Classroom Connection

Take a peek at our upcoming week. October 12, 2015

No SCHOOL Monday October 12, 2015

Also, Early Dismissal on 10/21 was removed from new District Calendar, it is now a regular school day.

Children are the Priority. Change is the Reality. Collaboration is the Strategy.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We will do our best to our best to respond within 24 hours.


jcrook@alvinisd.net bneely@alvinisd.net


Also, we are updating our Websites daily. Please check them out!


http://www.alvinisd.net/Domain/991

http://www.tinyurl.com/crook2015

Parent Conference Time


Ms. Crook and Mrs. Neely are excited to meet with you! Our primary goal this year is to guide your child to learn new things, share his/her creativity and knowledge, and achieve academic success. In order to make the best use of your time, these conference appointments are for a joint meeting with both Ms. Crook and Mrs. Neely together.

Please be mindful that we are working to meet with everyone and that our days are limited. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so as early as possible so another family may make use of the time slot.

Additionally, there are times we may be scheduled for a campus meeting. In the event this occurs, we will notify you of our need to reschedule as soon as we are aware. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!

Upcoming Events

Important Dates:



October 8th, PTO Meeting @6:30-7:00

October 12th, Columbus Day- Student Holiday

October 13th, SeaPerch Aquatic Robotics Parent Meeting @5:30



October 15th, 5th Grade Reading CBA


October 19th, Save-the Date- Open House

October 20th, 2nd - 5th grade Math CBA


October 22nd, Science Fair Parent Meeting:

10/22/15 5:30-6:30pm in LIW Cafeteria


October 26th - 30th Red Ribbon/Bully Prevention Week

October 27th, 4th and 5th Science CBA

October 28th, 2nd - 4th Reading CBA

October 28th, Fall Catalog orders delivered

October 30th- Great Day Of Reading


JOIN US!

PTO Sprit Nights coming up:

10/13 @ BJ’s Reastaurant (Pearland Town Center)

And 10/28 Papa John’s Pizza (Silverlake)

Wilder Open House

Monday, Oct. 19th, 5:30pm

2225 Kingsley Drive

Pearland, TX

Please join us at this year's Wilder's Open House! We are excited to see everyone.


The hours are 5:30 - 7:30

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Catalog Fundraiser Pick Up!

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 8:30-10:30am

2225 Kingsley Drive

Pearland, TX

Details to come!

Math and Science Focus Wall

Math:

This week we wrapped up our Unit on Addition and Subtraction.

Next week we will begin our Multiplication Unit (of whole numbers) Unit. Practice, practice, practice is the key! Practicing those multiplication facts and building that accuracy and speed is essential!

Make sure to keep practicing and logging time with those Multiplication Facts nightly.

Students should also be working in Think Through Math, as much as possible. The program is web-based and is available 24/7. This program should take the place of any supplemental “practice pages” you may be looking for. Your child’s lesson guide is custom made, based on their result within the program’s PreAssessment Placement Test.

Science:

We are continuing in our Weather and Climate Unit. Next week we will continue with discussing the water cycle. We have been making observations and taking pictures of clouds. Next week we will discuss the different types and evaluate our observations. Do you know what a stratus cloud looks like and what it represents?

ELAR Focus Wall

Comprehension

Target Skill: Summary/main idea/ theme/ Inference


- Students are expected to summarize and explain the lesson or message of a work of fiction as is theme.


- Students are expected to summarize the main idea and supporting details in text in ways that maintain meaning.


Grammar

- Vivid Verbs


Students are also given a Grammar Homework sheet every Monday that will be due every Friday. This goes along with the mentor sentence we are working on it class.


Mentor Sentence Read Aloud: (below is a video of the story being read aloud)


Come On Rain!


Mentor Sentence:


The first drops plop down big, making dust dance all around us.



Word Study:

Your child should have choose from the list below. Our class buddy test (spelling test) will still be on Tuesday October 13, 2015. Please give your student their practice test in their Word Study notebooks Monday night. You must sign it.


Week 10 List A

Phonic Words: /r/ spelled er, ir, ur in first syllables

Week 10 List B

Phonic Words: /r/ spelled er, ir, ur in first syllables

Week 10 List C

Phonic Words: /r/ spelled er, ir, ur in first syllables



Writing

Target Skill: Personal Narrative via Kernal Essay.

- Revising, editing, and publishing


Student's are expected to use and understand the different parts of the writing process.

Come On Rain!

Texas History

We will continue to work on our 1st ELM project challenge.

Are you still reading?

If you have read the entire news letter have your child write the answer to this riddle on a sticky note, and turn it into the teacher Monday morning for a Wild Buck!



What goes up when rain comes down?



Last week's answer: Corn on the Cob


Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?


;)

Please READ!

Mrs. Neely and I wanted to tell you about a behavior tool we are using in our classrooms called Class Dojo. It is a website that allows teachers to give students immediate feedback on their behaviors, positive and negative. Students get very excited when they are awarded points (it’s on display the entire school day) and one of the best things I’ve noticed is that they root for each other! They are so sweet to each other congratulating others when they receive a positive point.

One of the great features of Class Dojo is that it allows me to send you a “behavior and skills report” every Friday by email. Our hope is that this will bring us closer together, and help you better understand the progress of your student on a week to week basis.

Students are also able to have their own account using a special code so they can customize their monsters avatars on their own!

I know you will be proud to see the great behaviors they are displaying, and in turn, if there is something they need to work on, you will be able to see that as well. At process reports, and report cards students are rewarded for their points they have earned!

Wilder Elementary

Hours of Operation:

Doors open: 7:15am

Breakfast: 7:15am-7:50am

Instructional Hours: 8am-3:25pm

Dimissal begins: 3:25pm