Fourth Grade - Go Eagles

 Week of August 15th-17th



August 15 - First Day of School

Texas History/Science

We are learning what life was like in the Republic of Texas.



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 mid ear. 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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Respect or Rudeness and Disrespect

Jesus in the Garden; Two Thieves on the crosses

Verse Leaders for Chapel:

Memory Verse: 

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 

For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. 



Comprehension Skill:   Supporting Details,  Theme, Analyzing the plot

Book Chat Oral Report:
Our last book chat will be a group project completed at school on the novel your child has been reading with his/her reading group.

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 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:

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


Topic: Personal Finance

Students will define fixed and variable expenses, look at different savings plans, and work a budget.

Math IXL    Due
Bonus:       Due

Note:  IXL is made available to all students at RCS.  It is a program we use to support our curriculum and can improve a student's understanding of the topics being studied in class. 

At least 2 Daily grades per topic come from IXL.  Six bonus points can be earned for each Topic Test. 



Ch. 15 Sentences/Phrases/Clauses
Object of the preposition
using prepositional phrases
Independent Clauses
Dependent Clause

DOL: Students will complete a daily oral language activity and be assessed using their notes.  We will have an open-note quiz after we complete 4 DOL lessons.

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.



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

Mon - Summer

Tues - Summer

Wed - 1st Day of school - Review requirements/ schedule/ and spelling (new this year)

Thur - What's in a word: Look for prefix, suffix, and root word.

Fri - Using a dictionary - routines, how to use a dictionary to find a word, why so many definitions?, and what are context clues.


  • 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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                                                Secret Word:  Summer