Wallace Weekly

February 1st - February 5th

Weekly Recap

TEAMWORK….makes the DREAM work!!

It was great to see you all working as a team vertically during faculty meeting this week! We do so much work as a grade level team, which is imperative. The work as a team helps us develop the rigor and depth needed to master the grade level TEKS. Also, the work as a vertical team is critical. In discovering how/where/when the foundation of a particular skills is introduced, we can each do our part to ensure we are sending students ready to conquer the next grade level. Thank you for asking for more vertical team meetings-I think everyone saw the importance. I look forward to having another vertical team meeting so we can explore and scaffold additional TEKS in the same or different content areas.

STAAR SIMULATIONS aren’t STAAR, but we treat them as such. It is the final chance for teachers to see how each student will perform on a test written according to the blueprint for STAAR (content for the entire year, same number of questions, same time constraints). Thank you for giving the 5th graders a perfect testing environment on the Math SIM Tuesday and the Reading SIM Wednesday. Zone Zero Hallways all day. We will have Specials and recess, but stay away from the windows. If it gets too loud, we will cancel Specials and/or recess. Thanks, as always, for your professionalism and cooperation.

Spotlight On...

  • Diane Royer is a super teacher, but she’s a super athlete as well! Little did we know she has super powers when it comes to jump roping! Thanks for promoting healthy lifestyles and fun exercise to the students and staff at Wallace during the Jump Rope for the Heart assembly today! We (heart) you!
  • 4th graders were up to the "Box Challenge" in the library this week. There was a lot of planning, discussion, collaboration, and inventiveness taking place. It was so fun to see their excitement as they worked together. They were all challenging each other as they worked to build the tallest structure using only 2 straws, 10 sheets of paper, 12 inches of tape, and one rubber band. Thank you Denise for creating our first challenge box. I look forward to see what is next!
  • 5th grade students were having a blast at the Wallace Bowling Alley! Students were encouraging one another, rotating efficiently through their lines, and dancing to the music. Thank you Ms. Adamson for making it fun to stay active!

  • Mrs. Whitaker’s class is digging deep into Writing Workshop! They are working hard on adding details to their “Stories Inside Me!” They are also working collaboratively to check each other’s sentences for details. Check out there “Knee to Knee Share” and graphic organizers.

SCRATCH MIT After-school Coding Club

The after-school coding club starts on Monday, January 25th, and will continue for 10 weeks. The club starts at 3:00 in the computer lab. I have requested a list of the students who have signed up from UTD, and I will notify teachers of the names once I have them. Please send these students to the computer lab at dismissal on Friday.

Duty Reminders

Week of February 1st - February 5th

Cafeteria- Kellum, Tegt, Peters

Gym- Whitaker, Ricker

AM Circle Drive- Pittman

5th & 6th Grade Hall- Jackson, Royer

Safety Patrol Morning Duty-Adamson

On the Horizon

Monday, February 1st

  • College Day
  • SCRATCH Computer Coding Club after school

Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Math SIM-5th Grade

Wednesday, February 3rd

  • After School Tutoring
  • Reading SIM-5th Grade

Thursday, February 4th

  • Faculty Meeting
  • PTA Board Meeting
  • Dental Sealants
  • Grading window Opens
  • 100th day celebration

Friday, February 5th

  • Administrators give red folders to ESL
  • Dental Sealants
  • Wallace Wannabes Counselor/Nurse

Happy Birthday to...

February Birthdays

  • Jessica Haas 2/1
  • Maggie Lamberth 2/2
  • Debbie Yarger 2/9
  • Kori Markusson 2/21