Mrs. Martin's Marvelous Students

Newsletter for September 19th- September 23rd

Going For The Gold

Mineral Wells ISD students and staff raised $1064.00 for childhood cancer research. How awesome is that? Thank you for all of those that supported this great cause!
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Lamar Facebook Page

If you haven't like Lamar Elementary's Facebook Page, please do. They share important information about what's going on in your child's school.

Spelling Pattern This Week

For the week of September 18th- September 23rd the spelling pattern will follow the short u pattern. Students will also edit a sentence to include a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence and punctuation at the end. Spelling test will be this Friday, September 23rd.

Spelling list: bug, dug, dump, hug, jump, junk, lump, rug, sunk, tug

Sight Words

The most frequently used and repeated words in the English Language are known as sight words. Sight words are critical for reading because they usually cannot be sounded out or illustrated. Therefore students must show mastery on 'sight' when seeing a sight word.

Sight Words: he, was, that, she, on, they, but, at, with, we, because, of, like, has, no, are, or, if, can, said

What We're Learning This Week...

  • Students will use their chunky monkey strategy to solve unknown words.
  • Students will read to someone and use their coach cards.
  • Students will identify alliteration in stories and create a three word sentence using alliteration.
  • Students will demonstrate the three ways to read a book and choose one way to read to someone.
  • Students will identify alliteration in stories and create a three word sentence using alliteration.
  • Students will identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story and write the summary.
  • Students will write a sentence with correct capitalization, spacing, and punctuation.
Word Work

  • Students will identify alliteration in text and create a three word sentence using alliteration.
  • Students will identify words with the short u sound and create words that follow that pattern.
  • Students will recognize and create a group of rhyming words.

  • Students will compose and decompose numbers
  • Students will subitize numbers and sets.

  • Students will create a book that classifies objects by observable properties.
  • Students will use illustrations to identify the changes in a material cause by heating/cooling

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PTO Meeting

Please join the PTO meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. They will be discussing our upcoming fundraiser Fun Fest and other volunteer opportunities. Hope to see you there!

Important Dates and Information Within Our Community

September Events
  • Monday, September 19th- Fall Pictures.
  • Wednesday, September 21st- Nurse Screenings at Travis for Travis students.
  • Thursday, September 22nd- Fire Drill at 10:05.
  • Wednesday, September 28th- Nurse Screenings at Lamar for 1st grade.

October Events
  • Saturday, October 1st- Palo Pinto State Park Star Party. This is a free event open to the public. Members of both the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society will be there with telescopes that you can use to view stars and constellations. Bring chairs, water, bug spray, and your own telescope if you would like. Exit I-20 at exit 361, go north on Hwy 16 four miles, turn West on FM 2372 for two miles and then follow the signs.
  • Saturday, October 1st- Clark Gardens Marathon and 5k. The Clark Gardens mission is, "To inspire and demonstrate the many rich horticulture and nature-based possibilities of North Texas to tourists and residents alike." Click on the link for more information.
  • Wednesday, October 5th- Nurse Screenings at Lamar for 1st Grade
  • Saturday, October 8th- 37th Annual Crazy Water Festival. There will be live music at multiple stages all day, the Crazy Car Show, and a children's area for the kids. For more information, go to
  • Monday, October 10th- Parent Teacher Conferences. Look for more information coming soon.
  • Wednesday, October 12th- Nurse Screenings at Lamar for 1st Grade
  • Thursday, October 13th- Box Tops Drawing
  • Saturday, October 15th- Fun Fest Night
  • Friday, October 21st- Picture Retakes

Don't forget to check the MWISD and the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce events for more information.