April 24-28
Objective: Review words when final (s) = s, ss, ce, or se. 
across        express
success      replace
reverse       campus
cactus        truce
device       sparse
loose         mass
Math and Reading:
We will be doing a 10 question daily review of a mixture of 4th grade TEKS. If students miss 2 or less, the will be allowed to study their math facts on the ipad/computer or math (or reading) review games.  If students miss 3 or more, they will do reteach with the teacher. 
Please make sure your student is giving you an update on how many Splash Kingdom points they have. Remember, attendance is worth 2 points a day! 
March 20th-24th 
Objective: Spell words when (s) = c or s.
solvent      grocery      percent
secede       seldom      pencil 
strand        basket       swish   
splint        decent       sturdy
recent        recess       reception 


4.9A Represent data on a frequency table, dot plot, or stem-and-leaf plot marked with whole numbers and fractions;
4.9B Solve one-and two- step problems using data in whole number, decimal, and fraction form in a frequency table, dot plot, or stem-and-leaf plot.
4.10C Explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as butterflies, beetles, radishes, or lima beans.
 Reading/ Writing:

18(A) create brief compositions that: (i) establish a central idea in a topic sentence; (ii) include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations; and (iii) contain a concluding statement;

15(C) revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience;
15(D) edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using a teacher-developed rubric
March 6th- 10th  
Texas Public Schools Week
 Monday - Wear boots! 5th Grade is welcome to have family and friends come join them for lunch.
Tuesday -   Wear camo! Pre-k/Head Start and 3rd Grade is welcome to have family and friends come join them for lunch.
Wednesday - Wear a hat or overalls! Kindergarten and 4th Grade family and friends are welcome to come join them for lunch. 
Thursday - Wear Red, White, and Blue!  2nd Grade Family/Friends are welcome to come join them for lunch
Friday - Wear a Texas College shirt!  1st Grade Family/Friends are welcome to come join them for lunch. 
**Please check with the front office or your childs' teacher for their specific lunch times.** 
The Scholastic Book Fair is also going on this week in our library!!
Objective: Spell words when (z) = z, s, or se.
4.7C  Determine the approximate measure of angles in degrees to the nearest whole number using a protractor.
4.7A  Illustrate the measure of an angle as the part of a circle whose center is at the vertex of the angle that is “cut out” by the rays of the angle. Angle measure are limited to whole numbers.
4.7B  Illustrate degrees as the unites used to measure an angle, where 1/360 of any circle is one degree and an angle that “cuts” n/360 out of any circle whose center is at the angle’s vertex has a measure of n degrees. Angle measure are limited to whole numbers.
time change   Don't forget to "Spring Forward" this weekend to start
                           your Spring Break off!!!
February 27 - March 3rd 
 spring break
Objective-Spell words when medial (z) = s. 
Objective = 


4.7E Determine the measure of an unknown angle formed by two non-overlapping adjacent angles given one or both angle measures.

4.7C Determine the approximate measure of angles in degrees to the nearest whole number using a protractor.
-Students will be taking their practice Reading and Math STAAR tests this week on Wednesday and Thursday. We will practice our day just as it would be on the day of their real tests in May.  We are not allowing visitors to come eat with their child because they will not be able to on the day of the real STAAR tests.
-Literacy Night-Tuesday from 5:00-6:30  
-Water Park Rubrics went home last week. Please make sure you talked to your child about this opportunity and how they will earn their points to be able to go. This is a major privilege for the students to earn and super fun!
-Spring Break: March 13th- 17th
February 20-24 
writing      We are taking a Writing Practice test on Monday to practice for the STAAR at the end of March.  Please make sure your child has a good night's rest and a yummy breakfast to help them do their best.
We have a few things coming up at the end of February and beginning of March so please be checking your child's folder for information concerning these events. (Family Literacy Night, Book Fair, Texas Public Schools Week) 
Spelling Words : 
Objective: Spell words when (hw)=wh 
This week we will continue with right, acute, and obtuse angles. The students will be given an angle and will have to find the missing angle measurement.
February 13-17 
4th Grade Valentine parties are Tuesday at 2:00.  Check with your child for a note from their teacher concerning their party.
This week is the last week of the 4th 6 weeks and we will not have new spelling words. 
The next Literacy Night will be Tuesday, February 28th. Stay tuned for more information. 
 January 9-13
Welcome back!! We are in full learning mode for 2017!!  We are refreshed and excited to be back and we hope your child is too. Please make sure you are checking your child's Dojo Class Stories, Take Home Folders, 4th Grade blog, and/or 4th grade Newsletter for information for upcoming events. 
Spelling Words: Spell words using The Dropping Rule.
admiring          devoted           confusing         timer               

provider           shiny                icy                  chosen

hoping            completed         stared              closing

shaved             saving

 Our 4th Grade Music Program is this Thursday, January 12th at 6:00 here at Kissam. Please have your child in their classroom by 5:30.
December 5-9 
Spelling Objective: Spell words when the long /u/ sound = u-e, u, or ue 
 argue         cube
 cubic         student
computer    Neptune
clue            latitude
pollute        costume
rescue         jury
human         rude
Be looking for notes to come home to sign up to bring some breakfast goodies for our Christmas Parties on Thursday, December 15th at 9:30. 
 November 28-December 2
sleepy puppies  
We had a lot of sleepy faces Monday morning but just think, we only have 3 weeks to go until Christmas Break!!! 
Spelling Objective: Spell words when the long /o/ sound = o-e, o, ow
rodent      globe
below      slope
rotate       those
over         open
show        window
pillow      bone
throw       tomorrow
Our 4th grade Christmas party will be Thursday, December 15th in your child's classroom.  We will have a breakfast party at 9:30. Be looking for notes to come home next week with a sign up for yummy items! 
 November 7-11
--Walk-a-thon collection has begun! Help your class reach their goal to help get more technology for our campus.
      **PreK-2nd Grade will have their Walk-a-Thon on Thursday, November 17th at the high school.
      **3rd-5th Grade will have their Walk-a-Thon on Friday, November 18th, also at the high school.
--Spelling--Objective: contractions 
they're      you'll
weren't      I'd
we've        you're
what's       doesn't
I've           let's
it'l            won't
I'll            don't
Thanksgiving Break is November 21-25.  
October 24-28 
 story book
Red Ribbon Week 
Monday- "We have CHARACTER, we don't do drugs!" Dress up as your favorite story book character.
Tuesday- "Follow your dreams, stay drug free!" Wear your favorite pajamas.
Wednesday- "Drugs can't find me!" Wear camouflage clothes.
Thursday- "Don't get mixed up in drugs!" Wear mix matched clothes.
Friday- Kissam Word Parade: Dress up as any Word idea and have the word attached to the front of your costume. 
Spelling Week 8
frame         plane
Sunday      blame
shape         state
spray         yesterday
native        acorn
able           paper   
Tuesday    baby
**Don't forget the book fair is going on in the library this week!**
Click on the link above to shop through November 1st! 
October 17-21 
Online Book Fair starts today through November 1st.
Click on the link below to start shopping!! 
Spelling List 7-The Rabbit Rule
happen      *could
rubber       *would
settle         *should
Tuesday, October 18 from 2:30-5:00, please come or make arrangements to have your cookie dough fundraiser picked up!! 
cookie dough  
A red flyer should be coming home with our dress up days for Red Ribbon Week, which will be Oct.24-28. 
 cookie dough
Be thinking about a word for the Word Parade on October 28th! Be creative!! 
October 10-14 
Monday is an Inservice day for teachers, which means NO SCHOOL FOR THE KIDDOS!!!!    happy face
PTO is collecting box tops right now.  Please attach your box tops to a page with 25 per page and have your child's name along with their teacher's name on it.  Students will be able to earn prizes for each page they bring and the class with the most will earn a prize. PTO will be excepting box tops all year long!!!
Spelling List 6
cricket      pocket
pickle      bucket
sticker      rocket
locker      ticket   
bicker      bracket
kiss         scoff
gone         goes   
Students need to be reading and studying their multiplication facts every night!! 
 Sept. 26th - 30th
 The students are excited because this Friday is the Bulldog Pride Assembly AND an early release day !! Students will be released at 1:20. Please make sure you have made arrangements for your child.
*This is the 6th week of the 6 weeks so report cards will be going out next week. We ask that the report cards are signed and returned.
*DIVA Kick Off Night is tomorrow night at 6:00. 
*There will not be any new spelling words sent home this week since it is the end of the 6 weeks
September 12th - 16th
Tuesday, Sept. 13th @ 6:00pm - Watch Dog Night -- Door Prizes!!
      There is free pizza for those who turned in their blue sheet last week. 
Thursday, Sept. 15th - Progress Reports will go home- Please sign and return. 
**Please remind your child they must wear tennis shoes on their P.E. days. 
Spelling List 3 - Spell words when /v/ = v or ve
Multiplication fact tests start this week! Study those facts on the way to baseball practice or dance practice!! 
bulldog football           Go Bulldogs!!
 September 6th - 9th 
--Cookie dough fundraiser is due THIS Friday.
 --Please check your child's folder every night for important notes or to sign their Reading/Spelling Bingo sheets.
 Spelling List 2
Character Word of the Week 
                  Respect others 
August 29th - September 2nd
T-shirt order due date has been extended to this Wednesday, the 31st!! Woohoo!!!
Our Cookie Dough fundraiser is underway.  Make sure your child is bringing their tickets to school once they've sold an item.
Monday, September 6th is a school holiday!
Spelling List for this week: 
 cookie dough
 August 22nd - 26th
 **Kissam Kick-off is Thursday, August 18th from 5:00-7:00. Bring your child to meet their teacher and drop off any supplies you have.
**First day of school is Monday, August 22, 2016.
**Please make sure you have updated your child's information in Skyward Family Access. You can talk to your child's teacher if you are having trouble and we will get you what you need.
**New school hours are from 8:00-3:20. This means that our instruction time will begin AT 8:00 and students will receive a tardy if they get to school at or after 8:00. This also means the afternoon bus schedule will be running later than it has in past years.  Please call Transportation to make sure your child still rides the same bus and the approximate time it will be running. 
**Students can start being dropped off at 7:15 and they will go to the cafeteria. Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:45 for those who chose to have breakfast at school.
love school  
May 2016 


This is a link to get Amazon's Kindle app. Students can have access to free books through AmazonWhisper anywhere they have the Kindle app. 
For the math and reading websites/apps, students will need their logins from school. These logins will be good throughout the summer until I put my new classes in for the 2016-2017 school year. Please take advantage of these websites this summer!!! 
 May 23- June 2nd
We have many things going on these last few weeks. Please make sure your student is giving you their folder for important reminders and notes. Listed below are activities that are coming up.
--Monday, May 30th is a holiday. No school!!! 
--End of the Year Awards 
May 31st

K - 9:00 – 10:00

1st – 10:00 – 11:00

4th – 1:00 ***Mrs. Scott's will be Thursday, May 26th at 10:00.***

June 1st

5th- 9:00

3rd – 10:00

2nd 1:00

The last day of school will be Thursday, June 2nd and this will also be an early release day (1:00). 
*If you have younger students, please make sure you have checked with their teachers because the younger grades still have field trips they are taking. 
Library books were due Friday, May 13th. Please turn in any that are still at home and/or pay for any lost or damaged books. 
We can no longer charge in the cafeteria. The last day to charge was last week. Your student will need to bring a lunch or lunch money. 
 So tired
 April 4th-8th
Menus for April 
dont forget  
 *Pictures and/or picture money was due last week! These must be turned in for your student to be able to attend any field trips or parties.
*The hot pink water park information sheet with a parent/guardian's signature was also due last week. Please check with your child's teacher about getting this page if you did not receive one. This paper tells you how many points your child needs to earn to be able to attend the Splash Kingdom trip in May. (3rd-5th grades only) 
*Math and Reading homework will start coming home this week! Reading will be Monday/Wednesday and Math will be Tuesday/Thursday. 
February 15th - 19th                                                                                                                                                                    
 This week we will practice taking the STAAR test. 
 Monday- Math
Wednesday- Writing
 Kissam always eagerly welcomes parents and guardians but our 3rd – 5th graders will be taking practice STAAR tests on Feb 15, 16 and 17, so we will not be able to welcome visitors on these days.   Our lunch and conference schedules will change for the entire campus to allow the best testing environment for our students.  We appreciate your understanding and support in helping all of our students be successful.

February 1st - 5th 
student council  
 Jump Rope/ Hoops For Heart is coming soon

Parents, we are excited to kick off Jump Rope/Hoops For Heart! Your student is becoming a Heart Hero by taking care of their own heart, spreading the message of the American Heart Association, and raising funds for life saving research.  Have your student jump online at www.heart.org/jump or www.heart.org/hoops to send emails and ask for donations. ANY STUDENT THAT GOES ONLINE AND GETS A DONATION WILL BE RECOGNIZED AND RECEIVE SUPER PUP AND NINJA STAR.

Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association!

 "It's the most busiest time of the year!"
The music program was a success! The students did great and really got everyone into a wonderful mood to start December. Please keep an eye on your child's Take Home folder for notes concerning any special activities for this month. Only 3 weeks to go!
Spelling Words: /o/= o-e, o, ow
rodent   globe   below
slope   rotate   those
over   open   show  
window   pillow   bone
throw   tomorrow   yellow
Spanish Spelling Words:
The students will relate decimals to fractions that name tenths and hundredths.
The students will represent fractions and decimals to the tenths and hundredths as a distance from zero on a number line.
The students will determine the corresponding decimals to the tenths or hundredths place to a specific point on a number line. 
The students will measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter. 
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November 16-20 
Remember we have the Walk-a-thon THIS FRIDAY at the high school!!  Bring a $10 donation so you can go!! The money will go towards new playground equipment and technology. 
Next week is Thanksgiving Break! No school for the WHOLE week!!
The Monday we return, November 30th, will be our 3rd and 4th grade music program at the high school. Please make sure you filled out the permission slip for your child to ride the bus over for practice that morning. 
Spelling Words: 
skill: long /i/ sound = i-e, i, or y 
digest, tribe, quite, crime, migrate, spider, imply, pride, title, comply, tiger, spy, apply, shine 
Spanish Spelling words for Dual Language: 
escribo, espectacular, perspectiva, suscribir, describir, prescribir
Students will represent the value of the digit in whole numbers through 1,000,000,000 using expanded notation and numerals.  Students will compare and order decimals using models to the hundredths.
Students will describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of Earth through the water cycle and explain the role of the Sun as a major source of energy in this process.
 fall time
 October 19-23
 If your child has forgotten their spelling words or other important notes, click the above link to take you to our newsletter!!
Please check your child's Take Home Folder over  the next few weeks!! Lots of things are happening!! 
-Next week is Red Ribbon Week. (red sheet with dress up days)
-Next Friday is the Word Parade (yellow sheet with info)
-We have a field trip coming up in November (will be coming home soon)
-Annual Kissam University is also coming up in November 
If you have not signed up for Class Dojo, you are missing out! You are able to check your child's behavior DAILY and see pics of what's going on. You can also send your child's teacher a message ANYTIME during the day!!  (We do ask that you don't allow your child to send the teacher messages after 5:00 or on the weekends.) Check with your child's teacher to get the specific code for your own child. And yes, you can add all your children that attend Kissam!!
 Oct. 12-16
Our first Bulldog Pride Assembly will be this Friday! If your student earned their Dojo points, then they will be attending. Check with your child to see what their goal was.
Multiplication fact tests will be starting this week. Quiz your child on the way to or from school, on the way to baseball/football/soccer/dance/gymnastics, or after dinner time!
If you coach a team, quiz your team on their facts for us to help out their parents! 
 keep calm
October 5th - 9th
Remember that Monday is a student holiday!! No school for students!! 
Please make sure your child is reading at least 20 minutes a night and studying their spelling words.  There are sign off sheets in your child's Take Home Folder for you to initial. 
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