Claunch Connection

Spears Elementary


Student Learning Hub

The Math Department has spent some time organizing and adding some amazing things on the Student Learning Hub for students and parents. In every grade level there are tabs for each Cluster with example problems, pictures, apps and research behind why we are teaching math the way we are.

Parents were introduced to the Learning Hub at Curriculum Night but it might be helpful to send the link for the Hub to parents before each Cluster. The information found on the Hub may answer the many questions parents have about math today.

Here is the link to the Student Learning Hub:

Parent Log in:

Username- email address used to register students

Password- OLDEST child's birthday MM/DD/YYYY

Click on: Parent Student Resources- Math- Elementary- then scroll down and click on a specific Grade Level


Document Updates

The ELAR Curriculum Writers made some changes to the Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade documents this week. Please see below.

· Kinder:

o Reprint the Cluster 5 planner

o We have added Mentor Lesson 5.1 (Day 1), Lesson 5.1 (Day 2), Lesson 5.1 (Day 3)

o Reprint Mentor Lesson 5.2

· First Grade:

o Reprint the Cluster 6 planner

o Reprint First Grade YAG

o Reprint the Cluster 7 planner

o Added Mentor Lesson 7.1

· Second Grade:

o Reprint and re-read Cluster 5 specifically looking at the teacher notes and guided questions for poetry

Classroom Library FAQ

The ELAR department has put together this FAQ on Classroom Libraries in FISD. Please take a look!

Social Studies

Please continue to use the two different Social Studies adoption possibilities. I will be getting with teams at the end of the month to fill out a questionnaire on both products so the coordinators and curriculum writers can choose the best fit for the district.

Simulation Dates

3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be taking STAAR simulations for Reading and Writing on the following dates.

2/4-2/5- 4th grade writing simulation

2/9- 5th grade reading simulation

2/19- 4th grade reading simulation

2/20- 3rd grade reading simulation

MOY Assessments

Don't forget that Middle of the Year Assessments (literacy and TEMI) are due January 30th!