AIS 4th Grade Newsletter

March 21-25, 2016

Reminders:

There is no school this Friday in observance of Good Friday.


STAAR Writing is NEXT Tuesday, March 29th. Please make sure you're child doesn't have any appointments scheduled for that day. Please make sure they are at school, on time, and well rested for the test.


Also, there are NO EASTER parties this week for AIS. We opted to do End of the Year parties instead after the Awards Ceremonies.


***Please see all important dates from now until the end of the year below!***

CALENDAR WORTHY:

March 25 - No School - GOOD FRIDAY


Testing Dates: (Please do not make appointments or schedule absences for these days...)


March 29 - Writing STAAR Test

May 9 - Math STAAR Test

May 10 - Reading STAAR Test


Looking Ahead:


May 20 - Honeybee Relays

May 23 - 4th Grade Field Trip to the Capitol and Bob Bullock Museum in Austin

May 27 - 4th Grade Academic Awards (1:45 pm) and End Of Year Parties after awards

May 30 - No School - MEMORIAL DAY

May 31 - Early Release at 11:55

May 31 - Talent Show - 8:15-10:30

June 1 - Early Release at 11:55 (Last Day of School)

June 1 - Talent Show 8:15-10:30

ACADEMICS:

Science: 4th grade is continuing the "Pea Contest" by competing to yield the greatest harvest ending in May. We are also studying inherited and learned traits.


Social Studies: Identifying leaders and leadership qualities in our state and local government.


ELAR: Friendship Essay and Pet Essay along with revising and editing.


Math: Angle Measurement Test on Tuesday. Then beginning STARR review for the next several weeks.

Homework:

ELAR: Reading homework on Unit 5 Week 5 will be due by Thursday. Spelling test on Thursday over Unit 5 Week 5 words.


Math: Math homework on Topic 6 (Two-digit multiplication review) and Topic 7 (division review) comes home today and is due by Wednesday. We will be using these Topic tests as STARR review until the test in May. Fact quiz on Thursday.

AT HOME PRACTICE:

Many times parents ask what they can do at home to help their child. We have several websites we use at school that kids can log in to at home to work on Math, Reading, Writing, and Science. The students all know their log-ins and passwords.


studyisland.com allows students to work on any subject by student objective.


lms.thinkthroughmath.com levels the students and they work through math lessons earning points. Points can be donated to the class to earn a class pizza party. There is an online coach accessible the students can use to help explain if they are stuck.


istation.com levels the students and they work through reading lessons.