Newsletter February 8-12

Miss Fletcher & Mrs. Wiley

Happy Tuesday

I hope you had an amazing weekend! I apologize for not getting the newsletter out on Monday! I really enjoyed the Super Bowl! Unfortunately I was rooting for the Panthers, but they didn't show up ready to take on the Broncos' Defense and the Broncos prevailed!

PLEASE let your classroom teacher know if you plan on attending the Valentines Party on Friday at 1:45. If you do not RSVP to the Holiday party, you will not have a pre-printed badge and you will have to wait in line to enter the building.

The following is a message from our P.E. coaches about Jump Rope for Heart!

We are excited to announce the start of our Jump Rope for Heart unit this year as we continue to fight against heart disease. Last year we finished as a top 10 School (#7) in the state of Texas for Jump Rope for Heart! This is a great accomplishment and something we should all be proud of. This year we are going to challenge the kids to be the #1 school in Texas for fighting heart disease! We will be sending home packets this week with more information.

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about how to take care of our hearts, spreading the message to friends and family, and helping others when we can!

The American Heart Association’s goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of Americans. We will challenge our kids to start living a healthy lifestyle now to prevent problems later; and give them an opportunity to participate in a service learning project that funds the fight against heart diseases and stroke – the #1 and #5 cause of death in our country.

Any student who registers at and raises at least $200 online during Jump Rope For Heart will receive Toby and his glow accessory to have as a Jump Buddy during our Glowathon. (The Glowathon is our JRFH celebration during specials on March 3rd)

Wednesday, February 10th: Honor choir practice afterschool.

Thursday, February 11th: End of 4th six weeks

Friday, February 12th: Valentine themed attire (How much can you wear?), Beginning of 5th six weeks, Valentine Parties (1:45-2:30)

On the Horizon & Other WRE News:

· 2/15 – Student Holiday/ Staff Development Day

· 2/19 – Texas Legends basketball game

Mrs. Wiley: Reading and Language Arts


Ø This week we will wrap up our unit on reading Expository text. We will review the following expository reading skills: Author’s Purpose, Main Idea, Summarizing, Fact/Opinion, Cause & Effect, Text Features, Text Structure, Drawing Conclusions, and inferring the meaning of an unknown word.

Ø **Thursday, February 11thExpository End of Unit Reading Assessment**

Language Arts:

Ø We will continue our expository about our favorite time of day at school.

Ø The students will review quotation punctuation rules for dialog.

Ø The students will review the writing process steps and editing/revising strategies

Ø Writing STAAR Test, March 29th

Miss Fletcher: Math and Science

This week in math we will begin working with fractions on a number line. Students will use all of the strategies that we learned when comparing fractions, and use them in order to place fractions on a number line. We will also work with adding fractions. In order to do this successfully, students will need to be able to find a common denominator when comparing two fractions.

This week in science we will be having a review on Wednesday for our Mini Unit Test over Physical Science which we will take on Thursday. This will cover circuits, forces, and friction.