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

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: with the following information:

Student name:

Student Grade/Teacher:

All Restricted Foods:

Star Stallion Winner!

Congratulations to Vedant, our winner for the past week. He works very hard and enjoys learning in school. Way to go Vedant!!


Thank you for logging in and working on XtraMath! Congrats to the students who have practiced at least three times this past week: Aarav, Achintya, Daria,Kevin, Nayana, Luke, Nicola, Randy, Varsha, and Vedant.

Congratulations to Randy and Aarav! Each student earned a mastery certificate!!


Thanks so much to our chaperons who helped our students complete their scavenger hunt! Students were able to identify animals that possessed special characteristics. We had a great discussion about adaptations.


April 3-Cassia

April 8-Jayson

April 13-Nic

April 26-Akriti

April 28-Kaylee


Thank you for attending our presentations and design board shares. We were happy to share our new knowledge and research results! Hopefully, we will see some new equipment on our playground that meets the needs of all students!!!!


Wednesday, April 9-Library Visit

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


Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!