Weekly Updates

This week in class 2/26-3/2

I hope you all had a great weekend! Can you believe it’s almost March? After a week on indoor recesses I know the students are excited for warmer weather! Here’s what’s going on this week in class.

Things to watch out for:

  •  The Apex Fun Run is underway and the kids are enjoying all the leadership lessons and seeing the Apex team around school! Thank you for supporting our school and your child in getting pledges! You can volunteer during our Apex Fun Run!Apex Run Volunteer Google Form

  • Field Day Announcements
    Schedule of Events:
    2nd& 3rd Grades –8:00-9:45 am
    4th& 5th Grades –10:00-11:45 am
    K & 1st Grades –12:30 –2:15 pmWe need Parent Volunteers!
    If you can donate any amount of time to help us run a station at Field Day, please visit our sign up genius link listed below. We appreciate you helping us make this day a success!
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44a5af29a1f85-2018

Important Dates
2/27: STAAR Ready Science
3/1: Apex Fun Run
3/9: Field Day
3/12-3/16: Spring Break

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: This week we are continuing our unit on coordinate planes. Last week students learned how to locate points on the coordinate plane with an ordered pair. They practiced what they learned by playing Math Battleship!

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This week we will be learning about scatterplots and how to read and interpret data shown on the scatterplot.

Science: This week in science we are continuing our unit on living and nonliving things, the carbon dioxide and oxygen cycle, and fossils. Today, students observed how worms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the nonliving things in their environment. The students were excited to have real worms in the classroom. We observed whether the worms preferred a wet paper towel or a dry paper towel. Students were able to see the worms preferred the wet paper towel because the worms were more active on the wet paper towel and the worms on the dry paper towel would try and move toward the wet one. Students concluded that worms need to live in damp soil to help them breathe and they use the soil as a home and shelter. Later this week we will explore the carbon dioxide and oxygen cycle!

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Thank you!

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Weekly Updates

This week in class 2/12-2/16

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

Things to watch out for:

  • Valentine‘s Day Parties will be held on Wednesday, February 14. This year, our parties will be like last year as we celebrate the true meaning of Valentine‘s Day, which at the elementary school centers around building friendships within the classroom and school community.  In order to do this, we are limiting the number of volunteers/visitors to the classroom and asking parents not to attend on this day.  This will give our students and teachers the opportunity to celebrate the day with their class by simply exchanging cards and having the time to socialize with each other.
    Our amazing room moms will be taking care of everything so the only things we ask that you do are to send in a decorated box or bag with your student to gather their Valentines in and to make sure that your child has created a Valentine for each of their classmates. Because we work so closely with both classes, students are welcome to make Valentines for the students in their partner class as well, however that is not a requirement. See class lists sent out by Mrs. Nieto for students’ names.
  • Field Day Announcements

    Schedule of Events:
    2nd& 3rd Grades –8:00-9:45 am
    4th& 5th Grades –10:00-11:45 am
    K & 1st Grades –12:30 –2:15 pm

    We need Parent Volunteers!
    If you can donate any amount of time to help us run a station at Field Day, please visit our sign up genius link listed below. We appreciate you helping us make this day a success!
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44a5af29a1f85-2018

Important Dates
2/12: Science assessment (Weather/climate, water cycle)
2/13: Book fair open until noon
Cedar Valley MS visit
2/14: Valentine’s Day party
2/16: Math Assessment (multiplying and dividing decimals)
Friday Grades 3-5 Assembly (please wear class shirt for yearbook picture!)
3/1: Apex Fun Run
3/9: Field Day

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: This week we will be wrapping up our unit by review division strategies such as using a hundredths grid to model division or using the standard algorithmic method. We will also be practicing these skills through word problems. We will be reviewing for our test on Friday that will cover estimation and multiplying and dividing decimals.

Science: This week in science we will begin our new unit on living and nonliving things, the carbon dioxide and oxygen cycle, and fossils. We will be investigating how organisms interact with the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem. Students will be learning how to identify something that living and nonliving and what characteristics each has. Students will be able to observe how organisms live and survive in their environment interaction between living and nonliving elements.

Thank you!

Weekly Updates

This week in class 2/5-2/9

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

Things to watch out for:

  • Parent Survey:
    Please take a few moments to participate in the 2018 Parent Climate Survey today.  Each day staff, students and volunteers at Sommer work hard to ensure academic programs and the campus environment meet the needs of all children.

    You are a critical part of our success! The survey will only be available for a short time, please participate today.

    English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018ParentEnglish

    Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2018ParentSpanish

 

  • Valentine‘s Day Parties will be held on Wednesday, February 14. This year, our parties will be like last year as we celebrate the true meaning of Valentine‘s Day, which at the elementary school centers around building friendships within the classroom and school community.  In order to do this, we are limiting the number of volunteers/visitors to the classroom and asking parents not to attend on this day.  This will give our students and teachers the opportunity to celebrate the day with their class by simply exchanging cards and having the time to socialize with each other.
    Our amazing room moms will be taking care of everything so the only things we ask that you do are to send in a decorated box or bag with your student to gather their Valentines in and to make sure that your child has created a Valentine for each of their classmates. Because we work so closely with both classes, students are welcome to make Valentines for the students in their partner class as well, however that is not a requirement. See class lists sent out by Mrs. Nieto for students’ names.

Important Dates
2/5: Pearson Ranch MS Elective Night Presentation
2/8-2/13: Library Spring Book Fair
2/9: PTA movie night (Finding Dory!)
2/9: Six Flags Read to Succeed Sheets due
2/9 Parent Climate Survey Due
2/14: Valentine’s Day party
2/19: Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages Logs Due

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: We are continuing our unit on multiplying and dividing decimals. Students will explore different strategies. Students will explore splitting up decimals to understand multiplication (for example: 2×3.4 =(2×3)+(2×0.4)). Students will also practice showing decimal multiplication using a hundreds chart to model the multiplication.

Science: We are continuing our unit by studying the difference between weather and climate. We have discussed how weather is a change in the atmosphere that occurs in a specific time and place (can change day by day) and climate as the usual weather or conditions in a region over longer periods of time. Students will be asked to be able to identify if a picture or description is related to weather or climate.

Thank you!