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!

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