Coyote Connection

Fun in Fifth at Walker Creek Elementary

December!

What's going down in the classroom?



Social Studies - we will be leaving the creation of our great nation and entering it's move westward.

We will have a quiz on the vocabulary for chapters 4 and 5 on Dec. 7, 2015.

Writing - we are working on expository products that are in keeping with what we have covered in Social Studies.

In ELA, as is our habit, our conventions are intermingled with our Social Studies and our Writing. Some work will also be done in isolation.

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Reading - Summarizing is a big focus ; Implementation of Words their Way and word sorts are keeping readers active


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Science - Spectacular scientists are taking on weather and climate


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Math - Wrapping up *no pun intended* adding and subtracting of fractions. Test anticipated Monday, December 11 over module 5. Order of operations and equations/expression building is our next topic of study.

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In place of our gift exchange

We are anticipating a secret santa reveal for our fifthies...


We love book exchanges, who doesn't love a good book exchange?! Our scholars determined it would be more exciting and (in light of the season) exciting to be givers amongst givers! We say okay!


Details are as is:


Who: Every Walker Creek 5th Grader (this exchange is optional of course)


What: A three day gift exchange...now, please understand that this can be two days of a $1 or $2 gift (like a good pack of pencils or eraser or something novel from the dollar tree for a dollar) and day three have your scholar bring a $5-$10 gift as the last of the secret santa exchange


When: First day - Tuesday, December 12

Second Day - Wednesday, December 13

Third (and final day) - Friday, December 15


Where: Homeroom...as sneaky as sneaky can be ;)


Why: Because, let's be real. Fifth grade rocks!!!


(We are eager to accept any gifts that want to be donated on the part that someone may not bring a gift...we are also eager to buy for our fifties should someone be unable to participate.


Thank-you for all that you do to make this year successful!

The calendar...

With three weeks until our much anticipated winter break, we have much to take on!


Some pertinent dates are below for your convenience.


Wednesday, December 2 - Celebration of Kids

Thursday, December 3 - BHS Jazz visits

Saturday, December 5 - Coyote Choir Sings at NRH20 5 p.m.

Monday, December 7 - Author Visit to WCE- Jeff Mack

Wednesday, December 9 - Blue Team from FunRun celebrates at NRH Rec Centre 3rd-5th grade 10:30-11:30

Thursday, December 10 - 5th Grade Christmas Program 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 11 - 5th grade Christmas program for school 2:00 p.m.

BHS show choir visits WCE at 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, December 15 - Choir Festival @ Main Event in Lewisville

Thursday, December 17 - CHRISTMAS PARTY

Early Release at 12:30

Friday, December 18 - Early Release at 12:30

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Don't forget your sky ranch payments...

Send these in as you can! We are keeping track of every penny. Can't wait for our big field trip Spring 2016!!!
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A note from our Coyote Choir Leader...Regarding Fifth Grade play, costumes, & dates

Date Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time-6:15 pm/ perform at 6:30

Walker Creek Cafeteria


Friday, December 11, 2015 (Students will need to bring costumes and a change of clothes)

Time- 9:45 am ( immediately following Vocal Edition performance)

Walker Creek Cafeteria


Students know their character and can communicate to parents the costume needs. Students are allowed personal creativity for their costume. The only note for the costumes is that soldiers do not bring or wear weapons as props and no one wears a mask for any of the parts.

Calling all to the December PTA meeting!

Please join us as we learn about the BISD C.O.R.E. values presented by WCE Counselor Dee Ann Knight.

Working Together to Build a Community Of Respect Everywhere

Walker Creek Elementary PTA Meeting

Tuesday, December 15th

7:00pm

WCE Cafeteria

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