**The X quiz that we took today over the squares & 2’s has been checked and passed back. Please sign and return it to school tomorrow. Our next X Quiz will be on Wednesday over the squares, 2’s & 5’s, and then Friday over the squares, 2’s, 5’s, & 3’s.
We are currently working on learning to read, write, and expand numbers up to the hundred billions. We are using this place value rap to help us! We will have a quiz over labeling the places in a place value chart on Friday this week.
Here are some other links that can help with place value:
StudyJams Place Value:
StudyJams Expanded Form:
Games for place value models, identifying digits & values, expanded form, and comparing & ordering:
Practice reading & writing large numbers:
A smorgasbord of place value lessons, videos, & games (THANK YOU MRS. LAMAR !!)
Multiplication quiz over the square (doubles) facts is tomorrow! Another quiz will be given on Monday and will cover the square facts and 2’s.
A letter about our multiplication fact quiz schedule was sent home today. Please sign the bottom portion and return it to school. You may keep the top portion of the letter to remind you of the quiz dates.
The majority of math-related stress in 4th grade students comes from the lack of knowledge of the basic multiplication facts. It is EXTREMELY important that students become fluent in their facts so they can concentrate and spend time on the process of HOW to solve a problem, and not just spend all of their time trying to do the computation of the problem.
Students may use the link to the Reflex Math program below and log-in their lunch number. This program is designed to help kids improve their fact fluency.
Below are some practice links to Quizlet. Clicking on a link below will allow many options to practice a set of facts: Flashcards, Learn, Test, Scatter, & Space Race.
We have 2 teams in 4th grade this year, and your child is part of the Hunter/Clift/McCurdy team. He/She will have me for math, Mrs. Clift for language arts, writing, & science, and Mrs. McCurdy for reading & social studies. Mrs. Clift and Mrs. McCurdy will both be posting important information (such as spelling words, vocabulary words, etc.) for their classes on their class blogs, so you will need to subscribe to both of them to stay up to date. The links below will take you to each blog. Look for the “Subscribe by Email” box and enter your email address to subscribe.
You don’t have to rely on your child getting home with a note–get information for both Mrs. Hunter’s Homeroom and Mrs. Hunter’s Math classes right on your phone! Math info & reminders will be sent through the math class, and all other general info & reminders will be sent just to the homeroom class. (So if you’re in my homeroom, you’ll want to sign up for both classes.)
For Mrs. Hunter’s Homeroom Class:
Text the message @hunter4hr to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with the number 81010, try texting @hunter4hr to (903)871-1641.
For Mrs. Hunter’s Math Classes:
Text the message @hunt4math to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with the number 81010, try texting @hunt4math to the number (903)871-1641.
Wow! Has your summer zipped by like mine? I hope you’ve played, rested, and enjoyed time with your family. Mark your calendars for Meet the Teacher, which will be on Thursday, August 18, from 4:30 to 5:30. Bring your supplies and come meet your 4th grade team of teachers!
As your math teacher, I’m giving you some advice: spend some time reviewing your multiplication facts because it is VERY important to know them when you come in to 4th grade!
This fast and furious year is coming to a close, and I must say that I’ve enjoyed getting to know all of the kids and watching them grow! I expect GREAT things from them in the future!
Here are some important notes about this week:
Monday: Recorder concert in the gym at 8:30.
Tuesday: Bouncy house reward in the gym during enhancement. Kids will need to wear socks!
Thursday: 4th grade awards in the gym @ 9:00. Students may be signed out with the teacher at the conclusion of the awards assembly. Early dismissal at 11:30.
Friday: Early dismissal at 11:30.
We will be using M&M’s in our end-of-year math review of skills that we have learned this year. Each 4th grade student needs an individual-size bag of PLAIN M&M’s (the size you can find at the check-out counter or a convenience store). “A” Day students will need them on Tuesday, May 17, and “B” Day students will need them on Thursday, May 19.
Students need to wear old clothes & athletic shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS), and bring a water bottle & towel. Parents are encouraged to come watch the fun! When the fun is over, the students will be allowed to leave with parents as long as the student has been checked out with the teacher. If your student will be staying the entire day, he/she may will need to bring a change of clothes and shoes–the kids often end up quite wet!
4th grade students will go to the WO Splash Pad on Friday, May 20. In order for your child to attend, the signed permission slip with the $1 entry fee must be returned by Wednesday. Buses will leave the school around 11:00 and return at 2:00. Students will need to bring a sack lunch, a drink, a towel, and sunscreen. Concession stand snacks will also be available to purchase. Parents are welcome to come enjoy the fun, and you may check out your child early with his/her teacher. Students who return to school will need to bring a change of clothes.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be STAAR testing this week. Third and fourth grade students will take the math test on Monday and the reading test on Tuesday. Fifth grade will take their STAAR science test on Wednesday. It’s very important that your child be at school by 7:45 so that he/she can get settled and ready for testing!
Students will be allowed to bring a ROOM-TEMPERATURE bottle of water and 2 pieces of mint gum on test days.
No electronics for students or staff are allowed on testing days, so if you need to get a message to your child or to me, please write a note in the planner or leave me a voicemail.
The Intermediate campus will be CLOSED to visitors on all STAAR testing days. No outside food deliveries will be allowed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.