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Welcome to fourth Grade Math and Science! We are super excited for this year! We will be investigating and exploring various science and math topics. As the year progresses, your child will have many opportunities for a hands on learning with science labs and math stations, as well as refining our math skills. 
 
This is my 9th year of teaching. I taught for 6 years in Cypress Fairbanks ISD, and am honored to be working here in Tomball! I have taught first and third grade language arts, as well as fourth grade math and science. I grew up in the lovely town of Wimberley, Tx  located in the Texas hill country, and graduated from Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX with a degree in Elementary Education. I am also ESL and GT certified. 
 
 My goal is for your child to be a successful life long learner, and to challenge your child to think outside the box in new and creative ways. If you ever need anything, please feel to contact me. I know with us working together, your child will have an incredible and awesome time here in fourth grade!  Here's to a wonderful year!
 

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Friendly Reminders!

Parents,
 
There are still several spots that need to be filled for our end of the year party signup.  Please do that as soon as possible, so the room moms have what they need for a fabulous party!
 
Other reminders:
 
Students cleaned out their lockers today, so they will not need to bring backpacks the last few days of school.  We played games for about an hour in class today, and they are welcome to leave their board games until Wednesday afternoon.  Other than that, they will only need flashlights and blankets (if they want) for Day 2 (see below).
 
Wednesday, May 31st: Cain's Arcade (No parents at this event, since there will be LOTS of younger kids there.)  
Day 2: Forts and Flashlights!  (Kids will read, play games, and build forts with blankets.  So fun!
Thursday, June 1st: Last day of school!  Party 11:30 - 12:30; Dismissal 12:50 (You are welcome to sign your child out after the party and get your summer started!)
Day 1: Teachers will provide each child with a lei for the luau party!
 
 

Reminder for tomorrow!!

This Friday, May 26th, we will be having a yearbook signing at 10:45 (Don't forget your yearbook!)!!! We are also having popsicles in the park too!

Upcoming Events!

Friday, May 26th: Yearbook signing at 10:45 (Don't forget your yearbook!)
Monday, May 29th: Memorial Day (No School)
Tuesday, May 30th Locker clean out (Please send a bag for ALL locker items.)
Wednesday, May 31st: Cain's Arcade (No parents at this event, since there will be LOTS of younger kids there.)
Thursday, June 1st: Last day of school!  Party 11:30 - 12:30; Dismissal 12:50 (You are welcome to sign your child out after the party and get your summer started!)

Reminder!!

Just a reminder that we will be having  a major grade in science on Tuesday on Lifecycles, complete/incomplete metamorphosis, ecosystems, food webs and chains. I will upload some things in our google classroom for students to review for tomorrow!

Caine's Arcade Project

Hi parents! 
 
We introduced a project today called Caine's Arcade. Students have an info sheet that you can look over. Basically, students are creating an arcade game out of things that they could find at home (cardboard, misc items, papers, etc). I told students to be creative and not to buy things, but to use items around the house or home (with your permission of course first!)! They are really excited about this! We are going to be working on this project in the classroom throughout the week and will have Kindergarten and First grade test out our creations on the 31st! Here is Caine's arcade website if you would like to check it out!
 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day!

10 Day Count Down! Updates!

Happy Friday!  Hopefully your child shared with you that we have officially begun our 10 day countdown.  Can you believe it??  Here is the list of things we have planned, so you can plan accordingly:
 
May 19th - Day 9 Popcorn and a Movie
May 22nd-Day 8-Crazy Sock and Hat Day
May 23rd-Day 7-Fancy Pen and Marker Day *also have Author Visit
May 24th-Day 6-Nature Walk Wednesday (Wax Museum 1:15-3:00)
May 25th-Day 5-Duct Tape and Creativity Day (Bring in stuff to create items!)
May 26th-Day 4 Popsicle and Park Day (*Yearbook signing too)
May 30th-Day 3-Game Day
May 31st-Day 2-Forts and Flashlight Fun! *Cain’s Arcade for K and 1st to come play
June 1st-Day 1!!!!!!! Luau Party Day! Enjoy a Lei from your teachers!​

10 Day Count Down!

Can you believe that school is almost over? It has flown by so fast this year! To help students celebrate the school year coming to an end, we are doing a 10 day countdown where we do something special everyday for the next 10 days! Here is our activity for Thursday, May 18th!

May 18th- It’s time to dive into our artistic side and create some sidewalk chalk art.  Bring your sunglasses to help block the sun’s rays while we spend time outside making our creations :)

A note from Ms. Dean

Parents, 

I would love your input as to what you value the most and feel is the most essential part of a comprehensive counseling program.  If you could respond to the survey below, that would be wonderful in helping me tailor the program to meet the needs of our students here at CFES!  

 

Ms. Dean, Counselor 

 

https://goo.gl/forms/Uzf4DdOvBn3eRY7I3

 

 


Warm regards,

 

Elysia Dean

Counselor

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This Week's Plans!

Just a reminder that we have our science benchmarks tomorrow! Also, we will be having a major grade in math on Friday for finance. A review was sent home for students to use to help review! 

Reminders for next week!

Parents,
 
Just a reminder that we will be taking our science benchmarks next Tuesday! I have uploaded some site students can go to to review concepts we have taught this year in our science google classroom. We will also review as well in class!
 
Have a great weekend!
Melissa Reid

Thursday Activities!

On Thursday,  May 11th,  we will be having a  read-in and game day.  Board, card, or battery operated games are welcome.  However, we will not be using any gaming systems:  Playstation’s, PSP’s, etc.  We will have some board games to share also.  

Friday will be FIELD DAY! If your child would like to leave their stuff from Wednesday and Thursday for after field day they may do so!

Teacher Appreciation Week!

From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!! All the sweet gifts, notes, and flowers were AMAZING this past week! Thank you!

Headphones Reminder

Hi parents,
 
Just a friendly reminder that your child needs to have headphones for computer based activities. If, for some reason, your child does not have them, please make sure to have them bring a pair with them to school! We use our chrome books a lot! Thanks!