
26 - Early Release - Last Day of School
EMAIL US AT:
Jennifer Gratland (reading/writing) - email@example.com
Leslie Heard (reading/writing)- firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Noski (math/Sc/Ss) - email@example.com
Ellen Wood (math/Sc/Ss) - firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE PERIOD: 8:10-8:50
Students can access a practice site with new STAAR question types at home by going to https://www.texasassessment.gov/practice-tests.html
- Student Apps: Go to Cambium Assessment
- Student selects Students and Families
- Scroll to bottom and select practice tests
- Select Sign in and SELECT Grade Level. Check out new item types.
- See pics below for help!
4th Grade Needs
Any transportation changes should be in writing, not vial email to the teacher, and separate from the planner sheet as we do that at the end of the day. Classroom teachers are busy with instruction during the day and may not check their email to see a transportation change.
Measurement- Area & Perimeter, Elapsed Time, Length- Metric & Customary
Fact Fluency: Division Facts
BE SURE TO STUDY YOUR MATH FACTS EACH DAY!!!
Fourth graders should continue studying the multiplication facts they learned in 3rd grade!
Repetition is key when memorizing facts! We recommend 10-15 minutes each day.
THIS WEEK IN ELA:
Reading: Historical Fiction
Writing: Literary Essay
Students in 4th Grade should be able to read independently for a sustained amount of time and working towards a goal of 30-45 minutes each day!
THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:
Structures & Functions
THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:
Civil War Continued
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR PARENTS
Click here to watch helpful videos and find more information about our Learning Management Systems: Canvas- grades 3-12.
- Grades 3-12: Canvas (student) – English Grades 3-12: Canvas (parent) – English
- Grades 3-12: Canvas (student) – Spanish Grades 3-12: Canvas (parent) – Spanish
- Parent Access Click here if you have not set up a parent access account yet.
- Bus Information Click here if you need to register your student for the bus or find bus route information.
- Ride Lunch Menu 2021-2022 Click here to see our lunch and breakfast menus for he month.
- 2021-2022 Conroe ISD Calendar Click here to see the District Calendar for the 20-21 School Year