March 28- Easter Party Update

Easter Party Changes for Fourth Grade

Due to weather conditions, we have decided to cancel our picnic at Penic Park. Instead, we will have a picnic in our Fourth Grade Hall.

Beginning at 11:00, fourth grade students will have a picnic in the hall and enjoy a delicious chocolate ice cream sundae from DQ.

Students will need a sack lunch, drink, and a towel to sit on.

When students are finished eating, parents may sign their students out with their homeroom teachers.

Thanks,
Fourth Grade Teachers

March 1, 2018

One more week until SPRING BREAK!  Remember- Spring Break is March 12-16.  Then Monday, March 19, is a teacher workday.

Homework for next week will come home on Monday and will be due Thursday. The passage is called “Cinco de Mayo” Please make sure to sign the homework!

Our Spelling Words for next week are:

  • wiped
  • covered
  • mapped
  • pleasing
  • slipped
  • putting
  • traveled
  • seeking
  • visiting
  • mixed
  • shipped
  • phoning
  • offered
  • smelling
  • hiking
  • checking
  • fainted
  • landed
  • becoming
  • wandering

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Clift

January 22, 2018

NO EARLY RELEASE THIS WEDNESDAY!  It will be a regular day of school.

To prepare for our STAAR Writing test we will send a  homework paper on Mondays to be turned in by Thursday.  There will be a place for parents to sign as well.

Spelling words for test Thursday:

  • about
  • no
  • know
  • except
  • myself
  • new
  • knew
  • then
  • can’t
  • what
  • usually
  • are
  • our
  • don’t
  • right
  • write
  • everything
  • everyone
  • everybody
  • won’t

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

January 8, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

Report Cards will be sent home this week with graded papers envelope.

Math Benchmark- Tuesday, January 9-Students may bring a water bottle and a healthy snack.

Reading Benchmark- Thursday, January 11-Students may bring a water bottle and a healthy snack.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY – MONDAY, JANUARY 15

Spelling Test- Wednesday, January 17

Writing Benchmark- Thursday, January 18-  Students may bring a water bottle and a healthy snack.

Spelling words:

  • title
  • towel
  • battle
  • pedal
  • metal
  • simple
  • eagle
  • special
  • total
  • trouble
  • nickel
  • gentle
  • barrel
  • model
  • tangle
  • ankle
  • marvel
  • juggle
  • squirrel
  • riddle

Remember you can study at www.spellingcity.com/mclift

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

November 17, 2017

REMEMBER:  Thanksgiving Break is next week, November 20-24.  Have an amazing break!!

Spelling words for the week of November 27- December 1:

poster
secret
whether
author
rocket
bushel
agree
bucket
ticket
declare
chicken
clothing
apron
whiskers
degree
gather
achieve
rather
bracket
machine

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Clift

Boxtop contest ends November 27-  keep sending those to school!

Fundraiser delivery-  Thursday, November 16

Picture retakes-  Wednesday, November 15

If you were absent when pictures were made, or you are a new student to White Oak after pictures were made, please make sure that you come prepared to SMILE for the camera on Wednesday. You will need to pick up a picture form from the intermediate office.

Anyone else who wishes to have pictures retaken MUST RETURN THE FIRST PICTURE PACKET IN ITS ENTIRETY TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE participating in pictures retakes.

November 20-24  Thanksgiving Break!

Our Spelling words this week are associated with Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving

squash

stuffing

utensils

cranberry

Pilgrim

Native American

delicious

longhouse

grateful

tradition

England

Squanto

autumn

Thursday

settler

vegetables

November

colony

celebration

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

Tuesday–  No costumes allowed for Intermediate students.

Reminder:  Early Release Wednesday, November 1  12 noon

Spelling Words for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3

somebody
fireplace
nearby
toothbrush
homesick
make-believe
anything
all right
goodbye
forehead
classmate
flashlight
haircut
twenty-two
driveway
alarm clock
baby-sit
airport
forever
mailbox

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

October 20, 2017

No Spelling test this week!

Tuesday – Career Day – Fourth graders will rotate through 12 classrooms during the day to learn about various careers from presenters who also share how they use math in their jobs.  In the upcoming weeks, students will research a career and create a presentation on that career.

Thursday – 9:40 Artsview Performance

Friday – 9:00 – JLine Dance Crew Performance

Red Ribbon Week is this week:

Monday- ” I matter so I’m drug free.” – WEAR RED

Tuesday- “Don’t snooze- stay alert and away from drugs.” = WEAR DRESS CODE APPROPRIATE PAJAMAS

Wednesday- “Make your future bright.  Don’t do drugs!” – WEAR SPORTS/COLLEGE SHIRTS AND CRAZY SOCKS

Thursday- “Soar above the rest, be drug free!”  DRESS LIKE A SUPER HERO

Friday- “Outshine drugs!”- WEAR NEON

Just a reminder:

INTERMEDIATE campus has two school parties permitted during the year.  Room mothers and teachers take care of the preparations.

We cannot allow students to bring cookies, candy, etc., and distribute in their classroom.  There are several reasons why this cannot be allowed.  It becomes a competitive situation, which can get out of hand as well as being a disruption to class instruction.  The same rule applies to invitation distribution at school or on school property.  Please do not ask teachers to make exceptions to this rule.  Since many children can get hurt feelings, or the teacher may be out and a substitute fails to pass out the invitations, and we certainly respect your right to invite whom you choose, please send all invitations through the mail, social media, or by telephone.  Our teachers do recognize students’ birthdays, as we certainly understand how important this day is to your child.  Student information lists will be completed by the teacher at the beginning of the year.  Parent permission is required before the student’s information is released.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift

October 16, 2017

Reminder:  No School on Friday, October 20- it is a teacher workday.

Spelling words for the week of October 16-20:

there

their

first

its

because

always

together

form

animal

several

ground

front

Americans

means

certain

fire

ready

green

yes

built

Have a great week!

Mrs. Clift