Mrs. Baker's Class

December 3rd, 2015

What is going on?

PBL: For the remainder of the two weeks until Winter Break, students will be engaged in a PBL about how cultures celebrate different traditions around the world. We encourage your child to attend Candyland this Saturday because this year’s theme coincides with our PBL unit of study.

Math: We will begin reviewing all place value TEK’s (use standard, written, and expanded forms, locate position of a # on a number line,use concrete models to compose & decompose #’s, compare & order #’s) up to 1,000.

Reading: We will be reading about cultures through our PBL project.

Writing: We will continue our persuasive writing unit. We will continue to read a variety of persuasive books to identify the different opinions of the characters in the story. We will begin writing different persuasive letters stating our opinion on a topic of interest. Students will also begin learning how to justify their opinion with reasons and examples.

Social Studies: We will be studying cultures through our PBL project.

Sight Words: We are learning the following words this week: asked, clean, does, friend, kind, night, should, try.

Please continue to work with your child to read, write, and spell these words with consistency.

Wish List for teacher:

pink, yellow, blue, and green paper

ear buds

prizes for kids


extra thumb drives

Calendar of Events:

December 4th Assembly

December 5th PTA Candyland- Please go to launch our PBL!

December 16th Holiday party

December 18th Holiday Break

January 5th Back to School

February 22nd Six Flags Reading Logs Due- We are making it a class goal for everyone in the class to complete this log.

Second Grade Giving Opportunity:

We have the unique experience to help the Texas Baptist Children’s Home this holiday season. Through our PBL project, we learned that TBCH is a local landmark dedicated to helping those who need it most!

If you would like to participate, we will be collecting newly wrapped books for the Family Care Program at the Texas Baptist Children’s home. This program provides safe housing for single mothers and their children. The mothers and their children enter into this program with very little and they are often so excited to be able to distribute the books as Christmas gifts to their children.

If you choose to participate, please wrap the new book and label it for a boy or a girl with the approximate age level appropriateness of the book. (Please see the list below)

You may bring the book to school on Wednesday, December 16th –the day of our classroom Winter Party. Please know this is completely optional, but it is a great way for us to help others during this holiday season.

Please find your teacher’s name below:

Mrs. Baker’s Class-Infants and 2-3 year old books (board books) Ms. Baird’s Class-5th grade books

Mrs. Erickson’s Class- Pre-Kindergarten (4 year olds) books Mrs. Beardsley’s Class-Middle School books (6-8th grade)

Mrs. Larson’s Class-Kindergarten books Mrs. Bryant’s Class-2nd grade books

Mrs. Morgan’s Class-1st grade books

Mrs. McCarthy’s Class-2nd grade books

Mrs. Gaskamp’s Class-3rd grade books

Mrs. Jenkins’ Class-4th grade books

Science Fair Research Night:

Join us in the library for Science Fair Research Night on Dec. 10, 2015 (5:30-6:30) to get ideas for the science fair, look through the science fair rubrics and check out some cool science books. We will have some older science fair boards you may look at , and will post important due dates for the projects. Science team teachers will be there to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our website at .

Science Fair Night:

Hey parents! Are you a female scientist or do you know one? We are looking for women interested in sharing their expertise at Science Fair Night on January 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please contact for details and to sign up! Check out our Science Fair website!

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