The Ticehurst/Flint Newsletter

The Week of November 11-15

Lit Circles

The MISD Coordinator for Elementary ELAR, Mrs. Lynda Swanner, recently took some time out of her busy schedule to come out and visit some of our classrooms! She was so impressed with how well our kiddos are doing in their lit circle groups that she decided to take some footage to share with others across the district! Please take a minute to check out our superstars using the link below. Way to go McGowen 4th grade!!!!! We are soooo proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!


http://misdelar.wikispaces.com/Mastering+Lit.Circles+3-5


Love, Mrs. Ticehurst


HALL OF HISTORY SUPERSTARS!!!

Tutoring

ELAR Tutoring will be held on Wednesday OR Friday, before school, from 7:30-8:00 am

Math Tutoring will be held on Thursday, after school, from 3:00-4:00 pm


ALL STUDENTS should also be utilizing iStation & Think Through Math at home!!!!! Remember that your students now have access to Discovery Education at home! Log-in ID is MYKsSTUDENT ID (ex: MYKs12345) & Password is "greencap". We hope to use the "Board Builder" feature later in the year to create science projects!

Important Alpha Reminders

1. NO ALPHA IN DECEMBER DUE TO DISTRICT KINDERGARTEN TESTING.


2. ALPHA RESUMES ON JANUARY 7 (WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THIS CHANGES DUE TO PROLONGED KINDERGARTEN TESTING.)


3. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NOMINATION AND REFERRAL PAPERWORK FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS. DUE ON/BEFORE JANUARY 15.

Things to look forward to:

November 12th- "Take a Look Around You" Science District Assessment

November 12th- PTA Board Meeting 6:30 pm

November 14th- PTA Family Night 6:30 pm

November 15th- Book Fair Opens; Family Fun Night

November 18th-22nd- Thankful for Parents Lunches; Social Studies- Explorers District Assessment this week!

November 19th- Chick-Fil-A Night hosted by 3rd Grade & Specials

November 20th- Progress Reports

November 22nd- Mav Fan Jam; Book Fair Closes

November 25th-29th- Thanksgiving Break

Content Objectives

Reading: We will be taking a closer look at Expositry Text and we will also be using our Lit Circle books to practice inferencing.

Writing: This week we will be using posters from the book "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" by Chris Van Allsburg to complete different writing activities, including writing a good introduction, using sensory details, practicing "show not tell", and use of good adjectives. (We got slightly behind with finishing up our Proud Moment Personal Narratives last week!)

Social Studies: Continuing with "Texas Long Ago"

Math: Divison & Problem Solving Strategies with all Operations

Science: Matter & Energy Unit