The Willis Weekly
March 8, 2019
Haiti Passion Project
I am Lania from Mrs. Wallace's class.
Did you know it is almost one month until spring vacation? My family and I are doing something extra special. We are traveling to the country of Haiti, where I was born. Haiti is very beautiful, yet a poor country. The children need our help. They told my mom they really need backpacks and peanut butter. Can you help by donating a new or gently used backpack and a fresh jar of peanut butter? We will be collecting these items until the 22nd in a box by the front office.
Thank you TCE cardinals and together we will bless Haiti!
TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon
Southeastern Swim Club!!
Come join the fun! We are located at Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium New member evaluations/tryouts are being held:
Tuesday, March 12th: 5 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 14th: 5 - 6:30pm
Monday, March 18th: 5 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 20th: 5 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 23rd: 9 - 11:00 am
Evaluations take approximately 15 minutes and a member of the SSC coaching staff will meet with you immediately afterwards to recommend placement with our programs, we also offer swim lessons. It is not necessary to attend each evaluation- simply pick one that is convenient for your schedule. If you are unable to attend these dates or would like additional information, please email Heather Streett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbooks are on Sale!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)
March 15th: TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon
March 16th - 17th: HSEArt Show - come see the artwork of students at all of our HSE Schools at this district art show from 2:00-5:00 at FHS
March 21st: Rock Your Socks to bring awareness and to celebrate the joy of diversity on World Down Syndrome Day
March 21st: Spring Picture Day!
March 22nd: PTO Movie Night
March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break
April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym
April 28th- Hamilton Trace Senior LIving Visit
*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.
Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!
Monday, March 4: Day 3 - Music
Tuesday, March 5: Day 4 - Art
Wednesday, March 6: Day 1 - P.E.
Thursday, March 7: Day 2 - Global Study & Library
Friday, March 8: Day 3 - Music
We are Learning
This week students practiced identifying and finding the meaning of Literary, or figurative, Language. This week's focus on figurative language was on wordplay. Collectively, the students created the following shared definition for wordplay: a word, or a phrase, that has different meanings. I encourage you to ask your child how he/she would define wordplay, to gather how he/she interprets this concept.
Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!
Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.
Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.
Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.
Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.
Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!
Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.