Barbara Barnes
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     In October, there will be important events such as the 4th grade field trip to Sinton for Ag Day.  We don't take many parents on this trip, but all parents are invited to go with us to San Antonio in March. 
     I'd like to thank all of the parents who donated something for our class basket for the Fall Festival and those who worked.  The PTO does so much to support our school, and I truly appreciate the time that parents gave to support their biggest fund raiser for our school.
     There are a few things that will help students be successful in 4th grade, especially Math.  It is imperative that students have their multiplication facts memorized as they're required for many Math concepts,  Also, the Math student expectations have changed this year so there will be a heavy emphasis on fractions, and for the first time, the students will have financial literacy requirements.
     Another component for success is completing homework in a timely manner.  There will be Math homework, Monday-Thursday nights, which can be found on this web page as well as the student's assignment sheet.  Science and Social Studies homework will be assigned on alternate weeks.
     The first 9 weeks in Math will be spent on place value and computation skills.  All 4 operations will be covered, from addition and subtraction with whole numbers and decimals through long division with/without remainders.
     Social Studies will involve map skills which will emphasize the 4 regions of Texas, Native Americans in Texas prior to European exploration, and explorers.  
     If I can ever be of assistance, please email me at bbarnes1@g-pisd.org or come by room 14.  I look forward to spending the year with your child!