T.H. Rogers Weekly Newsletter

    Elementary Fourth Grade    

    Ms. Willie


    Email :  JWILLIE1@houstonisd.org

    Website: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/100434

    Conference Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30-2:00 P.M.


    Welcome Message from Ms. Willie
    Welcome to Fourth Grade! I am so excited to be working with you all this year. Fourth grade is such an exciting year. We are going to work very hard, learn so very much, and have great fun, too!

    Important News/Announcements
    On this site you will find information about Fourth Grade. Please check this site often to find updates related to homework, curriculum and learning objectives, upcoming events, our daily schedule, and student and parent resources. Thank you for visiting my webpage!
    Please RSVP for Ms. Willie & Mr. Martin's Super-STAAR Saturday. We will be offering two Saturday enrichment opportunities on March 28 and April 11 to prepare for upcoming STAAR tests in Writing, Reading & Math. The RSVP forms will come home in your child's Communication folder on Thursday, March 12.


    Spelling Words/ Wordly Wise/ Greek and Latin Root Words-

    Each week students have 20 Spelling Words and 10 Greek or Latin Root Words that they are tested on. Spelling and Root Word tests are every Friday of the week. Students are expected to know how to spell, define, and use the words contextually. It is imperative that both word lists are reviewed nightly. Weekly assessments measure not just spelling accuracy but comprehension of the word's meaning and how to use the words properly in a sentence. 
    Homework Assignments for the Week of 
    Homework is given toreview information, practice old skills, practice new skills, study for tests, and complete long term projects such as Accelerated Reader (AR) Projects. I usually post homework on the webpage after dismissal. Students are required to write their homework down daily in their agenda as well. 
    Most school nights, students should be able to finish their homework in 30 to 45 minutes for my class. If your child is spending an hour or more each evening on homework, please bring this to my attention. Please be mindful that your student has two teachers, and we both assign nightly homework. 

    Homework is expected to be done when it is assigned. Most assignments will be completed in one evening and turned in the next day. 


    Upcoming Tests/Due Date for Assignments

    We're Currently Working On:                                    

    Historical Fiction Unit:
    This five- to six-week unit engages students in the study of historical fiction and culminates with them developing and sharing a piece of historical fiction that is based on one of their own family's stories or artifacts.
    Students will learn the poetry terms, the specific terminology poets use when they talk about poetry. They will read poems that illustrate this terminology, a variety of poetic types, and universal themes; we will do this together in class. They will also complete a variety of assignments to accomplish these goals including a personal poetry journal and one essay and show their mastery of poetry terms and elements on a unit test.
    Social Studies
    The focus of this unit is for students to develop a historical understanding of the explorations of early Europeans in Texas and the Western Hemisphere. This includes geographical mapping of explorers’ routes and recognizing how European contact and colonization affected diverse groups of people. This unit provides activities for students to demonstrate acquired knowledge in a variety of exciting ways.