Ms. Erickson's Classroom Snippet

Take a Peek into our Week!

October 26th- 30th

Here is what we are learning and enjoying in our classroom this week...

Math: We will continue our measurement unit by practicing measuring with centimeters and meters. Students will be actively creating measurements tools to use as they measure various items. As they continue working with inches, centimeters, meters, and yards they will compare and discover the relation between all units of measurement. We will complete our week with measuring time.

Reading: We will be using our reading and writing skills in our PBL projects. We will busy creating our All About Books about our Round Rock Landmark.

Writing: This week we will be focused on writing the rough draft of our first product in our Landmark PBL. Each student will be writing an All About book (non-fiction book) that teaches the community about his/her wonderful Round Rock Landmark. We will be including the location, why it’s important, why we should visit, interesting facts, and important dates.

Sight Words: We are learning the following words this week: also, cold, five, going, hope, never, school, today. Please continue to work with your child to read, write, and spell these words with consistency.

Science & Social Studies: We will be studying landmarks in our community through the students PBL projects.

Pictures of Landmarks

Thank you for taking your child to their landmark that they are researching.

Please take the pictures from your camera, computer or phone and download them to a USB flash drive/memory stick. Click on the underline word to see a picture of a USB flashdrive. Please label your child's flash drive with their first and last name. Then send it to school in a ziplock bag, in their planner (preferrably the front pocket of the pencil pouch for safe keeping. We will be using it for the next two weeks.

Also, if you have not already sent in the headphones for your child, this is a great time to do so. We will be watching different videos of our landmarks to assist in our research.

Thank you for providing your child with these additional items to ensure that their project is successful.

Round Rock Landmarks PBL

Thank you for sending in your voice and choice sheet regarding which landmarks you and your child would like to visit. I tried to match your child with one of their choices but also considered who they would be working with during this project.

Here are the groups:

Historical Building on Main Street - Luke and Shaelyn

Palm House - Mia and Ezra

Owen House a.k.a. St. Charles Hotel : Prajna and Mariana

Pioneer Park at Old Settler's Park: Chase and Giovanna

The Chisholm Trail Wagon Ruts and statues: Audrey and Sathvik

Round Rock Bakery: Slade, Bowen and Meagan

Old Hopewell Building: Kyungeun and Ishaan M.

Hairy Man Legend: Aidan and Chandrika

Sam Bass & AW Grimes: Arnav (Sam Bass) and Ishan K. (AW Grimes)

The Round Rock: Manaaz and Nicole

Upcoming Events

Oct. 26-30st: Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 28th: Early Release- Students are dismissed at 12:45.

Oct. 29th: Talented and Gifted Student Testing Informational Night @6:00 pm

Nov. 3rd: Picture Retakes

Nov. 5th: Report Cards Go Home

Health Service Flu Shots for Students (Form in Thurs. Folder)

Nov. 6th: Veteran's Day Assembly (7:45-8:30)

Nov. 18th: Thanksgiving Meal for 1, 3rd, and 5th grades

Testing for Talented and Gifted Program

Oct 29th - TAG Testing Parent Information Night from 6-7 p.m. at Patsy Sommer Cafeteria.

Please attend to find out the testing process and how you can refer your child for testing. You will NOT be receiving referral packets at this meeting. They can be downloaded from the Patsy Sommer TAG website on Nov 16th, 2015. For more information, please visit

Celebrating Birthdays

This message is from the library. The following link and form is about having your child participate in Birthday Book Club:

Happy Birthday to our October Birthdays!

Ezra - 7th

Ms. Erickson-October 11

Arnav - 29th