T.H. Rogers Weekly Newsletter
Elementary Fourth Grade
Email : JWILLIE1@houstonisd.org
Conference Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30-2:00 P.M.
Welcome Message from Ms. WillieWelcome 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!
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 ofHomework is given to: review 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.
Homework is expected to be done when it is assigned. Most assignments will be completed in one evening and turned in the next day.MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Upcoming Tests/Due Date for Assignments
We're Currently Working On:ReadingHistorical 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.PoetryUnit: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 StudiesThe 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.