December 10-14

Important Upcoming Dates

November 12- January 18 UIL Team Practices - Click HERE to see the practice days and times

December 20- Last day of school

December 21- January 7- Holiday break


SUBSTITUTE INFORMATION:

The substitute orientation will be held on December 7th at 9:00 AM at the district office. An invitation will be sent out once you have applied online. Please be sure to apply online as soon as possible if you are interested in subbing for LHISD.

What Are We Learning?

MATH

"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics." - Paul Halmos

Familiarity and proficiency with the basic times tables are an essential building block in math. It opens the door to multi-digit multiplication and demystifies processes like long division and simplifying fractions. It lays the foundation for algebra.

Students will solve multi- step problems involving all operations.

*Please make sure your child is practicing their basic multiplication facts and fact fluency each night for 15 minutes. This is a major skill that 4th graders are expected to have mastered by the end of the year.


SOCIAL STUDIES

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Social Studies, we will use what we have learned about Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, to write a Bio-Poem!

SCIENCE:

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, it is the one who asks the right questions"

We are currently studying slow changes in the Earth including weathering, erosion, and deposition.



READING:

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Insid a dog, it's just too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

This week in reading, we will continue our study of poetry. We will focus specifically on figurative language, including metaphors and similes. Ask your child to give you an example of each!

Students will be able to explain the author’s purpose and message within a poem and they will be able to explain how the use of text structure (stanza, lines, line breaks, free verse, narrative, humorous, lyrical) contributes to the author’s purpose .

*There is so much to learn - you can support your child by reading with them 30 minutes every night!

WRITING:

"To read without writing is like eating without digesting."

We will begin writing our poems for our poetry cafe event on Wednesday, December 19th. We hope you can make it!