Blue & Silver Newsletter

For the week of 12/11/17

Business Fair Friday!

We will be visiting the 5th grade Business Fair Friday @ 12:50. If your child will be shopping and purchasing hand-crafted items, please send them in with low denomination money - quarters and dollar bills are preferred.

Important Dates


12/15 5th grade Business Fair (@ 12:50)

12/18 Polar Express Day (wear your pajamas)

12/19 Holiday Party (9:45-10:45) Regular 2:50 Dismissal

12/20 - 1/3/ Holiday Break

1/4 Welcome Back!

Our Learning Targets

Reading: We can identify the story elements in a fiction story. We can identify how the author uses similes and metaphors to produce imagery.

Writing: We can write an expository piece that includes combined sentences and transitions.

Social Studies: We can identify the accomplishments of Spanish explorers in Texas (Alonso Alvarez de Pineda, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Coronado, Juan de Onate) and explain the impact of these explorations on the settlement of the Western Hemisphere, especially Texas.

Math: We can compare fractions using comparison symbols. We can represent decimals, including tenths and hundredths, using concrete and visual models and money.

Science: We can explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms.

Spelling List for the week

polar, stocking, present, fireplace, jingle, sleigh, elves, rustle, barren, conductor, wreath, chimney, Christmas, December, believe

Bonus Words: ornament, receive, chocolate, reindeer, nougat

Classroom Shutterfly

The Room Reps for our classes have put together a Shutterfly site for our classes. If you haven't joined yet, here is the information:


Shutterfly Information & Photo Sharing Site - Did you know...

Our Averitt / Torres class has a Shutterfly site!

The purpose is to help keep you informed, track calendar events and messaging as well as collect & share photos from classroom activities!

If you are interested in access, please contact us, or click this link to request access:

https://mraveritts20172018fabulousclass.shutterfly.com

Second Step

This week we will be practicing the steps for calming down.


Looking for Second Step Home Links? https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mstorres4thgrade/second-step

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