Tiger Times

Harmony Science Academy-Waco

January 6, 2021 Issue 13

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Looking Ahead: Important Dates

1/18-MLK Holiday

1/29-Student Holiday

1/19-1/22--MAP Testing K-5 (NO LIVE CLASSES)

1/4-1/22-Re-Enrollment for 2021-2022

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A MESSAGE FROM COACH KELLY---

We are so glad to have everyone back for a new semester of learning and exercising. Please be sure that students wear the appropriate shoes (no boots or slide on shoes) to PE and bring water bottles to school. So important that students bring water to school for all day and importantly for PE. Thank you for your help with this. If you would like to donate a case(s) of water to students in PE, that would be greatly appreciated. Here is to having a GREAT rest of the school year. Let's finish strong

A message from PTO:

PTO members,

We are having elections in January. During this election, we will elect a board to complete the 2020-2021 school year. What does a board do? We work hand in hand with the teachers and staff to support and show appreciation to our school. If this is something you are interested in, please consider joining PTO in order to be eligible to serve on the board. All are WELCOME! PTO membership is FREE this year. Please complete this form and someone will be in contact with you! We appreciate your support.


PTO FORM

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PreK

Welcome back! This week in Pre-K C we will be reviewing the letters A-L, the numbers 1-12, and all about more awesome animals. Ms. Ingroum


Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed their break and is eager to come back to school. This week we will review all the letters, numbers, shapes, and colors we have learned so far. We will read some fun stories about winter and discuss what changes occur during this season. Please make sure your child wears a jacket and brings a water bottle each day.-Mrs. Vasquez

Welcome Back!! This week will be a review week of everything we have learned this far. -Ms. Bateman

Kindergarten

Welcome back! Hope you and your family had a wonderful and restful break! Please send water bottles as keeping hydrated is very important. We are reviewing numbers 0-20 in math. We are also learning about how many days are in a year and why in science. In ELA we are learning even more sight words. Happy 2021!-Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

ELA: we are learning about long vowels and question sentences. We will also be looking at how to read dramas!


Math: we will be continuing our unit on place value and comparing numbers


Science: this week we will be learning about weather.


Social Studies: Social studies will be a review week.


First Grade Team

2nd Grade

We will be starting a new topic over data analysis this week. Please make sure that your child continues to log in on time daily and completes all of their homework and exit tickets. -Ms. Lester

ELA-Welcome back and happy 2021 to everyone! We will be reviewing text features and homophones this week! Please make sure students are reading at least 20 minutes each day! This reading practice will significantly help student's reading skills. It is also a great idea to ask your student questions as they read to check their understanding! -Ms. Brown

Welcome back Tigers!! This week students will be reviewing rocks, bodies of water, and natural resources! -Mrs. A. Martinez

2A/2C ELA- I hope you all had a restful break! This week, we will be learning how to read words with suffixes -y, -ly, -er, and -est. We will make inferences, and figure out the point of view using the stories “Freddy the Frogcaster” and “Wild Weather.” For grammar, we will learn the difference between subject, object, and reflexive pronouns. Please don’t be absent Friday!!! We have our story quiz and module assessment that count for a lot of the overall grade at the end of this quarter. Let’s start this quarter strong! TIGER STRONG! -Ms. B.Martinez

3rd Grade

Hello 3rd grade families! This week in math we will review the content we learned before break: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and word problems. Next week we will learn about fractions! I will share more information with you as we go. Please make sure you are continuing to practice fact fluency at home! -Ms. Curtis

ELA-Welcome back and happy 2021 to everyone! We will be reviewing text features this week! Students will be spelling words with or, ar, ore patterns. Please make sure students are reading at least 20 minutes each day! This reading practice will significantly help student's reading skills. It is also a great idea to ask your student questions as they read to check their understanding! -Ms. Brown

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful break!

- This week in Reading, we will be discussing text features. In Writing, we will be discussing opinions and your child will be writing over a particular topic. We will be reviewing closed syllables as well.-Mrs. Salas

Welcome back Tigers!! This week we will be starting a new unit on weather. Students will study how to observe, measure, and record air and wind temperature!-Mrs. A. Martinez

4th Grade

Next week in Mrs. Driver’s ELA class we will learn about natural wonders in our world by reading informational texts. We will also learn a new testing strategy, “UNRAVEL.” Please read with your child at least 15 minutes a day. Let me know if you need to borrow any books from our class library. -Mrs. Driver

We are starting our new unit on Decimals! Also, remember to be working towards your 10 ALEKS topics throughout the week!-Ms. McCaig

Welcome back Tigers!! This week students will begin studying the water cycle!-Mrs. A. Martinez

5th Grade

In science, we are studying the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways. In social studies, we are summarizing the results of the American Revolution, including the establishment of the United States.-Mr. Walton


Welcome back from Winter break. In Reading this week we will be reviewing informational texts and the 5 different types of text structure used in a story. Please have your student come to zoom on time, with cameras on, and complete all assignments and exit tickets daily. Attendance is very important. I look forward to seeing your student this week. Thank you for all you do.-Mrs. Dunford

If your student is absent, email the doctor's note to the attendance clerk (imeza@harmonytx.org) fax or drop the note inside the box outside the office by the window. Reminder: students have until 11:59 pm to submit the exit ticket to receive attendance credit for that day.
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