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!

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