Flores Class Chronicle - Week 15

December 7-11

Greetings

Hello All,


Please take a moment to read this memo (it can get lengthy) each week. This is where we will post all the important dates and events to keep up with.


The weekly newsletters may also be found archived on our class website under the "Weekly Newsletters" page. Questions and/or comments? Please let me know!


For the love of learning,

Jan Flores

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY WISHES AND GIFTS!

All of your thoughtfulness really made my birthday SPECIAL!

Current Week's Schedule of Events

The Week Ahead

Please Review Our Class Special's Schedule for your Student's Rotation Day. (https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mrs-flores/class-schedule


ALL WEEK

  • LET IT GO! Used Book Fair ALL WEEK in the Community Room

Monday 11/30-

  • Red Specials Day

Tuesday 12/01-

  • Orange Specials Day

Wednesday 12/02-

  • Yellow Specials Day

Thursday 12/03-

  • Green Specials Day

Friday 12/04-

  • Blue Specials Day

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS WEEK?

WRITING
  • finish expository composition #1: My Favorite Season
  • Review for Assessment
SOCIAL STUDIES
  • begin Phase 2 (Product Creation) of Culture Doll project AT HOME
  • for specific info on project, see newsletter link below or Google Classroom

MATH

  • financial literacy, week #4 Dream Vacation
  • Review for Math Assessment
READING
  • author's purpose in non-fiction text
  • begin review for Benchmark 1
SCIENCE
  • begin car & ramp inquiry lab
  • Review for Science Assessment

Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 18th, 9:45-10:45pm

1700 East Park Street

Cedar Park, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Homework - Will be posted each Monday

Please have students login to their Google Classroom accounts and complete the assignments listed. https://classroom.google.com/c/NTUyNDA1MTRa


ALL HOMEWORK IS DUE BY SUNDAY AT NOON.


Please NOTE.!! Students only need to log their reading at the end on the week. If you experience any difficulties, please just have your student let me know. They can always do an alternative assignment or access the assignment at school.

Español en nuestra clase

Hello parents,


Our class has begun learning some basic Spanish. We are lucky to have two great volunteers helping students with this new adventure...Mrs. Martin and Mr. Martinez.


Use the links to have fun and practice!


Week #1 - Students are beginning with basic introductions and numbers 0-20. Attached is the link so students can practice the numbers.

https://quizlet.com/163092/spanish-numbers-0-20-flash-cards/


Week #2 - Classroom items and people (Just a few to start)

https://quizlet.com/71005134/spanish-classroom-vocabulary-flash-cards/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Below you will find upcoming dates for the first semester. Please update your calendars accordingly. Please understand that dates are subject to change and more than likely will, but we will keep this list current to the best of our ability. To assist you in keeping your calendars updated, any additions or changes from the previous week's memo will be in bold. There have been tentative additions for the year!


DECEMBER 2016


  • Friday 12/18 - 4th Grade Holiday Parties; 9:45 - 10:45 in classrooms
  • 12/21 - 1/1/16 - LISD Winter Break - NO SCHOOL


JANUARY 2016


  • Monday 1/4 - School resumes (DON'T FORGET TO ADD 5 MINUTES TO THE SCHOOL DAY!)
  • Friday 1/8 - Fun First Friday in 4th (Dress-Up) - Crazy Hair Day
  • Friday 1/15 - End of 1st Semester
  • Monday 1/18 - Staff Development / Student Holiday
  • Wednesday 1/20 - 2nd 9 Weeks report cards sent home


FEBRUARY 2015


  • Monday 2/1 - Tuesday 2/2 - Staff Development / Student Holiday
  • Friday 2/5 - Fun First Friday in 4th Grade - Geriatric Attack (Dress up like a Sr. Citizen in honor of the 100th day of school :)
  • Wednesday 2/17 - progress reports sent home ONLY for students with a grade >70% in any subject


MARCH 2016


  • Wednesday 3/2 - TX Independence Day - Dress like a Texan in 4th
  • Sunday 3/13 - Daylight Savings Time - SPRING FORWARD!
  • Monday 3/14 - Friday 3/18 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
  • Friday 3/25 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
  • Tuesday 3/29 - 4th Grade Writing STAAR Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!


APRIL 2016


  • Friday 4/1 - End of the 3rd 9 weeks
  • Friday 4/1 - First Fun Friday in 4th Grade - Illuminocity Atrocity - Dress in BRIGHT or NEON colors!
  • Monday 4/4 - Stephanie Beasley's 29th birthday
  • Wednesday 4/6 - report cards sent home
  • 4/22 - Earth Day
  • Monday 4/25 - Bad Weather Make-Up Day (holidays unless the assigned day is needed due to bad weather, which will be communicated in advance)


MAY 2016


  • Wednesday 5/4 - progress reports sent home ONLY for students with a grade >70% in any subject
  • Friday 5/6 - Fun First Friday in 4th Grade - Dress like a STAR! (music, sport, TV - school dress code compliant, please :)
  • Monday 5/9 - 3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Math Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!
  • Tuesday 5/10 - 3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Reading Test - please avoid scheduling travel or appointments on STAAR test days if at all possible!
  • Monday 5/24 - Bad Weather Make-Up Day (holidays unless the assigned day is needed due to bad weather, which will be communicated in advance)
  • Monday 5/30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


JUNE 2016


  • Friday 6/3 End of 4th 9 weeks - report cards sent home & Last Day of School - Have a GREAT summer!

BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!



It's taken awhile, but cold weather is finally upon us...at least for now :). Please encourage your child to bring a forecast-appropriate jacket to school; we will be outside for recess as long as the temperatures and weather permit.

PTA HOLIDAY SPIRIT STICKS

Our PTA Spirit Sticks are all the rage this year! While supplies last, you can order a Holiday Gram to be delivered to your child in class on Dec.17. It will include a cardstock tag with "To" and "From" filled in for you, and one Spirit Stick, all for $2. The actual stick received will be a surprise, unless you don't celebrate Christmas and would like to request "Frosty the Snowman". Orders must be placed online via the PTA website (linked below) so that we can keep track of how many are sold. If you don’t receive an email order confirmation, your order didn’t go through. Thank you for supporting your PTA!

USED BOOK FAIR

The annual Reagan PTA Used Book Fair is coming NEXT WEEK! If you have any gently used books you'd like to donate to the cause, send them in this week. See the flyer linked below for details. To volunteer, send an email to reaganptavolunteercoord@gmail.com, or visit the PTA website linked below.

THE GIVING TREE

There is a Giving Tree set up in the Reagan Library. For students who are interested in participating, they may choose a tag off the tree with a specific need for a child, then bring in a gift to help fulfill that need.


DEADLINE FOR THIS YEAR'S GIVING TREE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th.

Headphones / Earbuds

If your child has an extra pair of inexpensive headphones or earbuds at home that they could keep in their backpack or at school, we'd appreciate it! Please make sure they're clearly labeled with your child's name.