Tiger Times

Harmony Science Academy-Waco

December 2, 2020 Issue 10

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett

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Looking Ahead: Important Dates

12/7-12/18-Interim Assessments

12/21-1/6 Winter Break

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PreK

This week we are learning about the letter K, the number 11, ten frames, and all about animals and where they live.-Ms. Ingroum

This week, we are learning to make healthy choices. We will discuss healthy foods and have some fun reading "The Little Red Hen." We are also practicing letter Ll and number 11 and will continue to review shapes. Please help your child practice identifying letters and numerals at home. -Mrs. Vasquez

Welcome Back!!!! This week in Pre-KB we will be learning the letter L, number 11, color black and reviewing all shapes. -Ms. Bateman

Kindergarten

We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Please remember to send your child with a filled water bottle daily. We are completing our numbers 11-20 this week. We will be reviewing and taking our CBA on Friday. We will be report card testing this week and next. Please make sure your child is completing lessons and exit tickets, as many of these apply to our rubrics for report cards. Please practice counting and sight words whenever possible. Students should know all letters and sounds. Words to know this week are: are, lot, not, was. Please continue to review the words from the last two weeks: his, very, big, good, got, here, of, on. We are working on blending sounds to make words, identifying beginning/middle/end sounds. Students may go back into old folders on schoology to review. Remember technology time should consist of 45 minutes a day on IRead, RazKids, or Dreambox. Please don't forget about our Reading Challenge!!!! We would love to have extra books for the classroom if we meet our goal!!! Have a great week! Thank you for all of your help at home!


Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

We will be learning about how to write numbers in different ways like standard form and expanded form in math. In science we are learning about how we use and create products with our natural resources. We are studying r blends like grub and bring this week and learning how to use text features while reading informational texts.-First Grade Team

2nd Grade

We will be starting our unit over time this week. There will be no live lessons for math on Thursday and Friday. Please make sure that your child goes on during their math time and completes their work. -Ms. Lester

2A/2C ELA- Hope you enjoyed your break! This week we will focus on blending words with long i patterns ie and igh. Our story of the week is "Wilma Rudolph: Against All Odds," in which we will focus on synthesizing and Text Features. For writing, we will learn about Proper Nouns as Days of the Week, Months, and Holidays. We will write our Personal Essay Rough Draft on Wednesday/Thursday using the bubble chart we created before the break. Homework will be practicing "cursive" letters on Monday's and Tuesday's. We will take our story quiz and weekly assessment on Friday!!!! Please don't be absent, as those assessments count for a big percentage of your overall grade in ELA. -Ms. B.Martinez

This week we will be learning about figurative language. Students will identify different types of figurative language as we read our story of the week. We will be working on spelling words with long 'o' vowel sounds. Please make sure students are reading at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

We will be learning about how to write numbers in different ways like standard form and expanded form in math. Science we are learning about how we use and create products with our natural resources. We are studying r blends like grub and bring this week and learning how to use text features while reading informational texts.-Mrs. A. Martinez

3rd Grade

This week we will be learning about poetry. We will learn the four different types of poems and the elements of poems. Students will have an opportunity to write their own poem at the end of the week! We will be spelling words with the vowel sounds oi, oy. Students should be reading at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

This week in 3rd grade math we will learn about how to read, represent, and solve number tables. -Ms. Curtis

This week in Reading/Writing, we will be looking at poems and your child will be writing one of their own. In Social Studies, we will be talking about Communities and Safety.

**Reminder: Check Skyward for grades.-Mrs. Salas

We will be learning about how to write numbers in different ways like standard form and expanded form in math. Science we are learning about how we use and create products with our natural resources. We are studying r blends like grub and bring this week and learning how to use text features while reading informational texts.-Mrs. A. Martinez

4th Grade


4B will be reading A Christmas Carol and working on their expository essay.-Ms. Swanner

In Mrs. Driver's 4th ELA class, we are annotating nonfiction texts. We are also writing a personal narrative.-Mrs. Driver

We will be reviewing for our District Assessment next week. We will work on multiplication, division, and multistep word problems.-Ms McCaig

This week, we will be talking about Stephen Austin. **Reminder: Check Skyward for grades.-Mrs. Salas

This week students are beginning a new unit on Space. We will be studying weather this week! Extra credit opportunity: Students who record a weather journal for 5 days can replace their lowest quarter grade! Check schoology for more details. Please message me on dojo if you have any questions! -Mrs. A. Martinez

5th Grade

In science we will study TEKS5.8D. The student is expected to identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

In social studies we'll look at a Gentleman, a Soldier and a Patriot by the name of George Washington. When he was 16, George worked as a land surveyor for a British landowner. At 22, he earned a position as an officer in the British military. He fought in battles during the French and Indian War.-Mr. Walton

This week in Reading we are studying the genre of Mysteries. Students will be reviewing key skills on inference and using evidence to support their understanding of an informational text, along with other skills to prepare them for the upcoming District Assessments next week. Students should also be catching up on any late work that is due to get ready for the upcoming grades that will be coming out soon. Thank you for encouraging your student to be present on time for the zoom with their camera on and to be ready to learn while completing all assignments and exit tickets in a timely manner. Attendance does matter and is essential for your students' success this year. Thank you for all you do! Mrs. Dunford

Hello 5th grade parents and guardians! We are moving into our unit on algebra. Students will be learning how to create an equation based on a word problem and solve that equation as well as learning the\order of operations or "PEMDAS". Please make sure they are getting on www.aleks.com as this is part of their grade as well. Thanks for all you do!-Ms. Piscacek

If your student is absent, email the doctor's note to the attendance clerk (imeza@harmonytx.org) fax or drop the note inside the box outside the office by the window. Reminder: students have until 11:59 pm to submit the exit ticket to receive attendance credit for that day.
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