Tiger Times

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.

John Cleese

Looking Ahead: Important Dates

12/7-12/18-Interim Assessments

12/21-1/6 Winter Break

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This week we will be learning about the letter L, the number 12, sorting objects, and all about creepy, crawly, insects.-Ms. Ingroum

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


Kinder Kiddos are ready for Christmas! Please remember to send your child with a filled water bottle daily. We are working on a new unit in math, and learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Students should know all letters and sounds. Words to know this week are: be, do, had, ten. Words tested on our end of unit test are: his, very, big, good, got, here, of, on, are, lot, not, was, be, do, had, ten. They will also be tested on CVC words. Examples are: dog, cat, jog, cap, tap. Students may go back into old folders on schoology to review. Remember technology time should consist of 45 minutes a day on IRead, RazKids, or Dreambox. Please continue working on the Reading Challenge! They need to be reading and testing on books that are level A or higher if they have progressed to a higher level. Have a great week! Thank you for all of your help at home! Countdown to Christmas break!!! We will let you all know ASAP about the class Christmas party once we get more information.

Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

This week we will be reading informational texts about night and day and identify the topic, central idea, and supporting evidence. In science, we are learning about natural resources and how we use them to make products. In math we will continue to practice drawing numbers by hundreds, tens, and ones, and comparing numbers using the greater than, less than, and equal sign.-Mrs. Smith

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

2nd Grade

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

3rd Grade

For the next couple of weeks in 3rd grade math we will be discussing more about one and two-step word problems. If you need help supporting your student at home, please reach out to Ms. Curtis!

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

4th Grade

We will be testing Monday-Wednesday. Finish reading A Christmas Carol. We will complete expository essay on an extraordinary person.-Ms. Swanner

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

5th Grade

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

If your student is absent, email the doctor's note to the attendance clerk (imeza@harmonytx.org) fax or drop the note inside the box outside the office by the window. Reminder: students have until 11:59 pm to submit the exit ticket to receive attendance credit for that day.
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