Weekly Updates

This week in class 1/29-2/2

I hope you all had a great weekend! Here’s what’s going on this week in class.

Things to watch out for:

  • Book Fair volunteers: The library is looking for parent volunteers to help out at our Spring book fair next week. Click here to volunteer!
  • Parent Survey:

    The annual Round Rock ISD survey is now open for parents to provide valuable feedback on how schools are working and what can be done to improve campus and District practices. The survey will be available through February 9, 2018 and can be accessed in English and Spanish.

    Once surveys are compiled, the information will be returned to each principal and posted on the District website. The results are used as part of the campus improvement planning process and some parent responses are used for House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement metrics.

Important Dates
1/30: Math Assessment (Decimals-rounding, adding/subtracting, comparing, reading from graphs)
2/8-2/13: Library Spring Book Fair
2/9: PTA movie night
2/9: Six Flags Read to Succeed
2/9 Parent Climate Survey Due
2/19: Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages Logs Due

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: We are concluding our current unit.  We have covered adding and subtracting, and rounding decimals in the thousandths. We will be testing tomorrow Tuesday (1/30).  Our next unit of study will be Connecting Whole Number Multiplication and Division Concepts to Decimals.

Science: We have begun our current unit on the Sun and Water cycle and Weather and Climate. We will be review what the students know about the Water cycle as well as define/identify key terms: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Students will draw out and show how the Water cycle is a cycle (because it repeats over and over) and that the Sun is the main source of energy and explain how the Sun and the ocean interact in the water cycle

Thank you!

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Weekly Updates

This week in class 1/22-1/26

  • I hope you all had a great extended weekend! We’re back to our normal 5-day week with our two STAAR Ready tests!

    Things to watch out for:

    • Parent Survey:

      The annual Round Rock ISD survey is now open for parents to provide valuable feedback on how schools are working and what can be done to improve campus and District practices. The survey will be available through February 9, 2018 and can be accessed in English and Spanish.

      Once surveys are compiled, the information will be returned to each principal and posted on the District website. The results are used as part of the campus improvement planning process and some parent responses are used for House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement metrics.

    Important Dates
    1/24: Math STAAR Ready
    1/25: Reading STAAR Ready
    1/30: Math Assessment (Decimals)
    2/9: Six Flags Read to Succeed
    2/9 Parent Climate Survey Due
    2/19: Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages Logs Due

    This Week We Are Learning:

    Math: We are continuing our study of decimals.  We have learned adding and subtracting, and rounding. This week we will be using decimals within perimeter and to solve data analysis problems by using information on bar graphs, stem and leaf plots, and dot plots.  We will be testing Tuesday (1/30).  Our next unit of study will be Connecting Whole Number Multiplication and Division Concepts to Decimals.

    Science- We are finishing up our unit on Earth and Space.  Our next unit will begin our study of Life Science.  We will begin with a unit on identifying Living and Nonliving things.  We will be discussing Fossils as well as the Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen Cycle between plants and animals.  The students will be looking at fossils to identify how they help scientists know what past life and environments were like.  If you have any examples of fossils that you would like to share with your child’s class, please contact their science teacher to make arrangements.

 

  • Thank you!
Weekly Updates

This week in class 1/16-1/19

I hope you all had a great extended weekend! It’s a shorter week this week but here’s a look at our week! Please notice STAAR Ready tests are next week in math and reading. The science STAAR Ready will be in Feb.

Things to watch out for:

  • Parent Survey:

    The annual Round Rock ISD survey is now open for parents to provide valuable feedback on how schools are working and what can be done to improve campus and District practices. The survey will be available through February 9, 2018 and can be accessed in English and Spanish.

    Once surveys are compiled, the information will be returned to each principal and posted on the District website. The results are used as part of the campus improvement planning process and some parent responses are used for House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement metrics.

  • SCIENCE FAIR
     All grade levels may participate, however, only grades 3-5 will be judged and may progress to regionals. Science fair projects will be due Friday, January 19 no later than 7:35am. Judging will take place on Monday, January 22.  Students will take projects to their classroom.
    For more information and frequently asked questions, go to https://sites.google.com/view/sommersciencefair/ If you are interested in being a science fair judge, please contact Danica Baker at  danica_baker@roundrockisd.org.
  • READING PROGRAMS are now in full effect!  Six Flags reading logs were distributed last month, and Schlitterbahn reading logs went home before the break.  Get rewarded for your fun reading with tickets to both parks!Deadlines:  Bluebonnet Reading Logs       January 19th
    Six Flags Reading Logs           February 9th
    Schlitterbahn Reading Logs   February 19th

Important Dates
1/19: Grade 3-5 Assembly
1/22: Science Fair @ 5:30
1/23: Unit 6 Science test (Earth’s rotation, Sun, Earth, and Moon)
1/24: STAAR Ready Math
1/25: STAAR Ready Reading

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: We are continuing with working with decimals to the thousandths place. Students will review rounding and apply skills to round to the hundredths place. We will be reviewing strategies for adding and subtracting decimals and practicing through problem solving.

Science: We are continuing our study of the Earth’s rotation in science. Students will continue identifying and comparing the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon through research and exploration of each one. Students will be able to compare and contrast the three objects in a venn diagram describing the size, shape, and make up of each and will know how to identify which one is being described through a list of characteristics. Students will be tested in this unit Tuesday (1/23).

Last Friday, we had the opportunity to see a presentation from students from South Korea about Korean culture. They demonstrated cultural clubs from their school such as fan dancing, traditional drums, jump roping, and Taekwondo (Korean martial arts). The students were mesmerized by their talents! 🙂

It was too cold to go outside for recess, but that didn’t stop these kiddos from having fun. Legos for the win!

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Thank you! Have a great week!

Weekly Updates

This week in class 1/9-1/12

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Welcome back! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a a wonderful holiday break filled with rest, family, and fun! I know the students are adjusting to waking up early again, but we’re jumping back into learning this week! Here’s what a look at our week and what we are learning.

Things to watch out for:

  • Parent Survey:

    The annual Round Rock ISD survey is now open for parents to provide valuable feedback on how schools are working and what can be done to improve campus and District practices. The survey will be available through February 9, 2018 and can be accessed in English and Spanish.

    Once surveys are compiled, the information will be returned to each principal and posted on the District website. The results are used as part of the campus improvement planning process and some parent responses are used for House Bill 5 Community and Student Engagement metrics.

  • SCIENCE FAIR
     All grade levels may participate, however, only grades 3-5 will be judged and may progress to regionals. Science fair projects will be due Friday, January 19 no later than 7:35am. Judging will take place on Monday, January 22.  Students will take projects to their classroom.

For more information and frequently asked questions, go to

https://sites.google.com/view/sommersciencefair/ If you are interested in being a science fair judge, please contact Danica Baker at  danica_baker@roundrockisd.org.

  • READING PROGRAMS are now in full effect!  Six Flags reading logs were distributed last month, and Schlitterbahn reading logs went home before the break.  Get rewarded for your fun reading with tickets to both parks!Deadlines:  Bluebonnet Reading Logs       January 19th
    Six Flags Reading Logs           February 9th
    Schlitterbahn Reading Logs   February 19th

Important Dates
1/15: MLK Jr. day-No school
1/19: 3-5 Grade Friday assembly
Science Fair entries deadline
Bluebonnet Reading Logs deadline
1/22: Science Fair 5:30

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: Before the break, we began our next unit on extending decimal place value to thousandths and applying addition and subtraction of decimals to data analysis and perimeter. This week we will be introducing how to represent thousandths on a whole number model as well as on a number line (ruler). Students should be familiar with decimals and place value to the hundredths from their previous grade levels; we are building on to their background knowledge by introducing thousandths. From there, we will be working on comparing decimals and connecting it to applications in the real world like how more precise times determine a winner of a race.

Science: We are continuing our study of the Earth’s rotation in science. Students will be creating sundials and observing the sun’s apparent movement in the sky and connect it to their understanding of the Earth’s rotation. Students will see how the shadow of the sundial will appear in different directions and have different lengths throughout the day as the Earth rotates. Students will also be identifying and comparing the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon through research and exploration of each one this week.

Thank you!