Ms. Erickson's Classroom Snippet

Take a Peek into our Week!

November 2nd- November 6th

Here is what we are learning and enjoying in our classroom this week...


Math: We will wrap up our measurement unit with a few more days on time. We’ll learn AM and PM. We’ll also learn other ways to say the time such as half past and quarter past the hour. Late in the week we will have an assessment on measurement to celebrate our learning!



Writing: This week we are finalizing our All About books for our Landmark PBL. We will also learn the steps to writing a friendly letter and practice writing letters to the 1st and 3rd graders.


Technology: We will be creating a photostory educating our community about landmarks.


Sight Words: We are learning the following words this week: always,color,fly,hot, love, near, second, together. Please continue to work with your child to read, write, and spell these words with consistency.


Science & Social Studies: As we wrap up our PBL unit, we will focus on timelines. Students will explore what it was like to grow food, go to school, and what transportation was like THEN and NOW. Students will take dates from their landmark research and create a timeline of events that made their landmark important to Round Rock.


**Flash-drives: We will be using the flash-drives that you sent to school this week and next week. Our goal is to send them home next Friday, November 13th. Thank you for your patience and understanding. They have been a tremendous help in creating our PBL final projects.

Report Cards

Students will take home their report cards on Thursday, November 5th.


Please keep the papers inside the envelope. Then please sign the brown envelope where it says, "Reporting Period 1" and return the envelope to school ASAP. Thank you for praising them for a job well done!

Picture Retakes

This message is for those who purchased school pictures.


If you are not satisfied with the recent pictures, you can have your child re-take them on Nov 3rd. The student will need to return the entire package, to Ms. Erickson and then the photographer when taking the new picture. The parent will get the same package that was originally order.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 5 - Report Cards Go Home

Nov. 17 Thanksgiving Meal - Details to Come

Nov. 23-Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Break

Math SuperStars!

If your child is participating in Math Superstars, please make sure that your child's name and MY name is written at the top of the paper. Thank you for ensuring that your child earns the credit they deserve.


Here is the link to Math Superstars if you would like your child to participate:

http://teacherweb.com/TX/PatsySommerElementary/mathsuperstars/h0.aspx

Veteran's Day Assembly


Our Veteran's Day Assembly will begin at 7:45 AM on Friday, November 6th. Everyone is invited to join if your schedule will allow. There will be a reception in the library for all current and/or form military families. We also encourage all students to bring in a copy of a picture of the family members that served in the military to post on the veteran's wall.

Yearbook Info ...Message from PTA...


It’s time to buy your 2015-2016 Sommer Yearbook and enter the Yearbook Cover Contest! Yearbooks MUST be ordered on-line directly from www.balfour.com. Enter ‘Patsy Sommer Elementary’ and follow the steps to purchase the with debit/credit card. One class in each grade with the highest percentage sales by December 11th will win a popcorn party.

Celebrating Birthdays

This message is from the library. The following link and form is about having your child participate in Birthday Book Club:

https://sites.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/sommer-library/library-programs/birthday-book-club


Happy Birthday to our November Birthdays!


Slade - 20th

E-BackPack

Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!


http://goo.gl/MM60x