Weekly Updates

This week in class 4/2-4/6

I hope you all had a great long weekend! Can you believe it’s already April? STAAR is next week and here is some information about what’s going on this week!

Things to watch out for:

  • This week the Student Ambassadors will begin collecting food for the Round Rock Serving Center. This food drive is part of the Empty Bowl festival. We will be collecting food and other items through April 12th. Please share with your class and add to your class websites. We are hoping to collect over 1000 items this year!! There will be a collection bin outside the office.Most Needed Items to Collect:
    • Canned vegetables ~ corn and green beans are the most popular
    • Canned fruit
    • Canned soup
    • Top Ramen
    • Peanut Butter
    • Macaroni ‘n cheese
    • Canned meat and tuna
    • Pasta ~ spaghetti, macaroni
    • Rice and pinto beans
    • Cereal
    • Toilet paper
    • Diapers

    Please see all the details on the website.

    Empty Bowls Round Rock Food Drive

  • Mark your calendars—carnival is on April 20th!  Look for fliers in your child’s Thursday folders this week!

    Please sign up to help at carnival  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0544ACAF2FA5FC1-sommer1

Important Dates
4/3: Spring pictures
Art Meet and Greet @ PAC 6:00
4/4:6:00-7:00 Innovation Station 3-5 Family Night, Cafeteria & Music Room B148
4/6: Math test
4/10: Math STAAR test
4/11: Reading STAAR test
4/14: RRISD Celebration of Families-Empty Bowl Festival
4/20: Spring Carnival
5/16: Science STAAR test

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: This week we are in our last unit of math: Converting measurement and financial literacy. In this unit, students will be able to solve problems by calculating conversions within a measurement system, customary or metric. Students will not need to memorize conversion values but will know how to use a chart to convert units. And then we’re talking about money! In financial literacy, students will be able to define income tax, payroll tax, sales tax, and property tax, explain the difference between gross income and net income, describe actions that might be taken to balance a budget when expenses exceed income, and balance a simple budget.

Science: Today we wrapped up our unit on food webs and food chains and changes to the environment and this week we will begin our new unit on Structures and Functions; Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors; Metamorphosis. We will identify organisms’ structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environments. We will look at different examples of animals and plants and see how their structures help them live and survive in a particular environment.

Thank you!

Weekly Updates

This week in class 3/5-3/9

I hope you all had a great weekend! We’ve got one more week before Spring Break which includes field day!

Image result for field day snoopy

Things to watch out for:

  • 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
  • Third Grade Economics Fair

    We have some incredible upcycled items for sale. All proceeds will be going to the Round Rock Serving Center. Make sure to bring your money, preferably quarters, and a shopping bag to put your bought items in! Can’t wait to see you there!

  • RRISD Career Fair Info

    On Monday, March 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Round Rock High School, counseling services will host a Career Exploration Fair featuring career-focused activities for all ages, kindergarten through grade 12, from over 100 participating partners.

    A variety of careers on wheels will be on display in the front parking lot, and students can bring home free photos from the photo booth.  Also, FAFSA help will be available to seniors and their parents.

    Students who attend may win an Xbox swag package with Xbox gaming chair or one of three Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop. Student(s) must be present to win.  

    Please encourage students to attend the career fair and get excited about dreaming big.

    Find more information about the career fair, including a short video that can show in class or on morning broadcasts on the District website.

Important Dates
3/5: RRISD Career Day @ Round Rock HS 6:00-8:00
3/6: Economics Fair
3/7: Kindergarten Round Up
3/8: Science Assessment
3/9: Field day!
3/12-3/16: Spring Break

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: This week we are continuing our unit introducing coordinate plane. This week we will be identifying patterns in a graph to interpret data. Students will be able to recognize the difference between an additive or multiplicative pattern given in a table or graph. Students will use patterns to determine the number of pattern blocks needed to make the next figure in a sequence.  Students extend the pattern by making a table of values, view the values from the table as ordered pairs, plot the coordinates on a coordinate grid. Students will also use input and output tables to look for patterns to show data in a graph.

Science: We will be completing our unit on Living and nonliving things, the carbon-dioxide oxygen cycle and fossils. Students will test Thursday. To wrap up this unit, students will identify fossils as evidence of past living organisms and the nature of the environments at the time using models. They will explore fossils through learning how fossils are formed and through exploring the evidence that fossils provide about organisms and environments from the past.

Thank you!