This week's news....
Happy Easter week!! As a reminder, we will not have school this Friday! Enjoy your weekend with your family!
NOTICE!!!! We tried to warn you at the beginning of the year if you came to Open House.... A LOT of events happen in fourth grade in May! And....with those events comes costs attached. You will be receiving a flyer in your child's Wednesday folder about the Texian Time Machine. This is our "field trip" for the year. However, we do not leave RES for this event. The cost if $5. Please save your pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, etc. in order to cover this. Next Wednesday, we will be sending a notice about the cost for Moving Up!! This is your child's FINAL elementary school event! Once again....it costs money to pull this "BIG DEAL" off! I believe the cost will be $15 again this year. This includes the fun, the food, and a Class of 24 shirt with all of the 4th graders' names on the back! If you have been saving the RES T-shirts through the years and plan on making a blanket out of them, this makes a GREAT center piece for it! SOOOO save up! And....if you need assistance, please don't hesitate to let me know. I will ask no questions, but I will do what I can to support your child so they don't get left out!
Reading: We are working on test prep strategies for the STAAR Reading test in small group. The kids are also enjoying listening to different people across the district read The Lemonade War and thinking through the text with their stop and jots. They should still be reading their good fit book as well as stopping and jotting each night!
Writing: The kids are doing an independent research project on a topic of their choice. We are working through this step by step. It will end up as an article with text features and everything!!
Social Studies: We are discovering how the Civil War impacted Texas as a new state. We joined the United States at a very unsure time for our country. This is a sad but important part of our history.
As always, if you have questions, please let me know!