PACE Newsletter

Week of February 15th-19th, 2016

Dear PACE Parents,

This week all of my classes worked on taking notes on their topic. We talked again about plagiarism—copying the author’s words directly from the book or article. As the students find information they are putting the text into their own words. When the note cards are complete we will be grouping them according to the outline form.

At the end of this research project, the students will turn in a paper and a product. The product is something they make to go along with their topic and paper. There is a list of possible products in the research packet on page 9. The students should be thinking about which product they would like to make.

We also took a look at some roadside architecture. We discussed its purpose and some of the possible design challenges when building those unique structures.

Enjoy your week!

Meg Farley mfarley@ems-isd.net

Homework

Please complete ½ of the required notecards.

2nd grade-4 notecards

3rd grade-5 notecards

4th grade-7 notecards

5th grade-10 notecards

**Each student has their specific number of cards written on their parent letter for this week. If they are having trouble remembering how to do the cards, they can write down facts about their topic and we will organize them next week during class!

**Save the Date** Evening with the Experts

Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30pm

3100 Northwest College Drive

Fort Worth, TX

Evening with the Experts is our research Open House. More details to come as the event gets closer.

Camp Invention Information

This summer there will be several camps that our district will host. One of these is Camp Invention. It will be held at Willow Creek Elementary from July 11-15th, 2016. Here is a link with more information to this popular camp: http://campinvention.org/2016-program/ . We’ll keep you posted on other camps or summer activities throughout the rest of the year.

Examples of Roadside Architecture

Homework creations from this week!