Stern/Taylor Class News!

4th Grade~~River Place Elementary~~March 17, 2014

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.

River Place Theater Presents Aladdin!!!

Please join the River Place community this weekend, March 21 and 22, as students from River Place put on an amazing show! There are approximately 80 students that participate each year. Our very own Forrest Broe will be playing the lead on Saturday. For more information and to purchase tickets please click on the link below:

Aladdin Tickets and Information

Important Information!!!

This Week's Curriculum

Taylor's News!

This week in Math and Science:

Math - We will begin a three week unit on applying multiplication and division in problem solving situations. During this unit of study, students who have not already mastered the division algorithm will be practicing the algorithm. Additionally, PACE math students will learn about prime and composite numbers, common factors, and begin learning about prime factorization.

Science - Students worked very hard on creating Science presentations before the break. We will spend a day or two presenting presentations and then continue our investigations on moon phases, shadows, seasons, and tides.

Stern's News!

This week in Language Arts:

READING/SOCIAL STUDIES: We will continue with reading of non-fiction text on the colonization and independence of Texas. We will be practicing note taking skills as we share our projects with the class this week.

WRITING: This week we will be doing a STAAR practice writing test. The actual STAAR writing test will be in two weeks, on April 1 & 2. It will be presented over two days. Students will be given 4 hours each day to write to a prompt and answer editing questions much like our homework this nine weeks. Since we don't have 4 straight hours in a day for Language Arts, we will be taking the test off and on throughout the week.

SPELLING: This week's spelling words come from Unit 24. Our spelling skill will involve using prefixes correctly. 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.

EXTRA TICKETS!!! Students will get 5 extra tickets in class for putting up a blog post about their experiences on Spring Break. Feel free to upload 1 picture of the event please.

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~Unit 24!

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

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