Mrs. Finch's Class News

Vol. 1, Issue 11

Academic Focus: Week of December 7, 2015


Target Skill: Main Idea and Details

Reading Strategy: Summarize

Students are expected to identify the main idea in a text and distinguish it from the topic.

Vocabulary Strategy: Suffix -ly

Phonics: Long o o, oa, ow

Students will spell words with vowel digraphs and dipthongs.

Grammar: Using Proper Nouns

Students are expected to use capitalization for proper nouns.

Writing: Expository Writing/How to Build a Snowman

Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.


Place Value

Students are expected to use concrete and pictorial models to compose and decompose numbers up to 1,200 in more than one way as a sum of so many thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones.



Students are expected to observe and describe rocks by size, texture, and color.

Weekly Spelling Words

1. own

2. most

3. soap

4. float

5. both

6. know

7. loan

8. goat

9. flow

10. loaf

11. throw

12. coach

Review: so, grow


Monday--Tree Map/Word Sort

Tuesday--ABC Order (10 words)

Wednesday--Vowels/Consonants (same words as ABC order)

Thursday--5 Spelling Sentences or Spelling Story (5 words)

This will be our last week of word study practice/homework until 2016!

Want a free ticket to Six Flags?

Yesterday your child came home with his/her Six Flags Reading Log and information regarding the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. I encourage you to help your child participate. Who would not want a free ticket to Six Flags? Your child needs to record minutes spent reading for fun on the log. When your child reads for 360 minutes or 6 hours return the completed log to me on or before Tuesday, February 17th, 2016. The log will be turned in and your child will receive a Six Flags ticket before the end of the school year.

Submit Yearbook Photos Online!

Use the following link and enter this username: 403453593

Limo Rides for Big Kahuna Fundraiser

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 11am

325 Adams Drive

Weatherford, TX

If your child earned this trip a signed permission slip is required. Permission slips went home last Wednesday and are due on Monday, December 7th.

Austin Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 4-8pm

2525 South Main Street

Weatherford, TX

Enjoy some Chick-fil-A and support Austin Elementary at the same time! Eat Mor Chickin

Latte In The Library

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 12:45-1:15pm

Austin Elementary School, Weatherford, TX, United States

Weatherford, TX

Come join us in the library with Mrs. Lemmons for some "Latte" or hot chocolate while doing some fun activities with your child.

Note the real time for this event is 12:50-1:20 (I couldn't edit it).

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

For other upcoming events click on the link below!