Taylor's Tattler

March 4, 2014

Deep in the Heart of Texas!

This week we continue learning about Texas and historic figures. We created a covered wagon to help the students understand how the settlers arrived in our great state. We will also learn about the role Jose Navarro played in helping Stephen F. Austin encourage families to settle in the Texas frontier. The students will also create an authentically dressed cowboy and we will discuss the importance of each piece along with learning about the tools and jobs he did. On Friday we will celebrate with our Texas Day Centers and Hoedown. Your children are encourage to dress in their own cowboy clothes.

Our Weekly Homework

Thank you so much for helping your children complete their letter sound and creative writing homework. I am very impressed with the quality of their work and how much it has helped them in class. They have become more successful and responsible students due to your efforts.

Also, thank you for helping them complete and turn in their Sunshine Math worksheets. I have almost 100% participation. The students are excited about their accomplishments and of course, receiving prizes. Keep up the good work!

Texas Day Festivities

We will start our Texas Day station rotation at 8:20 and end at about 10:20 right before lunch. If you have not volunteered to help with a station but wish to, just let me know. We would love to have you.

  1. Make a stick horse and ride it on the Texas Trail
  2. Texas Dancing
  3. Texas Games
  4. Branding/Cowboy information and songs
  5. Pony rides/Horseshoes
  6. Make a bandanna

The hoedown will occur during their Specials time from 12:50-1:40. All parents/family members are invited to attend. Your children will square dance with their partner and sing some fun Texas songs. It is a must-see so don't forget your camera.

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Break: March 10th-14th
  • Early Release Day: March 19th; 12:45
  • Spirit Night at Baskin Robbin's: March 20th; 5:00 (I will be serving with Mrs. Thanky)
  • Night of A Thousand Stars: March 25th; 6:30