BURLESON ELEMENTARY NEWS
OCTOBER 14, 2021
1ST QUARTER CELEBRATION
PRINCIPAL AWARD STUDENTS
A NOTE FROM DR. COFFMAN
We celebrated all of our student's success today! The fifth-grade students did an excellent job leading our celebration in which we identified our perfect attendance, A honor roll, AB honor roll, citizenship awards, AR word count, top readers, and the principal awards!
Congratulations to Kolt Rios, Elaynna Cavazos, Draven McGee, and Jeslynn Luera for earning the principal award for their excellent leadership, behavior, and hard work in and out of the classroom! We are proud of all of our students and their hard work this first quarter! We had so much to celebrate! We finished the celebration with a parade down the hallways with students cheering for one another! We had some students achieve high expectations this quarter and anticipate many more will rise to the top! Please tell your children we are proud of them again for us and celebrate their victories at home!
Our word count for the first nine weeks of school is 3,691,424!!! We are on our way to reaching our goal of 16 million!
My phenomenal Pre-K students had a wonderful week!
- Letters: Aa, Tt, Ll, Vv, Zz, Xx, Hh, Ff, Ee.
- Focusing on letter Ee this week and number 9.
- Please write down the # of words read on new Reading log.
- Don’t forget to send a water bottle every day.
Thank you, parents, for all your support!
Mrs. A 😊
Just a few reminders for this week:
- Look for new sight words on Tuesday.
- Tomorrow's pep rally theme is PINK OUT (wear pink)
- 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.
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 for a test on Friday.
· Reading log, please read a book every night.
**Parent conferences will be Monday, October 18. Don’t forget!!
UIL Teams are working hard in class to win their events at contest.
- In phonics we are learning about diagraphs.
- In ELAR we are learning about protagonists and antagonists.
- We are writing informative papers about beavers.
- In math we are working on writing numbers up to 1,000, place value, and story problems.
The kids have been bust reading their library books and taking AR Test. Our class novel is, The Magic Treehouse, The Knight at Dawn. Math Review is due on Friday and the Spelling Test is on Tuesday.
- In reading we are working on an author study by Janell Cannon. The students are comparing her books to one another to find similarities and differences in the author's writing style and illustrations.
- In Social Studies we are studying how explorers created communities long ago.
- Make sure your child is reading 20 minutes a night.
- Book it is in full swing! Your child needs to read 20 nights and record it on their reading log to earn their pizza coupon.
· In math we are learning properties of multiplication and how to answer multiplication story problems.
· In science we are experimenting with different types of energy.
· Please have your child practice math facts every night. Math fact tests are on Fridays.
Well, the first quarter has officially ended. Every single 4th grader has learned something new this year and I couldn't be more proud. This last week was very busy. We had parent/teacher conferences, we took a field trip to the Terry County Show Barn, and we were super busy in class.
In 4th grade Math, we are combining many skills. We are working really hard on word problems that involve all basic operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Many students still need more practice on their multiplication and division facts.
In 4th grade science, we explored ways to convert solar energy into thermal energy and we made Smores when we were all done! We had so much fun and learned some things in the process! This week we are learning about motion and will create catapults. 🙂
5th grade Science has been hard at work as well. We are exploring types of energy and we created our own harmonicas so that we could observe sound energy and how changing just one thing can affect the outcomes. The students had a great time!
We had a great time at Kids, Kows, and More on Wednesday! It is so great to live in a place that values educating the youth about the agriculture community! We are continuing to dive deeper into books to understand the author's purpose, voice, craft, and the text structure. I am very proud of the students' hard work on reading at home and taking AR tests. In the first 9 weeks the class read over 1 MILLION words! This is a huge accomplishment, and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds! We have a goal to beat 5th grade each 9 weeks and it has gotten quite competitive. Being a strong and confident reader will positively affect all other subjects. It was so nice to sit and talk with you all at Parent Conferences. Thank you for supporting your child's success in the classroom 🙂
We have a lot of reminders this week...
- We have spelling tests every Thursday! New words go home each Thursday in your child take home folder.
- Students on UIL teams need to be practicing at home as often as possible!
- If we haven't met for parent conferences, please contact Mrs. Brown or I as soon as possible! We have sent many notes home and messages regarding this. It is very important that we get together as soon as possible!
- Online Scholastic book orders are due on October 29th.
- Students need to be reading at least 20 minutes every single night.
- Report cards will be going home soon.
Please reach out if you need anything or have any questions 🙂
Thank you for sharing your children with me!
Mrs. Rasco's Readers:
We are reading all about freedom and how that can look based on situations. We are working on determining different text structure within passages and novels. We are talking through how the structure of the texts helps authors achieve their purpose in writing.
Social Studies Scholars:
We are learning all about what it means to be an independent country and how the United States' government was formed. They have been working really hard all week long!
We had our celebration today and I am so proud of their work! We have ROCKED the last nine weeks and we're ready to do it again!
- Our field trip is tomorrow!! Please make sure your child is wearing a purple shirt, closed toed shoes, and possibly a jacket! Please tell them to bring a water bottle as well.
- Read, Read, Read. Please make sure your child reads every school night for at least 20 minutes.
- Please study their spelling words with your child every night. Tests are every Thursday!
-We are working on adding and subtracting decimals. Next week we will start to multiply decimals. So far, they think it is easy. Yay!
-Please have your child practice their multiplication math facts. I can see a difference in some of the students. We play a math fact game; they know the answers and they are more confident. This is a good thing because we all want to win. 🙂
-Thank you for your support.
MEADOW BRONCO FOOTBALL
COME OUT AND CHEER OUR BRONCOS TO ANOTHER VICTORY!!!
THIS FRIDAY'S PEP RALLY THEME IS PINK OUT!!
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.