Announcements for the week of April 17, 2017
Hello hello! I hope everyone had a great long weekend and a happy holiday (any recent ones that you may celebrate)! I wanted to let you know that I will be out this Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday. Please call the office for any changes in transportation. This week the kids will have free read for their reading calendars. We will get back into our assigned reading next week. Also, you may have seen a Learning Workshop Menu come home today. This is something I began last week. The idea is the kids complete assignments/activities throughout the week to practice current and past skills in reading, math, writing, science, and/or social studies while I teach groups. They earn points toward Fun Friday! I just wanted to explain it to you as it is something new.
Just a friendly reminder that our field trip to Zilker Botanical Gardens and lunch in the park (weather permitting) will be next Wednesday April 26. Chaperones stay tuned for more information.
In language arts are continuing with our reading groups. We will be reading some of our social studies curriculum magazines in our reading groups. The kids will have free read for their reading calendar this week. We will be working on writing summaries of stories we read as will as other comprehension activities. We will be finishing our "how to" writing and starting persuasive writing. Please make sure that you are reading with your child.
In math we are wrapping up fractions. Next week we will be starting the concept of multiplication and division. Don't forget to continue to help your child practice telling time and counting coins AND addition/subtraction math facts!
In science we are learning about and researching food chains. The kids will be creating their own food chain mobile.
I think that is it for now and have a great week!
The school hours are 7:45-2:55. The first bell will ring at 7:40 and the tardy bell will ring at 7:45 which means school will begin promptly at 7:45. Please note that the doors into the building will not unlock until 7:15.
Entering the building in the morning will happen through 2 sets of doors. Students will enter the building through the front middle doors or the gym doors only. Students will go directly to the cafeteria and sit with their class for morning assembly. Morning assembly will start at 7:45. Students arriving to school after the tardy bell will need enter through the front office doors to receive a tardy slip.
Security and the safety of your children is our top priority. All parents attending only the morning assembly will enter the building through the gym or front middle doors. Parents will not be allowed to enter the halls or walk children to class after the morning assembly. Parents that need to remain in the building (for a conference, meeting, or to volunteer) must exit the building and sign in at the front office to obtain a visitor’s badge.
April 19th - Early Release 12:55
April 26th - Field trip to Botanical Garden
May 5th - May Madness
May 15th - No School
May 25th - Last Day of School
7:40 First Bell Rings
9:30-9:40 Snack/Read Aloud
11:45-12:30 FIT/Language Arts
1:25-2:55 Langauge Arts/SS
A Day: Music with Ms. Hatch
B Day: PE with Ms. Dean
C Day: Art with Mrs. Smith
Library: Fridays 8:30-9:00