Flores Class Chronicle - Week 34

May 16-20

Greetings

Hello All,


Please take a moment to read this memo (it can get lengthy) each week. This is where we will post all the important dates and events to keep up with.


The weekly newsletters may also be found archived on our class website under the "Weekly Newsletters" page. Questions and/or comments? Please let me know!


For the love of learning,

Jan Flores

Current Week's Schedule of Events

The Week Ahead

Please Review Our Class Special's Schedule for your Student's Rotation Day. (https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mrs-flores/class-schedule



Monday 5/16

  • Purple Specials Day
  • Biography black belts are DUE
  • last QUEST class for the 2015-16 school year
Tuesday 5/17
  • Red Specials Day
  • Science 9 week District Assessment
Wednesday 5/18
  • Orange Specials Day
Thursday 5/19
  • Yellow Specials Day
Friday 5/20
  • Green Specials Day

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS WEEK?

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Work on Famous Texans Slideshow Presentation

MATH

  • Endangered Animal Project

READING

  • Biography Black Belts DUE
  • Complete end of year individual reading assessments (reading levels)
  • Endangered Animal Project

SCIENCE

  • 9 week Ecology Assessment
  • Endangered Animal Project

ENDANGERED ANIMAL PROJECT

This week, student will be applying math and concepts we have been learning about all year long to design and build scale models of either a product or sanctuary facility to help an endangered animal! To make this project a success, we could use your help gathering materials. Below is a list of materials that your student might need to make their scale model or product, many of which you may already have around your house. If you are able to donate any of these materials, please send them with your child to school early this week. Thank you in advance for your help!


  • Wooden sticks such as toothpicks, craft sticks, or tongue depressors
  • Cardboard tubes such as toilet paper tubes or paper towel tubes
  • Plastic straws and/or beverage lids
  • Bottle corks
  • Empty thread spools
  • Plastic containers
  • Cardboard, tagboard, or foam board
  • Small or medium boxes
  • Foil
  • String or yarn
  • Copper wire
  • Rubber bands
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Twist ties
  • Modeling clay
  • glue sticks - large size
  • Any other craft or hobby items

HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!

  • Work on Living History Museum Poster Display at home - posterboard was sent home last week; students may use other resources if they prefer something different than the one provided by the school (tri-folds, larger or colored posterboard, etc) - DUE BACK TO SCHOOL BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th
  • These are the required elements for the poster display.

Required Elements for Famous Texan Poster


*Name of famous Texan / date of birth / date of death


*Three interesting facts about the person’s life


*Positive contributions to Texas history / culture (at least one)


*At least ONE image of your person (picture, drawing, etc.)


*Items displayed neatly & clearly


*Appropriate use of space - fill the poster!


*Information on poster does NOT need to be presented in complete sentences. You may list facts. However, it does need to be communicated correctly & clearly.

FAMOUS TEXANS PROJECT

LIVING MUSEUM DAY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Our 4th grade students will take you on a journey back in time on Friday, May 27th as they perform for the 7th Annual Reagan 4th Grade Living History Museum! The class performance schedule is as follows:
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Flores, Eddy, & Weltzin homerooms perform
  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Beasley & LaCombe homerooms
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Lau & Heim homerooms perform

We would love to see you on Living Museum day! Feel free to come and support your little Davy Crockett, Bessie Coleman, or Ladybird Johnson if you are able.Performances will occur as scheduled above and will be upstairs in the 4th grade neighborhood.


A few reminders -

  • Poster board for the museum displays will be sent home Wednesday, May 11th. If students would like to use something other than the white poster board we provide, they are welcome to.
  • While students are expected to dress as much like their Texan as possible on museum day, it is not our intent for you to purchase items specifically for this purpose. Let us know if you have any questions.
  • A one minute video of last year's Living Museum can be found below if you would like to see what the event has been like in the past.

Track and Field Meet - Friday, May 20th

TRACK AND FIELD MEET - FRIDAY 5/20

Our 4th and annual track meet will be held at Vista Ridge High School on Friday, May 20th. This is a highly anticipated event that the students look forward to every year. Again, be on the lookout for more details.


If you haven't already done so, please fill out the online permission slip below.


Volunteers will be needed to help make this event a success, so consider sharing your time if you're able!

Famous Texan Living Museum

UPCOMING EVENTS

Below you will find upcoming dates for the first semester. Please update your calendars accordingly. Please understand that dates are subject to change and more than likely will, but we will keep this list current to the best of our ability. To assist you in keeping your calendars updated, any additions or changes from the previous week's memo will be in bold.


MAY 2016


  • Friday 5/20 - 4th and 5th grade track meet
  • Monday 5/23 - Bad Weather Make-Up Day (holidays unless the assigned day is needed due to bad weather, which will be communicated in advance)
  • Friday 5/27 - Living Museum Performances (SEE SCHEDULE ABOVE)
  • Monday 5/30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


JUNE 2016


  • Friday 6/2 Floating Away to 5th grade celebration
  • Friday 6/3 End of 4th 9 weeks - report cards sent home & Last Day of School - Have a GREAT summer!

OUR WEEK IN PICTURES

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