Vasek's Vision

News for the Week of November 18-22, 2013

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING THIS COMING WEEK...

Math: This week the students will be reviewing addition strategies taught up to this point, while adding to their "bag of tricks" - making ten. Students will be problem solving daily to connect math to everyday experiences, while they communicate, and use logical reasoning to justify thinking. *Daily: warm up in math - this covers a variety of skills that the students will spiral through. The goal is that the constant exposure will keep all the skills fresh. Also, we will continue with our Math Menu work that incorporates and reviews our Math skills in number sense, time, money, graphing, and word problem solving.Science: The spotlight in science will be physical changes. Students will demonstrate that things can be done to materials to change their physical properties such as, cutting, folding, sanding and melting. We we will be conducting several experiments in the classroom to demonstrate physical changes. Thank you  for donating the materials needed!! Reading: The focus in reading will be a continuation of media literacy. Students will use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. We are still in need of any empty cereal boxes!Writing: The big idea in writing this week will be imaginary writing. Students will be generating ideas, planning and organizing, drafting, revising words and sentences, editing for capitalization and punctuation. Then students will be learning how to listen and give feedback and share stories.

Spotlight Stallion

Our Winner Is...

Congratulations to Tate, our class Spotlight Stallion. Tate is very responsible and is a hard worker!!

ON THE CALENDAR

Thursday, Nov. 21: Spirit Night at Cane'sTuesday, Nov. 19: Thanksgiving feast at 12:23Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday

E-BACKPACK

Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and the PTA.https://www.smore.com/app/reporting/out/v44e?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Fa%2Froundrockisd.org%2Ffolderview%3Fid%3D0B6MTD-CnFpCYQVcxcGlnQmpOSXc%26usp%3Dsharing%23&t=https://drive.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/folderview?id=0B6MTD-CnFpCYQVcxcGlnQmpOSXc&usp=sharing#&w=w-3482612428&i=&l=l-9790922986