4th Grade Weekly Happenings

Reagan Elementary School - Leander ISD

Week of April 11-15, 2016

What Are We Learning About This Week?

READING
  • Fact and opinion

MATH

  • Variables & expressions
  • Multiplication

WRITING/GRAMMAR

  • Persuasive letter
SCIENCE
  • Plant adaptations
  • Life cycles

SOCIAL STUDIES

Our Current Week

Monday

  • Purple specials day
Tuesday
  • Red specials day
  • PLC day (specials at end of day)

Wednesday

  • Orange specials day

Thursday

  • Yellow specials day
  • Famous Texans selection sheets due (see details below)

Friday

  • 4th Grade Field Trip to YMCA
  • Green specials day
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Homework

Math & Language Arts homework is weekly and should be completed anytime between Monday and Sunday. It is due no later than Sunday at 9 pm.


SOCIAL STUDIES


LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Required: Complete at least 2 20-minute sessions (40 minutes total) in IStation
    Note: IStation directions are in students' take home binders behind the Homework tab.
  • Required: Read 100 minutes


MATH (PLEASE READ - CHANGING THIS WEEK)

  • Required: Pass at least 3 lessons in Think Through Math (It does count as passing a full lesson if you skip out of it through the pre-test!). This should bring your total number of lessons passed in all time in TTM to at least 5.
    Note: We logged in for the first time in class, and all students have their log-in information taped inside their take home binders. See the picture below for a screenshot explaining in detail how to complete this assignment.
  • Optional: Continue practicing in Xtra Math (strongly recommended for students who have not mastered all basic multiplication facts) and SumDog


Note: Please let us know if your child does not have access to an internet-connected device at home to complete online assignments so that we can come up with an alternate plan for your child.

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Cafeteria Check Policy

Due to Leander ISD policy, the cafeteria will no longer be able to accept checks without a driver’s license number and phone number clearly written on the check. To avoid any delay in funding your child’s lunch account, please ensure that your driver’s license number and phone number are included with the check.

Report Cards

Report cards for the 3rd nine weeks were sent home last week in Wednesday folders for those who requested paper copies rather than electronic. Please keep the report card and return the signed envelope to your homeroom teacher. Thank you!

Keep tabs on those shirts!

We'll be wearing our blue & yellow tie dye shirts this Friday, April 15th for our field trip to the Twin Lakes YMCA! We'll also use them for other events later this nine weeks.

Playground Design Project - Donations Needed!

In May, we will be applying math concepts we have been learning about all year long to design and build scale models of playgrounds! To make this project a success, we could use your help gathering materials. Below is a list of materials that we will use to make our scale models, many of which you may already have around your house. If you are able to donate any of these materials, please send them with your child to school any time in April. Thank you in advance for your help!


  • Wooden sticks such as toothpicks, craft sticks, or tongue depressors
  • Cardboard tubes such as toilet paper tubes or paper towel tubes
  • Plastic straws beverage lids
  • Bottle corks
  • Empty thread spools
  • Plastic containers
  • Cardboard, tagboard, or foam board
  • Foil
  • Copper wire
  • Rubber bands
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Twist ties
  • Modeling clay
  • Stale marshmallows
  • Gumdrops
  • Any other craft or hobby items

Upcoming Dates

Please view the calendar linked below on our classroom website to find out about important events and dates that 4th grade families at Reagan should be aware of. We will keep this calendar updated as new events arise or dates/times change.

Classroom Supply Wish List

Our classrooms are currently in need of the following items. If you are able to make a donation to our classroom please send the supplies in with your child to school. Donations are not expected but are greatly appreciated!


Mrs. Weltzin: Click to view my classroom wishlist on Amazon

Mrs. Eddy: Nothing at this time