Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

December 20, 2017

December 20,2017

Reading: We will will be identifying moral lessons as themes in well known fables, legends, myths and stories. We will also be asking ourselves how does this moral lesson apply to me?


Writing: Upon our return we will spend the week getting back into the a writing mindset by reviewing the steps of the writing process and publishing fiction stories we have written this semester.


Spelling and Grammar: There will be no spelling test the first week back (January 9). We will also not have one the first week back to school. (January 12) Our next test will be on January 19th and words will go home the 12th.

Grammar lessons will continue the first week with our third and final week of punctuation review.


Science: Students will explore and distinguish the characteristics of natural and manmade resources. We will look at different types of natural resources and identify many of the manmade resources that come from them.


Math: When we get back from the break, we will study how to find the area of square/rectangular shapes by counting the units inside of the shape.


This and That

Dec. 25 - Jan 5 Winter Break/No School
Jan. 8 Teacher Workday/No School for students
Jan. 9 Students return to School from Winter Break
Jan. 15 No School/MLK, Jr. Day
Feb. 16 Six Flags Read To Succeed Reading and Schlitterbahn Logs due


The Six Flags Reading Logs and Schlittterbahn forms went home. Please keep them in a safe place! We are making a class goal that everyone in our class completes the Six Flags and Schlitterbahn Programs. We are reading anyway! We might as get free tickets. We can always donate to families in need.




SCIENCE FAIR

It’s that time of the year again! Science Fair is right around the corner. Join us in the library for Science Research Night on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30-6:30. We will have books, rubrics and some science project examples displayed to help your child get in their scientific mindset. All grade levels may participate, however, only grades 3-5 will be judged and may progress to regionals. Science fair projects will be due Friday, January 19 no later than 7:35am. Judging will take place on Monday, January 22. Students will take projects to their classroom.

  • For more information and frequently asked questions, go to

https://sites.google.com/view/sommersciencefair/ If you are interested in being a science fair judge, please contact Danica Baker at danica_baker@roundrockisd.org.



I know it sounds simple, but please have the kids still work on math facts, problem solve and read over the break. Just like working out your body, when you stop you lose strength quickly. Have a relaxing break with your kids. They are at such a fun age.

Happy New Year!