Harmony Science Academy-Waco
December 9, 2020 Issue 11
A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.
Looking Ahead: Important Dates
12/21-1/6 Winter Break
This week we are learning about healthy habits such as exercising, getting enough rest, and visiting the doctor. We are focusing on the letter Mm and number 12. We will also practice rhyming. -Mrs. Vasquez
This week in Pre-KB we are learning about the letter M, number 12, color black, reviewing all shapes and introducing rhyming words. Let's have a GREAT week. Ms. Bateman
In ELA, we are working on the verbs "is" and "are", past tense verbs, and making predictions. In math we are working on place value and comparison. In social studies we will review Transportation, Family Traditions, Fact or Fiction, Maps, and Earth. Finally, in science we are studying natural resources and bodies of water-Mrs. Pustejovsky
This week students will be continuing to study the earth and human activity. We will be identifying and comparing natural and manmade resources. Please message me on dojo if you have any questions! Mrs. A. Martinez
2A/2C ELA- This week we are learning about homophones and suffixes -ful/-less. We will be able to understand the content-area words and summarize the story of the week: "Who are the Leaders in the Government." For writing, we will be learning about abbreviations for titles for people, days and months, and places. We will write our final draft of our personal essays. Friday is test day! Please don't be absent! These assessments count for a lot of the overall ELA grade! -Ms. B.Martinez
In math we will be taking our curriculum based assessment over time on Wednesday. Please make sure that you are here everyday and on time. -Ms. Lester
This week in ELA we will be working on spelling words with the long 'i' sound. We will be reviewing text features in our story of the week. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown
This week in ELA, along with testing, we will be discussing figurative language such as similes and metaphors. We will also be learning how to add feelings/emotions in our poems.
**Please make sure in addition to assignments being submitted, exit tickets must also be done for attendance purposes.
This week in social studies, students will be testing, but they are still responsible for completing their assignment in Schoology and submitting their exit ticket for attendance purposes.-Mrs. Salas
In ELA this week we will be taking our district assessment 2 test. This will be a practice STAAR test format using an online testing platform. We will be learning about homophones this week and our spelling quiz at the end of the week will be over using homophones correctly in the context of the sentence. Please make sure students are reading for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown
This week students will take their CBA over the solar system. Third graders will be interim testing Tuesday and Wednesday this week. There will be no live classes on these days. Please check your messages daily on dojo for updates to other live classes that may be cancelled during testing week! Exit tickets must be completed daily for attendance purposes.-Mrs. A Martinez
This week in social studies, along with testing, students are still responsible for any assignments in Schoology as well as submitting their exit ticket for attendance purposes.-Mrs. Salas
This week 4th grade will be completing our DA2 testing, and we will be working on word problems in class!-Ms. McCaig
Extra credit opportunity: Students who record a weather journal for 5 days can replace their lowest quarter grade! Fourth graders will be interim testing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. There will be no live classes on these days. Please check your messages daily on dojo for updates to other live classes that may be cancelled during testing week! Exit tickets must be completed daily for attendance purposes.-Mrs. A. Martinez
In science the students will be studying “Interdependency” (5.9A) in which the they are expected to observe the way organisms live and survive in their various ecosystems by interacting with the living and nonliving components.In social studies the students will be studying a skit called "The Committee of Five Declares Independence". The setting: June 1776, Graff House - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Thomas Jefferson’s rented room. All are seated around a table, except the narrators who can be to the side onstage or may read from offstage.-Mr. Walton
This week we are working on our District Assessment 2 for reading. Students are also taking their Interim District Assessment for math and science. Students must complete an Exit ticket and all assignments each day. In ELA they will be working on catching up on missing assignments and quizzes this week. Several parents have asked about extra credit, students should finish all missing work first and then I am taking homework grades on Raz Kids books read, there is a book assigned and quiz for each day this week. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for all you do!-Mrs. Dunford
Hello 5th grade parents and guardians! We have almost made it through the 2nd quarter!
During the last 2 weeks, we will be taking our interim tests as well as continuing our unit on algebraic reasoning. Students will learn to write equations to represent a story and then solve them. Please make sure they are completing Schoology assignments and ALEKS quick tables and topics. Thanks for all you do!-Ms. Piscacek