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!


LUNCH SIGN UP LINK

Transition From 4th to 5th Grade

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Congratulations Mrs. Gratland & Harper Henshaw

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Our very own Jennifer Gratland was recognized by Conroe ISD this year with the Ride Ambassador Award as an Educator Achieving Excellence!

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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!

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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!

Congratulations Harper!!!

STAAR Practice Tests Online

Students will be taking their STAAR tests online this year! We have already had one STAAR Interim test to help students get used to this online format and will be giving them more practice as the year goes on.


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.


https://login1.cambiumtds.com/student/V16/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=Texas_PT

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Important Dates


March

28 - 1st and 3rd grade field trip, MOCO (Montgomery Co. Fair Grounds) Kids Day

29 - Spring Picture Day


April

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)


May

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

Contact Us

EMAIL US AT:


Jennifer Gratland (reading/writing) - jgratland@conroeisd.net

Leslie Heard (reading/writing)- lheard@conroeisd.net

Susan Noski (math/Sc/Ss) - snoski@conroeisd.net

Ellen Wood (math/Sc/Ss) - ewood@conroeisd.net


CONFERENCE PERIOD: 8:10-8:50

STAAR Practice!

Students can access a practice site with new STAAR question types at home by going to https://www.texasassessment.gov/practice-tests.html


OR...

  • 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

Cases of water- 8 oz. bottles

Paper Towels

Students in 4th grade have a binder that they carry with them daily to both of their classes. They use this binder every day! Please make sure students are keeping their binder in their backpack and showing you their planner each day, so you can initial in the appropriate box.


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.

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Math

Measurement- Area & Perimeter, Elapsed Time, Length- Metric & Customary

Fact Fluency: Division Facts

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Dreambox

Dreambox: Students in 4th grade are assigned 30 minutes of Dreambox per day and have a goal of completing 5-7 lessons a week.

Dreambox is accessible through the SSO- https://sso.conroeisd.net/

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.

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Language Arts

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!

#readersareleaders

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Science

THIS WEEK IN SCIENCE:


Food Webs

Structures & Functions

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Social Studies

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES:


Civil War Continued

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IMPORTANT LINKS FOR PARENTS



Click here to watch helpful videos and find more information about our Learning Management Systems: Canvas- grades 3-12.

  • 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.

4th Grade Team

4th Grade Challengers

Sci-Tech Fair

Heard & Noski

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Gratland & Wood

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