Ms. Erickson's Classroom Snippet

Take a Peek into our Week!

October 13 th - October 16 th

Math: We will review our 2 digit addition unit to assess on Wednesday. Then, we will begin our unit on measurement by participating in hands-on activities measuring length.


Reading: In Reader’s Workshop, we will be looking at strategies that help us to have strong comprehension. Our focal point will continue to be inferring. The focus will be working on making sense of new information with narrative nonfiction. We are going to be using texts that create mental pictures and inferences which help students better understand information.


Writing: This week, we will continue learning about “zooming into a small moment”. We will continue writing “small moments” to share with others. We will continue to develop strong leads to “hook” readers at the beginning of our writing and learn about different endings to conclude our writing.

Please continue to work with your child to ensure that they always write in complete sentences, always begin each sentence with capital letter, and have appropriate punctuation at the end of a sentence.


Sight Words: This week we are learning the following words: again, boy, car, fine, here, myself, sat, through

Please continue to work with your child to read, write, and spell these words with consistency.


Science & Social Studies: During this short week, student will conduct experiments about sound and light energy. They will visit stations learning how sound is made, why light is important, and how they change. This will complete the light, sound, and heat energy unit.

Conferences

I have created the following sign-up to register for a parent-teacher conference.

Thank you in advance for being on time and taking time away from your busy schedules to discuss the progress of your child. I look forward to talking with you.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944ACAF23A31-parent

PBL

This week we will be preparing for the start of our upcoming PBL. The official project begins on October 16th with our field trip. The goal for our project aligns with our state TEKS and curriculum standards requiring students to learn more about their local community. We are going to be focusing on learning about the history and stories of Round Rock.


For the following week's homework, I am making a change to your child's homework. Your child's homework will be to visit their assigned Round Rock location to take pictures and gather any information that may be useful to educate others in our community.


To prepare for the homework change, I will go into more details this week, I am sending home a sign-up sheet (Tuesday in your child's planner) for you and your child to discuss and decide together which of the places you would like to visit. Please return the paper by Wednesday in your child's planner.

Marathon Kids....Message from PE

All forms for MARATHON KIDS are uploaded under the Marathon Kids Tab on our PE Website.


Please visit : http://sommerpe.weebly.com/

Community Service

Our class will be collecting extra candy on November 1st to donate to the Texas Baptist Children's Home. Through our upcoming landmark research we have learned that the TBCH takes candy, as well as, other donations to distribute to the families and children in need. Our class thought this would be a great way to give back to the community. Just keep this little piece of information if you should have any extra candy after the holidays are over.

Virtual Book Fair

On Tuesday, students had the opportunity to create a "wish list" for this week's bookfair. Please know that in no way are you obligated to purchase the items listed. If you would like to send in money with your child, please send it in their money pouch in their planner. Please make sure that your remember to add 8.25% for tax.


The bookfair will close on Friday evening at 6:30.


If you are not able to attend the bookfair at school, you can participate in our "virtual" bookfair. Please visit our online site at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/fairFinderSH.do?method=showSchool&city=ROUND%20ROCK&state=Texas

Classroom Wishlist

-Computer Labels for the following sizes:

a. Brand: Avery 8163 Name: White Shipping Labels Size: 2" x 4"

Upcoming Events

Oct. 12th: No School for Students - Teacher Inservice day!

Oct. 16th: Field Trip

Kona Ice for Students after field trip *Shh! It's a secret surprise*

Book Fair stays open Late

Family Movie Night @ 7: 00pm (Movie: Home)

Oct. 23th: Assembly

Oct. 26-Oct. 30 Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 28th: Early Release - Students will be dismissed at 12:45.

Math SuperStars!

If your child is participating in Math Superstars, please make sure that your child's name and MY name is written at the top of the paper. Thank you for ensuring that your child earns the credit they deserve.


Here is the link to Math Superstars if you would like your child to participate:

http://teacherweb.com/TX/PatsySommerElementary/mathsuperstars/h0.aspx

Celebrating Birthdays

This message is from the library. The following link and form is about having your child participate in Birthday Book Club:

https://sites.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/sommer-library/library-programs/birthday-book-club


Happy Birthday to our October Birthdays!

Ezra - 7th

Ms. Erickson - October 11th

Arnav - 29th ( Arnav, I apologize for last week's incorrect date!) :)


Thank you to everyone for making my birthday special. The cards and gifts were generous and kind. Thank you for being so thoughtful and for making my day!

E-BackPack

Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!


http://goo.gl/MM60x