Tidwell Times

December 15, 2014

Winter Wonderland Party

Our winter party this year is a group party by grade level.

Each grade will have fun in the cafeteria for snacks and craft and in the gym for some winter games.

Volunteer elves have been busy planning and gathering items for the big day.

Party Schedule:

5th Grade - 8:40-9:30

4th Grade - 9:40-10:30

3rd Grade - 10:40-11:30

2nd Grade - 11:40-12:30

1st Grade - 12:40-1:30

Kindergarten - 1:40-2:30

Friday Schedule/Early Dismissal

8:00 Library


11:40 Lunch/Sack Lunch

12:30 Dismissal

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My Birthday

Thank you for all of the wonderful gifts and cards the kids brought to celebrate my birthday! You all are so very kind to think of me.


We have been working on long division in math. The students are really improving with their division skills. However, there are a few of us that still need to work on memorizing multiplication facts. We will jump right into fractions when we return for the winter break.

Language Arts

The halls are looking quite Grinchy in the fourth grade hall. Students created their own Grinch and wrote about their Grinch's adventures. The kids did a great job. When we return from the break, we will turn our focus to preparing for the STAAR writing test. Students are required to write a personal narrative and an expository text for this test.


We have just finished studying circuits, conductors and insulators during class. Students created several projects using circuits. This week we will be completing several Winter Wonderland experiments that should be fun and educational!!

Social Studies

As we begin studying the settling of Texas, students have been introduced to the three C's and the French guy, otherwise known as, Cebeza de Vaca, Coronado, Cortes and LaSalle. We will then study the empressarios who began settlements filled with American citizens.

Have the Merriest of Holidays this winter season!!! See you all back on January 5!!! Be safe and happy!!!