Weekly Newsletter

Mrs. Alaytsev and Mr. Hancock

Language Arts:

We will begin our new expository about our favorite place to spend time and explain what makes it special to us. We will continue to create creative hooks and practice enhancing our conclusions. Also, we will be introduced to complex sentences and practice identifying and using these sentences correctly.


We will begin our Poetry Unit! We will be introduced to the different structures such as title, stanzas, lines, rhyme, and repetition. We will also review several poems and discuss the four forms of poetry being used such as lyrical, free verse, humorous, and narrative.

We will continue our Because of Winn Dixie Novel Study.


This week we will be dividing whole numbers, diving into algebra-multistep, and learning how to represent multi-step problems.


We will be identifying sequences and predict patterns of change in seasons and shadows. Science Fair handouts will be coming home providing information on what to expect.

Social Studies:

We will finish our study on Christopher Columbus and move on to identifying, locations, and comparing regions of Texas.

Important Information:

  • Class pictures will be on Monday 10/17
  • Book Fair begins 10/17
  • Multicultural Night and Art Show 10/20
  • End of 1st Nine Weeks 10/21

Important Information about Book Fair:

On the 17th and 18th we will have a chance to browse the Book Fair and create wish lists that will be sent home in your child's red folder. You can send the form and money back to the school with your child or you may purchase the books yourself at the Book Fair. If you choose to come to the school to purchase books, you may do so on Wednesday and Thursday during our lunch time (12:40-1:10) and eat with your child. You will need to sign in at the welcome table near the playground to picnic with your child. If you can't make it to lunch, you can come during the school time to purchase books or send money back with your child. The Library prefers cash/check, however, Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the mercy of wifi and will take longer to process.