Monday, November 23, 2015

Lucy And Einstein Cinco!

Thank you Armbrister family for the  new water bottle and fun  toys for Einstein!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Ansley and Einstein

 Thank you Taylor family for taking care of Einstein! We know had a wonderful time at his sleepover! :)





Monday, September 28, 2015

Frostwood Special Dates

9/30     SBEF Basket Donations Due (more info)
            7 am  Math Olympiad Meeting, library (more info)
            11 am PTA Executive Board meeting 

10/1     PTA Committee Chair plan of work due

10/2     7:15 am KSHAC Board Meeting
            8:15 am   I Fest Parade (more info)
            I Fest Tea (more info)
            GT Parent Referral Forms Due (more info and form)
            Carnival T-shirt order deadline (more info)
            Frostwood Online Book Fair closes (online book fair) 
            +Works Shirt Day (more info)
            3:15-4:15 pm  Let Me Run (more info)

Matter Sorter Game

Matter Sorter Game

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monster Doors


Click on the link below watch  the beautifully decorated classroom doors at Frostwood!  Enjoy!

Monster Doors

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Einstein at Charlie Holub's house!

Charlie  Holub and his family took care of Einstein this weekend! Thank you Holub family!



  

Monday, April 27, 2015

Meteorologist Emma

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Meteorologist Bradley

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Meteorologist Sophia

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Recorder Schedule for May

4th grade Recorder Recitals coming in May in Mrs. Sykes and Mrs. Novero’s rooms

4th Grade Recorder Recitals in block class with Mrs. Sykes:
 Mrs. Davis’ Class is mixed in with the classes as listed below:
Mrs. Post’s Class: Monday, June 1st 9:45-10:30
Mrs. Janacek’s Class: Tuesday, May 26 9:45-10:30
Mrs. Root’s class: Wednesday, May 27 9:45-10:30
Mrs. Ferraro’s Class: Thursday, May 28th 9:45-10:30
Ms. White’s Class: Friday, May 29th 9:45-10:30

Recorder Recitals with Mrs. Novero:
Mrs. White’s Class:  Monday, June 1st, 10:30 – 10:55
Mrs. Ferraro’s Class:  Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 – 10:55
Mrs. Post’s Class:  Wednesday, May 27, 10:30 – 10:55
Mrs. Root’s Class:  Thursday, May 28, 10:30 – 10:55
Mrs. Janacek’s Class:  Friday, May 29, 10:30 – 10:55
Mrs. Davis’s Class:  Friday, May 29, 10:55 – 11:20



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Meteorologist Renee

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Meteorology Report

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March Parent Update

Dear Families,

We hope that you all have a safe and enjoyable spring break!  In class, we are working on the following:
  • Reading: We are reading and analyzing essays. Students will be summarizing, evaluating support points, and looking at organization of essays. Students are also continuing to look at structure and presentation of narratives to evaluate their quality using both class-created checklists and STAAR rubrics.
  • Writing: Students are writing narrative and expository compositions using STAAR-like prompts. We are also reviewing editing and revision. Specifically we are focusing on rules for commas, plural vs. possessive nouns, contractions, and pronouns.
  • Math:  We are currently finishing our unit on geometry, and next begin our unit on metric and customary measurement.  Geometry includes: identifying different types of lines, angles, and triangles. It also includes symmetry, and classifying 2d shapes by the presence or absence of parallel and perpendicular lines. They need to be able to draw and measure angles using a protractor. The students also need to know the formulas for area and perimeter, and be able to apply them to word problems and models. Our unit on metric and customary measurement will include conversions between metric and customary units. This will also include solving problems with elapsed time, mass and money, measurements of length and liquid volumes. Please continue to practice math facts nightly. Math facts are the foundation of solving math problems.
  • Science: Students have been studying the weather by measuring and recording temperatures, looking at changes in weather and predicting weather. The have used weather maps and learned math symbols in order to give their meteorology reports.  They will soon study the sun and water cycle as well as the patterns on Earth such as tides, shadows, seasons, and moon phases.
  • Social Studies: We have learned about the first colonists that joined Texas in Stephen F. Austin’s colony and are moving on to the Texas Revolution, including the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Afterward we will read about Texas as a republic before it annexed with the United States.
   


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February Update

Dear Families,

In class, we have been working on the following:

  • ReadingStudents will map essays to increase comprehension. We will look at the way an essay is written (structure) and the logic of the thesis (claim) and supports (substance) to critique the quality of essays. During independent reading, we will continue to help students select texts on their reading level. “Easy” books increase deeper thinking because students can easily comprehend the surface level comprehension (what is happening) and think about the significance of events, theme, and connections.)
  • WritingWe will continue to create story arcs and essay maps as a prewriting strategy to improve focus and organization in compositions. We will create checklists to guide revision of drafts. Students will also analyze and discuss the objective portion of the Practice STAAR test of the writing benchmark. 
  • Math:  We are working on measurement: metric and customary mass/weight, capacity, and length.  Next, we will begin a unit on geometry.  Students need to continue to incorporate both long division and 2x2 digit multiplication problems into their Weekly Math Fact Practice. 
  • Science:  We are finishing our unit on natural resources and land forms. We will soon begin studying weather. Get ready for your child to become a meteorologist! 
  • Social Studies: We are finishing Texas missions and will soon study the colonization of Texas and its fight for independence. Remember the Alamo!  Remember Goliad!  GTT!

Reminders: 

  • February 9: Practice Math STAAR
  • February 11: Practice Reading STAAR
  • February 13:  Valentine’s Day party from 1:45-2:45
  • February 16: Student Holiday
  • February 20: Western Day
  • February 28: FWE Auction


Thanks so much,
4th Grade Teachers

Frostwood Elementary

Monday, February 9, 2015

SBISD Fourth Grade Parent Tool Kit

Parents.
 Feel free to go to  http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=49D27410-2131-11E3-9EC10050569A5318    located on the Spring Branch web site to help your studnet in his/her academics. It is filled with great ideas  and tips that  will help parents help their students when working with them at home.  Khan Academy is a wonderful  learning site as well. It is in my Favorites  in the blog ! Have fun!