Avirett & Torres 18-19

Week of 12/3/18

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Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and Stetson & Associates, Inc., which is held each year during the first full week in December. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.

Important Dates

12/3 - 12/7 Inclusive Schools Week

12/14 Business Fair

12/20 Polar Express Day

12/21 Holiday Party 10:15 - 11:15

Our Learning Targets

Math: We can write numbers, including decimals in expanded notation through the hundredths place. PACE: We can write numbers, including decimals in expanded notation through the thousandths place.

Science: We can explore the effect of invasive species on food webs.

Reading: We can identify graphic and text features within non-fiction texts. We can use this information to help them write a summary on a non-fiction story.

Writing: We can recognize and use prepositional phrases and transitional words correctly in their writing.

Social Studies: We can identify the accomplishments of Spanish explorers in Texas.

This week's spelling words

Spelling Words: round, past, dark, girl, pleasing, slipped, traveled, visiting, shipped, phoning, offered, checking, fainted, becoming, wandering

Bonus Words: delicious, delectable, scrumptious, exquisite, delightful

Second Step

Showing Compassion

Compassion means saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care about how another person feels.

Having empathy helps you show compassion.

Students will be able to:

Demonstrate expressing concern or showing compassion for someone.

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A message from Nurse Jenny

It’s Cold and Flu season

Here are some friendly reminders to help stay virus free this season:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds

    • If soap and water not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

· Cover your Cough; Cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose

    • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose

· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and objects such as toys and doorknobs

· Stay at home while you are sick

LISD follows the Texas Department of Health Guidelines for illness-related exclusions from school. A student will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.0 Fahrenheit or above or any other contagious symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and will need to remain home until symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours, and without the use of medications.
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