Tiger Times

Harmony Science Academy-Waco

January 27, 2021 Issue 16

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver

Looking Ahead: Important Dates

1/29-Student Holiday

2/11-5th grade transition event with HSI

2/12 and 2/13- Virtual Open House

2/15-Student/Staff Holiday (weather makeup day)

2/22-26th STAAR Practice

3/8-12th-Spring Break

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We are so glad to have everyone back for a new semester of learning and exercising. Please be sure that students wear the appropriate shoes (no boots or slide on shoes) to PE and bring water bottles to school. So important that students bring water to school for all day and importantly for PE. Thank you for your help with this. If you would like to donate a case(s) of water to students in PE, that would be greatly appreciated. Here is to having a GREAT rest of the school year. Let's finish strong
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Spread the word! HSA WACO has openings for the school year 2021-2022!

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This week in Pre-K C we are learning the letter O, the number 15 and all about Things We Build. Ms. Ingroum

We are continuing our stories and rhymes theme this week with a focus on fairy tales. We will learn more about story characters and make comparisons between fact and fiction. We will also practice rhyming and learn about the letter Pp and number 15. -Mrs. Vasquez

This week we are learning the letter P, number 15, color orange, reviewing all shapes, and working on rhyming words (AN family). -Ms.Bateman


Hello Kinder Parents,

We are training on Friday, so this week is only 4 days. We will be working on presidents and patriots in social studies. We will practice identifying the letter x and reading it in words like fox. We will take an English unit test Thursday. Composing and decomposing numbers starts on Monday. Have a great week! K Team

1st Grade

We will be working on word problems in math. In ELA, please continue to read and practice sight words. Students will learn responsibility for social studies and the moon phases in science. Thank you for all you do!

First Grade Team

2nd Grade

This week students will be continuing their unit covering Earth's systems. Students will create a daily weather journal and graph daily temperatures and precipitation. This data will help them create their own weather forecast next week!-Mrs. A. Martinez

We will be starting our unit over measurement this week. Please make sure that your child has a ruler to use for the next couple of weeks. Please make sure that your child is logging into zoom daily and completing all work for all classes. Attendance is really important. -Ms. Lester

This week we will be reviewing our unit on weather! Students will have an opportunity to show off what they learned in the unit by choosing an activity to complete! Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

2A/2C ELA- This week we are learning about the r-controlled /ar/, text features using the story "Fall Leaves," ask and answer questions using the story of the week "Whatever the Weather," and elements of poetry. For writing, we are learning how to use is, am, are, were, and was in a complete sentence. Homework this week is cursive Rr and Ww. We will be taking our CBA 6 and story quiz on Thursday, since there is no school on Friday. Remember that CBA 6 and story quiz count for a big portion of the overall quarter grade. Please be ready to present on Thursday! We got new water fountains installed!!!!! Please send your child to school with a water bottle every day. :) -Ms. B.Martinez

3rd Grade

This week students will review our weather unit and take their CBA.-Mrs. A. Martinez

This week we will be reviewing figurative language and text structure. We will be practicing spelling words with vowel plus /r/ sounds. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

Hello 3rd grade families! We are continuing to learn more about fractions in mathematics! Continue working on math facts at home and reach out to Ms. Curtis if you have any questions about grades. -Ms. Curtis

This week we are reviewing central idea and text features. In Writing, we are still working on opinions.-Mrs. Salas

4th Grade

Next week in Mrs. Driver's class, we will read tall tales. We will learn about adages and proverbs. Also, we will generate ideas in our writing journal. -Mrs. Driver

This week students will continue studying patterns on Earth, such as seasons and the moon. Please make sure all STEMscopes assignments are completed and turned in!-Mrs. A.Martinez

We will be starting our new unit on fractions! Please remember to check grades in Skyward and complete any missing assignments.-Ms. McCaig

We are continuing to read Esperanza Rising.-Ms. Swanner

5th Grade

We are still in our measurement unit in mathematics. Students are learning the difference between perimeter, area, and volume as well as how to calculate each of them. Students will be allowed to use formula charts to assist them in these problems. Also, please make sure your child is doing 10 topics each week on ALEKS and any exit tickets they might've missed. Thanks for all you do! -Ms. Piscacek

In science we are completing the final TEKS[5.10A]! (5.10B was completed with 5.9D) However, it is a rather large one. Comparing the structures and functions of different species that help those species live and survive in specific environments, such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals.

In social studies, we will be finishing the U.S. Constitution. If the students can recite the preamble they will receive two extra-credit grades!-Mr. Walton

We are working on literary elements in 5th grade reading this week. We have been following the parts of the plot in our weekly story. We are also working on writing essays for past tense writing prompts and using the correct subject and verb agreement in a sentence. Please make sure your student is coming to zoom on time and is active in the class. It is important that all assignments and exit tickets are done each day.

Thank you for all you do!-Mrs. Dunford

Heart Heroes

Hello, Heart Heroes! Which character was your favorite from today’s KHC Kickoff? Can you remember each character’s heart-healthy message? Now it’s time to go online and take the challenge! PLUS you get a free wristband just for signing up! www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge
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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.
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