Fourth Grade News

Week of May 16, 2016

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Reading - Read fiction book by Monday, May 16th and Bring Your Book Report Book to Class Everyday

Your child will be completing a book report in class. Your child has been asked to read a fiction book of their choice at home. The book needs to be read by Monday, May 16th. In order to complete the book report, your child will need to bring an empty cereal box to school. Please have your child write their name on the box before bringing it to school. If you can send more than one box, that would be great!

Keep working on your economic fair project. Fair is on Tuesday, May 31st

Parents, here is a copy of the Economic Fair email that was sent out on Thursday, May 12th.


Dear parents,


Your child might have come home with the exciting news of the 4th grade Economic Fair! The Economic Fair is an opportunity for the kids to show their imagination and be creative in making a product to sell. At the Economic Fair on May 31st, all fourth grade students will have the opportunity to sell and purchase student made crafts. Fair Bucks are given to students as a reward similar to Tiger Tickets. Items at the fair can

only be purchased with “Fair Bucks”. So, the more “Fair Bucks” a student earns, the more purchasing power they will have!


Products that have been sold at the Economic Fair in past years include, but are not limited to…


rainbow loom jewelry

friendship bracelets

pet rocks

origami

pencil holders

hair bows

pencil toppers

molded crayons

wind chimes

student drawn art work

woven pot holders

paper fortune tellers

decorated clothes pins

popsicle stick frames

magnets of all types

knitted items

book marks posters

duct tape creations


The purpose of the fair is to help students understand how our economic system works and also to have some old-fashioned fun.


If you have any questions, please email your child’s homeroom teacher.

Spelling Test on Friday, May 20th

Spelling Test on Friday, May 6th

Here is how your child can access the weekly spelling list on Spelling City:


The spelling list can be found linked to the following website:

http://www.spellingcity.com/larss/


Once spelling city is pulled up, the list will appear and your child can do different activities to help them study.

Please let Mrs. Miller or Ms. Hill know if you have any questions.

Other reminders for this week....

1. Students may bring their devices all week for enrichment and math.

2. Thursday, May 19th - "Backwards Day" at Wells!

3. Friday, May 20th - All school library books are due today!

MAP Testing Dates

Here is a list of our end of the year MAP Testing Dates. It will be great if your 4th graders don't miss school on these days:


Reading and Language Arts - May 12th - 18th

Math - May 19th - 20th

Science - May 23rd and 25th


We would also like to encourage your child to come well rested and bring a healthy snack on these days, so they can do their very best on these important end of the year assessments. Thank you!

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Field Trip to the Heritage Farmstead on Tuesday, May 24th

This year the 4th graders are going to take a field trip to the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano on May 24th.

We will depart from school around 9:15 am and return around 1 pm.

The field trip permission slip has more details about what to wear and what to bring (sack lunch).

Please sign and return your child's field trip permission slip to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!

Meal Viewer

Food and Nutritional Services is pleased to announce MealViewer, a new on-line communication tool for menus and nutritional information to meet your needs. It comes as a web and APP version. Parents can retrieve menus and dietary information anywhere anytime.

Parents can follow the pisd web site links listed below to access the announcement. Instructions have provided on the web site to assist parents on how to retrieve menus/allergen/nutritional information. It is very easy to use.

http://k12.pisd.edu/food-and-nutritional-services/contributions/14222-school-menus

We hope this new service will be a helpful communication tool regarding dietary issues. Any suggestions or comments, please contact Harriet Chiang, compliance and technology specialist for FANS who was instrumental in the set-up of this system: harriet.chiang@pisd.edu

Instagram Update

We would love to have more parents following our class Instagram pages. We would like to inform you that teachers will accept invitations to follow their pages, just from their homeroom students' parents. Also, if your Instagram username is not similar to your name, for security reasons, please send an email with your Instagram username to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you for helping us stay connected and protecting your children's privacy on the internet! Here is a list of our usernames:


Miss. Burke - MissBurkeatWells2015


Ms. Hill - MsHillsatWells2015


Mrs. Miller - MrsMilleratWells2015


Ms. Murugesan - MsMurugesanatWells2015


Mrs. Sewell - MrsSewellatWells2015

Learning Targets

Math

Step Up Lessons

I can add and subtract fractions with unequal denominators.

I can write a fraction as a multiple of unit fraction.

I can multiply fractions and whole numbers.

I can use my problem solving and test taking strategies to be successful on the Math MAP test.


Reading

I can use my knowledge of grammar skills and reading strategies to help me be successful on the Reading and Language Arts MAP tests.

I can comprehend what I read and use that knowledge to complete my book report.


Science

I can begin to understand and communicate the importance of organisms and environments.

I can investigate that plants and animals depend upon interactions with each other and their environment to survive.

I can discuss producers and consumers.

Tiger Market for Friday, May 20th

This will be our last week of Tiger Market! We want to say a special thank you to all our 4th grade Tiger Market helpers!


Likhith

Kealy