That the year is halfway over!?

Quick Announcements! **

  1. Guided Reading-please encourage your child to read their guided reading book BEFORE reading their independent reading books on Mondays to ensure they have some knowledge of the text to allow them full participation in the lessons.
  2. Correct and Return-This is a new policy I am trying out. If there is an example of student work that they have not completed correctly and have received a failing grade on- I will be sending it home with the other papers but it will say "correct and return" if this is done their grade will be corrected to a 70. This is to ensure you are aware of their work and are getting an opportunity to help them.
    *****I will still be pulling them to my back table to reteach the subject they are struggling with.
  3. Winter Break Reading Challenge- The district is hosting a reading challenge for over the break! Details can be found at the link provided below! I will be "upping the s-anti" (weak joke I know) a little! There will be additional prizes provided by myself just for participating- getting better as we go!

This week we learned alot!

Math- This week we have been focusing really hard on multi-step story problems, as well as reviewing graphs, in preparation for the upcoming CBA next week. We also went to the computer labs for Hour of Coding! Ms Reed even jumped on the table and we used our chairs as our desks while we sat on the floor! Sometimes it takes a little crazy-ness to get the boring stuff done! :)

Reading and Writing were combined this week! We studied different holiday traditions and customs from around the world and created objects to go with each one. Inlcuding a poinsetta, kwanza mat, playing a dreidel game and a chinese lantern. We have been learning about procedural texts, so we wrote a short story every day explaining how to play the game, or make the craft.

Science- We have been learning about famous scientists and their contributions and inventions.

Social Studies- On Monday we discussed the importance of recognizing American symbols and government buildings, both nationally and within our city and state.

Celebrate Carroll

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8am

4380 Throne Hall Drive

Frisco, TX

Last one of the year!

Celebrate Carroll (last week!)

When we come back...

In reading we will be reading classic folktales and comparing their plot and setting to their parodies and/or modern versions of them. For instance we will read Cinderella and later compare it to Cinderella Skeleton and Cindy Ellen based on setting changes. They will even write letters to the characters telling them differences to expect!

Our writing lessons will be defining, identifying and planning three types of expository texts. We will be learning about procedural, persuasive and informational texts.

In math the students will begin daily practice on adding and subtracting triple digit numbers through expanded form. An example of how we will be doing this is provided for you below in a step by step form. We will also be learning how to identify important and irrelevant information in story problems.

--The example is upside down. I'm so sorry. I tried to rotate it three different times and wouldn't save correctly, but I wanted you to see the example regardless. :)

Our science lessons will cover rocks. We will be studying the types of rocks, and their physical properties.

Our social studies lesson will be a continuation of last week with a hefty review of important national landmarks.

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Classroom Holiday Parties!

Friday, Dec. 18th, 1:30-2:30pm

4380 Throne Hall Drive

Frisco, TX

You will need to sign in the office as well as sign your student out if you decide to leave after the party, before the bell rings!

This Week...

Pledges on CNN

Still time to join PTA! (any relative can be a member!)

The contest is still going on! The class with the most family members to join wins! Anyone and everyone can join! Last year our PTA had 100% participation school wide! To celebrate that we even received state recognition for achieving it last year!

Contact Info!

Feel free to contact me anytime and I will get back to you as soon as possible! The best ways are through email, class Dojo (messages work similar to texts), and be sure to check out our Instagram page!