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Welcome to the fourth grade information web site. This site will be updated every nine weeks. Log on to our site to find out what your fourth "Gator" is doing for the nine weeks!
The fourth "Gators" have been very busy. In reading they are well into Literature Circles. This 9 weeks some of the novels they are reading include A Paradise Called Texas, War With Grandpa and Little House on The Prarie. Be sure and ask your gator how he/she is enjoying Literature Circles. Thanks to all those parents who participated in the Literature Circles Night at MCE. The teachers and students loved sharing our love of books with you. In additon to Literacy Circles we are continuing our preparation for the up and coming TAAS test. We have learned a new strategy to help us categorize the types of passages that are usually given on the test. Ask you "Gator" how he/she can "put a LID on TAAS".
In Math we are working on Geometry and different types of lines. At home, remember to reinforce all the new math vocabulary our Gators are learning. Please review telling time and elapsed time. This should make the transition into measurement, our next math topic, a breeze. Also, please continue to practice those math facts. Ms. Pennington's class continues to rule in our Fact Master Contest. They were both the Addition and Multiplication champs.
In Science we just finished our study of our planet's Rainforests and Coral Reefs. We have moved on to learn about the exciting world of bats and their many differences. From there we will move on to plants and hermit crabs. We will be raising hermit crabs in our classrooms.
In Social Studies students are researching famous Texans. They are to prepare a written and oral presentation. The "gators" will also be discussing how the oil boom and new inventions brought prosperity to Texas. In addition, they will also learn about Texas government.
Poetry is the topic of instruction in the Language classrooms. Students will be discussing and writing different forms of poetry, such as Haiku, Cinquain and a Bio-poem.
The Spelling Bee Champion was Bradlee F.! Claire J. was the runner-up!! Congratulations to all who participated.