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 Fourth Grade Weekly Newsletter - Mrs. Reese

 

February 19-23, 2018

 

 

Language Arts Topics

 

Spelling -  Review

 

Reading

 

 

Non Fiction Summary- 5 Ws (who, what, when, why, where)

 

Paired Passages (compare / contrast)

 

Writing - Begin Writing Bootcamp

-edit / revise

-expository essay

 

***Edit / Revise Test on Wednesday***

 

 

*Please check your child’s homework folder and planner each night for notes.

 

* Lunch is 12:05-12:35

 

*Library on Wednesdays 

 

Social Studies Topics

 

-Begin learning about the Republic of Texas

**Make Republic of Texas significant figure trading cards

 

-Winter Olympic Reserach

 

Weekly Events

 

*No School Monday February 19th 

*Math and Science Night Thursday February 22nd 5-7 p.m.

 

 

  

Specials Reese

Mon. – PE

Tues. – Art

Wed. – PE

Thurs. – Art

Fri. – Art

Specials Bosworth

Mon. – PE

Tues. – Music

Wed. – PE

Thurs. – Music

Fri - Music

Upcoming News

 

*Spring Break March 12-16th

 

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Dash and Bash

ATTENTION 4th GRADE PARENTS
 
Our annual Silent Auction at Dash & Bash is approaching!  Our silent auction is the single event each year that raises the most money for our school!  The school uses this money for software licenses, technology, campus security equipment, books, educational resources & equipment, supplies for teachers, and more! 
 
Each year, each grade level chooses a theme and we ask families to donate items or money related to that theme.  We combine it all to create a silent auction "basket" that is then auctioned off to raise money for the school.  This year, 4th grade has chosen a CAMPING theme.   Donations are optional.  We request that parents please sign up to donate one or more items on our 4th grade Signup Genius list and send it to school with your children by Friday, March 9 (before spring break).  That will give our room moms time to combine, purchase remaining items, package, and advertise our basket.  For any questions please contact your room mom or StephaniePiepho (Silent Auction Chairperson) at fundraising@gmail.com
 
Link to SignUp Genius list:

This Week February 20-23

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend!!!!!
 
**No School Monday February 19th
**Edit / Revise Writing Test on Wednesday February 21st 
**Math and Science Night Thursday February 22nd @ 5-7 p.m.

GT Nomination

The Gifted & Talented parent recommendation window for spring testing is now open for students in grades 1 - 5. If interested in testing, please pick up a permission form & parent survey from the front office or send your request for permission forms to sherisims@tomballisd.net. Deadline for receiving recommendations is March 9th. Please contact Ms. Sims with questions. Test results will be available in late May.

Next Week

Next week we will be taking our writing benchmark on Wednesday and Thursday.
1.) Wednesday (edit / revise multiple choice)
2.) Thursday (expository essay)
We will use this data to help prepare our teaching in preperation for the STAAR Writing Test on April 10th.  Please get a good night sleep, a good breakfast and bring a snack to eat during the test.
I can't wait to see how you ROCK the test!!!! 

The One and Only Ivan Website

Yesterday, students received their One and Only Ivan book with a note / calendar.
 
Here is the website to find everything your need to know about Tomball ISD's One and Only Ivan.
 
Each day students have an assigned amount of pages that they need to read.  They can read it at home, during warm up or during intervention.
 
 
Let's have fun reading!!!!!

Crazy Weather!

Wow!  What a crazy week.  Looks like we will be having a two day week.  Ha. 
 
There will be no spelling test this week... however you can practice the pattern and words to become a better speller :) .  We will begin with spelling tests next week.  
 
I hope you stayed warm, and I can't wait to see you tomorrow morning!!!!!!

Tomball ISD Read One Book - T-Shirt Order

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A SHIRT FOR OUR TOMBALL ISD READ ONE BOOK... USE THE LINK BELOW :)

Some people didn’t get to order their One and Only Ivan T-shirt before the break.

The online Ivan T-shirt store has re-opened.  We are only taking online orders. 

Go to:  http://bluewaveapparel.com/TomballReads

The store will be open from now until January 17th at midnight.

The price is slightly higher…  $7.95 for the Regular t-shirt and $10.80 for the V-neck.

Shirts will be delivered the last week of January.  J

Get yours Today!

Music Reminder

Good Afternoon WONDERFUL 4th Grade Parents!

This is just a reminder that your child will be starting to learn recorder with me this semester. If your child stated that they will be bringing their recorder from home, they need to make sure that it is packed in their backpacks THIS WEEK. If they ordered one from me, I will be passing them out when they come to my class! 

Here is how they will be graded for PARTICIPATION in my class during this Unit:

Times recorder is forgotten:

0 = E

1 = E (verbal warning given and WARNING Recorder Grading Policy Note sent home)

2 = S (Specials Conduct & Participation Report sent home, participation grade is changed and Recorder Grading Policy Note sent home)

3 = S (verbal warning given and WARNING Recorder Grading Policy Note sent home)

4 = N (Specials Conduct & Participation Report sent home, participation grade is changed and Recorder Grading Policy Note sent home)

5 = U (Specials Conduct & Participation Report sent home, participation grade is changed and Recorder Grading Policy Note sent home)

*The grade change will be for PARTICIPATION not conduct!

If their recorder is lost or stolen, please send a note signed by you, the parent/guardian, letting me know what has happened to it so I can make arrangements for them to get another one. If no note is brought, I will assume that it has just been forgotten and their grade will be changed accordingly.

If your child is new to our school this semester and did not order a recorder last semester, please contact me ASAP and we can make arrangements for them to borrow one!

I am looking forward to a GREAT semester and I can’t wait to hear the beautiful music your children will make! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at britneyculver@tomballisd.net or by phone at 281-357-3060 EXT 4675.

Britney Culver

Music Specialist

Timber Creek Elementary

Tomball Reads One Book

The Tomball librarians are kicking off Tomball Reads One Book again this school year on January 16th and will wrap up on February 15th.  We are reading the book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  Every 2nd – 6th grader will get their own copy of the book.  You have the opportunity to order an original Tomball T-Shirt to wear each Tuesday during this time for just $6.50.  Click on the link below to place your order.

The online store is open

 http://bluewaveapparel.com/TomballReads

 

NEXT WEEK December 4th - 8th

*****Please use the following link to purchase our grade level t-shirt.  My homeroom is burnt orange (UT).... these will be used for field day, field trip and to wear on Fridays :) They final day to order is this Friday December 8th
 
 
 
*****School Spelling Bee on Tuesday December 5th @ 1:30
 
 
*****Writing Test on Wednesday December 6th

4th Grade T-Shirt and Room Mom Note

1.) Please use the following link to purchase our grade level t-shirt.  My homeroom is burnt orange (UT).... these will be used for field day, field trip and to wear on Fridays :) They final day to order is this Friday December 1st.
 
 
2.) Please fill in the room mom note that is being sent home in your child's Wednesday Folder.  It was sent home earlier this year, but not all of them were returned.  Thank You :)
 
3.) Come to Literacy Night tomorrow from 5:00-7:00

4th Grade Class T-Shirt

Please use the following link to purchase our grade level t-shirt.  My homeroom is burnt orange (UT).... these will be used for field day, field trip and to wear on Fridays :)
 
 
Have a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving.  I am so thankful that I get to work with your sweet kids each day.

TMSCA Info.

Parents, does your child have a passion for math? Join our math team!  We will be practicing mental math techniques (Number Sense) and mathematical concepts such as geometry and algebraic expressions.  Students on our TMSCA team have the opportunity to participate in competitions across the Houston area.  Practices will be held on Monday mornings at 7:45 AM. All students welcome. Students will also have access to practice materials through a Team Member Google Classroom.  If you are interested, please sign up using the google form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/snip32YSbJJczL8v1

Questions? Please email sherisims@tomballisd.net