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Harmony Science Academy-Waco

February 3, 2021 Issue 17

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

George Washington Carver

Looking Ahead: Important Dates

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

3/4-Individual pictures

3/8-12th-Spring Break

A MESSAGE FROM COACH KELLY---

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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PreK

This week in Pre-K C we are learning the letter P, the number 16, all about different shapes and their sizes, and about art all around us. Ms. Ingroum

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

This week we will enjoy learning some ballads and fables, such as "The Tortoise and the Hare." We will focus on the letter Qq and the number 16. Spend some time this week helping your child practice counting objects up to 20.-Mrs. Vasquez

Kindergarten

Hi Parents! When we go back to in-person learning, remember to send the computer and the charger back with your student. We use them every day and the students have developed great technical skills! -The Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

ELA - Spelling pattern this week is long e with ee and ea. Spelling words are team, be, read, feet, tree, keep, eat, mean, see, and she. Sight words this week are below, far, hear, hold, old, open, only, and round.

Math - We are still learning how to solve addition and subtraction word problems. We will identify words in the problem that tell us whether to add or subtract, write number sentences to match the word problem, and use pictures & part-part-whole boxes to solve.

Science - We are reviewing what we know about weather, seasons, and objects in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) to show what we know on the unit test.

Social Studies - We are learning about important American monuments.

FIRST GRADE TEAM

2nd Grade

We will continue our unit over measuring. Please make sure that your child has an inch ruler and their math book, since we will be using them this week. Also please make sure that your child continues to log on everyday on time. Attendance is extremely important especially when we are all learning from home. -Ms. Lester

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! We will be looking at patterns of day and night on the Earth.-Mrs. A. Martinez

In ELA this week we will be learning about biographies. We will read biographies about famous people and how they impacted our world. We will be spelling words with the 'or' sound. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

3rd Grade

This week in 3rd grade math we will end our unit over Fractions. Please continue practicing math facts at home using flash cards or quicktables on Aleks.-Ms. Curtis

3A/3C ELA

This week, our spelling pattern is over vowel teams. In Reading, we are talking about organizational patterns as well as compare and contrast. In Grammar, we are discussing different types of sentences. For writing, we are still continuing to work on Opinion Writing.

**Please make sure to check Skyward for your child's grades. Anything below a 70 can be corrected. (Progress reports go out this Friday.)-Mrs. Salas

3B Social Studies

This week, we are talking about Supply and Demand.

**Please make sure to check Skyward for your child's grades. Anything below a 70 can be corrected. (Progress reports go out this Friday.)-Mrs. Salas

This week students will be starting a new unit on Earth's changes. We will be studying volcanoes and earthquakes and the rapid changes they can make to the Earth.-Mrs. A. Martinez

In ELA this week we will be going over text structures to identify ways authors organize their text to help the reader better understand. We will be working on spelling compound words and abbreviations. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

4th Grade

We are continuing our unit on fractions, and will be preparing for the Fraction CBA. -Ms. McCaig

4C Social Studies

This week, we discussed important leaders in the Republic of Texas and their contributions.

**Please make sure to check Skyward for your child's grades. Anything below a 70 can be corrected. (Progress reports go out this Friday.)-Mrs. Salas

We are working on Esperanza Rising. Please check to make sure your student is completing and submitting their assignments.-Ms. Swanner

This week students will continue studying moon phases. Please make sure all STEMscopes assignments are completed and turned in!-Mrs. A. Martinez

In Mrs. Driver's 4th grade ELA class, we will learn about healthy eating by reading informational texts. We will create a heart map in writing to brainstorm all of our writing ideas. -Mrs. Driver

5th Grade

This week in Reading we are working on learning the parts of drama in a play. Students will pull out the parts of the plot in a play and analyze the relationships among the characters in the play. In Writing, we are learning to write sentences using homophones and past tense irregular verbs. Attendance continues to be very important for your student's success. Please have students attend their zoom classes on time with cameras on. It is also very important to finish all assignments and exit tickets daily. -Mrs. Dunford

Hello 5th grade parents and guardians! This week in mathematics, we are finishing the chapter on finding the volume of a rectangular prism and a cube. We will use online models with cubes stacked to make towers as well as using the formulas provided on the reference chart. (V = l x w x h or V = s x s x s) Please make sure your child is completing the independent practice as well as the exit tickets. Thanks for all you do!-Ms. Piscacek

In Science we are finishing the last of 5.10A Adaptations and reviewing the Interim Test results in preparation for the Practice STAAR.

In Social Studies we are looking at the life of Dr. Charles Drew an African-American Medical Doctor and Scientist whose storage and

blood banks helped to save thousands of lives during World War II. -Mr. Walton

A note from Mrs. Avci-ESL Teacher

Dear Parents,

Attached is a letter regarding the upcoming TELPAS test that ESL students will take. Please work with your child and practice logging on and allow them to practice in order to help them prepare. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for all you do!

Estimados padres:
Se adjunta una carta sobre el próximo examen TELPAS que tomará su hijo. Por favor, trabaje con su hijo y practique cómo iniciar sesión y permítale practicar para ayudarlo a prepararse. Comuníquese con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud. ¡Gracias por todo lo que hacen!

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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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