week of 2/17 – 2/21

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4/5 science will start learning about Earth and Its Resources, specifically “Our Dynamic Earth.”  They will have a short quiz on Friday.

6/7 science will review all the lessons in Chapter 4 and have a major exam on Friday.

6/7 computer will research an influential African American person or persons in honor of Black history month. 

Week of February 10-14

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Accelerated Math will complete their unit on probability this week, and can anticipate a test on Friday with homework nightly leading up! Level math will begin their geometry unit, and will have homework throughout the week. In Texas History, students will learn about the growing tensions between Mexico and the US with the fight for Texas.

4th and 5th grade will move into multiplication and division with fractions. New times table logs will be sent home Tuesday, and students are still required to do 15 minutes a night of fluency practice. In Social Studies, students will conclude their study of the Bill of Rights.

Week of 2/10 through 2/14

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This week in Music: We are taking a break from our journey through the music eras and music form to prepare for both the Mardi Gras Children’s Parade, and for Federation Festival. Please let this serve as a reminder to keep Saturday, February 29th available for Upper and Junior School students to participate in Federation Festival, as well as Sunday, February 23rd, for the Mardi Gras Children’s Parade!
This Week in Theatre: We are rehearsing and creating sets for “Lightning Larry!”
Looking forward to a great week!
Laura Cotto

Live From The Field

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Good morning, parents. We had a fabulous 100 Day. Lots of counting, good food, and fun. Now we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day. I will be sending home a list of classmates and teachers to help your children address their cards. Our party will be Friday afternoon at 2:30. Hope to see you all there.
Our letter of the week is V.
Spelling words are- how, now, cow, plow, pink, sink, date, gate, late, plate.
Bonus words are- between and again.
Have a great week!

Week of 2/10 – 2/14

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Invention plans are due on Wednesday of this week, and our Valentine’s Day party will be at 2:45 on Friday.
Valentine’s Day is on Friday, so this week we will be doing an integrated unit in which each student plans a store to sell Valentine cookies, then analyzes sales results to determine how to change their business plan for the following year. NO ACTUAL COOKIES will be produced during the process– it will all be on paper this year.
In Language Arts, the cookie store project will involve both process and descriptive writing.
In Math, this project will require both grades to work with fractions, addition, converting minutes to hours, telling time, adding money, multiplication (or repeated addition), arrays, and graphing. While the processes are the same in both grades, the difficulty will be appropriately varied.
2nd Grade Spelling words this week will focus on sight words and the -ink ending. Spelling words are: drink, think, sink, stink, wink, very, know, say, before, and because. Bonus word: Valentine. 3rd Grade will be spelling words with a VCCV pattern and a few sight words. Their spelling words are: winter, army, cellar, garden, lasso, market, basket, welcome, until, always, please, country, between, holiday, and important.
In Social Studies, we will learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, including legends about St. Valentine and how Conversation Hearts candies have changed over the last several decades.
In Science, we will learn about what causes the different seasons of the year.

week of 2/10 – 2/14

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4/5 science students will review all of Chapter 4 and have a major exam on Friday.

6/7 science students will study “changes in ecosystems” and have a quiz on Friday.

6/7 computer will research year-round education compared to the prevalent education system practiced in Texas today.

Pre-K week of February 10-14

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The second week of February will be fast paced! We will learn the letter Ss, the color pink, the shape heart, and the number 16. Wednesday, we will make Stone Soup. Yes, we actually make a pot of vegetable soup with a stone. Thank you for your soup contribution! Thursday is story time at the library which will be followed by lunch. Lunch is being provided by Alex DeSteiguier, pizza and cupcakes, we will celebrate his birthday! Friday will be a class party for Valentines Day at 2:30. Projects for the class might include making a valentines bag for our cards, the letter “s” dob a letter, trace, color and cut, and picture word cards letter Ss . There is a lot going on I am looking forward to a great week! Ms Gripp
**Please remember to return blankets and pillows!

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Week of 2/3 – 2/7

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Welcome to February! Thursday will be our hundredth day of school for this year, and we will dismiss at noon on Friday.
In Language Arts, we will continue our exploration of different types of folk tales and learn about compound words.
2nd Grade Spelling words this week will focus on the -ph ending pattern. Our spelling words are graph, laugh, paragraph, tough, rough, enough, triumph, cough, dough, and though. 3rd Grade will be spelling compound words. They will have the spelling words notebook, sunset, sunrise, bookcase, classroom, everyone, football, sunshine, rainbow, baseball, hallway, outdoors, cowboy, pancake, and fairytale.
2nd Grade Math will continue working on paper-and-pencil addition strategies. 3rd Grade will work on basic multiplication facts.
In Science, we will be learning about how the Moon moves.
In Social Studies, we will learn about celebrations in different communities.

Week of 2/3 through 2.7

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This week in Music: before devoting our attention to form in music, as the Classical Era which we just studied, really uses form extensively. We will explore the use of form from the Classical Era all the way through to today’s music.  Upper and Jr Schools are working on using recorder and classroom instruments to perform “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, “the night will never stay,” and “Kazoo Concerto” in choir.
This Week in Theatre: We are auditioning for roles in Lightning Larry and beginning rehearsals!
Looking forward to a great week!
Laura Cotto