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Welcome to our 4th Grade Classroom website! Please feel free to look around and subscribe to our website. 
 
 
Water Bottles - Students are given the opportunity to have a water bottle in class as needed, as well as for after physical activity such as recess or PE. Please send a flip top reusable water bottle (no tumbler style cups) with your child's name on it for in class use.
 
Snack: Students may choose to bring a healthy snack to enjoy during class. The snack must be easy to eat without utensils so that students may eat and continue learning. Please no chips, cookies, etc.
 
Conference Time (By Appointment Only): 9:00 - 9:50am on Mondays. Other arrangements can be made for after school conferences. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a parent conference. 
 
Transportation Changes
We understand that sometimes changes need to be made to after school dismissal procedures. If your child needs to go home a different way, please send a written note that includes your child's name, homeroom teacher, transportation change, effective dates of the change, parent contact information and parent signature. For your child's safety, we cannot accept email, voicemail or your child's word for a transportation change. If you cannot send a note, please call the front office no later than 2:00pm to ensure our classroom will be notified before dismissal.
 
HeadphonesYour child may choose to bring headphones or earbuds to keep in their backpack for personal in class use. 
 
Welcome Bell: 8:10am
Tardy Bell: 8:40am
Dismissal Bell: 3:50pm

Mrs. Smith's Homeroom Schedule:
Specials: 9:00 - 9:50am
PE Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday with Coach Odell
Tuesdays are extended Specials Day 8:20 - 9:50
 

Week 1 Rotation


Monday

Tuesday - Extended

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PE - Odell

PE - Odell

Music - Mr. B

Music - Mr. B

PE - Odell

Music Mr. B


Week 2 Rotation


Monday

Tuesday - Extended

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PE - Odell

PE - Odell

Music - Mrs. Heinrich

Music - Mrs. Heinrich

PE - Odell

Music - Mrs. Heinrich



Week 3 Rotation


Monday

Tuesday - Extended

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PE - Odell

PE - Odell

Art - Mrs. McNickle

Art - Mrs. McNickle

PE - Odell

Art - Mrs. McNickle

 
Arrival: 8:10
Morning Meeting: 8:20
Rise and Shine: 8:30 - 8:40
ELA Grammar Lesson: 8:40 - 9:00
Specials 9:00-9:50
AM Snack: 9:55
Morning ELA Block: 9:55 - 11:05
Lunch: 11:05
Morning ELA/SS Block Continued: 11:35 - 12:50
Switch Classes: 12:50
Recess: 12:50 - 12:10
Afternoon ELA/SS Block: 1:10 - 3:40
PM Snack:1:10
Closing Meeting: 3:40
Dismissal: 3:50
 
 

Recent Posts

Spelling List #3 - Test on 11/2

Students have received their Spelling List #3 this week. Their words should be written in their planner and we have been practicing our word patterns throughout the week. 
 
I do not assign a specific homework to be turned in for the spelling pattern. We are working on students understanding where they are in their personal learning. Some students may need more practice with a pattern than others, and the amount of practice needed for mastery may vary from pattern to pattern.
 
Rather than asking your student "Do you have homework?"
  • Ask them to explain the pattern to you and teach you how to sort the words
  • See if they can find other words that follow the same pattern and ask them to explain how they know it follows 
 
If you need a copy of their color group list or ideas for practice, please login to Google Classroom - 4th Grade Word Work.
 
Thanks!

Spelling - Week of October 9th

New spelling lists have been posted in Google Classroom - 4th Grade Word Work. If students would like to get a head start on practicing their new word pattern over the weekend, you are more than welcome to do so.
 
**Blue Group - Please make sure you look for my post that includes your words for this week. They are different from the rest of the grade level due to a posting error I made. 
 
Thanks!

Picture Day Tomorrow - Friday 9/28

Our picture time is scheduled for 12:45 which is after our lunch time. Please plan lunch accordingly.
 
You may choose to order pictures using the order form (sent home on Monday, 9/24) or online. If you would like to order pictures online, please follow the directions below. 
 
Go to www.strawbridge.net and click on “Order Pictures” 
 
From dropdown enter LES code “112201” and click “Find” 
 
Hover and click on “Fall Original 9/28/18” 
 
Select desired package under “Pick Your Package” and it will immediately go into your shopping cart 
 
From left side of screen click on “Backgrounds” which is a required item and select the FREE “Grey” default (or you may update background for an additional charge) 
 
After selecting package and background, click “Next” located at bottom of screen and input your child’s information then continue to follow the prompts with your information.

Texas Our Texas and Texas Pledge - SS Grade

September 20, 2018

Dear Parents,

Starting the Week of September 24th, we will be practicing Texas Our Texas and the Texas Pledge in class each day as part of our Social Studies content. Students will be expected to recite Texas Our Texas and the Texas Pledge as a Social Studies Major Grade on October 5th. The grade will be determined based on accuracy of the poem, the pledge, and student response of the meaning of the pledge. Students can chose to recite or sing. Resources to practice this at home can be found on Google Classroom.

 

Your child may choose to recite the poem during class any day the week of the October 1st, but all students must have completed the recital by Friday, October 5th. If you feel that your child is ready to recite the poem early, please write a note in their planner to show you have practiced it at home and you are giving permission for your child to complete the assignment earlier than the due date. Each child will be given only one opportunity to recite the poem for a grade. Thank you for your support on our Social Studies content.

 

Sincerely,

 

The 4th Grade ELA /Social Studies Teachers

Parent Conferences

Dear Parents,
 
Thank you for your patience as we work to schedule all 47 parent conferences during the month of October. All parents (both homerooms) sign up for one time slot and you will meet with Mr. DiPersio and I at the same time.  Initial conferences will be scheduled through Bloomz. I will continue to post more times for upcoming weeks as our schedule becomes available.
 
 
If you have a parent conference scheduled after 4:30pm, please note that the front office doors will be locked. Mr. DiPersio or I will meet you at the front doors at your conference time. Should you arrive early, please call my classroom phone at 281 - 357 - 3260 ext 3674 to let us know you have arrived and we will let you in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience but safety is our top priority.
 
If you have any questions, please let Mr. DiPersio or I know.
 
Thank you!

Plot Structure Vocabulary Test - Sept 28

Today we began learning about Plot Structure in class. These are the vocabulary words with definitions that are part of Plot Structure. Please practice these definitions at home and apply them to your independent reading book. We will have a vocabulary definitions test on Thursday, September 28th. Students will also apply these terms to a familiar text.

 

plot - the main events of a narrative, written in chronological order, including a beginning, middle and end

exposition - the background information given at the beginning of the story about the main characters and setting. often referred to as the introduction

conflict - the main problem & difficult circumstances that the primary character faces in the story

rising action -  series of related events that begin after the exposition and lead up to the climax

climax - the most exciting, intense, or important event in the story. also referred to as the turning point

falling action  - the series of events that occur after the climax lead up to the conflict being solved

resolution - the point in a story where the conflict or complications are solved

Marco's Pizza Night for 4th Grade

Dear Parents,
 
Pizza boxes went home today for Marco's Pizza Night. A flyer should be inside the box with more information. If you would like to participate, please have your child decorate their box and return to the box to school by Friday, Sept 21.
 
When you call to place your order on September 25, make sure to tell the person taking your order that this to benefit Lakewood Elementary, that your student is in 4th Grade, your student's name and their teacher's name. Marco's Pizza will then ensure that your pizza is delivered in the box that your child decorated.