Bush Bobcat News

2nd Edition

Dates to Remember


October 3 4th Grade Symphony

October 4 Progress Report go Home

October 8 No School

October 9 - 11 Hispanic Heritage Program (In class/grade level)

October 10 Fall Pictures

October 18 Report Card Go Home

October 24 Fall Festival

October 29 - November 1 Red Ribbon Week

Pre-K

Reading: The theme for the month of October is “My Family and Friends”. The children will continue working on letters and sound recognition, phonemic awareness, concepts of prints and fine motor skills. Please work on these skills with your child at home.

Writing: free writings and teaching the letters of their names.

Math: Calendar, important dates, basic colors, blue, yellow, green, orange and geometric shapes like square, triangle, circle. Counting to 10, and concrete objects to 3.

Social Studies: Family and friends

Thank you,



Lenguaje: En el mes de Octubre, Estaremos con las Unidad de Mi familia y Amigos, Necesitamos que en casa, se repasen los conceptos orales con los niños, para que practiquen el vocabulario de los temas. Y claro, seguir ayudando con su desarrollo de destrezas motoras, finas como tomar correctamente el lápiz, trabajar con las Tijeras, y trazar sobre las líneas.

Matematicas: En matemáticas hemos empezado a descubrir el calendario, para uso del tiempo, fechas y, estaciones. Los colores y las formas geométricas, enfatizando el rojo, azul, Amarillo, y verde, y de las formas enfocándonos en el círculo y cuadrado. En cuanto a los números, para el finalizar del primer periodo deben reconocer 1, 2,3, y contar oralmente hasta el 10, lo mismo que hacerlo de para atrás.

Estudios sociales: Las familias y amigos /Gigantes

Gracias

Kindergarten


For the upcoming month, the students will be learning all about numbers to 10. We will cover Fiction as well as Non -fiction text features. Students will continue to work on organization skills for writing.

They are adventuring into learning about space and the world as we know it! They are ready for an amazing journey in learning!



Para el próximo mes, los estudiantes aprenderán todo acerca de los números hasta el 10. Cubriremos las características de Ficción así como de texto no-ficción. Los estudiantes continuarán trabajando en las habilidades de organización para escribir.
¡Están aventurándose a aprender sobre el espacio y el mundo tal como lo conocemos! ¡Están listos para un viaje increíble en el aprendizaje

1st Grade

In Math, we will learn Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to develop and use strategies for whole number addition and subtraction computations in order to solve problems. The student is expected to: compose 10 with two or more addends with and without concrete objects and explain strategies used to solve addition and subtraction problems up to 20 using spoken words, objects, pictorial models, and number sentences. Also in this math, we will learn Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to develop and use strategies for whole number addition and subtraction computations in order to solve problems. The student is expected to: use objects and pictorial models to solve word problems involving joining, separating, and comparing sets within 20 and unknowns as any one of the terms in the problem such as 2 + 4 = [ ]; 3 + [ ] = 7; and 5 = [ ] – 3


In Science, we will learn to record weather information, including relative temperature such as hot or cold, clear or cloudy, calm or windy, and rainy or icy, and demonstrate that air is all around us and observe that wind is moving air. Also, we will learn Objects in the sky, students will observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky such as the Moon, stars, including the Sun. Also, we will learn about the seasons, day and night, the students will identify the characteristics of the seasons of the year and day and night. At the end of the month, students will learn how to classify objects by observable properties of the materials from which they are made such as larger and smaller, heavier and lighter, shape, color, and texture.


In Language Arts we will learn about poetry, students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding and respond to and use rhythm, rhyme, and alliteration in poetry. Also, we will learn about informational text Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding, follow written multi-step directions with picture cues to assist with understanding and explain the meaning of specific signs and symbols (e.g., map features)

In social studies, students will describe the origins of customs, holidays, and celebrations of the community, state, and nation such as San Jacinto Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. Also identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community, identify ways people exchange goods and services and describe the components of various jobs and the characteristics of a job well performed.

2nd Grade

Reading: Poetry/Drama, Expository.

Writing: Personal Narrative.

Math: Subtraction, Bar Models (Addition and subtraction)

Science: Objects in the Sky, Classifying matter.

Social Studies: Working to Meet our Goals.


Lectura: Poesía/drama, Expositivo.

Escritura: Narrativa Personal.

Matemáticas: Resta, Modelos de Barras (suma y resta)Ciencias: Objetos en el Cielo, Materia de Clasificación.Estudios Sociales: Trabajando Para Cumplir Nuestros Objetivos.

3rd Grade

In Science, during the month of October, we will explore space. During this unit, we will discuss the Sun, moon, and the Solar System.


In Math during the month of October, we will compose and decompose numbers up to 100,000. We will also begin our multiplication unit, focusing on multiplication facts for 6,7,8,9.


In Social Studies during the month of October, we will be studying the Explorers and first people in America.


In Reading during the month of October, we will be reviewing poetry and focusing on main idea and details within Expository (Non-Fiction) texts.


Writing during the month of October we will compose personal narratives and focus on pronouns with grammar.



Durante el mes de Octubre en 3ro tendremos nuevo conocimiento en todos los contenidos.


En Lectura, practicaremos poesia y seguiremos aprendiendo sobre textos de no ficcion para encontrar la idea principal.


En Lenguaje, aprendere sobre los pronombres y podre escribir un ensayo narrativo sobre mi vida personal.


En Matematicas, aprenderemos a descomponer numeros hasta el 100,000 y practicaremos las tablas de multiplicar del 6,7,8, y 9.


En Ciencias, nos enfocaremos en el estudio del espacio. Exploraremos el sol, la luna y los planetas. Sera una unidad divertida.


En Estudios Sociales, estudiaremos sobre las primeras personas que vivieron en Estados Unidos. Aprenderemos sobre los exploradores, franceses e ingleses.

4th Grade

This October, in Fourth grade, we will be learning a lot of great things! In Reading, we will be learning about the persuasive text, expository text, and begin learning about biographies and autobiographies. In Writing, we will continue writing a personal narrative, while focusing on adding “Voice” to our writing. In science, we will be learning about weather and how to interpret a weather map, the sun and the water cycle, and the moon phases. In Math, we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division of whole numbers and fractions. Lastly, in social studies, we will be continuing our learning on the peopling of Texas, who were the first Texans and the colonization of Texas.



¡Este octubre, en cuarto grado, aprenderemos muchas cosas maravillosas! En lectura, aprenderemos sobre el texto persuasivo, texto expositivo,y empezar a aprender sobre biografías y autobiografías. En escritura, continuaremos escribiendo narración personal, mientras nos enfocamos en agregar "Voz" a nuestra escritura. En ciencas, aprenderemos sobre el clima y cómo interpretar un mapa del tiempo, el sol y el ciclo del agua, y las fases de la luna. En matemáticas, nos centraremos en la multiplicación y división de números enteros y fracciones. Por último, en estudios sociales continuaremos nuestro aprendizaje sobre la población de Texas, quienes fueron los primeros tejanos, y la colonización de Texas.

ESL Department

The ESL (English as a Second Language) Department at Bush works with ELL students (English Language Learners) in the ESL, Bilingual, and Dual Language programs. We help our bilingual students build their knowledge and learning of academic subjects in their first language while aiding them in their gradual transition into English. For our ESL learners, we provide intensive instruction in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending English. We also use cultural experiences as a platform to enrich and provide appropriate instruction in English.


Bush teachers are specially trained and certified to teach in ESL and bilingual classes. This enables them to meet the special language needs of ELL students. We are proud of our department’s role in assisting and working with excellent classroom teachers in both the bilingual and ESL programs. Hand in hand we help students to become proficient in English and to master the state curriculum.


DEPARTAMENTO DE ESL


El departamento de ESL (Inglés como Segundo Idioma) de Bush trabaja con los estudiantes ELL (Estudiantes Aprendiendo el idioma inglés) en los programas ESL, Bilingüe y Lenguaje DUAL. Nosotros ayudamos a nuestros estudiantes a construir su conocimiento y aprendizaje de las materias académicas en su lengua natal, al mismo tiempo que los ayudamos con una transición gradual al inglés. Para nuestros estudiantes con inglés limitado, proveemos instrucción intensiva en las áreas de escuchar, hablar, escribir y en la comprensión del inglés. También usamos experiencias culturales como base para enriquecer y proveer instrucción apropiada en inglés.


Los maestros de Bush están entrenados y certificados para enseñar clases ESL y bilingües. Esto les permite estar capacitados para satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes en inglés. Nosotros estamos orgullosos del papel que desempeña nuestro departamento en la asistencia a los maestros en los dos programas de ESL y bilingüe. Juntos ayudamos a nuestros estudiantes a ser competentes en el uso del idioma inglés y aprender el currículo del estado.

Physical Education

In Physical Education we are becoming Physical Education all-stars by learning how to maintain our health through fitness and moderate to vigorous physical movement and activities. Healthier physically active kids are life long achievers and better learners when they are introduced to and participate in daily physical activity. Daily Physical Exercise, play fitness and exploration is necessary and also increases the chemical connections of brain cells. It’s TRUE…we kid you not… that is our goal!


  • For the safety of your child, please find out from your child’s teacher when his/her P.E days are and make sure that your child wears comfortable athletic shoes.

  • If your child is wearing boots, slides, sandals, skate shoes, heels, or shoes with a slippery bottom your child will not participate in PE on that day and will receive a U for participation for that day.

  • If your child is sick or is unable to participate for that day we will need a note from a parent or guardian. If your child cannot participate for an extended period of time, please submit a doctor’s note to the nurse’s office, and the nurse will notify the PE department.

  • It is advised that the girls wear shorts under their dresses and skirts if they are worn on P.E days


We have a lot of fun, innovative and challenging lessons to keep your child healthy and engaged this year; therefore, we look forward to teaching and interacting with your child this year.


Wishing you Great Health & Fitness:

Coach T. Johnson

Coach Mike

Physical Education Specialist

713-272-3220