4th Grade Theme: Responsibility and Service

Week of September 25th-29th
To contact Mrs. Wickboldt:  lwickboldt@rcseaglesonline.org
To contact Mrs. Potter:  wpotter@rcseaglesonline.org



September 25th: Language Test Ch. 1
September 27th: Open-note science quiz Ch. 1
October 2nd: Reading Test Ch. 7
October 3rd: Science Test Ch. 1
October 4th:  Math Test Topic 5
October 5th:  Vocabulary Test Chapters 1 - 5
October 10th: Book Talk Oral Reports due 
Texas History/Science
We will begin Ch.1 Living Things this week.  We will learn about ecosystems and discuss the basic needs of animals for survival. We will conduct a lab on Tuesday, September 26.  If you would like to make a donation to our science lab, please send the following in by Tuesday:

Science Lab Needs Needed by Tuesday
Gallon Size Ziploc Bags
3 bags of gummy worms
Up to five live earthworms and/or pill bugs (roly poly) collected from your garden



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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Lesson 2

Humility or Pride:

The Tower of Babel


Verse Leaders for Chapel:

October 4th:

Eniya Edwards

Joey Bruhn

Memory Verse: 

Proverbs 3:1-3 

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. 

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;

   bind them around your neck;

 write them on the tablet of your




Study and Reference Skills:
This week students will work to improve their study and reference skills.  We will review parts of a book and using the dictionary.  Students will discover how to use encyclopedias and an atlas.

Book Talk Oral Report:
Each nine weeks your child will be assigned to give the class a book talk which will be an oral report on a book he/she is reading.  Your student will select his/her own book for the oral report. The book may be a work of fiction or nonfiction. Reading a passage fluently (smoothly with expression) from the book is an important part of the presentation,  so your child should avoid joke books, graphic novels, how-to books, and reference materials when selecting a book. The book does not have to be a book your child has finished reading, but it could be a book your child is currently reading.  A rubric for the oral report will go home on September 25. Your child is expected to plan and practice for the oral report at home.  

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.


Homework Due October 2: IXL A.1 -Types of Sentences

A.2 Extra Credit

A.3 Extra Credit

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


Speed Drills
Speed Drills will be on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
Speed drill: "sevens"  Students will test until scoring 100 or their best score by Thursday, September 28th.

Topic 5:

-Multiplying by multiples of 10 & 100

-Estimation and multiplication

-Break Apart and mental multiplication

-Multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit

-Multiplying 3-digit by 1-digit

IXL: Math
D.1 - Due September 29th
D.5 - Due October 6th

Bonus IXL
D.2, D.3, D.7 - Due October 4th
(2pts each towards Topic 5 Test) 



We are currently working on improving our use of writing conventions.

Our study of sentences will  cover the following topics:
  • Sentences & Fragments
  • Declarative & Interrogative Sentences
  • Simple Subjects/Predicates
  • Diagramming
  • Compound Subjects/Predicate/Sentences
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

Chapter 5

Mon - Notecards & Page 59 

Tue - Pages 60-61

Wed - Page 63 VII. & 64

Thur - Review Sheet

Fri - Quiz


  • 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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