Newsletter

Week of April 11, 2016

Hello Parents!

Less than 40 school days until Summer Break!! I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we have had the last few days!

For the next 3-4 weeks until STAAR Testing, we will be crunching down on specific topics that students seemed to struggle on during the benchmark test. These topics are: summarizing, main idea, Organizational Patterns and Themes. We will be doing a variety of activities to prep them for the upcoming assessment.


TIME MANAGEMENT!! As we all know, time management is a learned habit. Many, many students have struggled this year with time management. I would like to suggest a few things for the rest of the 2015-2016 school year and for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.


1. Purchase your child a planner - this way that may write down any homework or upcoming tests that they may have. Have your child make it a priority to have you look at it and initial it each night so that may hold themselves accountable for their work and grades.

2. Excuses - discuss with your student the importance of being honest. If they forgot to do their homework, as a teacher, I'd much rather them be honest with me then give me a round-about excuse on why their work was not completed. If they are honest, I'm much more willing to work with them to solve the problem.

3. Organization - Purchase your child either a pocket folder for each class with one pocket being labeled "keep" and the other labeled "return" or a three ring binder with dividers. This will help your child stay organized and increases success.


I hope these three items will help you for the remainder of this year and for the next. I know as a parent, I sometimes wonder what more I can do to help my child become more successful in the classroom!

Spelling Test

We will be having a spelling test Monday, 4/11 in place of the spelling test this week. The words the spelling test are:


committee

immediate

barricade

interrupt

broccoli

collect

afford

possess

Tennessee

announce


Challenge Words

dilemma

embarrassment

compassionately


Spelling Quiz Monday 4/18

Artificial

Financial

Gracious

Glacier

Suggestion

Cautious

Mention

Fraction

Exhaustion

Digestion


Challenge Words

Malicious

Sensational

Fictitious

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Sun. 4/10 - Happy Birthday Morgan!!

Tues. 4/13 - HS District Track Meet @ Bells

Fri. 4/29 - Happy Birthday Parker!!

Mon. 5/9 - STAAR Math

Tues. 5/10 - STAAR Reading