Bradley Broadcast January 2018
"One and Only You"
Dates to Remember
Hello Amazing Parents!
Welcome back to school, and Happy New Year! I hope each of your families enjoyed the long break! Entering this new year allows students to create new goals, behaviors, and relationships. It's important that our Bradley Bears maintain their positive character, and continue healthy relationships with one another. The spring semester is a powerful season where our students will grow the most and become the most resilient. To help maintain a positive student culture here at Bradley, the counseling program will launch its first kid's club, The Den Squad. The Den Squad is made up of selected fourth graders who will serve as positive role models to help our Bradley campus. During this month, we will continue to focus on our character trait "RESPECT". We want to make sure that all of our Bradley Bears understand three important Bradley Bear Essentials:
- We respect ourselves
- We respect others
- We respect our surroundings
During this month, our staff and student leaders are truly dedicated in helping your child achieve this character trait with many frequent reminders, games, and activities.
Notes From the Nurse
JANUARY - SCHOOL HEALTH NEWSLETTER - 10 HEALTHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR KIDS
The following tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
1. I will clean up my toys, and keep my room in good order.
2. I will brush my teeth twice a day, and wash my hands before eating and after the bathroom.
3. I won’t tease dogs, even friendly ones – and keep my hands and face away from their mouths.
4. I will drink more milk and water, and limit soda and fruity drinks.
5. I will apply sunscreen before going outdoors.
6. I will find a sport or activity that I like, and do it at least three times a week.
7. I will always wear a helmet when bicycling or boarding.
8. I will wear my seat belt every time I get in the car.
9. I’ll be nice to others, and friendly to kids who need friends – like someone shy or new to school.
10. I’ll never give out personal information or pictures of myself to strangers or over the internet.
News from your PTO
Welcome Back Bears! We hope you all had a fantastic break and we are looking forward to the new year! There are a few PTO events coming up this month:
1/19 - Bear Cave (during lunches)
1/20 - Mother/Son Dance @Bradley -be on the lookout for sign-ups. We need LOTS of volunteers, if you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1/25 - Spirit night at SK8Town - our Bears LOVE skating and the first 100 will get a spirit stick!
2/2 - Spirit night @ Kendra Scott (6-8 in store or by phone) - be on the lookout for more information
Bradley Elementary-PTO President
Happy New Year Bears!!!
We will be learning some essential skills this semester!
- KINDER PARENTS, we will be getting familiar with where keys are on a QWERTY keyboard. I will be sending home some fun ways to practice with your kids.
- 1st graders will be learning how to log into their Chromebooks, and the art of typing .
- 2nd , 3rd, and 4th graders will be diving into Google docs this semester. The skills we want to work on most for our older kiddos is how to write/create a formal document for presentations, projects, or papers. I can’t wait to get started!
The district will have the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo judging exhibition for the school art program this Saturday, January 13th, from 3PM to 4PM at the Conroe HS 9th grade campus. Bradley families are welcome to come and enjoy the art show. The following students are representing our school.
Trent Peterson (alternate)
Yusef Sharif (alternate)
Good luck to our Bradley Bears!
Starting this semester, 1st graders will have a longer Art class (55 minutes) weekly. The time change will prepare them for next school year.
Mrs. Mac and Mrs. Gutierrez
Happy New Year and welcome back to Bradley Music! I had some time to re-energize and can't wait to share new songs, games, and dances with your children.
Phys. Ed. is all good news in 2018! PE is ready to have fun, while our students keep learning the importance of healthy living with our 5210 program. We will encourage everyone to make healthier choices with their lunch bags and challenge them to be active everyday. In January we will start on the "right foot" with our soccer unit and FitnessGram training. The Cooper Institute developed FitnessGram®, the first “student fitness report card,” in an effort to improve school physical education programs and bring awareness to children’s health. It is a health-related youth fitness assessment that utilizes evidence-based standards to measure the level of fitness needed for good overall health. Just as students should know their academic progress in the classroom, students should know their fitness levels and understand the relationship between fitness and health. It is given to students from 3rd to 12th grade. (Testing will start at the end of February). Learning the most important muscles in our body will help our students understand the importance of exercise and healthy eating. We are super excited to welcome our Bradley Bears from their well deserved winter break! Let's get ready to make HEALTHY CHOICES!
PS: Don't forget your PE shoes!!!
In the Classroom
This month we will be learning:
Reading-alliteration, continue letter recognition and producing their sounds, compound words, print concepts(punctuation and case), blending syllables into words, and continue rhyming.
Math-rote count to 20, recognizing and creating patterns, ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th), continue counting objects, and recognizing quantities in different ways.
Social Studies-geography skills and people past and present.
Science-Earth materials, objects in the sky, weather and seasons.
Happy New Year from Kindergarten!
The Kindergarten teachers are hosting a Parent Information Night on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm. Our focus will be Kindergarten Academics, and the teachers will better explain how you can help your child succeed in Reading, Writing, and Math. We invite all parents and guardians of Bradley Kindergarten students; however, due to the academic nature of this event, we ask that children please do not attend. You may also discuss with the Kindergarten teachers any general questions/concerns, but please contact your child’s teacher if a personalized conference is desired. Please be on the lookout for the Parent Information Night handout in your child’s daily folder, and RSVP numbers of adults attending. We are a team, and we appreciate your support! The Kinder teachers look forward to sharing tons of information to help you continue to support your child during this very important first year of school. See you on Thursday, January 18th at 6:00!
The Kinder Team
We missed our Bradley Firsties, and we are eager and excited to start the new year. Your child will learn so much this month! In reading we will learn all about informational how-to texts. In writing we will be able to teach other through writing informational how-to texts. In phonics we will focus on r controlled vowels (circle, car, shirt), l blends (glad, floss, slip), r blends (crab, tree, frog), and long and Short a(cake, snake/rat, mat). In math we will spend our time learning about measurement. We will know when an object is measured, all the units have to be the same size. For instance, they can’t use a mixture of small and large paper clips. The tools used as the unit must be laid end-to-end with no overlap and no space between them. The tools used as the unit must measure all the space from one end of the object to the other. The measurement must be stated along with the unit that was used to measure it, and we will be able to order objects from shortest to longest/least to greatest. We will learn about the measure of time. We will be able to tell the time to the half hour using an analog and digital clock. We will say half past the hour when telling time to the half hour. We will look at the hour hand first when telling time. We will know we count by 1s and/or 5s when telling time by the minutes, and we will be able to write the time to the hour or half hour. In science we will learn the characteristics of the seasons. We will also learn all about soil and rocks. We will observe and describe rocks and soil by size, texture and color, and gather evidence of how rocks and soil help to make useful products. We will also be able to see examples in our daily life of how we use products made of rocks and soil. In social studies we will learn the way different cultures celebrate the new year. We will also learn about influential leaders in history, such as Martin Luther King Jr. We will also review timelines. We will wrap up the month learning about inventors, and how changes in technology and other inventions improve our community and make our lives better. We will be very busy bears!
-First Grade Teachers
Happy New Year Bradley 2nd Graders! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and are looking forward to a month of growth. It will be a busy and fun semester!
In language arts, our students will focus on various comprehension skills while exploring and reading from the genres of traditional literature (fables, legends, and myths) and fiction. During our writer's workshop, we will begin our non-fiction unit in writing beginning with "how-to" books and written responses to reading.
During math, we will have a hands-on unit about measurement where we will learn about measurement. We will also still continue to reinforce our math skills during math review that we learned last semester.
In science, we will explore physical properties of rocks. Then we will learn about weather and the water cycle.
During social studies, we will learn about the types of communities: rural, urban, and suburban. We will also learn about the features of landforms.
We are very excited to be back at Bradley in a brand new year! We hope you all had a wonderful, restful break. We are very excited to jump into 2018 and begin working hard and having fun.
In reading, we are continuing our journey in the wonderful world of fiction. In this unit we will be reading fiction stories from a variety of genres. We will be focusing on reading skills including summarizing stories, identifying characters, their traits, and how they evolve, and tackling that difficult, yet extremely important skill of inferencing!
In writing, we will be revisiting personal narratives. Our third graders will expand on their ability to choose a moment of time and develop a narrative. We will continue to stretch our ability to include meaningful details in our writing, organizing our thoughts, and developing our stories as we continue to grow into master writers.
This month, in math, we will be continuing to work on our multiplication and division unit. We will be focusing on 1-2 step word problems, multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit equations, and multiplication/division tables. Students will be practicing how to decipher a word problem in order to find the correct process and accurately compute to find the answer. We will also be continuing to spiral through previously learned skills to help our students retain information. By the end of the month, we will begin our unit on fractions.
In science, we will be studying soil formation, landforms, and rapid changes. Students will be working in groups to learn about different topics and presenting their information to the class. We will also have several hands-on labs to help students experience what they are learning about. In social studies, there will be a focus on people who have contributed to our community as well as natural resources. Lots of learning will be going on in third grade!
We are excited about all the wonderful and exciting things that 2018 has in store for us. January marks the beginning of the third grading period. This year is moving quickly! In Math the students will be learning about geometry and continuing to master their math facts. In Science, we will cover the water cycle and weather. In Social Studies they will learn about the Texas Revolution. In Language Arts, we will be reviewing reading and interpreting poetry as well as reviewing some genres that we have previously learned. The students will be comparing and contrasting different texts including texts from different genres. We are continuing to write essays in writing and we will be taking a writing benchmark on January 31st. Let’s Go Bears!
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- Students are considered tardy after 8:05 a.m. and absent after 9:00 a.m., unless a doctor's note is provided when the student arrives.
- Please call the front office if your student is going to be absent. Send in any doctor note they may have when they return to school.
All Transportation Changes
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