# Avirett & Torres 18-19

## Valentine's Notes

We will not be having a Valentine's Party on the 14th; however, we will be exchanging Valentine cards as a class, that day.

If your child has a decorated box from a previous year that they would like to bring in they may. We will have bags for students to decorate that morning.

## Spreading Titan Love this Valentine's Day

Every year as a campus we come together around Valentine's Day and "Spread Titan Love" for a school-wide service project. This year we are going to be partnering with Dell Children's Hospital. They are in need of stuffed animals! When a sick child checks into Dell, the hospital gives them a stuffed animal to comfort them along their journey of treatment. We will be collecting new, average sized stuffed animals in the main hallway for the next two weeks! (Feb. 4th-15th). The stuffed animal should be able to fit into your child's backpack. Each child who donates a stuffed animal will receive a heart sticker to show that they helped "Spread Titan Love."

Thank you for your support in our yearly school wide service project.

## In need of items for classroom

Our cupboards are starting to look a wee bit bare. We would appreciate donations of the following items:

- black chisel tip Expo markers

- hand sanitizer

- clorox wipes

- tissues

## Important Dates

2/4 PTA Meeting & Parent Chat 7:45 am

2/18 No School/Student Holiday

Save the Date! April 17th @ 8 am - 4th grade performance

## Our Learning Targets

Math: We can apply knowledge of right angles to identify acute, right, and obtuse triangles. We can determine the approximate measures of angles in degrees to the nearest whole number using a protractor.

Science: We can demonstrate that electricity travels in a closed path, creating an electrical circuit. We can differentiate between conductors and insulators of electrical energy.

Reading: We can analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about expository texts and provide evidence from the text to support our understanding.

Writing: We can using commas correctly in compound and complex sentences. We can include specific and effective details in our writing. We will be writing about our favorite time of year.

Social Studies: We can analyze the causes and major events, which led to the Texas Revolution.

## This week's spelling words

Spelling Words: leave, everything, game, system, bring, colorful, endless, truthful, illness, cheerful, useless, restless, neatness, speechless, penniless

Bonus Words: persecution, solemn, chaos, frantic, immigrants

## Second Step

Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions

Calming down strong emotions helps you think clearly about a situation so you can avoid jumping to conclusions.

We can:

Identify emotion-management strategies

Demonstrate assertiveness skills

Identify and demonstrate positive self-talk statements

Effectively managing your anxiety makes it easier to focus and succeed in social and academic situations.