For the Week of April 7-11, 2014
Here is what we will be learning this coming week...
Math: Students will begin preparing for the second grade district benchmark in math. We will be reviewing all concepts taught in math and learning about the genre of test taking. Students will learn to show all of their work (testing style) and then choose and circle the correct answer when given choices (seems easy but many forget to choose!). The next few days will be very important review days. Please make sure that your child will be in school on April 15th and 16th especially!
Reading: Students will continue to study fiction texts this week, specifically folktales and fairy tales. Students will read more versions of Cinderella and compare the texts, thinking about the setting, the country/culture of origin, theme, plot, and characters. Later in the week, students will practice being a “reading detective” by reading passages with multiple choice questions to help them prepare for the upcoming Language Arts benchmark on April 15th. Please make sure that your child will be in school on this day and the next day- April 16th.
Writing/Grammar: Students will also be working on editing and revising in order to be prepared for an upcoming benchmark on April 15th.
Science: This week students will be observing and identify how magnets are used in everyday life. We will be learning vocabulary terms related to magnets. We will be determining if objects are magnetic or not. Students will be demonstrated how magnets are used in the world around us.
PBL: Thank you to all the parents for visiting our classroom on Friday for the gallery walk of our PBL presentations. The students loved having you here and we appreciate your support.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN DEMONSTRATION
Kids in the Kitchen Demonstration
Friday, April 11th (during PE)
On Friday, April 11th during PE there will be a Kids Kitchen demonstration involving food for kids to help prepare and sample.Students will have the opportunity to handle/sample food during the presentation. Potential foods include a variety of vegetables, yogurt, dill, milk, soy and brown rice.
If your child has a food allergy, restriction or intolerance, please e-mail Laura Hatcher, PTA Healthy Lifestyles chair (email: Laura@thehatchers.net) with the following information:
All Restricted Foods:
Star Stallion Winner!
Congratulations to Randy and Aarav! Each student earned a mastery certificate!!
AUSTIN ZOO FIELD TRIP RECAP
PBL PRESENTATION AND GALLERY WALK
ON THE CALENDAR....
Wednesday, April 16- PTA Meeting at 6:30
Friday, April 18- School Holiday
Wednesday through Friday, April 22-24- STAAR testing - The building is closed to visitors
Friday, May 2-School Carnival
Wednesday, May 7-Early Release at 12:45
Friday, May 16-Field Day