Flores Class Chronicle - Week 13

November 16-20

Greetings

Hello All,


Please take a moment to read this memo (it can get lengthy) each week. This is where we will post all the important dates and events to keep up with.


The weekly newsletters may also be found archived on our class website under the "Weekly Newsletters" page. Questions and/or comments? Please let me know!


For the love of learning,

Jan Flores

Current Week's Schedule of Events

The Week Ahead

Please Review Our Class Special's Schedule for your Student's Rotation Day. (https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mrs-flores/class-schedule


All Week - PJ Drive And Generations Texas Week

Monday 11/16-

  • Bookfair opens after school (2:45 - 3:30 pm)
  • Yellow Specials Day

Tuesday 11/17-

  • Bookfair (LATE NIGHT - open 7:45 - 6:00 pm)
  • Green Specials Day

Wednesday 11/18-

  • Bookfair (7:45 - 3:30)
  • Blue Specials Day

Thursday 11/19-

  • Bookfair (7:45 - 3:30)
  • Purple Specials Day

Friday 11/20-

  • bookfair (EARLY CLOSE - 7:45 - 2:00)
  • Thanksgiving Feast (visitors welcome; 4th grade lunch time - 12:40 - 1:10)
  • Red Specials Day
  • Enjoy the Break and spending time with family!

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS WEEK?

WRITING

  • Structure of expository writing and begin brainstorming
  • Quotatons
  • How to... Writing Activity

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Early European Explorers of Texas (ex. Cortez, Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, La Salle)

MATH

  • Skills check Friday
  • Understanding Decimal Place Value and Comparing Decimals
  • Adding and Subtracting Decimals

READING

  • Non-fiction Text Features
  • Interpreting Graphic Text Features (ex. graphs, charts, technical drawings, tables, etc.)

SPELLING

  • Sitton Spelling Unit Unit Unit 12 Core Words: class, piece, surface, river, common
  • For an extended list see the link below

SCIENCE

  • Electromagnets
  • Sound Energy
  • Complete "I have... Who has?" vocabulary

Homework - Will be posted each Monday

Please have students login to their Google Classroom accounts and complete the assignments listed. https://classroom.google.com/c/NTUyNDA1MTRa


ALL HOMEWORK IS DUE BY SUNDAY AT NOON.


Please NOTE.!! Students only need to log their reading at the end on the week. If you experience any difficulties, please just have your student let me know. They can always do an alternative assignment or access the assignment at school.

Español en nuestra clase

Hello parents,


Last week our class began learning some basic Spanish. We are lucky to have two great volunteers helping students with this new adventure...Mrs. Martin and Mr. Martinez.


Use the links to have fun and practice!


Week #1 - Students are beginning with basic introductions and numbers 0-20. Attached is the link so students can practice the numbers.

https://quizlet.com/163092/spanish-numbers-0-20-flash-cards/


Week #2 - Classroom items and people (Just a few to start)

https://quizlet.com/71005134/spanish-classroom-vocabulary-flash-cards/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Below you will find upcoming dates for the first semester. Please update your calendars accordingly. Please understand that dates are subject to change and more than likely will, but we will keep this list current to the best of our ability. To assist you in keeping your calendars updated, any additions or changes from the previous week's memo will be in bold.


NOVEMBER 2015

  • Pajama Drive Thursday 11/13- Thursday 12/10
Week of 11/16 -
  • Book Fair in the Reagan Library - See times on the current week schedule.
  • Generations Texas week

Friday 11/20 -

  • Thanksgiving Luncheon at our regular lunch time (12:40-1:10) Visitors Welcome


Week of 11/23 - 11/27 -
  • Thanksgiving Break - Enjoy!


DECEMBER 2016


Friday 12/4 First Fun Friday Moved from November: Decade Dress-up Day
Thursday 12/10
  • PJ Drive Ends
Weeks of 12/21 - 1/1/16 -
  • LISD Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

JANUARY 2016


Monday 1/4 -
  • School resumes
Friday 1/8 -
  • Fun First Friday in 4th (Dress-Up) - Crazy Hair Day
Friday 1/15 -
  • End of 1st Semester and Second 9 weeks Grading Period

COAT DRIVE

The Damascus Road Christian Church needs help from to collect new and slightly used coats for school age children. There is a bin in the front office for coat collection. Applications for students who are in need of a winter coat may be located in the office. For more information click the link. http://www.damascusroadchristianchurch.org/kids_helping_kids_coat_drive

Headphones / Earbuds

If your child has an extra pair of inexpensive headphones or earbuds at home that they could keep in their backpack or at school, we'd appreciate it! Please make sure they're clearly labeled with your child's name.

STAAR update

To meet legislative requirements, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) grades 4 and 7 writing assessments will be redesigned so they can be completed in one four-hour administration. In the current school year, the STAAR grades 4 and 7 writing assessments will be administered on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Please update your travel and appointment calendars accordingly. The writing prompt will be an expository prompt


Reading and Math STAAR Tests will be administered in 2 hours rather than the previous 4 hours.