Tiger Times

Harmony Science Academy-Waco

January 20, 2021 Issue 15



Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

Looking Ahead: Important Dates

1/29-Student Holiday

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

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

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.


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Heart Heroes

Hello, Heart Heroes! Which character was your favorite from today’s KHC Kickoff? Can you remember each character’s heart healthy message? Now it’s time to go online and take the challenge! PLUS you get a free wristband just for signing up! www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge
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PreK

This week in Pre-K C we are learning the letter N, the number 14 and all about using our imaginations. Ms. Ingroum

This week we will be reading some traditional tales such as "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood." We will review letters Aa-Oo and numbers 1-14. Please continue to practice letter names and sounds with your child at home also. -Mrs. Vasquez

This week in Pre-KB we will be reviewing letter A-O, numbers 0-14, all basic shapes, and the color orange. -Ms. Bateman

Kindergarten

Hello, Make sure to practice writing names and counting to 100. We have a shape test coming up, so please practice 2D and #D shapes, as well. Thank you!-The Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

Math - We will be starting a new unit this week! We will be working on writing a word problem, or a story, to match addition sentences.

Science - In science, we are identifying characteristics of the four different seasons and characteristics of day and night.

Social Studies - We will be learning about ways we are responsible at school and at home.

ELA - Our week's sight words are: carry, draw, eight, even, goes, may, seven, shows. Our spelling pattern this week is spelling words with the long i and long o with a silent e like bike and stove.-Kindergarten Team

2nd Grade

In math this week we will be reviewing measurement topics that were learned last year in first grade. This will better prepare us for when we start our topic over measuring. Please continue to log into each class every day on time. Attendance matters even if you are learning at home.-Ms. Lester

This week in ELA students will be taking their MAP test. Please remind students to do their very best on these tests to show growth! All students will still need to login to Schoology each day for each class to complete the assignments and Exit Tickets for attendance. Students will have self-paced reading assignments with a quiz. Please also remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

This week students will be continuing their unit covering Earth's systems. There will be NO LIVE classes this week due to MAP testing. Students will have an opportunity to make their own rain gauge using directions in the Nearpod lesson.-Mrs. A. Martinez

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."- Martin Luther King Jr. This week is asynchronous due to MAP Testing. Please go into schoology and complete the assignment/Exit Ticket for each day! We are practicing how to type a past tense and social studies essay. For past tense, we are writing about our favorite summer and for social studies, we are writing about Martin Luther King Jr. Follow the directions on schoology on how to submit the essays. If you have any questions, please message me on Dojo. -Ms. B.Martinez

This week, we are MAP testing so due to this, your child will be needing to work through their assignments in Schoology on their own.

**If they are needing any help, please reach out to me in Dojo. -Mrs. Salas

3rd Grade

This week in ELA the students will be taking their MAP test. Please remind students to do their very best on these tests to show growth! All students will still need to login to Schoology each day for each class to complete the assignments and Exit Tickets for attendance. Students will have self-paced activities using a dictionary. Please also remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown


This week we will be continuing our unit on weather. Students will study how to observe, measure, and record precipitation and study weather patterns in different locations! There will be NO LIVE classes this week due to MAP testing. -Mrs. A. Martinez

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In 3rd grade we will continue working on identifying and comparing fractions. Please make sure your student is completing their lesson along with their math exit tickets. Reach out to Ms. Curtis if you have any questions. -Ms. Curtis

4th Grade

MAP testing and continue reading Esperanza Rising-Ms. Swanner

We will be doing MAP testing this week. Students will complete math assignments and Exit Tickets asynchronously as there will be no live zoom meetings.-Ms. McCaig

This week students will continue studying patterns on Earth - such as shadows, daylight, and seasons. There will be NO LIVE classes this week due to MAP testing. -Mrs. A. Martinez

In Mrs. Driver's Language Arts class, we will describe how an author uses idioms and adages in a folktale. There will be a quiz on Tuesday/Wednesday that will count as the fourth grade of the quarter.-Mrs. Driver

5th Grade

Hello 5th grade parents and guardians! We will be MAP testing this week, so please make sure your child has a quiet place to work if they are home. We are moving into our measurement unit which will involve calculating perimeter, area, and volume. Please make sure they are taking notes and completing their online assignments. Thanks for all you do!-Ms. Piscacek

We are MAP testing this week. Please have your students sign on to zoom on time and keep their cameras on during class time. Students will be focusing on writing and practicing answering a writing prompt staying on topic, using correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Please make sure your student is completing all daily work for their online assignments. Also, be sure to check your dojo for all the important class reminders.

Lastly, please do not forget to fill out your re-enrollment paperwork for next year to hold your spot at HSI. Thank you for all you do!-Mrs. Dunford

In science we are moving into [5.9D] identifying fossils as evidence of past living organisms and the nature of the environments at the time using models. In social studies we will expound upon the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and 5.14(B)explain the purposes of the U.S. Constitution as identified in the Preamble.-Mr. Walton

Kids Heart Challenge is coming soon to Harmony Science Academy-Waco! We are excited to get started saving lives and hope you will join us. Be on the lookout for more information or get a jump start by joining our team online at www.heart.org/KHC.

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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