Mon., May 22: Bouncy House during enhancement–MUST WEAR SOCKS!!
Bring board & card games!
Tues., May 23: Board & card games
Wed., May 24: 4th Grade Awards at 8:15 in cafeteria. You may be checked out with teacher after the awards are over.
Thurs., May 25: Early release at 12:00. May bring games, including devices.
Fri., May 26: LAST DAY! Early release at 12:00. Autograph party!
Field day will be held on the top field above the football field! Bring a lawn chair! You may check out your student with the teacher only AFTER ALL activities have been completed! Many thanks to Coach Underwood for her many hours of planning for this fun and memorable day!
Please check your child’s balance and make sure charges are paid and that your child has money for each day they are wanting a meal. If your child does not have enough money in their lunch account, they will be offered the alternate meal.
We will be using M&M’s in our end-of-year math review of skills that we have learned this year. Each student needs to bring an individual-size bag of PLAIN M&M’s (1.69 oz) no later than Monday, May 15.
Students need to wear old clothes & athletic shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS), and bring a water bottle (labeled with name) & towel. Parents are encouraged to come watch the fun (you might want to bring a lawn chair)! 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 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.
Recorder Concert- Friday, May 19
9:00 in the Cafeteria
4th grade students will be playing their earned belt songs for the 3rd grade, family, & friends. They are to wear jeans and a WO t-shirt or a white, maroon, grey, or black shirt.
4th Graders will take the STAAR Writing test tomorrow, March 28.
It is important that students be at school on time!
Students should plan to bring lunch from home in the morning or purchase lunch from the cafeteria. No outside food or drink will be allowed tomorrow OR Wednesday (5th gr. is STAAR testing on Wednesday). Visitors for lunch will not be permitted on campus on March 28-29.
Students may bring a healthy snack (no sticky or messy fingers!), mint gum or candy mints, and one sealed bottle of room-temperature water. Any other drink will not be allowed.
Because the use of technology is not allowed on testing days, I will be unable to check email or phone messages. If you have a message that needs to get to me or your child, please call the Intermediate office (903/291-2101) and they will deliver the message.
We have begun our fractions unit, and one of the first skills we are learning about is how to decompose a fraction. Until recently, “decompose” was a word that I applied to science–not math! “Decompose” means to break down or break apart into smaller parts, and I’ve learned that we can apply that word in math, too! Parents–we did learn this in school, BUT–we just didn’t use the same vocabulary. Below are a couple of sites that provide the students with practice decomposing fractions. The Khan Academy site also has a video included on the right side in case the students (or the parents) want to know more about the skill. 🙂 Just click on the picture and that will take you directly to the practice.
It is important that students comprehend the question that is being asked in a word problem. Kids can no longer rely on “key words” to know how to solve a problem. The video below shows why students need to BEWARE OF KEY WORDS!