4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary - Leander Independent School District

Week of January 20

What Are We Learning This Week?


  • Author's Purpose


  • Sitton List 16 - to be tested Friday 1/23
  • homophone usage (their/they're/there, past/passed, etc.)


  • Angles

Social Studies

  • Chapter 5 cont.-Settlers in North America & Texas

Science: Changing Earth

  • Water cycle
  • Weather


  • introductions for both expository and personal narrative
  • continue work on expository writing piece

Our Current Week

Monday 1/19

  • no school

Tuesday 1/20

  • yellow specials day
  • Homework due in math/reading/spelling

Wednesday 1/21

  • green specials day - Mrs. Eddy's class, remember your library books!

Thursday 1/22

  • blue specials day

Friday 1/23

  • purple specials day
  • Spell Check over Sitton List 16 (see link for list below in HW section)

For which specials (PE, Performing Arts, Visual Art, Library) your child goes to on what day, please see the schedule page on our classroom website.

On the Horizon - Upcoming Dates


The following dates, to the best of our knowledge at this time, are the dates for the 3rd and 4th 9 weeks that will affect your 4th grader. Please make note of them on your personal calendars. We'd appreciate it if you could limit appointments and absences as much as possible on our state testing days (Writing - 3/30, 3/31, Math - 4/21 and Reading - 4/22)...thanks!

Please update your calendars accordingly. Dates are subject to change; we will do our best to keep this current. If there are any additions from the previous week's newsletter, they will be in italics below.

January 2015

  • Board of Trustees Appreciation Month

Monday & Tuesday 2/2 & 2/3

  • Staff February Conference - NO SCHOOL for students (please note, it is a 2 day break this year, vs. the 3 day break from past years

Friday 2/13

  • Friendship (Valentine's) Party - 1:15-2:15
  • Students can choose to make a Valentine box at home or they can use a bag to collect all of their Valentine's in.
  • Class list will be sent home the week of February 2nd.

Monday 3/16 - Friday 3/20

  • NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Saturday 3/28

  • PTA Spring Carnival (subject to change)

Monday 3/30

  • STAAR Writing Test, Day 1

Tuesday 3/31

  • STAAR Writing Test, Day 2

Thursday 4/2

  • end of 3rd 9 weeks grading period

Friday 4/3

  • NO SCHOOL - student / staff holiday

Tuesday 4/21

  • STAAR Math Test

Wednesday 4/22

  • STAAR Reading Test

Monday 4/27

  • NO SCHOOL - inclement weather makeup day

Friday 5/1

  • 4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms; more info to come

Monday 5/4 - Friday 5/8

  • Scholastic book fair in library

Friday 5/8

  • school-wide Splash Day (times TBD; more info to come)

Friday 5/12

  • Living Museum in the MPR: times TBD; more info to come

Friday 5/18

  • NO SCHOOL - inclement weather make up day

Monday 5/25

  • NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday

Friday 5/29

  • 5th Grade Business Fair - during specials; tickets available that week for students that wish to purchase items. More information to come.

Friday 6/5

  • last day of school; end of 4th 9 Weeks - HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!




  • Online Reading Log & Questions - 80 minutes reading logged only

  • Sitton List 16 Spell Check on Friday 1/23
  • spelling homework sheet given out in class and due the following Monday 1/26


  • Fill out your lunar calendar (received on Tuesday 1/20) each day with observations of the moon. This can be completed after school before bedtime each night and should take no more than 2 minutes.

Our PTA Rocks!

Parents, you may want to take a look at the January PTA newsletter. There are articles about the future Makerspace in the library, photos of Mrs. Moran's new baby, carnival news, garden tips, event photos, and much more. Click here: http://reagan.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=186"

Temperature Check - Coats, Please!

Just because we live in Texas doesn't mean it's hot ALL the time! Please remind your child to be watchful of the daily temperatures, especially since they fluctuate so extremely this time of year, and dress appropriately. COATS ARE A MUST as we will be out for recess and PE (on occasion) as temperatures will allow.

Remember to BYOT - Bring Your Own Technology!

Just as a friendly reminder, we ask that those who are willing and able please participate in our BYOT initiative! We have incorporated the use of technology on a regular basis in our lessons, but there is limited technology available in our classrooms. It helps so much even even just a few students are able to bring their own devices to school with them each day. As a reminder, students must have a signed BYOT contract (see link below) on file to participate. Thanks for your support!


The 2014-15 yearbook is available for preorder online now! Click the link below for more information.
Have a great week!

Our best,

Elizabeth & Reanna