Eagle Express

January 2017

Happy, Happy 2017!!!

Dear EME Families:

A New Year is the time to set new goals, make new resolutions and live out new hopes and new opportunities…. May your year be full of successes, happiness, joys, loves, laughs and experiences full of energy and zeal…

Learn from Yesterday,

Live for Today,

Hope for Tomorrow!

Happy New Year to All!

EME 2016-17 Faculty


Monday of the Month (M.O.M.) communication in paper form will be sent home each Monday. Please check your child's backpack.
Jan. 3:
  • School Begins @7:35 AM
Jan. 4:
  • 4th Grade Service Project, Linus Project begins
Jan. 6:
  • Kindergarten Teddy Bear Sleep-in Celebration
Jan. 9:
  • PTA Board Meeting 8:45 AM
Jan. 10:
  • 8 AM 4th & 5th Spelling Bee in EME EATS' CAF
  • 3:15 PM Eagle Honor Choir (4th and 5th graders)
Jan. 12:
  • 3 PM Linus Project Creations in EME EATS' CAFE
Jan. 13:
  • 7:45 AM- 8:45 AM Eagle Assembly
  • Kindergarten Teddy Bear Parade
  • 11:40 AM: Early Release
Jan. 16:
  • Holiday
Jan. 17:
  • 3:15 PM Eagle Honor Choir (4th and 5th Graders)
Jan. 18:
  • Class Group Photos
Jan. 19:
  • EME PTA Spirit Night (No cook night!!)
  • 5th Grade District Honor Choir Rehearsal (time TBD)
Jan. 20:
  • Report Cards
  • Spinal Screening
  • Kindergarten: WESTERN DAY
Jan. 24:
  • 3:15 PM Eagle Honor Choir
  • 5:30 In-N-Out Burger
  • 5:30 General PTA Meeting
  • 6 PM Literacy/ Math Family Night
Jan. 27:
  • 11 AM- 4 PM 5th Grade District Honor Choir Dress Rehearsal
  • 6 PM 5th Grade District Honor Choir Concert- Boswell

January News from BLOCK Classes

Physical Education

  • · We will focus on basketball skills such as dribbling, catching/passing and shooting.
  • · In Fitness Gram, we will record height/weight, sit and reach, trunk lift and curl ups.
  • · For gymnastic skills, we will perform basic skills such as jumping, balance, strength and flexibility.
  • · On the last day of the month, Coach Crook from Chisholm Trail HS will introduce tennis skills to students in 3rd – 5th grade.


  • · K-1st: We will learn to read and identify quarter and eighth notes via iconic notation and translate them to notated rhythm.
  • · 2nd - 3rd: We will review quarter, eighth, and half notes and learn to read and count quarter and half rests.
  • · 4th: We will practice sight reading 8-measure rhythm patterns including whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes with quarter, half and whole rests.
  • · 5th: We will practice sight reading 8-16 measure rhythm patterns including whole, half, quarter, and eighth, and sixteenth notes with quarter, half, eighth and whole rests.


  • · K-2nd: We will learn about symmetry and balance.
  • · 3rd-5th: We will learn about value, balance and perspective.


  • · Recognize style elements of various authors and illustrators.
  • · Identify elements that contribute to an award winning book.
  • · Locate books on the shelves using call numbers.
  • · Generate ideas or relevant questions for inquiry.
  • · Draw conclusions from information gathered.


  • · Q-ba-Maze -a unique system of colorful cubes that interlock to form a marble run.
  • · Power clix- colorful, translucent plastics and geometric shapes that allow for open-ended, creativity-inspiring 2D and 3D constructions.
  • · Osmo- award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play
  • · Dash robot with accessories- Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing.
  • · Band a loom- Math Skill-Building. Serious, hands-on math skill-building with each and every bracelet made.
  • · Laser maze-A logic maze game that teaches STEM skills. Laser Maze requires you to use mirrors, beam-splitters, a little science and brainpower to direct the laser through a series of mind-challenging mazes and light up the target.


  • · Microsoft Word: formatting and processing skills
  • · Coding “Hour of Code”
  • · Keyboarding

BE VOCABULOUS Jan. 3- Feb. 3

  • Kinder: Incognito, Adobe, Peculiar
  • 1st Grade: Enthusiasm, Galore, Illustrate
  • 2nd Grade: Lachanophobia, Commence, Inhabit
  • 3rd Grade: Tremendous, Demolish, Inaugurate
  • 4th Grade: Immersion, Erosion, Baffle
  • 5th Grade: Investigate, Rotation, Sesquipedialian


Happenings in December 2016...