Moffatt's Memo

January 11-15

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A Peek at Next Week

Writing - Writers have begun their realistic fiction story and will continue this week to complete it. They are using their story mountain as a guide to ensure that their problem and important events are followed. Each student determined events that would happen to solve their problem, while their character traits are evidenced in the writing. Revising and editing will follow.

Reading - Readers continue this week with character work. We will compare characters and work on character change. Readers are spending a majority of their time in reader's workshop, reading self selected "just right" books. During this time, they should be applying the skills we are learning in our lessons to their own reading. Reader's workshop time is a big part of our reading block.

Math - We have begun multiplication and are relating it to division. Students will practice them simultaneously, as inverse operations, using them in various ways to solve problems. While we work in problem solving every day, students will spend time determining products and quotients with and without word problems this week.

Science - Energy, all kinds; sound, light, heat/thermal, mechanical, and electrical. This week, we will focus on heat and light energy.

Social Studies - How Do People Become Part of our Country? We will play a game this week that focuses on the reasons why people immigrate to other countries.

Roadrunner Review

This is the home/school connection from Ross Elementary which includes Mrs. Mooney's message and upcoming events for January.

Class Picture Day

Tuesday, January 12th is group picture day. Last Thursday order forms were sent home. In order to receive a class picture, they must be paid for in advance. Please send all order forms in by Tuesday!

Report Cards

Report cards were sent home on Friday. Please take some time to review the grades and behavior. Let me know if you would like to conference about anything. Sign the white cover and return in the envelope. You may keep the actual gradesheet.

CBA Scores

Curriculum Based Assessments (CBAs) were given in December to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. These assessments test the TEKS that have been taught so far in the school year. I sent the scores home so you are aware of the progress your child has made on these skills. Students are using their data to make goals for themselves. If you would like to see your child's assessment and conference about it, please contact me to set up a time and day. I am happy to meet with you at your convenience.

Monday, January 18th - Student Holiday

Ross Elementary Sock Hop

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 6:30-9pm

2401 West Main Street

League City, TX

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ross Elementary. More information to come. Please save the date!