Growing with STEM in Fourth Grade
This Week in Fourth Grade
Also coming soon is our Field Trip to Pizza Ranch on Monday April 25th. We have already collected the field trip forms. If you had volunteered to help and can not longer attend please let us know as soon as possible. If you volunteered (thank you) and are planning to attend, we will not have space on the busses. We will need you to drive. We will leave Cannon at 9:10. You are more than welcome to meet up at our classrooms before we leave and follow our busses. I highly recommend carpooling with other volunteers.
What We are Learning This Week
I can find evidence to support my conclusions while reading.
I can write an narrative that includes a plot that builds to a climax and details about the characters and setting.
I can understand the importance of the Texas Revolution, The Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States.
I can explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as butterflies, beetles,radishes, or lima beans.
I can explore how adaptations enable organisms to survive in their environment such as comparing birds' beaks and leaves on plants.
I can demonstrate that some likenesses between parents and offspring are inherited, passed from generation to generation such as eye color in humans or shapes of leaves in plants. Other likenesses are learned such as table manners or reading a book and seals balancing balls on their nose.
I can create and interpret multistep word problems that contain fractions and fraction concepts.
I can compare, add, and subtract fractions.
4/12 First Lego League Parent Meeting - 6:00-7:00 pm library
4/16 Rachel's Challenge Rally
4/19 Family Night @ Spring Creek BBQ!
4/22 PTA Family Country Cookout
4/25-4/29 Kindergarten Registration Week
New Way to Register
Rachel's Challenge Rally
Extended Yearbook Sales
- EXTENDED YEARBOOK SALES Yearbook sales have been extended through this week. Yearbook payment and personal pages are due by Friday, April 15th. Parents can pay online or in the office. Please help us remind parents! They can use this link, search for Cannon, and enter our school code. Cannon code: 1014520263794913
Help Us Help Cannon
In an effort to provide an opportunity to Cannon parents to help support Cannon, we are doing a Greenback Fundraiser. Your scholar will not come home with catalogs with cookie dough, wrapping paper, or candy, parents can make a one time donation directly to cannon. Funds raided will help support our growth as a school and curriculum materials/other resources for our scholars and teachers. And donating is super EASY. You can donate online, using a credit card (no fees involved!) or by cash/check. All checks should be made out to Cannon Elementary. Each donation is tax-deductible and a form will be provided on request.
Look for a donation flyer coming home with your scholar soon!
Or if you can't wait: Click here to make a donation ONLINE now! Select the button - Cannon- Growing the Future!!
Is Your Scholar Above Average in Math?
- Go to the App Store on your device (Apple or Android)
- Search for "Open eBooks" and follow the instructions to download.
- Open the app.
- Agree to any terms & conditions.
- Enter your code and PIN combination when prompted. For Pre-K - 4th grade eBooks: Access Code: M6901N0WZ0 Pin: 5806; For 5th-8th grade eBooks: Access Code: MUZI856QUT Pin: 8534
- Browse the catalog of books available.
- Download eBooks of interest to your child and enjoy reading. Please note that you can download 10 eBooks at a time. Each eBook will be available for 56 days before it must be renewed.
- That's it! Enjoy!!
A letter went home with all students to inform you about the change to the instructional calendar that will be going before the Board on March 28 at Colleyville Middle School. Every year, the District Excellence Committee, comprised of teachers, staff, parents and community members, as well as district and campus leadership, review possible calendar options before presenting to the Board of Trustees. This year, we had the additional complication of HB 2610, which was developed and passed during the 84th Texas legislative session. It requires districts to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, rather than 180 days. Due to the new legislation passed by the State, there will be some changes made to the student-teacher calendar in GCISD. To maintain the calendar the community desires and has previously approved, elementary, middle and high schools must have 435 instructional minutes per day. In order to accommodate the new requirements, the district had to make adjustments to the school day for elementary and high school students. The new start and dismissal times are impacted not only by the change in the required instructional minutes but also by the resulting shift in the transportation schedules. Below is the proposed schedule for 2016-2017 school year:
● Elementary School 7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
● Middle School 8:10 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
● High School 8:40 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
If the Board approves the proposed changes to our bell schedule, the district will post information on the district website and share through campus social media channels.