Belford's Bulletin January 8-11

What We're Learning


We're learning how to multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers using area models and partial products. See the video below for a better understanding. (Note: Students will learn the standard algorithm as the year progresses but for now we're focusing on these models.)


We're learning about the different forms of energy - Mechanical, Electrical, Light, Thermal, and Sound (MELTS).

Social Studies

We're learning about the accomplishments of significant empresarios (Moses Austin, Martin de Leon) and their impact on the settlement of Texas. We're also learning different missions and their impact on Texas history.

Classroom News

The History in Motion bus is bringing San Antonio and Texas history to Coker on Wednesday, January 9th. This is an exciting learning experience for our 4th grade students as history will come alive through a colorful, interactive, educational, and fun traveling exhibit. This opportunity is absolutely free as it’s provided courtesy of the San Antonio Express News and Ancira. It will take place during regular school hours.

Important Dates

  • Jan 8 - Beginning of 3rd Grading Period
  • Jan 9 - History in Motion Bus on Campus for 4th Grade Students
  • Jan 11 - Report Cards Distributed
  • Jan 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Student/Staff holiday
  • Jan 31 - College Shirt Day

Classroom Supplies Needed

  • black dry erase markers
  • glow sticks for science activity - nothing fancy, just sticks

Extra Info


There is no homework in math this week. However, students are encouraged to study multiplication and division facts. In addition, students can log into Prodigy to practice math skills.

Reading Programs

Students who read 10 hours outside of school from December 22 - February 21 can earn a ticket to Six Flags and Schlitterban. A yellow flyer with the reading log was sent home in December. If you've lost the reading log you can print a new one by clicking here. Completed reading logs must be turned in by February 22.

Created By
Shelly Belford


Created with images by Aaron Burden - "Two pine cones"

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