4th Grade Theme: Responsibility and Service


To contact Mrs. Wickboldt:  lwickboldt@rcseaglesonline.org
To contact Mrs. Potter:  wpotter@rcseaglesonline.org


                              

      Assessments

August 22-23: Beginning-of-the-year dictation sentence benchmark.
August 23: Students recite the pledge to the Texas flag for a quiz grade.

Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, 
Texas
one state under God,
 one and indivisible.

August 28: Texas INB cover due for a major grade.
August 29:
Math Test - Topic 1: place value, expande, compare and order, round whole numbers
              
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Texas History/Science
Texas History:
Welcome to Texas History!  We will begin our study learning the pledge to the Texas flag and the lyrics to our state song, "Texas, Our Texas".  Students will use geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data relating to Texas’s place in the world. Students will recite the Texas Pledge for a quiz grade on Wednesday, August 23.
Interactive Notebook:
Students will cover the front and back of their interactive notebook with photographs.  Directions will be sent home on the first day of school, August 16.  This will be our first major grade in social studies. The covered INB is due on Monday, August 28.



              

Reminders

Uniform Policy Reminder:
       *  Skirt Length should be at the knee even if the student is wearing leggings.
* Hair for boys should be neat, combed, not below the collar, eyebrows or midear. No hats in the building during the school day.
* Long sleeve undershirts/t-shirts/turtlenecks may be worn as layering pieces. Approved colors are white, grey, black, navy or red.
* Girls are not allowed to wear plaid skirts on Chapel days.

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                Bible
       

Now that our Bible notebook is ready, students will begin to add to it.  We have already began a study of prayer beginning with The Lord's Prayer. We will continue to add prayers to our notebook as we go through each unit. Next week we will begin Lesson one on Thursday.  The students will learn about what God loves and what He hates.  A look at Job will enhance this lesson.



Verse Leaders for Chapel:

Riley Bartlett 

Kylie Bennett




                 

                         Reading

Our Reading Life:
Students will begin exploring their reading life this week. We will explore our best and worst experiences with reading, why we should read, and how our ability to read affects our spiritual life.

Reading Log:
Students are expected to read 80 minutes a week at home this year.  Students may read a book of their choice at home during this time.  
Students will record their reading minutes in their planner with a parent signature required by the end of the week to verify the total number of minutes.

Every Monday starting August 28, students will receive a daily grade which will hold them accountable for the minutes read the previous week.


Accelerated Reader:     


Students will be reading AR books to reach their goals, and they will be rewarded for meeting their goals. Below you will find the link for the student and parent login.  


AR Student Login

AR Parent  


(You can monitor your child's progress.  Login with regular student login and password.)

9-weeks AR celebrations:


1st 9 Weeks: popsicle on Oct. 23

2nd 9 Weeks: spy pen by Jan. 11/12

3rd 9 Weeks: cookie on March 23

4th 9 Weeks: favorite team shirt/hat w/ RCS bottoms



               
                            Math

Speed Drills
Speed Drills will be on Tuesdays
and Thursdays beginning on
August 22.  Students are expected to be able to fluently recall facts through 5X12 upon entering 4th grade.
First drill: "sixes"  Students will test until scoring 100 or their best score by August 31st.

Topic 1:

-place value to millions

-expanding whole numbers

-compare and order whole numbers

-round whole numbers

Test: Aug 29th







     
   


      Grammar/Writing

Writing:  
Students will begin the year writing an Acrostic Poem on a topic of their choice.  We will also be writing a personal narrative to tell a story about something we've experienced.

Grammar:
Students will be given a writing benchmark to assess their knowledge of writing conventions.  The benchmark will consist of dictation sentences.  The writing benchmark will take place on Aug. 22 & 23.

Cursive:
Please have your child practice writing in cursive at home.  All students will be expected to write in cursive at the beginning of the 2nd 9 Weeks.  Follow the link below for extra practice pages.

http://www.kidzone.ws/cursive/



                          

                            Vocabulary

Workbooks may be kept in class. Or they may take them home to complete daily assignments or study. Students will make note-cards for their words on Mondays. Vocabulary grades are part of their reading average. Daily work will be averaged and count as one daily grade. There is a quiz every Friday.  

VOCAB - Links





 



  • Girls need to wear solid, navy uniform bottoms to Chapel on Wednesday.

  • Please email both teachers if your child will be absent or leaving early.

  • Students should not be in the classroom in the mornings until they are dismissed from E-Commons at 8:00.  This is our time to  prepare for the upcoming day.  Tardy bell rings at 8:15.

  • No students are allowed to come back to the room during carpool for supplies/books/homework.  Please see either Mrs. Potter or Mrs. Wickboldt AFTER carpool to let you in the room.

  • We will let you know the time we are available.  Our conference  time is 10:11-12:11.  If you are unable to meet during our planning time, please email us so we can make other arrangements.


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