Spur-i Pepper Class News

Week of December 8th

District Benchmarks this week

We will begin taking our LISD 18 week Benchmarks in Reading, Writing, and Math this week. These assessments help me identify which students need additional challenges and those who may need some intervention.

Please encourage your child to do their best, but the tests themselves are not for a grade.

We will not have spelling words this week because of the benchmarks.

Polar Express Day

Next Thursday we will be joining other grades at RPE for Polar Express Day. We will have hot chocolate in the afternoon to observe scientific properties of mixtures and solutions.

Our class needs to borrow a large coffee urn (similar this: http://www.target.com/p/west-bend-30-cup-polished-aluminum-urn-58030/-/A-727793

to heat our water in during the day.

The Holiday Party is Coming

Our Holiday Party will be Friday December 19th from 1:10-2:10. Our amazing room moms have a fun afternoon planned for the Spuri Peppers. I hope that you will be able to join in our festivities, too!

This week our learning targets are...

  • Math: I can add and subtract fractions with equal denominators using objects and pictorial models including the number line. PACE: I can add and subtract fractions.
  • Writing: I can write an introduction that includes a topic sentence and that "hooks" my reader.
  • Reading: I can summarize a the main idea and supporting details in texts that I read, and I can distinguish fact from opinion in a text and verify what is fact.
  • Social Studies: we will learn about the Comanche Indian tribe.
  • Science: we will investigate sinking and floating properties of objects.

Recorder Orders for Performing Arts Class

Don't forget to send in your recorder order form, if you wish for your child to purchase a recorder to use during PAC. If you have any questions or need an order form you can email Mrs. Carpenter at carmen.carpenter@leanderisd.org

Your child will have an opportunity to take the order form/payment to Mrs. Carpenter before school and on our PAC day.

Upcoming dates...

12/10 Reading 18 week Benchmark

12/11-12 Writing 18 week Benchmark

12/12-15 Math 18 week Benchmark

12/17 Recorder Orders Due

12/18 Polar Express Day - wear pajamas

12/19 Holiday Party 1:10-2:10

12/22-1/4 Winter Break

1/5 School Resumes

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