Harmony Science Academy-Waco
March 3, 2021 Issue 19
STAR STUDENT for this week......
Looking Ahead: Important Dates
3/18-5th Grade Virtual Tour of HSI
3/16-18th-Practice STAAR Test
3/24-Regional Spelling Bee
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
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.
FIRST Grade Team
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
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
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
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