Fourth Grade

Mrs. Wasserman

Welcome to Our Monthly Newsletter

This monthly newsletter is a tool to communicate with me communicated with my students and their families about the happenings in my classroom. Great things are happening and I want to share them with you.

Curriculum Updates

Writing: Now that STAAR test is behind us, we are moving on to narrative and imaginary stories. Imaginary is made up stories and narrative is a personal story about one moment in your life.


Reading: We are beginning to focus more on STAAR type questions. We are having a mock STAAR test on Friday April 8, 2016. A mock STAAR test is when we give the students last years reading STAAR test. With the data we gather from the results, we will be forming our new tutoring and small groups. Please be on the look out for additional information coming home soon.


Word Study: Spelling is back in full swing. Below is the link you can find our weekly spelling words. (Mrs. Wasserman's homeroom only) We are continuing to work on spelling patterns instead of memorizing a list of words. The goal is that students will be able to apply these spelling patterns to words they encounter later on in their writing.
https://www.spellingcity.com/jwasserman15/



Social Studies: We are currently studying about WWI and the 1920s, and how it all impacted Texas. Below is a link to a discussion and reading of the textbook. Your child is familiar with this and may use it to review for the quiz or to catch up on assignments.

https://www.thinglink.com/scene/770030884932812801

If you would like the link to other social studies chapter discussions please email me. I will be happy to share them with you.

Austin or Bust

Austin Field Trip

The Austin field trip NEXT Friday! ( April 15, 2016) We will be having notes coming home about when students should arrive at the cafeteria this week. If your student is not attending the field trip, we have set aside activities for students to learn what we are learning about on the field trip. It is required that students who are not going on the field trip to still come to school.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Missing/Incomplete work

I have had a difficult time getting work turned in on time with some students. I have asked to students to start recording their assignments in their planners daily to help ensure that you as parents know what is going on. Grades are often a reflection of work habits instead of ability and at times they are a reflection of ability and not work habits. Please help your child understand the importance of being organized, responsible, and the best version of themselves they can be.

Mrs. Wasserman

jennifer.wasserman@birdvilleschools.net

817-547-1884

Conference Time: 2:45-3:15

Mrs. Earley

larae.earley@birdvilleschools.net

817-547-1896

Conference Time: 2:45-3:15