Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Magnificent Monday

Fall is here and it is wonderful! I hope all enjoyed their day off, as I did. I enjoyed seeing a few of you at the State Fair.
**Please remember that our Fourth Grade performance is this Thursday evening. Students should arrive at 6:50pm and the program begins at 7:00pm. Thanks for your support!

This week we will continue in our study of suffixes. Words will include the suffix of -ment or -ness.

-ness means "a condition or quality"
-ment means "the result of an action"

Examples include: kindness, treatment, enjoyment, thickness, softness, apartment.

The students have enjoyed the novel study and will no doubt be sad to end Because of Winn Dixie this week. We will conclude the week with a viewing of the movie and compose a news article which compares/contrasts the story depicted in different forms.

Our next unit for ELAR covers the drama and literary non-fiction. We will be looking closely at biographies and autobiographies. Students will enjoy a very special project within this unit. I can't wait! We will also explore the structural elements particular to dramatic literature: characters, plot, theme, dialogue.

Social Studies
We now know the economic and geographic features of the four regions of Texas and we will explore the early settlers who inhabited the land now known as Texas. The tribes we are focusing on specifically are the Comanche, Apache, Karankawa, Jumano, and Caddo. The main aspects of research include culture, economic system, and political system of each. We will be creating a virtual museum of our information.

A personal message from Mrs. Christian:
I had an unexpected death in my family over the weekend and will be flying home to the East coast. Details are still being worked out and plans will be made. I wanted to let you know because I will most likely miss a couple of days of school in the near future. Sorry to be out. :(
Your thoughts and support are appreciated.

Make it a GREAT week!


  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if there is anything we can do.

  2. Prayers to you and yours during this difficult time.
    The Polson's