Stern/Taylor Class News!

4th Grade~~River Place Elementary~~November 11, 2013

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Classroom Spelling Bee this Friday!!!

It's time for the class spelling bee. The winner and runner up will be going to the school wide bee in December this year (the exact date is still to be determined). Here, again, is the link to the words we will use for the class bee so that your child may study them. We will start with the fourth grade list and move up from there. The class bee will be held in our Language Arts class this Friday, November 15th. Not everyone needs to participate, but anyone who wants to may. We will have two winners from Mrs. Taylor's class, and two winners from Mrs. Stern's class. Here is the link:

Students of the week will present their All About Me poster, that they made at school, to the class on Monday and on Friday may bring in a favorite item to share, read from a favorite book, or display a talent to the class.
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To all the parents who volunteered to help make Field Day such a success on Friday!

Taylor's News!

This week in Math and Science/Social Studies:

Math– We will continue our measurement unit and begin to work with conversions this week. We will also continue to practice computation skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).

Science – Our investigations with water displacement this week will help students understand mass, weight, and volume.

Social Studies- During the second nine weeks we will be covering the Indian Tribes of Texas. We will be learning about their settlements, appearance, clothing, food, tools, and customs. We will continue researching various tribes this week.

Stern's News!

This week in Language Arts:

READING: We will begin to read and discuss informational/expository non-fiction text. We will also be looking at non-fiction text features and how they help us determine meaning. This week will also focus on stating main idea based on important supporting details.

WRITING: This week we will look at examples of good expository writing. We will try "coloring" the samples before we take our expository writing piece from last week and expound on it.

SPELLING: This week's spelling words come from Unit 11. Our spelling skill concept this week focuses on contractions and comparative and superlative suffixes er and est. Spelling words for the week will be recorded by students in the far right column of the week's agenda. Pace Language Arts students will have an extra 8 words per week. Any students wishing to include the pace words into their spelling test may do so.

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Click below for our Language Arts homework site!

All homework can be accessed online through our class websites (see homework links above). We will have 2 pages for Math and 2 pages for Language Arts each week. If you are unable to print the pages, students are encouraged to put answers on regular notebook paper and bring in the answers on Friday. If you won't have access to a computer during the week, please let your homeroom teacher know early in the week. ;)

This Week's Spelling Words are from Unit 11!

If your child would like to practice their spelling words in a fun way, have them go to the Spelling Practice Link below:

Important Information!!!

Class Blogs!

Students can access their homeroom's class blog from home. The blog gives them an opportunity to practice writing and communication skills in an ever expanding digital world. We have discussed the importance of students using their best "netiquette"! Manners online are just as important as in person. "Treat others how you want to be treated!"

Mrs. Stern's Homeroom:

password: Birthdate: yyyymmdd

Mrs. Taylor's Homeroom:

password: Student ID#

Joanne Stern

room: 2208

phone: 512-570-6900



twitter: @sternsstars2013

Nicole Taylor

room: 2210

phone: 512-570-6900



twitter: @taylorsclass