Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

Feb. 1st 2018

What is going on?

Alert-The Six Flags and Shlitterbahn's Reading Logs are due soon. We made a class goal that everyone in our class participate. Even if you don't like theme parks, please participate for the class. In the past we have donated tickets to needy families or the Baptist Children's Home. It is a win win for all parties!


Reading/Writing: : We will continue to explore the genre of poetry. We will describe how rhyme, rhythm, and repetition interact to create images in poetry, as well as, how poets use sensory language to communicate meaning. Our last week of poetry study we will be looking at the topic of a poem and answering comprehension questions on a variety of poems. We will be creating a poetry book of our original poems.


Spelling and Grammar:

Spelling words this week: between, drink, giving, left, part, ran, start, way

This week in grammar we will continue working with adjectives, focusing on those that compare.


Science: We will look at the way seasons affect the weather, activities and clothes we wear. We will also look at natural disasters and the areas that are affected the most by them.


Math: We have practiced and practiced addition and subtraction for two weeks! Now we will apply our knowledge to word problems. We will solve addition and subtraction word problems, multi-step word problems, missing number words problems, and word problems with unimportant information in them. Students should start independently being able to choose how to solve their problems of the day and show their work.

This and That-

Thank you to all our Readers Today! We all enjoyed hearing you read! We appreciate the time you took out of your day!



I would like to do a few Winter Olympic Type Activities

Supplies we would need are:

Clorox Wipes (Lark)(Elena)

Lysol Spray (Lark)

3 boxes of microwave popcorn( Mrs. Baker) (Yasmin)

Crepe/ tissue paper- yellow, red, orange for fire (Kabir)

Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls- we need lots-

23 Foot by the foot (fruit roll up) (Elena)

tin foil one roll (Coleman)

Dixie Cups (Liam)

Please let me know if you can donate-Thank you!


Dear Parents,


Please take a few moments to participate in the 2018 Parent Climate Survey today. Each day staff, students and volunteers at Sommer work hard to ensure academic programs and the campus environment meet the needs of all children.


You are a critical part of our success!


The survey will only be available for a short time, please participate today.


English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018ParentEnglish

Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2018ParentSpanish


Calendar:
  • Feb. 1 World Read-Aloud Day

  • Feb. 8 Book Fair Preview

  • Feb. 9 Book Fair

  • Feb. 9 PTA Movie Night

  • Feb. 16 Six Flags Read To Succeed Reading Logs due

  • Feb. 19 & 20 Professional Learning Days- no school for kids

  • Feb. 21-March 3 Apex Fun Run

  • Feb. 27 5th-STAAR Ready Science

  • March 9 Field Day

  • March 12-16 Spring Break


List for Valentine's Day

Zoey

Coleman

Xander

Stephen

Sophia

Siyana

Liam

Ayanna

Chloe

Yasmin

Sonith

Mitchell

Shayli

Isaiah

Aditya

Lark

Ella

Kabir

Sahil

Elena



Writing Contest

The 2018 KLRU Kids Writing Contest is open for submissions until March 31st! If you have a K-5 writer in your family itching to share their work, head over to the KLRU contest website for more information. A few entry packets are also available in the library. http://www.klru.org/education/2018-klru-kids-writers-contest/



Round Rock Food Pantry Birthday Bags- As you may know Mrs. Gaston and I are sponsors for the Patsy Sommer Ambassador Clubs- Our Ambassadors are doing a fundraiser to help create Birthday Party Bags for in need families. If you could help us accomplish our mission of creating 10 bags- We would appreciate it! The signup genius is below.

Have a good weekend!