ASPIRATIONS

February 5, 2016

Mission Statement

As members of Ballardville, we recognize that each student in ASPIRE is unique and different in his or her own way. We promise to:


  • help each other learn and excel as a group in class;
  • be kind, respectful, and responsible to our teacher, each other, our classroom, and ourselves;
  • have a positive attitude, follow the Golden Rule, and make sure everyone feels like they fit in;
  • put aside our differences and cooperate with each other respectfully;
  • show kindness in and out of the classroom and treat others with care.


We expect our teacher to challenge us in a way that will help each of us excel in our learning. We like to be challenged and to think outside the box.


Our personal expectations are to be respectful and responsible. We will encourage others to be helpful and not hurtful. We will pull each other up when in need, and will help each other improve.

Dates to Remember

Feb. 9th- Baby Pictures due

Feb. 12th: Valentine's Day Parties 1:40-2:40

Feb. 15th: No School

Feb. 17th & 18th: Early Dismissal at 11:45 am; Student Led Conference

Feb. 19th: Progress Reports

Feb. 22nd: Trip to George W. Bush Presidential Library

March 13th-20th: Spring Break

Please send in a baby picture by Tuesday!!

Valentine's Party

When addressing valentines, please have your child reference the class list that I sent with hem today to be sure names are spelled right and that no one is left out.


Please send in a baby picture no later than Tuesday, February 9. Pictures will not be damaged and will be returned. We are missing many pictures!!!

I also want to remind you that we are a nut-free classroom. If your child's valentines have treats attached to them, be sure they do not contain nuts.

Also, due to severe allergies in our school, we have been told that there may not be any homemade items.


Here is the link to the Sign Up Genius for Valentine's Treats!

Thank you for helping to keep our students safe!

Class Objectives for Next Week

Math - Fractions (Unit 5- Comparing Fractions; Adding/Subtracting Fractions; Math Olympiad #4 (Tuesday)

Reading - Socratic Seminar; How an author uses sensory language to provide visualization in a story

Writing - Journal Writing; Of the Days; Expository Writing, MOY Benchmark

Social Studies - Texas Colonies

Science - Weathering, Erosion, Deposition

Of the Days for Next Week

Monday- capitulate; simil

Tuesday- Revising/Editing/Writing MOY Assessment

Wednesday- cartographer; spec

Thursday- cerebral; stru

Friday- caustic; tact

Big Thank You!

Thank you to all parents who helped chaperone this week's field trip to the Stock Show! Although it was cold, we had a great time! It was so much fun watching the kids interact with the animal and learn about Texas agriculture and farming!