Burleson Elementary News

December 3, 2020

A NOTE FROM MRS. COFFMAN

We are excited to be back from the break! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


We are thankful and blessed to have the absolute best students and staff! This year all of our amazing staff have stepped up and not only provided our Broncos with an excellent education, but have also kept them safe, fed, and sanitized.

To say thank you, please consider making some extra Christmas treats or goodies and drop it off at our elementary office. Or just some thank you notes to let our Bronco family know that they are loved and doing a great job!


Thank you for loving on our teachers and staff, who love on our most precious gifts everyday!

PRE-K

  • Practice letter and sound recognition. Letter for this week is Dd.
  • Focus on number recognition up to number 15.
  • Library book is due back on Tuesday.
  • Please write number of words read on reading log in purple folder.
  • Bring water bottle every day.


We will have a Christmas celebration on Tuesday, December 15 with Cindy Gonzales and students in FCCLA. Thank you for all your help and cooperation.

Mrs. A 😊

KINDERGARTEN

Reminders -

  • Please continue practicing sight words. We will be testing over all of them before Christmas Break.
  • Attendance is very important in the coming weeks! We will be MAP testing, report card testing, and having some holiday fun!
  • Continue reading with your child every night. Their exposure to books is crucial.
  • Bring library books, sight word baggy, and a water bottle every day.


Thank you for all you do! Continue reaching out on Dojo if you need anything.

1ST GRADE

Reminders...

  • We will test on ALL the green sight words tomorrow.
  • Study for your spelling test tomorrow.
  • Practice +6's
  • Please bring library books every day. Remind your child to take their AR tests.
  • Don't forget a water bottle every day.
  • Attendance is very important. We will be MAP testing and making our holiday crafts and I don't want anyone to miss out.


Please DOJO me with any questions. Thank you!!

2ND GRADE

Just a few things to remember for this week....


* We will spend time reviewing addition facts for several weeks before moving on to subtraction facts in January.

* Study the spelling words, sentences, and phonics rules for a test each Friday.

* Bring your library book to school every day. READ, READ, READ!

* Remember to bring a water bottle each day(water only).


Thank you for all that you do!

3RD GRADE

Virtual Learning

If at any point this year your child has to stay at home and do virtual learning here are a few reminders:


  • Attendance has to be done through Mrs. Lamming's virtual google classroom by 10AM
  • ALL assignments will be created inside Mrs. Lammings virtual classroom for Reading and Social Studies and inside Mrs. Houchin's for Math and Science.
  • Follow the google classroom assignment directions completely-they maybe different than what we normally do in the classroom
  • All assignments from google classroom will be linked to these programs: Edgenuity, IXL and Studies Weekly
  • Make sure your child is watching when each assignment is due to be turned in on google classroom

Math/Science

  • We are learning fractions of a whole and fractions of a group in math.
  • In science we are learning how different amounts of force affect the motion of an object.(check class dojo for pictures of our lab this week!)
  • Practice math facts each day. We will test every Friday on them.
  • Math fact homework in due on Fridays.
  • Cooking is a fun way for your child to learn fractions! Have them read a recipe and measure out the ingredients with measuring spoons/cups. Have them help cut a pizza or cake into equal parts!




ELAR/Social Studies


  • In reading this week we will learn about how characters change throughout the text, what messages an author wants us to learn, and comparing characters.
  • We will be studying dipthongs(oi,oy,ou,ow) in phonics and spelling.
  • In Social Studies we will be learning reasons people formed communities including a need for security and laws. They will identify and describe law enforcement services commonly provided by local governments. They will also identify characteristics of good citizenship and understand the importance of acts of civic responsibility.
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4TH GRADE

4th Grade Virtual Learning

If your child needs to be quarantined at home, these are the learning platforms they will need to use for all virtual assignments:

Google Classroom with be used for attendance and for a link to the weekly Social Studies Newspapers. Students are all connected to Google Classroom via their email address and have accessed it in class.

IXL.com

Students should know their usernames and passwords as they use IXL in the classroom, but we can send individual usernames and passwords via Dojo if needed.

Thelearningodyssey.com (referred to as Edgenuity, Pathblazer, or Odyssey)

Usernames are all first/last name with no space. Passwords are all Broncos2021. When logging on you will be asked for a school code which is MeadowISD

Students are practicing using these platforms in class, so in the event they need to stay home they should be familiar with all of them. We will also be giving students a list of usernames and passwords that they will keep in their purple folders.

ClassDojo

Our primary method of communication is ClassDojo. All virtual assignments will be posted on Dojo daily/weekly.

If you have any questions, please contact us via Dojo.

Thank you!

Mrs. Bell & Mrs. McCormick


ELAR/SS

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and although the excitement for Christmas is building, we still have a lot of learning to do!


  • This week we began digging deep into vocabulary using a resource called Vocabu-Lit. Students will take a vocabulary test on Friday based on the new words introduced this week.
  • Our spelling words this week are compound words and words with Greek Roots – test on Friday!
  • In Social Studies we are still learning about The Trouble with Texas, The Mexican War of Independence and Stephen Austin.
  • As always… Read, read, read – Reading is a homework assignment! All students are required to read for at least 20 minutes every evening. Please make sure you are initialing your child’s Reading Log every evening after they have read.


Please remember to send your child with a clean mask and refillable water bottle every day.

Please message me on Dojo with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. McCormick


Math/Science

  • In Math we are working hard with fractions. Adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators, comparing fractions with unlike denominators, and simplifying fractions. Simplifying fractions has been our hardest area.
  • Designing our own investigations in Science has been fun. Each group had to come up with a testable question and design their investigation to answer the question. There were lots of great ideas flowing!!
  • If your child has to go virtual at any point during the year be sure to access the information above for all the platforms and logins that will be used. All assignments will be due by 4:00 on the day they are assigned.
  • Our Christmas musical is coming up December 10th and will be virtual so watch for more information concerning this.
  • Study multiplication facts every night.
  • Bring a water bottle and clean mask EVERYDAY!

5TH GRADE

Reading


  • No Spelling Test this week, we will start back next week
  • Please bring Clean masks and water bottles daily!
  • We had 4 Turkey's make it past Thanksgiving! Be on the lookout for them coming home, it was so much fun!
  • Please be sure your students are well rested. I know the holidays are exhausting on us all, but we need them alert and ready to go each day!
  • Thank you for all your support this year so far! It is very much appreciated!

Math

  • Please study multiplication math fact cards.
  • Math Fact Quiz on Friday
  • We have sent out instructions on what to do if your child goes virtual on class dojo.
  • Please stay safe and thank you for all you do!

BURLESON ELEMENTARY VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE

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Our Christmas musical will be virtual this year and will be on December 10th

Our elementary students will perform Flakes:

Cold Snap

We're Flakes!

SNIRTS!

Nothing Special

One in a Million

Reprise: We're Flakes!


Our Pre-k Class will be singing:

O Christmas Tree

Up On The Housetop

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

WEDNESDAY SNACK SHACK

We will be selling either DIPPIN DOTS, COTTON CANDY or POPCORN on Wednesday's

after school.

Prices will range from $2.00 - $4.00

MEADOW PTO SNACK CART ON FRIDAY'S

SNACK/CANDY CART FRIDAYS!!! EVERY FRIDAY MEADOW PTO WILL HAVE A SNACK CART AFTER SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD TO MAKE A PURCHASE. WE WILL HAVE A VARIETY OF THINGS AND PRICES WILL VARY FROM .25 CENTS AND UP. ALL ITEMS WILL BE WITHIN THE COVID REQUIREMENTS.

DECEMBER LUNCH MENU

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Celebrate your child's birthday with their name on the marquee in front of the school!!

$5.00

Your child's name will be displayed on the day of their birthday. If their special day falls on a weekend their shout out will be displayed on the Friday before. This is open to ALL Meadow students and staff.