January 15, 2016

2015-2016 Mission Statement

As members of Ballardville, we recognize that each student in ASPIRE is unique and different in his or her own way. We promise to:

  • help each other learn and excel as a group in class;
  • be kind, respectful, and responsible to our teacher, each other, our classroom, and ourselves;
  • have a positive attitude, follow the Golden Rule, and make sure everyone feels like they fit in;
  • put aside our differences and cooperate with each other respectfully;
  • show kindness in and out of the classroom and treat others with care.

We expect our teacher to challenge us in a way that will help each of us excel in our learning. We like to be challenged and to think outside the box.

Our personal expectations are to be respectful and responsible. We will encourage others to be helpful and not hurtful. We will pull each other up when in need, and will help each other improve.

Dates to Remember

Jan. 18th: No School

Jan. 22nd: Glenhope Spelling Bee

Jan. 29th: Lunch with the Principal

Feb. 3rd: 4th Grade Field Trip to Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Feb. 5th: Play it Safe; Wear Red for American Heart Association; Talent Show

Feb. 12th: Valentine's Day Parties 1:40-2:40

Feb. 15th: No School

Feb. 17th & 18th: Early Dismissal at 11:45am; Student Led Conferences in Afternoon

Feb. 22: 3rd-5th ASPIRE Field Trip to Bush Presidential Library

Feb. 24th: Progress Reports

March 13th-20th: Spring Break

Objectives for Next Week

Math - Data Analysis (Stem & Leaf Plot, Frequency Tables, Dot Plot)

Reading - Determine the Main Idea; Socratic Seminar

Writing - Journal Writing; Of the Days; Expository Writing; Pitchforking with Sounds, Smells/Tastes

Social Studies/Science - Finish Texas Explorers, Begin Spanish Missions in Texas; Begin SS/Science PBL

Of the Days

Tuesday- behemoth; loqu; nose out of joint

Wednesday- beret; medi; nothing ventured, nothing gained

Thursday- brawny; migra; off the top of your head

Friday- bristle; mort; off the wall

Winter Reminder

Please be sure to check the forecast each day to determine what type of coat to send with your child. We go to recess at 12:15pm as long as the windchill is at or above 38 degrees.

Thank you in advance!