April 28 — Introduction of new principal
April 30 — Fourth-grade trip to Meadows Center in San Marcos
May 1 — Cinco de Mayo program
May 8 — fFourth-grade track and field day (plus concessions May 4 & 6)
May 11-15 — Book fair
May 14 — Fourth-grade choir musical
May 19 — Symphony field trip
May 21 — Career day
May 25 — Memorial Day holiday
May 29 — Talent show
We also have lots going on in the classroom.
With the STAAR tests behind us, we're tackling fractured fairytales and persuasive writing before giving way to a free-choice writing project that the students will "publish" in a hardcover book. In reading, we're working to wrap up our novel study of Number the Stars and will then work in books groups with a variety of novels.
We our continuing to explore ecosystems and Earth's resources. In math, we're starting to revisit some of the thornier skills that fifth-grade teachers have identified: adding/subtracting mixed numbers with unlike denominators, multiplication/division fact fluency, and multi-digit multiplication and division.
And in social studies, we're seeing Texas through to statehood, the Civil War, and finally rejoining the United States.