April 29, 2016
Mission Statement 2015-2016
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
May 2- Wear Pink Gator Warrior T-Shirt in Honor of Mrs. Graham!!
May 5- Wildman Phil Show 1-2pm in Library
May 6- Spirit Day (Last of the Year- Let's Keep the Spirit Stick!); Pep Rally; Box Tops
May 9th: STAAR Test (4th Grade Math & 6th Grade Math), Campus Closed to Visitors
May 10th: STAAR Test (Reading), Campus Closed to Visitors
May 13- Gator Games (Field Day)
May 16- Career Day
May 20- Faculty/5th Grade Softball Game
May 20- ASPIRE Talent Show (Students Only Please 11:15-11:45; 12:45-2:30)
May 26- Math Olympiad Toga Celebration
May 27- No School-Bad Weather Make-up Day
May 30- No School-Memorial Day
June 1- Fourth Grade Success Assembly 8:00 am
June 1- All School Celebration
June 2- Last Day of School (11:45 Dismissal)
Objectives for Next Week
Reading- Finish Bracketology; Poetry; Review for STAAR
Social Studies- Goliad; San Jacinto; Defeat of Santa Anna to Houston
Science- Finish Biomes; Adaptations and Behaviors
Of the Days for Next Week
Tuesday- gourmand; sleep on it
Wednesday- guise; smell a rat
Thursday- heed; snug as a bug in a rug
Friday- hyperactive; spare the rod and spoil the child
It's Time to Paper the Room Again!
All the paper was saved from the previous testing and labeled where it fits, so hopefully the process won't take too long.
Thank you for your consideration!!
- Country Name
- Type of Government and/or Leadership
- National Anthem
- Country Records
Stay tuned for more on our country!!
3rd Annual ASPIRE Talent Showcase
The next year these 3 students asked to do the Showcase again. Since the ASPIRE Academy was larger they split the day up so that 1st-2nd grade had a showcase and 3rd-5th grade had a showcase, but all showcases were in a class room.
This year we have five 5th grade students that were hand-picked by the originators before they went on to middle school. These 5 girls have gotten a good start on the planning, but since the ASPIRE Academy is now 7 classes - Mr. Boykin and Mrs. Fullhart are jumping in as the producers of the 3rd Annual ASPIRE Talent Showcase to help relieve the stress of putting on such a large show. The ASPIRE 5 classes will finish organizing and learning how to produce these shows. It will be a great experience in committee work and large group collaboration.
Once again due to the numbers of ASPIRE students and space available, the showcase is for our ASPIRE students only and will be in the afternoon after the 5th grade faculty softball game.