February 4-8

Last Week's Average Daily Attendance for

4th Grade:

98.24%

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

Important Upcoming Dates

January 31- February 12 Skating 101

February 5- PTO Meeting 6-7 pm

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

February 15-Dancing Through the Decades

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 16, 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

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

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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/

Congratulations to all UIL participants!

We are proud of all your hard work and accomplishments.

Click here to see a complete list of results.


What Are We Learning?

MATH

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 also lays the foundation for algebra.

This week ends our fraction unit and students will begin geometry. Our geometry includes : identify points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, and perpendicular and parallel lines; identify and draw one or more lines of symmetry, if they exist, for a two-dimensional figure; apply knowledge of right angles to identify acute, right, and obtuse triangles

*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

“Victory or Death!” - William B. Travis

In social studies we will be finishing our unit on the Texas Revolution by reading about the effects that the end of the war had on the Texas and how it became an independent nation

"Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!"

SCIENCE:

"Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths." - Karl Popper

Students will investigate the movement of water as it occurs on Earth in a continuous cycle.

Students will 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:

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

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:

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” - Anton Chekhov

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.