Spelling Words for Oct 8-12

This weeks spelling words are our Unit 3 Sitton list of most commonly used words.  Be sure to go to the Spelling City link on the right side of my blog to practice using these words through the free games and activities.














there There will be a pep rally on Friday.





its- The dog chewed its bone.  (Showing ownership)

it’s- It’s going to be an exciting week. (Contraction for it is)

Letter to Parents

October 8, 2012
Dear Parents,
It’s hard to realize the first six-weeks of school is now over. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching and getting to know your children. It’s a great class! Unfortunately, I have some news to share with you. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and must have surgery as soon as possible. Mrs. Parker has asked Mrs. Holly Jones, an employee of White Oak Intermediate, to substitute in my class while I am recovering. If all goes well, I should be back in 6 – 8 weeks.
Mrs. Jones will come into the class very well qualified. I will be working with her this week, so the transition will be smooth. They should not experience a disruption in their day to day schedule. This is a great team of 4th Grade teachers and they will assist and support Mrs. Jones as she teaches Math, Science and Social Studies. Mrs. Carrington and Mrs. McCurdy will continue to be their Reading and Language Arts teachers daily. They will meet with you for parent conferences in a few weeks.
I will introduce your children to Mrs. Jones, and explain to them why I will be gone for several weeks. In fact, many of them may already know her. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me by phone or email. I will stay in touch with the class as soon as I can during my recovery. I am confident your children will continue to be successful and have a great 4th Grade year.
Mrs. Brenda Lawrence
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Mrs. Holly Jones
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Parent Orientation

On Tuesday, September 11 we will have a parent orientation for all 4th Grade parents. We will meet in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm. You will meet all the 4th Grade teachers and Mrs. Parker, our new principal. We will share some important information about this year. I hope you can come!

First Day!

Wow, this first day went great!  It flew by so fast. I hope each student had a good 1st day in Fourth Grade.  Please take the time to look in the Student Handbook section in their Daily Planners. It contains some very important information. There is a page for parents and students to read and sign.  That was the only homework assignment for tonight!

View some photos of our first day by clicking on the Animoto below.


The end is near!

I can hardly believe this is our last month of school! We have accomplished so much this year. Our first look the the new “STAAR” test is behind us, and we have several things to look forward to in the next few weeks.

Friday, May 4 – End of Year Activities ( 9:15 – 11:30) Picnic lunch at the Nature Center Pavillion.

Thursday, May 10 – Field Day 8:00 – 12:00 Parents please come!

Thursday, May 24 – Early Release Day
Friday, May 25 – Early Release and LAST Day of school

We have lots of things still to do, so be here every day!

We Can’t Wait for Spring!!!

Students will be exchanging Valentine’s cards in the classroom on Tuesday, February 14th in our classroom. I will providing the refreshments, but students can bring their favorite drink. You may bring treats to share with the class, but make sure there is enough for everyone(20 students). None with nuts.

There will be a holiday, President’s Day, on February 20. Enjoy the day!

Spring Break is March 12 – 16th. I hope we all get to do something fun!

Our Easter break is Friday, April 6th. We will have a meeting about our party after Spring Break.

Continue practicing your Math facts in preparation for the STARR test.
Read, read, read, at home. The more you read, the better you get!

Thanksgiving Gratitude

This week’s character trait was Gratitude. The students in Mrs. Lawrence’s room wrote about how we could show gratitude to others in our school. They shared these during morning assembly with all of the other students. Please click on the green arrow to hear what each had to say.
Jaydon D.
Colee W.
Korbyn H.
Riley E.
Jaycee P.
Dayne R.