The Vise Press

September 25, 2015

Star Student

Next week's Star Student will be: JOHN LAVERY

Monday: Send in 10-12 pictures for the students to share with the class.
Friday: Students will read a book aloud to the class and they may bring an item for Show and Tell.

Student-led Conferences

Our Student-led Conferences are quickly approaching! The students and I look forward to visiting with you on October 7th or 8th to share their hard work, look at their data, and set some goals to help them grow this year. Please click the link below to sign up for a time slot!

Veteran's Day Program

Bransford Elementary will be celebrating Veterans' Day this year on November 11th. All students are encouraged to invite a veteran, family or friend, to our special day. We will begin at 8:30 am with a program and then veteran's will be honored with a PTA reception. Please, register your veteran at

Google Drive

Many parents have been asking how to view their child's work in Google Drive. Please use the usernames and passwords I taped inside their red folder. (Be sure to add to make it into their e-mail!) If you have issues, please email me and I will be glad to help you! Remember, this will be a valuable tool to see the work your child completes in class. :)

Genius Hour is Coming!!!

Next week we will begin implementing Genius Hour into the classroom. To kick this off, about half the class will be participating in the activity at a time. We will then switch and the other half of the class will get a chance to participate in Genius Hour. I am looking for some volunteers to come into the classroom for an hour of time to help assist students with their research and projects. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here:

Want to know more about Genius Hour? Click here!


Letters will be coming home in Friday folders in order for your students to access iStation at home! YAY! Please e-mail me if you have any questions.

***My letter printed out funny, but it only cut off part of the Spanish instructions. If you need those instructions then I can reprint for you. :)

Upcoming Events

October 2nd - SPIRIT DAY!

October 5th - Wear blue to Stomp Out Bullying

October 7th - Early Dismissal at 11:45 (Student-led Conferences)

October 8th - Early Dismissal at 11:45 (Student-led Conferences)

October 9th - SPIRIT DAY!
October 12th - NO SCHOOL
October 16th - PTA Carnival/SPIRIT DAY!

October 19th - 2nd Grade students will be CogAT testing this week.

October 23rd - SPIRIT DAY!

October 26th - Red Ribbon Week

October 30th - Dad's Club Campout/SPIRIT DAY!

What Will We Learn Next Week???

  • Students will be able to add up to four 2 digits numbers.
  • Students will be able to solve multi-step word problems.
  • Students will be able to write a word problem when given an equation.

Language Arts (including Social Studies):

  • Students will be able to identify the main idea, locate facts, and describe the order of events and ideas in a non-fiction book/passage.
  • Students will be able to write a story with a story with a beginning, middle, and end that includes details.
  • Students will be able to spell r-controlled words.
  • Students will be able to identify the characteristics of urban, suburban, and rural and how they affect activities and settlement.


  • Students will be able to identify the physical properties of matter.
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Last Minute Items:

  • Make sure to follow us on Twitter @lvisegcisd and @bestexans! There have been many amazing classroom moments captured and posted on Twitter this week! You can also search for us on Twitter by using the hashtag #visewildthings
  • Don't forget to sign up for Remind 101 for text message reminders! To receive messages via text, text @mrsvise1 to 81010. You can opt out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mrsvise1'.
  • Please remember to get your background check done. Every volunteer and/or adult planning to attend a field trip need to have this completed. It takes 10 days to process. Thank you for doing this in a timely manner.
  • Don't forget that you can access our grade level homework, In a Snap words, and our curriculum anytime on our website.