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Harmony Science Academy-Waco

April 21, 2021 Issue 25

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.Robert M. Hutchins

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Looking Ahead: Important Dates

4/19-23rd- K2 MAP tests

5/4-6th- 3rd-5th Grade MAP tests

5/11-13th-In Person 3-5th graders STAAR Tests

5/18-20th-Virtual 3-5th graders STAAR Tests

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PreK


This week in Pre-KB we are learning; the letter X, reviewing numbers (16-20), reviewing basic colors, reviewing shapes, working on sight words (see, my, like), and working on word families (-ake, -an, -at, -ug ). Let’s have a great week!!! -Ms. Bateman

This week in Pre-K C we are learning the letter X and about different places. Ms. Ingroum


Over the next few weeks, we are going to be learning about animals. We will study their appearance, habitats, and needs. This week we are focusing on farm animals. We continue to review letters, numbers, shapes, and rhyming as we prepare for our end of the year assessments. Please practice letter names and sounds with your child at home also.-Mrs. Vasquez

Kindergarten

In ELA e are working on long vowel sounds and reading comprehension. Math we are working on numbers 1-100, finding patterns in numbers and counting by 10's to 100. This week in Social Studies is a review week and they will have a test on their exit ticket. In science, we are learning about plants. PLEASE remember to send a water bottle with your child daily. Have a wonderful week!

---Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

We are working on animal life cycles. In social studies we are learning when to spend and when to save money. In math we are finishing up telling time and move on to money and financial literacy. In reading we are studying contractions with could, should, would and are. Thank you for all you do! Keep reading!

1st Grade Team

2nd Grade

We will start a new topic over money and financial literacy. We will be able to identify coins and how much they are worth. We will also be able to count coins up to $1.00. Please continue to make sure that your child is logging on everyday on time. Also make sure that your child is completing all exit tickets and homework. -Ms. Lester

2A/2C ELA- This week we will be MAP Testing reading/math during our ELA class time. All other classes will resume as normal on zoom. Parents this is the last MAP Test of this school year, and I can’t stress how important it is to be present everyday and on time. This test helps us teachers look at data to see if your child is ready for promotion to 3rd grade and whether or not your child may benefit from summer school. Please make sure your child gets adequate rest at night and a healthy breakfast to ensure accurate results. Remember to pack a water bottle everyday. -Ms. B.Martinez

ELA-This week we will be working on spelling words with the soft /g/ sound. We will be finding cause and effect relationships in a text. Students will practice retelling a story using time order words for sequential order of events. We will be learning how to add apostrophes to form singular and plural possessive nouns to show ownership. Studies will take the MAP Reading test this week! On Friday, we will take our end of unit 9 CBA Test. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day to practice reading comprehension skills. -Ms. Brown

This week students will continue our unit on Biological Evolution. We will be studying characteristics of animals. Please check dojo regularly and make sure students are completing all assignments with a 70 or higher.-Mrs. A. Martinez

3rd Grade

This week in math we will begin our cumulative review for STAAR! This week we will be reviewing fractions. Students will reexamine reading, writing, and comparing fractions using models and number lines. Also, please be checking Dojo frequently for daily reminders! -Ms. Curtis

ELA-This week we will be working on spelling words with the /j/ and /s/ sounds. We will be working on using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words in a text. We will review STAAR testing skills, including finding the central idea of a passage, author's purpose, and text structure. We will go over a non-fiction practice STAAR passage. We will take our end of unit 9 CBA test. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day to practice reading comprehension skills. -Ms. Brown

Martinez (Science) - This week students will continue our unit - Plants & Animals. We will be studying food chains and how animals adapt to their environments. We will be placing our eggs in the incubator this week to begin the hatching process! Please check dojo regularly and make sure students are completing all assignments with a 70 or higher.-Mrs. A. Martinez

4th Grade

We are continuing our work on the Data Analysis unit. We are representing data in various ways such as dot plots, frequency tables and stem and leaf plots. -Ms. McCaig

This week students will continue our unit - Organisms and Environment. We will be studying the structures and functions of plants and animals that help them adapt to their environment. We will be placing our eggs in the incubator this week to begin the hatching process! Please make sure all STEMscopes assignments are completed and turned in! Please check dojo regularly and make sure students are completing all assignments with a 70 or higher.-Mrs. A. Martinez

4B is finishing their unit on Patricia Polacco by completing a Choice Board and will begin preparing for the upcoming Reading STAAR. 4B will not have a live zoom lesson on Friday 4/23. Please have your student complete all work and exit ticket.-Ms.Swanner

We will be reading a text “The Hero Maui” and studying characters! -Mrs. Driver

5th Grade

In science we will practice problem-solving skills by applying the U.U.N.S. strategy to STAAR-released questions. The students are expected to understand what the question is asking them to do, unpack each answer choice, methodically navigate through each answer choice, and solve the problem. In social studies we will cover the life of Robert Smalls: A Brave Father and Civil War Hero. Robert Smalls was an enslaved member of the crew of the Planter, a Confederate ship. He decided to take over the ship and sail it to the Union Fleet at Fort Sumter and freedom!-Mr. Walton

Hello 5th grade parents and guardians! We are continuing our STAAR countdown review. This week we will be reviewing multiplying and dividing decimals and whole numbers using models, multiplying a decimal times a decimal, and adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. Please make sure your child is logging onto zoom for all of these reviews, completing their exit tickets, and completing their 10 topics per week on ALEKS. Thanks for all you do!-Ms. Piscacek

Hello, In reading we are working on making inferences and finding context clues in a sentence this week. Please make sure your student is completing work in a timely manner. All cameras are required to be on during zoom and your student needs to be on the camera during class time.

Thank you for all you do!-Mrs. Dunford

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If your student is absent, email the doctor's note to the attendance clerk (imeza@harmonytx.org) fax or drop the note inside the box outside the office by the window. Reminder: students have until 11:59 pm to submit the exit ticket to receive attendance credit for that day.