BURLESON ELEMENTARY NEWS
October 7, 2021
LEADERSHIP TEAM 2021/2022
A NOTE FROM DR. COFFMAN
We are excited to announce this year’s leadership team!!!
Kindergarten: Ainsley Fleming
First grade: Callie Herrera
Second grade: Summer Herrera
Third grade: Lylah Castillo and Paxton Chrestman
Fourth grade: Sophia Estrada and Lane Herrera
Fifth grade: Abel Hernandez and Kenia Acosta
Each student chosen and many others completed a leadership application. Our mayor, Michael Salas, conducted interviews for many hours yesterday with each student to determine the best fit for our leadership team. Michael said that this was a very difficult job because they all did such an excellent job both on their applications and in the interviews. Michael chose each student to represent the student body on the leadership team. We were impressed by his professionalism and dedication to the job! We are proud of all the students that applied and did an excellent job interviewing. We have the absolute best students and we are proud of how hard they work to be great leaders! Our student leadership team will begin working soon to determine areas of need on our campus to help make our school an even better place! We look forward to working with this awesome group of students! We value real-world experiences and feel honored to provide the application and interview experience here at Burleson Elementary!
1ST BOOK CLUB OF THE YEAR!
My phenomenal Pre-K students had a wonderful week!
- Please check folders and send back.
- Focusing on letter Tt this week and number 8.
- Please write down the # of words read on new Reading log.
- We will finish parent conferences on Monday, October 11th.
- Pre-K Fieldtrip will be October 15th.
Thank you, parents, for all your support!
Mrs. A 😊
Just a few reminders for this week:
- The next sight word test will be Friday, October 15th. No sight word test tomorrow but please review all of them nightly!
- Tomorrow's pep rally theme is Olympics (going for the gold).
- Please be sure to check ClassDojo frequently for pictures and important messages.
- Be sure to read for at least 20 minutes each night AND document it on the monthly reading log. This is vital to their development as readers and leaders.
- Parent Conferences are on October 11th, but I will be at a Reading Academy on that day so please check ClassDojo for available times and dates and then message me when you would like to meet. There are still several that have not signed up for a parent conference yet.
If you need to reach me, you can message me on ClassDojo, email me, or call the school. 🙂
As always, thank you for sharing your children with me!
· Phonics homework every night.
· Spelling test tomorrow!! Practice the sentences too!!
· Practice all sight words. Test on green sight words Friday.
· +4’s to practice
· Reading log, please read a book every night.
**Parent conferences will be Monday, October 18. Please check your child’s folder for a sign up sheet. Please return it as soon as possible.
Congratulations to our UIL teams!
Oral Reading – Haylee, Hannah, Matus and Alynna
Storytelling – Jaxon, Ivan, Haylee and Alynna
Second graders are busy bees, working on sight word recognition, and combination sounds. We are working on writing standard and expanded form numbers. We are talking about shapes and their attributes.
I have a classroom full of creative writers. Their stories are full of imagination. We are working on writing complete sentences. Thank you for sharing your kids with me!
- New reading logs are in your child’s folder. I will use them to see who earns their Book It coupon.
- Book It starts this month! If your child reads at least 20 days this month they will earn a coupon for a free pizza from Pizza Hut.
- This is the last week for your child to earn AR points for the quarter. Make sure they are reading at home so they can meet their quarterly goal here at school.
- In ELAR we are going to dig deeper into Author’s Craft specifically in Fiction texts.
- In Social Studies we are continuing to study culture specifically how art can affect a culture.
- REMINDER, parent conferences are coming up this Monday. Look for a message in Dojo for your time and their will also be a reminder note sent home.
We have completed the end of the first nine weeks!!!!! I can already see growth in each student!!!
· In math we are learning strategies to solve multiplication problems
· In Science we are learning about different types of energy. (We used thermal energy this week to make chocolate chip pancakes!!!)
· Please make sure your child is practicing their math fact cards every night
· Math fact tests are on Fridays.
The semester is flying by! The 4th graders have been learning multiple ways to express and figure multiplication problems. It has been fun to watch them as they learn a 'new' way to do their math problems. We have also begun doing long division and they are learning different ways to figure that as well. I have been having them estimate to see if their answers are reasonable and they are also using multiplication to check their division answers. Please have them show you what they are working on.
In Science we have been talking a lot about energy and different types of energy. This week I had 'teams' build a box project that we will use to convert light energy into thermal energy. We have several other small experiments in the works. Please discuss with your child common examples of energy.
5th grade science is also learning about energy and different types of energy. On Tuesday, we explored static electricity using a balloon. We have some other small experiments in the works as well. Please let your children point out examples of energy that they observe.
Thank you for sharing your children with me! 🙂
- End of the 9 weeks is Friday!
- Parent conferences are on Monday October 11th. Please contact me or Mrs. Brown if you need to reschedule.
- Field trip to Kids, Cows, and More on October 13th. Please wear a purple shirt so we can keep track of all students.
- Please read at least 20 minutes every night. Students need to come to school every day ready to AR test.
Let me know if you have any questions or need anything.
- Please have your child practice multiplication math facts. A few minutes every night will make a big difference.
-We look forward to seeing all parents that have signed up for a parent conference on Monday, October 11th.
-Thank you for making sure your child is at school and on time every day.
Thank you, Mrs. Gamez
Mrs. Rasco’s Readers
We are finishing our novel study over Number the Stars this week. The students are loving this book and cannot wait to finish this story. We are focusing on author’s purpose and how text structure helps the author achieve their purpose. This is great for our students and they are working really hard.
Social Studies Scholars
We are starting our new life without Great Britain! We are working on our new life without them and are working on getting away fully from them. We are moving right along and the students are working hard.
A few reminders:
- Read for 20 minutes every school night! Readers make leaders and our kids are leaders!
- Please send your child to school with a water bottle everyday.
- Our field trip is next Friday! We are going on our Farm Tour! Please be sure your child wears a purple shirt and closed toe shoes on that day.
- End of the 9 weeks is tomorrow! Make sure your student doesn’t have any missing work or corrections due.
WE ROCKED THE 1ST 9WKS OF SCHOOL!!
Dress like a rock star on Tuesday, October 12th!!!
1ST QUARTER CELEBRATION
KIDZ, KOWS, AND MORE & FARM TOUR
Our 5th grade students will be attending the Farm Tour for Kids thanks to the Terry Soil & Water Conservation District.
This will be a great learning experience for our students.
BOOSTER CLUB T-SHIRTS
Booster club is set up in the concession stand in the gym after the pep rally's every Friday afternoon if you'd like to stop by and purchase your BRONCO gear!!
MEADOW BRONCO FOOTBALL
COME OUT AND CHEER OUR BRONCOS TO ANOTHER VICTORY!!!
MRS. SANDY'S SNACK SHACK
Every Wednesday right after school!!
Prices range from .50 to 4.00
pickle pops, snow cones, popcorn, dippin dots, cake pops, etc.