4th Grade Theme: Responsibility and Service

Week of April 16-20
To contact Mrs. Wickboldt:  lwickboldt@rcseaglesonline.org
To contact Mrs. Potter:  wpotter@rcseaglesonline.org



April 25th - 4th Grade Chapel Play
April 26th - Field Trip to Taste of Texas
April 27th - Math Test 
 Topic 17
May 11th- Texas Heritage Project Presentations

Texas History/Science

By Friday, May 6, all students will have information regarding our Texas Heritage Project.  Students are expected to have the project form signed by a parent and returned to school as soon as possible.  This is a family project. Your child will have many questions about their heritage and will need your help finding the answers.

Students are studying the Texas Revolution and the main events.


4th Grade Chapel play
Next Wednesday!
Taste of Texas Field Trip
Thursday,April 26th
Wear Red Chapel Shirt with uniform bottoms or jeans, and tennis shoes.
Students need to be in the classroom by 7:35 on the day of the field trip.

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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Respect or Rudeness and Disrespect

Jesus in the Garden; Two Thieves on the crosses

Verse Leaders for Chapel:

April 25th - Play

Memory Verse: 

Proverbs 3:1-13 

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.

It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce;

then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof,

for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,



Comprehension Skill:  Questioning,Cause and Effect, Main Idea, Supporting Details, Summarizing, Theme, Identifying Important Details, Visual Information

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.

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 17 Data and Graphs

IXL: Math
IXL  V.2 and V.4 Due April 24th
Bonus: V.1, V.3, V.6  due April 24th



Adjectives and Adverbs
Special Adjectives
Adjective or Adverb
Comparing with er and est
Comparing with more and most
Special Forms of Good and Bad

IXL M.6 due April 17
Extra Credit M.4, M.5

Introduction to Tall Tales

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 - Lesson 1 packet

Tues -  Complete Lesson 1 Packet

Wed. - Quiz Lesson 1

Thurs - Lesson 2 notecards - dictionary work

Fri - Lesson 2 packet


  • 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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