Take a peek at our upcoming week. December 7, 2015
"Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I will remember, involve me and I will learn." - Ben Franklin
Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We will do our best to our best to respond within 24 hours.
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- 1 College Awareness Day
- 1 Boosterthon Kick-Off Pep Rally
- 4 Legacy Project Dedication Ceremony
- 7 Holiday Book Fair Begins
- 8 Hour Of Code
- 9 Boosterthon Fun Run Event
- 10 5th Grade Reading SIM/1st Grade Math CBA
- 10 Holiday Family Fun Night
- 11 Spelling Bee
- 17 Holiday Parties K-3
- 18 Holiday Party Fourth Grade @ 8:00
- Fifth Grade @ 9:30
- 18- January 5th Winter Holiday Break begins @12:30
Holiday Party December 18th, 2015
Also, we will be eating lunch in our classroom this day, so please pack a lunchbox.
Thank you for all the help! We are looking forward to a great time!
Wilder Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, Dec. 7th, 9pm to Friday, Dec. 11th, 11pm
2225 Kingsley Drive
Check out all the fun from this week on our Facebook Page!
It is that time of the year...
As we continue through cold and flu season, we are striving to control the spread of germs as much as possible. Ms. Crook and Mrs. Neely are both in need of Clorox or Lysol disinfecting wipes. We use these to disinfect desks each day. As you can imagine, with 23 desks in each room, we go through the wipes rapidly. Any donations would be GREATLY appreciated!
We are also in need of more boxes of tissue. We are averaging usage of 2 boxes each week.
Additionally, please remember if your child has a fever (100.0 F or higher), he/she should stay home or will be sent home (if at school). Students should not return to school until they have been FEVER FREE for 24 hours! Your cooperation with this matter, helps us to maintain a healthier classroom and school environment.
Math and Science Focus Wall
This week we began our Fractions Unit. Students have used concrete and pictorial models to represent fractions and determine if fractions are equivalent. Students learned that we create equivalent (equal) fractions by multiplying the numerator (top #) and denominator (bottom #) of a fraction by the same number.
Students should still be practicing their Multiplication Facts nightly!
In Science we continued in our Matter Unit. We have been discussing that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. During the next week, students will continue to measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including size, mass, volume, states (solid, liquid, gas), temperature, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float. We will predict the changes caused by heating and cooling such as ice becoming liquid water and condensation forming on the outside of a glass of ice water. As well as compare and contrast a variety of mixtures and solutions such as rocks in sand, sand in water, or sugar in water.
ELAR Focus Wall
The students will learn how to find the main idea and to summarize information text.
"He said the snow was as beautiful as butterflies, or apple blossoms."
No Word Study homework or Spelling Test until after the break!!!
Target Skill: Expository Paragraph
The students will plan for an expository essay to communicate a central idea about a topic.
Language: TSW simple and complex sentences to write a central idea on many different prompts.
We are starting our Native American Project this week. Here is a look into what your child will be working on in class ONLY. This is a group assignment based around the Engaged Learning Model.
The project requirements include:
1. Identify the Native American groups in Texas and in America before European exploration. 4.1(B)
2. Understand the origin, similarities, and differences among these groups. 4.1(A)
3. Describe the regions in which the Native American Indians lived and identify groups remaining in Texas today. 4.1(C)
4. Compare the ways of life among American tribes in Texas. 4.1(D)
5. Explain how the economic activities of various early American Indian groups in Texas and North America used to meet their needs and wants such as farming, trading, and hunting. 4.10(A)