Tiger Times

Harmony Science Academy-Waco

March 3, 2021 Issue 19

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Herbert Spencer

STAR STUDENT for this week......

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Looking Ahead: Important Dates

3/8-12th-Spring Break

3/18-5th Grade Virtual Tour of HSI

3/16-18th-Practice STAAR Test

3/24-Regional Spelling Bee

3/29-School Pictures

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This week we are learning about tools and machines. We will explore different types of tools people use in doing their work. We will focus on the letter Ss and the number 18. -Mrs. Vasquez

This week in Pre-KB we will be learning the letter S, number 18, color gray, and 3D shape cube.-Ms. Bateman

This week in Pre-K C we are learning the letter R, the number 18, about comparing capacities, and all about making healthy choices. Ms. Ingroum


Hi Parents! Thank you so much for helping us collect writing samples. In science, we will be doing living versus non-living. In math we are practicing addition. We hope everyone has a great Spring Break! :) Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

English LA - We will be practicing reading and spelling words with the diphthong ou and ow and reviewing the genre narrative nonfiction. Spelling Words - how, now, cow, owl, ouch, house, found, out, gown, and town. Sight Words - answer, point, right, voice, walk, watch, where, write

In math we will be completing our unit about addition and subtraction word problems. We will continue practicing solving addition and subtraction word problems with pictures, part-part whole boxes, and fact families

In social studies we are reviewing the recent topics in social studies this week. We will discuss how we celebrate America, important presidents, patriots, and American monuments, and review who is in charge and what our rights and responsibilities are in school, our homes, and our communities.

In scienc we will review what we have learned about living and nonliving, basic needs, and food chains.

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2nd Grade

Math- We will finish our topic over geometry this week and will be taking our curriculum based assessment over geometry on Friday. Please continue to make sure that your child logs onto zoom daily on time and that they are completing all exit tickets and assignments.-Ms. Lester

2A/2C ELA- This week we are finishing Module 7, reviewing the r-Controlled Vowels, and Commas in dates/parts of a letter. We will be taking our CBA 7, which counts for a big portion of the overall ELA grade. We lost a lot of learning time due to the Inclement Weather/Power Outages, that now it is crucial to be PRESENT everyday for the rest of the school year. We are almost done with Quarter 3, which means grades will be due soon. Please go into Skyward to check for missing/low grades. (Instructions on accessing grades are posted on the Class Dojo Story.) Thank you for your patience and flexibility parents. I hope all of our Harmony families are healthy and safe! Don't forget to pack a water bottle everyday if your child is in-person. If you have any questions, message me on Dojo. -Ms. B.Martinez

This week students will begin their new unit covering Ecosystems, Interactions, and Energy. Students will be studying plant and animal needs. Please check for missing assignments. -Mrs. A. Martinez

3rd Grade

ELA-This week we will be finishing our unit on text structure and reviewing how authors use a variety of organizational strategies to help readers understand the text. We will be working on spelling words with the /oo/ sound. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break! -Ms. Brown


This week in 3rd grade math, we will be preparing for our Geometry test. Please review this new vocabulary with your student at home.-Ms. Curtis

This week students will be continuing their unit on Earth's systems. We will be studying renewable and nonrenewable resources and discussing ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Please check for missing assignments. -Mrs. A. Martinez

This week we will be discussing profit and completing a mini-budget project.

We will be talking about author's purpose in reading and passions in writing. Prefixes will be discussed for this week's spelling pattern.

**Please make sure your child is going into Skyward to check their grades. Any assignments below a 70 can be corrected.-Mrs. Salas

4th Grade

This week students will be continuing their unit on the Earth. We will continue studying properties of soil. Please make sure all STEMscopes assignments are completed and turned in!-Mrs. A. Martinez

We are reading about taking care of our environment. We are also writing about a special person in our lives. -Mrs. Driver

This week 4B is working on using UNRAAVEL test taking strategy. We are also using Kernel Essay Outline to help organize our essay writing. Many students have missing assignments and should be working to turn their work in. All Quarter 3 assignments, for reading, must be turned in by March 17th. Anything not turned in will be a 0 in the grade book.-Ms. Swanner

We are working on our geometry Unit: identifying angles, triangles, and 2D shapes. -Ms. McCaig

We discussed this week important leaders in social studies.**Please make sure your child is going into Skyward to check their grades. Any assignments below a 70 can be corrected.-Mrs. Salas

5th Grade

Hello 5th grade parents and guardians!

We are finishing up our measurement unit in mathematics. Students will learn how to convert between different units of measure in both the customary and metric systems. (feet to yards, meters to kilometers, liters to milliliters) They will then take their test on this unit which will include finding perimeter, area, and volume, as well as conversions. Please make sure they are completing exit tickets, independent work, and ALEKS topics. Thanks for all you do!-Ms. Piscacek

In social studies we will cover the inspiring story behind the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner”. After the British Navy rained cannon fire on Fort McHenry all night, Francis Scott Key saw the American Flag still flying! In social studies we will also we will study the life of Father Junípero Serra. He was a Franciscan monk who some might call one of the “founding fathers” of California. Many people noticed how well he spoke, or how clearly he expressed himself, during his powerful sermons, and he soon became a university professor.

In science we will be reviewing for the practice STAAR. Our main focus will be on landforms(5.7B). The students will be expected to recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons, and sand dunes are the result of changes to Earth’s surface by wind, water, or ice.--Mr. Walton

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are finishing up in 5th grade Reading our unit on drama and poetry. We are now starting a new unit on mysteries and informational texts. Students will continue to work on their grammar and writing skills. This is our last week before Spring Break coming up next week. When we come back after Spring Break, we will have report cards, so please make sure all assignments are being completed. I have sent a dojo to every student who has missing assignments in reading. Please make sure your student is completing all exit tickets, independent work, and reading their Raz-Kids assigned books with quizzes to keep their reading skills sharp. Attendance remains to be very important. Please remind students that it is required to have cameras on and participating in the class to be counted present.

Thank you for all you do!-Mrs. Dunford

If your student is absent, email the doctor's note to the attendance clerk (imeza@harmonytx.org) fax or drop the note inside the box outside the office by the window. Reminder: students have until 11:59 pm to submit the exit ticket to receive attendance credit for that day.