4th Grade Theme: Responsibility and Service

Week of December 11-15
To contact Mrs. Wickboldt:  lwickboldt@rcseaglesonline.org
To contact Mrs. Potter:  wpotter@rcseaglesonline.org



December 11th:Science Test Simple Machines
December 14th: 
Computation Test - Multiplication, Division, Factors, Prime and Composite
December 15th: Memory Verse Test (All of Proverbs 3:1-7)
Math Benchmark
December 18th: Reading Test
(Visualization, Sequencing, Main Idea)
December 19th: Book Chats Due (Note the date change)
Vocab 12 Quiz 
December 19th: Bible Test
Texas History/Science

This week in science we will explore helping others by making work easier.  We will learn about the 6 types of simple machines and the two kinds of forces ( gravity and friction). Students will work with a group decide which type of simple machine to build to complete a task.



Our Christmas Party is scheduled for December 20th.  Boys will bring a wrapped book to exchange with a boy, and girls will bring a wrapped book to exchange with a girl.  Please keep book purchases under $10.00.

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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The Twelve Days of Christmas:

A look at the story of Jesus' birth in Matthew and Luke. 

Learn about the symbols of Christmas. 

Read "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Verse Leaders for Chapel:

December 6th:

Xia Tabanou

Luke Monsive

Memory Verse: 

Proverbs 3:1-7 

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 heart.

So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

7 Be not wise in your own eyes;

fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.



Comprehension Skill:  Visualization; Review of Sequencing; Main Idea; Improving our fluency

Book Chat Oral Report:
Each nine weeks your child will be assigned to give the class a book chat 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.   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 December 12 : IXL Z.5

Y.1 Extra Credit

Y. 2 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:

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

Results come back in January - No practices until then.
Graham Freeman,
Jacob LaRovere,
Benjamin Swank
Mia Bowman
Slade Saathoff
Austin Wickboldt

Speed Drills
Students will be doing 3-minute refresher drills until after the holidays.

Factors, Prime and Composite

Finding factors

Finding common factors

Review multiplying by 1 and 2-digit numbers

Review long division

IXL: Math
Due Thursday December 14th
D.22 multiplying by 2-digits

D.24 multiplying by multiples of ten
E.14 long division with zeros



Poetry: Writing a Haiku
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 12

Fri - Quiz and Vocab notecards Chapter 12

Mon - Page 147

Tues - Page 148 Top only, and Page 149

Wed - Page 150, and Page 151 Top only

Thurs - Page 152 and 153

Fri - Vocab 12 Review Sheet - Quiz on Monday December 18th.


  • 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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