Welcome to FOURTH GRADE!

Jennifer Carrera
4th Grade Math and Science

Barbara Bush Elementary
7420 Crownridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX  77382
Phone: 936-709-1600
Fax: 936-709-1699


Fourth Grade Program Information:
The Noisy Paint Box - 4th Grade Program & Open House
Where: Bush Cafeteria
When:Thursday, May 25 at 8:20am and 7:00pm, Open House begins at 6:00pm
Students should wear all BLACK for the program, including black shoes. Boys need to wear pants, NO SHORTS. Girls can wear a dress, skirt or pants.

  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Problem Solving and Process Skills
  • STAAR Review
  • Life Science


Homework and Assessments:

Homework will be given every night, Monday through Thursday, and will include problem solving
and/or a review of what has been covered in class.  Each student will have a binder with a planner
in it in which he or she will write down homework assignments and upcoming tests. All homework
assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise.  Homework is graded as "complete"
or "not complete".

Please see below for additional information:
*Daily homework should take approximately 40 minutes per night per CISD guidelines.
*Students are responsible for writing homework and/or tests in the student planner.
*Tests will be scheduled when appropriate (see student planner for details).
*Study addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts as needed for mastery.

The grading scale for report cards is as follows:
  • 90-100- Excellent (E)
  • 75-89- Satisfactory (S)
  • 70-74- Needs Improvement (NI)
  • Below 70- Unsatisfactory (U)
Thank you so much for all you do to help your child!

Homework and Important Information:  
May 22, 2016


*Remember to check with Mrs. Dolphin about homework she has assigned this week!
**All homework is subject to change. Please see your child's planner for the most updated assignments.


*****It is the responsibility of the student to record daily assignments on his/her individual homework planner as they are given.  Students  will need to refer to their Homework Folder for nightly homework.  Homework should take about 40 minutes to complete if distraction free.  All homework assignments are due the following day unless noted by the teacher.

IMPORTANT DATES for 2016-2017 (Updated 9/2/16)

* Aug. 18 Mrs. Carrera's Birthday
* Aug. 18 Meet the Teacher Night (4:00-6:00 pm)
* Aug. 22 First Day of School
* Aug. 23 Fourth Grade Parent Information Night
* Aug. 31 PTO Crust Share Night

* Sept. 1 Volunteer Training
* Sept. 5 No School/Labor Day
* Sept. 6 Cafeteria Open to Visitors
* Sept. 9 Fire Drill
* Sept. 13 Fall Pictures
* Sept. 16 Box Tops
* Sept. 20 Progress Reports
* Sept. 21 Read for a Better Life
* Sept. 26 Fourth Grade Picture
* Sept. 27-29 Breakfast with Bobcats

* Oct. 3 Lock Down Drill
* Oct. 4 Love and Logic
* Oct. 6 Walk to School
* Oct. 6 Fourth Grade Field Trip to Pavilion
* Oct. 11 Love and Logic
* Oct. 12 California Pizza Night
* Oct. 13 Fire Drill
* Oct. 14 Book Character Parade
* Oct. 14 Early Release (12:05)
* Oct. 14 End of Grading Period
* Oct. 17 Boosterthon Pep Rally
* Oct. 18 Love and Logic
* Oct. 21 Report Cards
* Oct. 21 N.E.A.T. rewards (Kona Ice)
* Oct. 21 Author Liesel Shurtliff
* Oct. 24 Red Ribbon Week
* Oct. 25 Love and Logic
* Oct. 31 Boosterthon Fun Run (4th grade at 11:00)

* Nov. 2 Mrs. Dolphin's Birthday
* Nov. 3 Writing Benchmark
* Nov. 4 Book Fair Preview
* Nov. 7 Book Fair Week
* Nov. 11 PTO Lou Lou's Share Day
* Nov. 14 Generation Texas Week
* Nov. 14 Fire Drill
* Nov. 15 Progress Reports
* Nov. 16 Class Pictures
* Nov. 16 Fourth Grade Creativity Box
* Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Break
* Nov. 30 Reading Benchmark

* Dec. 1 Choir Concert
* Dec. 2 Fourth Grade Lock In
* Dec. 6 Math Benchmark
* Dec. 9 Fire Drill
* Dec. 15 Holiday Party
* Dec. 16 Early Release (12:05)
* Dec. 16 End of Grading Period
* Dec. 19-Jan. 2 No School/Winter Break

* Dec. 19-Jan. 2 No School/Winter Break
* Jan. 6 N.E.A.T. reward (Kona Ice)
* Jan. 6 Report Cards
* Jan. 9 Inline Skating
* Jan. 11 Chick-Fil-A Night
* Jan. 13 Fire/Evacuation Drill
* Jan. 13 PTO Meeting
* Jan. 13 PTO Movie Night
* Jan. 16 No School
* Jan. 19 Choir Begins
* Jan. 19 Bush Skate Night
* Jan. 26 Writing Benchmark
* Jan. 30 Lock Down Drill

* Feb. 7 Spring Pictures
* Feb. 7 Progress Reports
* Feb. 9 Kendra Scott Share NIght
* Feb. 10 Book Fair Preview
* Feb. 10 Fire Drill
* Feb. 13 Spring Book Fair Week
* Feb. 16 Science and Technology Night
* Feb. 20 No School (Staff Development)
* Feb. 24 Box Tops
* Feb. 27 Shelter Drill

* Mar. 1 Reading Benchmark
* Mar. 6 Fire Drill
* Mar. 8 Fourth Grade Field Trip
* Mar. 8 Freddy's Share Night
* Mar. 9 Fourth Grade Field Trip
* Mar. 10 End of Grading Period
* Mar. 13-17 Spring Break
* Mar. 23 PTO General Meeting
* Mar. 24 N.E.A.T. rewards (Kona Ice)
* Mar. 24 Report Cards
* Mar. 25 PTO Carnival
* Mar. 27-31 Campus Closed (STAAR)
* Mar. 28 Writing STAAR

* April 5 Math Benchmark
* April 10 Mrs. Lawler's Birthday
* April 11 Fire Drill
* April 14 No School/Easter
* April 25 Progress Reports
* April 27 Choir Concert

* May 2 Fire Drill
* May 3 California Pizza Share Night
* May 5 PTO General Meeting
* May 5 Box Tops
* May 8 Math STAAR
* May 9 Reading STAAR
* May 15 Paperback Book Exchange
* May 16 Science Benchmark
* May 17 Social Studies Benchmark
* May 19 Field Day
* May 25 Fourth Grade Program and Open House
* May 26 Yearbook Signing
* May 29 No School/Memorial Day
* May 31 Fourth Grade Picnic
* June 1 Fourth Grade Clap Out/Last Day of School
* June 1 End of Grading Period
* June 5 Report Cards Mailed


Communication is very important for academic success and is very important to us!  Progress
reports will be sent to all students after the middle of each grading period.  Conferences are
offered twice a year (in the fall and late spring).  In addition, the teacher or parent may
schedule a conference on an as-needed basis.  Conferences can be done via telephone or
in person.  If you would like to schedule a conference or have any questions or concerns,
please send us a note or e-mail.  The daily planner may be used for communication as well.

Daily Schedule:

7:50 - 8:10      Arrival/Announcements/Warm-Up
8:10 - 9:00      Specials
9:00 - 11:15     Math and Science (Section 401)
11:15 - 11:30   Switch/Warm-Up (Section 404)
11:30 - 11:45   Sustained Silent Reading
11:45 - 12:15   Lunch
12:15 - 12:35   Recess
12:40 - 1:10     P.A.W.S.
1:10 - 3:10      Math and Science (Section 404)
3:10              Dismissal

Absences and Tardies:

The school day starts each morning at 8:00 a.m.  When students are released from the gym, they
will proceed to their classroom.  They must be in their seat for our televised announcements
beginning at 8:00.  If a student arrives after 8:05, a tardy slip from the office
will be required.

If your child should be absent from school, please send a note with the child on the day he or she
returns.  Students are expected to make up any work missed and will receive grades earned on
the work.  All students are given the same number of days to complete assignments as they were

Make-up work will not be given in advance.  However, when a student is absent for 3 or more
days, parents may request missing assignments by calling the school at 936-709-1600 prior to
9:00 a.m. and we will make every effort to get the work collected.  We will then leave the
assignments in the front office.

ACCESS "TTM" (Think Through Math) At Home:
Username: con + first 5 letter of last name + first 3 letters of first name
password: stu + 5 digit student ID number

www.freerice.com (Practice facts and help end hunger!)
http://www.aaamath.com (Facts practice- includes timed practice)
www.mathfactcafe.com  (Facts practice worksheets)
www.mathplayground.com (Games and word problems)
http://www.aplusmath.com (Games for various skills)
http://www.multiplication.com (Multiplication practice)
http://www.visualfractions.com (Fraction practice at all levels)
http://coolmath4kids.com/ (Games that kids like)
http://www.funbrain.com/  (Fun math games)
http://www.counton.org/ (Great math site)
http://www.mathisfun.com/ (Explains math concepts in a way that is easy to understand)
http://figurethis.org/index.html  (Word Problem Challenges)

NASA Science for Kids

Weather Wiz Kids

The Science Spot

National Geographic Kids  

Kids' Click Search Engine


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