December 3-7

Important Upcoming Dates

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

December 4 @ 6:00 p.m. - BBES PTO Meeting

December 7 - Last Day for Brown Santa Collection

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 identify the rule in an input/output table using 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 are learning about the first empresarios to Texas, including Stephen F. Austin and his father, Moses Austin. We are also learning about the Mexican War of Independence and how it affected Texas history.

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.

Students should be able to answer the questions

  • How does erosion change landforms?
  • What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
  • What processes are included in 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 be analyzing structure and figurative language to understand theme and purpose within the genre of poetry. We will be creating a poetry book that will hold many examples of the styles of poetry and the different examples of figurative language.

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 write about our favorite season this week and give supporting details to make our writing clearer.

We are always improving our writing. Our focus will continue with having students work on composing their paragraphs. We will continue our discussion of how subjects and predicates work together to form these simple sentences. Our paragraphs will include 2-3 supporting details which will be written in complete sentences.