What's The Buzz

Week Of March 21st - March 25th

Learning Targets


Author Study: Leo Lionni & FABLES

I can explain the elements of a FABLE to my partner and write the Elements of a Fable on a recording sheet.

I can identify the moral of the story & explain the moral to my partner.


I can write a summary of one of Leo Leonni's stories by using the following transition words: In the beginning, Next, Then, After that, and In the end.

Word Work & Grammar:

I can read and write words with "ing", "ang", "ung" & "ong" by writing them on my white board.


I can identify the attributes and label 3-D Shapes in my journal. I can identify the attributes of solid shapes by explaining how many vertices, faces, & edges each shape has.

Vocabulary: Vertex/Vertices, Face, Edge, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Cube, Rectangular Prism, Triangular Prism, & Pyramid

Science / Social Studies:

I can identify & classify sources of light as natural or man-made. I will explain how light is important to everyday life by recoding my observations in my journal.

I can observe and describe how heat energy causes change.

I can describe the properties by observing it change into different forms when heat is added.

I can describe the cause and effect of melting and evaporating by recording it in my Investigation Notebook.

Frisco Rough Riders Game

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Baby Food Jars (by Thursday)

Glue Sticks

Important Dates

Tuesday, March 22nd -- Maker Space in the Learning Commons @ 11:30 a.m. & Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Wednesday, March 23rd -- Drama Kids @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 24th -- Mav Fan Jam @ 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 25th -- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, March 29th -- STAAR Testing -- NO Visitors or Volunteers

Wednesday, March 30th -- STAAR Testing -- NO Visitors or Volunteers

Thursday, March 31st -- 1st Grade Field Trip

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Dear McGowen Families,

We are excited to announce McGowen will begin using the School Dismissal Manager program after spring break. Here are some of the features of the program to make life easier for you and the school.

  • Easy to use website to make changes in dismissal plans.
  • You no longer have to call the school or write notes when dismissal plans change.
  • You can make changes up until 2:35pm each day. This will allow ample time for the system reports to be generated and distributed.

On Wednesday you received an email with instructions, as well as a user name and password, via email tomorrow. Once you receive the email from School Dismissal Manager, you can begin editing your child's dismissal calendar. We will go live with the program on Monday, Marth 14th. For additional information, please visit www.schooldismissalmanager.com.

We want to thank our PTA for providing this for us and we are excited about the program as it will add a layer of safety and makes it much easier for the parents as well.


Jennifer Little