The Gribbin Gazette

October 14, 2016

Star Student

Next week's Star Student will be: Will Graves

Monday: Send in 10-12 pictures for the students to share with the class.
Friday: Students will read a book aloud to the class and they may bring an item for Show and Tell.


Please make sure your students are here next week: October 18th, 19th, & 20th for CogAT Testing. It would be very much appreciated! :)

Parent Guide to CogAT

Student-Led Conference

We have been setting goals for reading and math the past couple weeks. We are excited to share our goals with you.

We will be having student-led conferences the next couple weeks. Please be watching for an email of times to sign up for. All conferences will be completed by November 4th.

Red Ribbon Week!!

“The Drug Free Force is With Me”

Monday, October 24 “The Drug Free Force is With Me” Wear Star Wars Shirt

Tuesday, October 25 “Put a CAP on drugs, I will.” Wear a Hat

Wednesday, October 26 “Reach for the Stars and a BRIGHT Future” Wear Neon/Bright Colors

Thursday, October 27 “Goodnight Drugs, Goodnight Dark Side” Wear Pajamas (dress code appropriate)

Friday, October 28 “Don’t go to the Dark Side…Join the BES TEAM” Show BES spirit from head to toe

Friday, October 28 –Red Ribbon Week Pep Rally starting at 2:00.

GCISD Poster Contest

 Posters must be on an 11X17 or half of a poster board

 Name, grade, and school on back of poster

 Turn posters into Mrs. King by Friday, October 21

 District winners announced Wednesday, October 26 Public Service Announcement

 Entries no longer than 30 seconds

 Entries submitted to by Tuesday, October 25

 Winners will be announced Thursday, October 27

*All first place district level winners will be recognized at the November school board meeting.

Classroom Needs for Science:

Looking for donations of materials for activities during the year:

  • Craft sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Empty tubes from toilet paper and paper towels
  • Scotch tape

Thanks so much for your help! :)

Progress Reports/Report Cards

Progress Reports are accessible through Skyward as of October 5th. Please click below to find the SBRC Parent Guide in case you are unfamiliar. Remember you can see your students work in Google Drive.

Report Cards will be available October

GCISD SBRC Parent Guide

Standards Based Report Card Rubric

Spelling Focus for the Week:

"Helpful Caboose 2" words -

For example:

1. helpful

2. careless

3. dimly

4. hopeless

5. sadly

6. restful

7. useful

8. softly

#9 and #10 are 'High Frequency' Words that second graders are expected to learn. #11 and #12 are review words from the previous week.

9. were

10. saw

11. start

12. blush

You can find them on Spelling City for extra practice at the list titled "Helpful Caboose 2."

Spelling Counts

Please see the resources below to see the words the students should know how to spell from K & 1st that we call "In a Snap Spelling Sight Words." They may be practice these words at home too on spelling city. See the list called "K-2 In a Snap Sight Words Part ONE" and "K-2 In a Snap Sight Words Part TWO."

Thanks so much for all your support!

At Home Resources

Homework Must Do/May Do's for next week:


  • Charge iPad nightly
  • Read
  • Have students fill out their Reading Logs in Google Drive after they complete a book! *Remember our goal is to read 1,500 pages this year! :) GCISD READS
  • Have students show you their work in their Google Drives
  • Practice Spelling (Concept on Spelling City & review the words from the previous weeks!)
  • Practice Math Facts- Xtra Math or Flash cards

Weekly Options:



  • iStation
  • RAZKids
  • Epic
  • Fill out your GCISD Reads reading log in your Google Drive


  • Spelling City (Helpful Caboose)
  • Word Brain


  • iStation
  • Hooda Math (Higher Level Thinking Activities)
  • Xtra Math
  • Math Flash Cards
  • Monster Math
  • Clock Master
  • Math Vocabulary Cards

Upcoming Events

October 17th - 21st - CoGat Testing!

October 18th - District Pink Out Day!

October 19th - Unity Day! Wear orange!

October 20th - BES Spirit Night at Kendra Scott!

October 21st - Spirit Day!

October 24th - October 28th - RED RIBBON Week!

October 28th - Pep Rally

November 1st - College Shirt Day!

November 2nd - Garden Club

November 3rd - Early Release!/Student-Led Conferences (if not have already had it)

November 4th - BES Carnival!

November 8th - Book Fair!

November 11th - Veteran's Day Program!

What Will We Learn Next Week??

Math :
  • Students will be able to write a 3 digit number in word form, standard form, and expanded form.
  • Students will be able to compare and order 3 digit numbers.
  • Students will be able to locate 3 digit numbers on a number line.

Language Arts (including Social Studies):

  • Students will be able to retell and summarize their reading.
  • Students will be able to revise drafts by adding or deleting words, phrases, or sentences.
  • Students will be able to edit drafts for grammar and punctuation.
  • Students will be able to spell words with consonant suffixes.


  • None due to CogAT.