Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

May 5th, 2016

What is going on?

Math: Students will continue to apply their strategies for subtraction using larger numbers. This week students will play games that allow them to apply their knowledge in solving problems, followed by an real-life application problem of the day.

Reading: This week we will be focusing on fables, myths, tall tales, and legends. We will be analyzing the theme and moral of the story. At the end of the week, the students will write a tall tale about himself/herself with lots of drama! This is the perfect class for tall tale drama! I cannot wait to see what they come up with-

Writing: Students will continue writing personal narratives, or small moments. We will focus on adding details to our writing. We will practice this skill by learning how writers “show, don’t tell.” In other words, good writers describe feelings instead of telling the reader the feeling(s).

Social Studies: This week, we will Identify factors in the environment, including temperature and precipitation, that affect growth and behavior such as migration, hibernation, and dormancy of living things.

Sight Words: brown, change, face, hard, might, read, ten, yes

Please continue to work with your child to read, write, and spell these words with consistency.

*Free breakfast in the cafeteria Monday-Wednesday

May 9- Campus Closed to visitors due to STARR

testing. No parent volunteers on these days.

May 10- Campus Closed to visitors due to STARR

May 11- Campus Closed to visitors due to STARR

May 20- Track and Field Day

May 31st End of the Year Party

Dear Parent/Guardian,

If your child has medication in the nurse's office, please be sure to pick it up on or before June 2, 2016. No medication will be sent home with students. (Per district policy). Any medicine left in the nurse's office after June 2nd will be disposed of properly. No medications will be left in office over the summer.

Thank You,

Michelle Bullock, LVN

Dear Parents,

The STAAR assessments are right around the corner and we are ready! Our students and teachers have been working very hard throughout the school year, and now it is time for them to shine and show everyone what they know. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Monday, May 9 – STAAR Grades 3-4 Math

Tuesday, May 10 – STAAR Grades 3-4 Reading

Wednesday, May 11 – STAAR Grade 5 Science

In order to provide our students with the best opportunity for success and to maintain a secure testing environment, our campus will be closed to volunteers and visitors on these testing dates. Additionally, there will not be any before or after school activities on these dates, with the exception of YMCA after-school care. For all grade levels that do not have students testing, normal daily scheduled activities will be honored (including specials and recess).For all testing grade levels, it is essential that our students be well rested and ready for the day of testing. Be sure that they get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast so they will be ready to do their best. In addition, our cafeteria will be offering free breakfast on these 5 testing days. Also, please be aware that students testing will need to turn in cell phones or any electronic devices to the office where they will be secure until testing concludes.

If you have any questions, please call Tasha Briseño, Therese Wafford or Nancy Varljen at 512-704-0600.

As always, we appreciate your support in helping our students to be successful and shine!


Tasha Briseño

Have a good weekend!

We had a great day of enrichment!