Chavez Lobo Letter

for the week of November 16--November 20, 2015

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Chavez Cafeteria Thanksgiving Feast-November 18, 2015-Wednesday-During All Lunches.


Definition-Thankful is an adjective, glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc: of, relating to, or expressing thanks.

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."

Meister Eckhart


Adrianne Hopgood- Fourth Grade- Teacher

Hi, my name is Adrianne Hopgood. I am originally from Oklahoma City, OK. I have a wonderful husband, Brian Hopgood. Brian is a select basketball coach BST AllStars for girls. We have two daughters, Aspen and Atlanta. Aspen is a Little Elm High School alumni and recently graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca NY, where she played basketball for her entire collegiate career. Aspen will be headed to Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in the fall to begin studying law. Atlanta is a 8th grader and attends Lakeside Middle School in Little Elm. She also plays basketball and softball. We also have one son, Brian, Jr. who is a 1st grader at Chavez and plays football, baseball, basketball and runs track for the LE Lightning track club.

I graduated from University of Central Oklahoma in 1995 with a Bachelor Degree in Business. I have an MBA from Oklahoma City University. I recently graduated from Texas Woman's University in 2012 with a Master Degree in Educational Leadership.

I have been a teacher here at Chavez for 9 years. I taught 1st grade for 5 years and I have been teaching 4th grade for 4 years.

Students of the Week

Kindergarten--Mrs. Swenson

Camila Montoya-Chairez

Daniel Gutierrez

1st Grade--Ms. Everman

Angelina Wolf

Atreyu Manus

2nd Grade--Mrs. Kremer

Allana Smith

Toby Mathew

3rd Grade--Mrs. Urban

Kennedy Capizzi

Austin Harding

4th Grade--Mrs. Hopgood

Jason Melendez

Allison Whitehead

5th Grade--Mrs. Nichols

Alex Cunningham

Sydni Mason


Creating a Roller Coaster in Mrs. Tschudy's Class

The lab was to make a "roller coaster with bumper cars". They had to build it, send a marble down from the same height each time, and hit another marble on the track. This was done 3 times with the marble on the track placed at different positions. The goal was to find out at what distance could they send down the first marble and it hit the second marble and neither marble go into the cup at the end of the track. When they had finished the lab and answered the questions, I told them they could adapt the track however they wished. This group elevated theirs and made a ramp for the marble to jump into the cup. In the video the first time the marble misses, but the second try it goes in. Jaythan is holding the ramp(eraser) but they later went on and found a way to angle the ramp just right with other objects so he wouldn't have to hold it. :)

3.6 Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that forces cause change and that energy exists in many forms. The student is expected to:

(A) explore different forms of energy, including mechanical, light, sound, and heat/thermal in everyday life;

(B) demonstrate and observe how position and motion can be changed by pushing and pulling objects to show work being done such as swings, balls, pulleys, and wagons; and

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Tristan, Houston, and Jaythan creating their roller coaster.

Chavez Dates

Nov 18--Thanksgiving Lunch Cafeteria

Nov 20--Kinder Feast 1:45

Nov 20--1st grade Feast--12:30--1:15

Nov 23-27-Thanksgiving Holiday/Student Holiday

Dec 10--Taco Talk--6:30am

Dec 11--First grade Field Trip

Dec 15--Chavez PTA Family Reading Night

Dec 21--Jan 3--Christmas Holiday

Jan 4- Student Holiday

Jan 4- Staff Professional Work Day

Jan 8- Second Nine Weeks Grading Period Ends

Jan 8- Awards Assembly

Jan 18- MLK Jr. Holiday-No School