Fun in Fifth at Walker Creek Elementary
On to a new six weeks...
Courses are taking on the following:
Reading - Finishing our unit on the book "No Talking " by Andrew ClementsUnit summative test Tuesday,October 18th.
~Reminder Reading logs due on Friday. Parent signature required, this is a daily grade.
New logs have started/a short summary each time they read- checking comprehension.
Math - As we move through multiplication and division in the next several weeks (and adding decimals into these operations), we will be working with a variety of strategies! It does not mean any one specific strategy is more accurate than another. We are simply exposing ourselves to a variety of means to get to the same output. Keep an eye on our classroom YouTube for tutorials on each strategy and topic!
Social Studies - We are just finishing up Colonization and about to travel into the causes of the American Revolution
Writing - We are diving in on how to write an expository paper. We are sharpening our skills of using more details, staying on topic and being more mindful of our spelling.
Science - Studying Force and Energy
How do you access our teacher sites, you say?
http://schools.birdvilleschools.net/Domain/6223 - Bonnie Riski - Writing/SS
http://www.birdvilleschools.net/Domain/5629 - Judy Cassady - Reading
http://www.birdvilleschools.net/Domain/264 - Amy Whitehurst - Science
http://www.birdvilleschools.net/Domain/5304 - Kristel Hester - Math
^Those are the "handy links"
Next...let's say you want to access them on your own! Also, some scholars may come home and want to access our classroom YouTube. Many tutorial videos are accessible on our classroom YouTube for math! Let's walk through the steps in how to get there!
2.) Select a school - Walker Creek Elementary
3.) Faculty/Staff - select a teacher
to access our classroom youtube channel for math
4.) After selecting "Julie Hester", on the right hand side there is a drop-down menu
click "Online Resources".
5.) Within this section, we have our Class YouTube
^this is the link if you need it bookmarked for math purposes. We will be updating it as we go! I typically like to introduce each concept with some brief pointers and examples (as to not make the tutorial too terribly long); then we practice as a class!
*Hope this is helpful*
Monday, Oct. 10th, 12am to Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 11:45pm
Birdville Independent School District, Tarrant County, TX, United States
Please e-mail your scholar's homeroom teacher with further questions
WE ARE LOVING GENIUS HOUR AT WALKER CREEK!
Although we are the big kids of the school, we still need to ensure we arrive with all utensils everyday. Please begin to refill pencil needs! Thanks greatly for sending scholars prepared each and every day!
Thank-you for sending in deposits and permission slips! The next date on the horizon is November 16 - this is when the first installment of $65 is due.
Fun Run month
Fun Run is on the horizon...keep on the lookout for assisting in "fun"d-raising help!
More information is coming, but Fun Run 2015 is Friday, October 21!
Fifth grade will tentatively be running about 11:05-11:45 a.m.
LOTS of important dates coming up this six weeks
*mark your calendars* -
10/6 - Texas Rangers Day @ WCE for students/staff
10/7 - Celebration of Kids - fifth grade 1:45 p.m.
(celebration of kids is a time that we honor A-honor roll, AB honor roll, perfect attendance, and Circle of Courage)
10/10 - Student Holiday
10/11 - Student Holiday
10/17-10/20 - Scholars Wear Fun Run accessories
10/21 - WCE Fun Run
10/24 - Birdville High School Homecoming Parade (come walk with our school and support our Hawks...we will meet at the church parking lot caddy-corner from Birdville High School ; across from intersection of Hawk Drive and Mid-Cities)
10/24-28 - Red Ribbon Week
10/26 - Red Ribbon Dress in Red Day
11/9 - Early Release day - 12:10 p.m.
11/10 - Grandparent's Day at WCE
11/11 - End of 2nd Six Weeks
11/11 - Moon Dance!!! - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
11/18 - Celebration of Kids - 1:45 p.m.
11/21-25 - Holiday/Thanksgiving Break
Make-up day for photos is December 1