It’s Time to SHINE

This week students will have an opportunity to show what they know, our Math STAAR test will be on Tuesday, and Reading STAAR will be on Wednesday. Please make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and has a good breakfast! Our campus will be closed to visitors those two days!

Students will get their final region of states and capitals which will cover the Southwest, Mountain and Pacific states. The quiz will be Wednesday April 24th.

Let the March Madness Begin

Monday we will have a Reading Benchmark, please make sure your students is well rested and ready to do their best!

Tuesday we will review for our Southeast States and Capitals Quiz. Wednesday students will have an opportunity to show what they know about the Southeast region of our country. STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!

Thursday and Friday we will be working on our Dueling Mandates Project with the National Parks Service. Look for a blog post from your student reporting their findings.

Spring Break March 11th-15th! March 18th is a Teacher Workday, students get an extra day off!!! Enjoy your break!!!

Leaders, Soldiers, and Women in the American Revolution

 

This week we will wrap up our studies of Spies in the Revolution by making a Masked Letter, a technique used by many spies. We will continue our Revolutionary study by learning about the leaders, soldiers, and women of the Revolution. Students will be writing Patriot Poems and posting them to their blogs. We will also take a look at the roles Emily Geiger, Deborah Sampson, Molly Pitcher, and Sybil Ludington played in the Revolution.

Students will be completing their study maps for the Northeast States. Please have your students spend about 15 minutes each night studying! The quiz will be February 15th!

Final Week of the First Semester

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Wow! We have almost made it through the first semester! This week is filled with lots of fun learning experiences for our students! On Monday students will be going to Brookshires for a real world math moment, Tuesday we have a challenging Escape Room for students to work through, Wednesday we will Share the Gift of Reading with our Pre-K friends in the morning and then go on a virtual field trip to Yellowstone in the afternoon. Thursday is our Christmas party from 9:00 to 10:00, it is also an early release day for students. We will release at 12:15!

Thank you so much to all of our parents who have helped us make our Share the Gift of Reading project a success! We could not do this without your support!!!

Special HoliDAYS next week:

Monday: Wear Christmas colors

Tuesday: Wear a Christmas hat

Wednesday: Wear Christmas socks

May each of you have a wonderfully blessed holiday! 

Remembering September 11th

9-11 photo: 911,military 911-4.gif

This week we will be remembering 9/11, Monday your student will bring home 9/11 homework, they will need to interview someone who remembers the event. This will need to be completed and returned to school on Tuesday.  We will also be looking at famous failures and studying the characteristics that they possessed in order to overcome their failures and become great successes. Be sure and ask your students about these people, you may be surprised at who some of them are. Later in the week we will discover more about our National Parks System through completing a series of task cards, we will also begin mapping where these parks are located throughout the United States

Photo: http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s240/EmoteCrazy/911/911-4.gif