Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 5/7/18

STAAR Testing next week

Next week will be our second, and last, round of STAAR tests. Monday we will take Math and Tuesday Writing. While you can't be in the room with your child to help them through the test what you do leading up to the test can set them up for success!

Please make sure your child:

  • gets a good night of sleep Sunday and Monday.
  • eats a healthy breakfast.
  • brings a healthy snack that won't get their hands messy, doesn't require utensils, and won't leak on or stain their testing booklets.
  • has a water bottle to drink.
  • brings a light jacket, sweatshirt, or sweater.


Your student may bring chewing gum, peppermints, and/or Lemonheads to help with focus and attention during the test.

A note on snacks:

Students will be working and testing. Because of this, we are asking that you do not send foods that will get their hands dirty (think anything that you would want them to wash their hands afterwards), foods that require utensils, or foods that could potentially leak on their test booklets (think pudding, Go-gurt, fruit cups).

Thanks in advance for your support!!!

Important Dates

5/10 Spring Picture orders due

5/14 & 5/15 STAAR Math and STAAR Reading

6/1 Field Day 12:30 - 2:30

Our Learning Targets

Reading: We can review our reading comprehension skills.

Writing: We can write a persuasive letter using supporting details.

Social Studies: We can explain the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States.

Math: We can revisit, review, and extend our understanding of geometry vocabulary, fractions and decimals, and algebraic reasoning.

Science: We can identify and classify Earth's renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Spelling List for the week

Spelling Words: friend, language, mortgage, honor, fasten, wreath, calm, answer, handsome, wrinkle, listen, yolk, knuckle, plumber, wrecked
Bonus Words: emphasize, dialogue, demonstrate, illustrate, contribute

Order School Supplies for next year online

Ordering Instructions: Visit link
and enter code LEA024 (three letters, three numbers). Be sure to enter your student's grade for NEXT YEAR. Packs will be delivered to your child's classroom in time for Open House in August.

If you have questions, contact Karen Gage at

Second Step

Making a Plan

Some solutions to problems are complicated and need a plan. Plans help you break down a big task into smaller, more manageable parts.

Students will be able to:

Explain the purpose of making a plan

Create a three-step plan to carry out a solution to a problem

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