Classroom Connection

Take a peek at our upcoming week. November 16, 2015

"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." -

We are very thankful to be blessed with such amazing students, and parents this year. Thank you for all the support.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We will do our best to our best to respond within 24 hours.

Also, we are updating our Websites daily. Please check them out!


Next week PE will be doing a week-long Field Day emphasis for each class.

Students need to wear appropriate shoes (or bring them for PE)

Our ladies need to make sure they are wearing shorts under skirts and dresses

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.

Check out all the fun from this week on our Facebook Page!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

Class field days will take place the week of November 16th. This will culminate in a Tug-of-War competition on Friday. More details to follow.

Fine Arts Night will be held on 2 nights this year.

K-2 students: Tues., 11/17 from 5:30-6:30pm

3-5th grade students: Thur., 11/19 from 5:30-7:00pm

Students are encouraged to dress-up (think: Sunday Best) as if they are attending a fancy event! J



November 18th and 19th, THANKSGIVING LUNCHES

November 23rd-27th, THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Math and Science Focus Wall


This week we continued in our Division Unit. Division is proving to be very tricky for students, and we need all the practice we can get. Students are expected to represent the quotient of up to a 4-digit whole (not decimals yet) number by a 1-digit whole number using arrays, area models, or equations.

To assist with extra practice, I gave out an Extra Credit division “homework” page for students to complete over the weekend. If your child is turning it in for extra credit, it is due on Monday, Nov. 16th. You can create additional practice by simply making up problems of your own for your child. They should be practicing dividing up to a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number. The program Big Brainz is also a great strategy for your child to practice division.

Students are continually realizing that multiplication is a HUGE part of division. 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.

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ELAR Focus Wall


Non-fiction Text


Figurative Language Review

Word Study:

Prefixes: mis-, dis-, pre- Test will be Tuesday. Than we will not have new words until after Thanksgiving Break. :)


Target Skill: Expository Paragraph

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Texas History

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)

~~~~~Are you still reading?~~~~~

If you have read the entire news letter have your child write the answer to this riddle on a sticky note, and turn it into the teacher Monday morning for a Wild Buck!

Q: What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?

What happened when the turkey got into a fight?

A: It got STUFFED!

Q: What did the ghost teacher say to the class?

A:Watch the board and I'll go through it again. (hahaha)

Wilder Elementary

Hours of Operation:

Doors open: 7:15am

Breakfast: 7:15am-7:50am

Instructional Hours: 8am-3:25pm

Dimissal begins: 3:25pm