Mrs. Finch's Class News

Vol. 1, Issue 24

Week of April 4th-8th, 2016

Academic Focus:


Target Skill: Fact and Opinion

Reading Strategy: Questioning

Vocabulary Strategy: Synonyms

Phonics: Words with oo

Grammar: Adverbs

Writing: Poetry

Math: Addition/Subtraction of Whole Numbers up to 1,200

Social Studies/Science

Economic Choices and Decisions

Environmental Factors: Temperature, Precipitation, and Changes in Daylight

Quest Nominations

If you would like to nominate your child for the Gifted and Talented Program, click on the link below. Nominations are due this Friday, April 8th.

Weatherford ISD will be conducting GT testing for nominated students in grades 1-6 beginning April 18th. Nominations are due April 8th. Forms may be obtained from your campus office and returned to your campus GT Specialist through the school office.

The following are district guidelines concerning GT identification:

  • Students may be nominated for the gifted and talented program by teachers, counselors, parents, or other interested persons.
  • A selection committee shall evaluate each nominated student according to the established criteria and shall select those students for whom gifted program placement is the most appropriate educational setting.
  • Assessment tools may include but not be limited to the following: achievement tests, intelligence tests, creativity tests, behavioral checklists completed by teachers, and student work products.
  • Nominated students shall be assessed once during the spring semester.
  • Students who do not qualify may not test again until two years have passed (ex: a 1st grade tester who did not qualify may not test again until 3rd grade.)
  • Parents and students shall be notified in writing upon selection of the student for the gifted program.​

Weekly Spelling Words

Words with oo

1. took

2. books

3. foot

4. hoof

5. cook

6. nook

7. hood

8. wood

9. stood

10. shook

11. crook

12. cookbook

Review words: look, good

Challenge words: crooked, bookcase


Monday--Tree Map

Tuesday--ABC Order (10 words)

Wednesday--Vowels/Consonants (same words as ABC order)

Thursday--5 Spelling Sentences or a Spelling Story

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The third grade lemonade stand is a hit! They will continue selling lemonade daily until Friday, April 8th. Choices: pink lemonade or regular yellow lemonade. Proceeds will be donated for a good cause.

College Colors

Wednesday, April 6

College Colors

Wednesday, April 6th, 7:45am-3:15pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

Get in the college spirit and wear your college colors.

Roo Blue

Friday, April 8th, 7:30am-3:15pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

Wear your Roo Blue.

Austin Color Run

Friday, April 22nd, 8am

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

More details coming soon!