# Avirett & Torres 18-19

## Volunteer Appreciation Week

We just couldn't do it all without you! Please stop by the sojourn for a snack any time next week while you are on campus! We appreciate all that you do to help!

## Valentine's Notes

We will not be having a Valentine's Party on the 14th; however, we will be exchanging Valentine cards as a class, that day.

If your child has a decorated box from a previous year that they would like to bring in they may. We will have bags for students to decorate that morning.

## Spreading Titan Love this Valentine's Day

Every year as a campus we come together around Valentine's Day and "Spread Titan Love" for a school-wide service project. This year we are going to be partnering with Dell Children's Hospital. They are in need of stuffed animals! When a sick child checks into Dell, the hospital gives them a stuffed animal to comfort them along their journey of treatment. We will be collecting new, average sized stuffed animals in the main hallway for the next two weeks! (Feb. 4th-15th). The stuffed animal should be able to fit into your child's backpack. Each child who donates a stuffed animal will receive a heart sticker to show that they helped "Spread Titan Love."

Thank you for your support in our yearly school wide service project.

## In need of items for our classrooms

Thank you so much to those of you that were able to donate supplies! We are still in need of a couple of items.

We would appreciate donations of the following items:

- black chisel tip Expo markers

- tissues

## Important Dates

2/11 - 2/15 Volunteer Appreciation Snacks in the Sojourn

2/18 No School/Student Holiday

Save the Date! April 17th @ 8 am - 4th grade performance

## Our Learning Targets

Math: We can apply knowledge of right angles to identify acute, right, and obtuse triangles. We can determine the approximate measures of angles in degrees to the nearest whole number using a protractor.

Science: We can demonstrate that electricity travels in a closed path, creating an electrical circuit. We can differentiate between conductors and insulators of electrical energy.

Reading: We can analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about expository texts and provide evidence from the text to support our understanding.

Writing: We can use dialogue correctly in our writing. We can "show what we know" on a district assessment.

Social Studies: We can analyze the causes and major events, which led to the Texas Revolution.

## This week's spelling words

Spelling Words: watch, shell, dry, within, floor, lumber, pepper, plastic, support, collect, attend, canyon, traffic, fortune, danger

Bonus Words: carcasses, jubilant, poachers, habitat, preyed

## Second Step

Handling Put-Downs

Calming down helps you handle put-downs and avoid making conflicts escalate.

We can:

Identify strategies for handling put-downs

Demonstrate what they’ve learned about strategies for calming down

Demonstrate assertive responses to put-downs

Lesson 14 HomeLink

## Reminders from Nurse Jenny

Cold and flu season are here. Please remember that if students have a temperature they need to stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours without any medication. That policy also includes if they have been vomiting or if they have diarrhea. Please encourage hand washing!

It is a good practice to check your student regularly for lice. If you are not sure how to do that the following link has a lot of helpful information

Please report to the nurse if your student has the flu, strep, a fever or lice. All information is kept confidential.