Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter-

December 7th, 2017

What is going on?

Reading/Writing: We will begin a 2 week PBL project. Students will research the cultural celebrations of another country and create a culture doll that shows the traditional clothing of that culture.


Spelling and Grammar: before,don’t, gave, laugh, only, sit, until, white

We will continue to focus on correct ending punctuation this week. Punctuation marks are something all students know they should be using but often the most common thing they forget to use. We actually talk about this every day but will focus on the three different kinds and when to use them during this unit.


Social Studies: As we continue learning about maps, students will also locate landform on maps, such as mountains, lakes, rivers and deserts.


Math: This week we study 3D shapes as part of our geometry unit. We’ll construct shapes and talk about the vertices, edges, and faces. Students will solve word problems that require them to calculate and compare the numbers of faces in different groups of 3D shapes.



We have an assembly tomorrow- Please drop off backpacks on the porch in the morning.

This and that!

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that we are beginning our second PBL project on December 4th. This PBL will focus on Holiday Traditions around the world. As an introduction students will record their winter holiday traditions that they celebrate; specifically focusing on food, clothing, games, dances and songs. . Therefore, if you could have a conversation with your child prior to December 4th. going over your family’s holiday traditions this would be helpful for them to be able to have ideas ready to record.


One last thing….We will be discussing Christmas and the traditions that go along with that, including Santa Claus. If your family does not believe in Santa, please make sure to have a prior conversation with your child to explain this situation. There are many students in our class that do believe in Santa, and my goal is NOT to spoil the magic of Santa Claus for those that believe during our project. Thanks you for your help!


We will study different cultures soon (Dec) with an emphasis on holidays. If you would like to share your families culture with the class, please let me know! I will create time for you to come in and teach us. What would be super enjoyable is for the students to see traditional clothing, try bite sized food/treats (no nuts), see artifacts/objects, play traditional games, listen to music, experience something authentic, etc.

Think about it!! This is your time to come in and teach us! Share your family with us! Teach us something new! Please come!


Dec 7th- K-2 Assembly- Drop off backpacks on the porch-

Dec. 19th Our Class Party-Please come if you can! 12:05-12:50

Dec. 22 No School for students
Dec. 25 - Jan 5 Winter Break/No School
Jan. 8 Teacher Workday/No School for students
Jan. 9 Students return to School from Winter Break
Jan. 15 No School/MLK, Jr. Day
Feb. 16 Six Flags Read To Succeed Reading and Schlitterbahn Logs due


The Six Flags Reading Logs and Schlittterbahn forms are going home today! Please keep them in a safe place! We are making a class goal that everyone in our class completes the Six Flags and Schlitterbahn Programs. We are reading anyway! We might as get free tickets.


Bring library books tomorrow!


SCIENCE FAIR

It’s that time of the year again! Science Fair is right around the corner. Join us in the library for Science Research Night on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30-6:30. We will have books, rubrics and some science project examples displayed to help your child get in their scientific mindset. All grade levels may participate, however, only grades 3-5 will be judged and may progress to regionals. Science fair projects will be due Friday, January 19 no later than 7:35am. Judging will take place on Monday, January 22. Students will take projects to their classroom.

  • For more information and frequently asked questions, go to

https://sites.google.com/view/sommersciencefair/ If you are interested in being a science fair judge, please contact Danica Baker at danica_baker@roundrockisd.org.


Gingerbread Houses


Students who are interested in building a candied house are welcomed to show off their artistry on Monday, December 18th. Bring your crafty house to the office Monday morning. Make sure your name and teacher’s name is on your work.

Our Student Council will place them in the front hallway near the trophy case. Houses will be judged by our Student Ambassadors. These creations will be judged for the following:

  • Most Holiday Spirit

  • Favorite Kid Creation

  • Most Creative

  • People’s Choice

Houses will need to be picked up by Thursday, December 21st (houses will not be kept past this date).

Merry, merry!

Have a good weekend!