February 11-15

Last Week's Average Daily Attendance for

4th Grade:

94.47%

Our goal each week is to have 98% average attendance everyday!

Important Upcoming Dates

February 12- Last Day of Skating 101

February 12th Incoming 5th grade Orientation 5:30PM LHIS

February 15- Valentine's Parties (1:20-2:00)

February 15-Dancing Through the Decades (2:00-2:45)

February 18- No School

February 21- Fourth grade field trip to Bob Bullock


Remember to sign and return the following forms to your child's teacher:

-Field trip lunch forms due February 15, 2019

-Field trip permission and medical release form

-Mid-Year Academic Progress Form


Click on the link to RSVP for the Dancing Through the Decades Event and Valentines Parties

https://goo.gl/forms/oV8kFbOIZrEzq0hW2

Help a Homeless Jacket!

(Or water bottle.....or hat.....or scarf.....or lunchbox....)

YOU, yes YOU can help a homeless item!

Please make sure to stop by our homeless item area located next to the cafeteria, a.k.a. lost and found, to check for any items your child may have misplaced.

Lunchroom Visitor Reminder

We love when parents take the time out of their day to eat lunch with their child. While you are welcome to enjoy lunch with your child and their friends at a lunch table, if you choose to eat outside at a picnic table, please ensure our students' safety and security by only eating with your child.

Keep Collecting (and sending in) Those BoxTops!

Here's the net what you need to know:

  • BoxTop Collection Deadline: Friday, Feb 22nd
  • BoxTops can be submitted attached to a paper form or in a zip log baggie. Parents please add your students name, classroom teacher and grade level to ensure the class gets credit for the contribution.
  • BoxTops Expire- be sure to check the date. If you are unable to submit BoxTops and you would like credit for the Spring promotion, submit dimes in place of BoxTops!


Fall Box Top collection yielded over $1,060 in free money for Burden!


The grade level that collects the most BoxTops between now and the spring collection deadline (Feb 22nd) wins a popcorn party hosted by the BBE PTO!


The classroom that collects the most BoxTops will earn the traveling BoxTop Trophy until Fall, and each student will receive a gift bag that includes a BoxTop spirit stick and special prize!


If you have any questions, please reach out to our Burden Box Top Coordinator Hannah Hays @ Hannah.Hays@hotmail.com

Buy Your Candy Grams TODAY!

Join Us for Burden BASH!

Burden Bash Flyer- Digital.pdf

Click on the link below to purchase Burden Bash tickets NOW!

http://billburdenpto.org/fundraising/burden-bash/buy-burden-bash-tickets-online/

What Are We Learning?

MATH

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." - Albert Einstein

This week we will continue our geometry unit. We will learn how to classify angles (acute, obtuse, right) and identifying parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines.

*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

“The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government."- Sam Houston

In social studies we will learn how Texas became its own country, then joined the United States as the 28th state. We will learn the role that Texas played in the Mexican American War as well.

SCIENCE:

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge" - Carl Sagan

Students will learn about predicting the weather, identifying weather tools, and learn how to read the symbols on a weather map.

Students will continue to measure, record, and predict changes in weather . They will also describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of Earth. Students will explain the role of the Sun as a major source of energy in this process.

READING:

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's just too dark to read.” – Unknown

This week in reading, students will read Informational Text (Nonfiction) in a way that deepens comprehension by analyzing information in the text, and understanding the purpose of the text features the author used. Students will also be comparing the similarities and differences between two informational texts with similar topic content.


*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.” -Edmund Burke

We are always continuing to improve our writing. In writing classes we will be focusing on improving our editing and revising skills. Students will focus on using correct word choice, changing "Y" to "ies" in the plural form, and the use of transition words. They will be applying these skills when writing about their favorite place.