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
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.
Spelling Objective: Spell words when the long /u/ sound = u-e, u, or ue
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
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
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!
--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.
Thanksgiving Break is November 21-25.
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
**Don't forget the book fair is going on in the library this week!**
Click on the link above to shop through November 1st!
Online Book Fair starts today through November 1st.
Click on the link below to start shopping!!
Spelling List 7-The Rabbit Rule
Tuesday, October 18 from 2:30-5:00, please come or make arrangements to have your cookie dough fundraiser picked up!!
A red flyer should be coming home with our dress up days for Red Ribbon Week, which will be Oct.24-28.
Be thinking about a word for the Word Parade on October 28th! Be creative!!
Monday is an Inservice day for teachers, which means NO SCHOOL FOR THE KIDDOS!!!!
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
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!!
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
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:
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.
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
K - 9:00 – 10:00
1st – 10:00 – 11:00
1:00 ***Mrs. Scott's will be Thursday, May 26th at 10:00.***
3rd – 10:00
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.
Menus for April
*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.
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
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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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.
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.
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!!
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!
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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