3/21-3/24

FA 3-5 at Allen Elementary

Hi again!

For those of you who I got to meet this week, thank you so much for coming in! I so enjoyed my time with all of you and am very much looking forward to working with you through the rest of the school year!


This week we have been preparing to start a class garden and put our new knowledge about parts of a plant to use! The students are very much enjoying lessons and activities regarding plants and are excited about this new activity.


In social skills, we have been talking about how to be a good friend and thinking about ways we can be a good friend at school, at home, and in our neighborhoods. You should be seeing their "A Better Me" foldables in their folders towards the end of the week.


Many have you asked about the Zones of Regulation that we use in our classroom to regulate behaviors and emotions. I have attached the sheet to go with that if you would like to continue using it at home. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about it!


I have so enjoyed getting to know your kids thus far and am looking forward to watching them grow in the upcoming weeks! Enjoy your long weekend with your families :)

Allen News:

Our awesome Allen Students will be taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) on the dates below. We love our parents and visitors at Allen, but for test security and confidentiality on testing days, visitors will not be permitted at any time. We are asking all parents to please schedule lunch with your child and volunteer activities on days other than those listed below.

Thank you very much for your support of a secure and successful testing experience for our students involved in STAAR and to make Allen a great school!

STAAR DATES

GRADE AND SUBJECT

Tuesday, 3/29

4th Writing

5th Math

Wednesday, 3/30

5th Reading

Monday, 5/9

3rd Math

4th Math

Tuesday, 5/10

3rd Reading

4th Reading

Wednesday, 5/11

5th Science