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!

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