Weekly Updates

This week in class 4/16-4/20

Things to watch out for:

  • The Silent Auction has started! Go to www.32auctions.com/PSE2018. Create an account in less than 60 seconds and start bidding. Some items include teacher activities, gift cards from The League, Face to Face Spa, Adventure Kids Playcare, Waterloo Swimming,  Ultimate Eye Care kids sports glasses, Dart Em Up, Halina European Spa, Salata, Freebirds, Chipotle, Pure Barre, Urban Eat Drink, Infinite 8 Fitness, Omnibarre, Urban Air, Kristina Kirby Photography, Heartstring Photography, Smokey Mo’s, Kona Ice, and much more! You don’t want to miss it! (5th grade is offering a pizza lunch with the teachers!!)0d7a1b416c78f39cfcabf6c0a243cdce

  • Yearbook:
    Time is running out to order your 2017-2018 Sommer Yearbook.  Order now at www.balfour.com for delivery in May.

  • TA Carnival Committee is in great need for your time at Friday’s school carnival.  Please consider volunteering one hour to help our students enjoy this spring event and to ensure all games are available.  Here’s the SignUpGenius link:

Important Dates
4/19: Silent auction ends
4/20: Spring Carnival!
4/25: Spring individual photo forms due
4/26: Evening performance of Aladdin
5/2: Pearson Ranch campus visit
5/16: Science STAAR test

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: This week we are working on our mystery class projects. It like a global game of hide and seek where students will be using clues to try and locate a class somewhere else in the world. Students are calculating photoperiods (length of day) by using information on their location’s sunrise and sunset and comparing it to Austin’s sunrise and sunset and length of day. Students will use this information and what they know about the Earth’s rotation to try and narrow where in the world (latitude/longitude) they think their class is. There are also riddle clues that will help them narrow down their class’s country/state/city! Students will present their final guesses later this week.

Science: Last week we started learning about structures and functions of living organisms and how they help animals live and survive in their environment. We are continuing our discussion this week thinking about about plants’ structures and functions. Students will now create their own super plant!

Thank you!

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Weekly Updates

This week in class 4/9-4/13

It’s STAAR week! I know this is a time the students may have been dreading but as I reminded them today, they’ve been working hard all year and I know they will rock this test! The key is not to stress so let them know you’re proud of them and get them outside to play!

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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

  • The Silent Auction has started! Go to www.32auctions.com/PSE2018. Create an account in less than 60 seconds and start bidding. Some items include teacher activities, gift cards from The League, Face to Face Spa, Adventure Kids Playcare, Waterloo Swimming,  Ultimate Eye Care kids sports glasses, Dart Em Up, Halina European Spa, Salata, Freebirds, Chipotle, Pure Barre, Urban Eat Drink, Infinite 8 Fitness, Omnibarre, Urban Air, Kristina Kirby Photography, Heartstring Photography, Smokey Mo’s, Kona Ice, and much more! You don’t want to miss it!

  • Yearbook:
    Time is running out to order your 2017-2018 Sommer Yearbook.  Order now at www.balfour.com for delivery in May.

Important Dates
4/10: Math STAAR test
4/11: Reading STAAR test
4/13: Grade 3-5 Assembly
@ 8:20 2nd Cup of Coffee w/the Principal
4/14: RRISD Celebration of Families-Empty Bowl Festival
4/20: Spring Carnival
5/16: Science STAAR test

This Week We Are Learning:

Math: Today we played some math games as a fun way to review for tomorrow’s STAAR test! Thursday we will begin a math project that integrates the math skills we’ve learned this year! Friday is our celebration of learning day so students may bring in games and wear their PJs!

Science: Last week we started learning about structures and functions of living organisms and how they help animals live and survive in their environment. Thursday we will be continuing our discussion on different structures and their functions; students are also creating their own super animal combining different structures and functions so their animal can survive in the toughest environments.

Thank you!