Weekly Announcements for September 24-28

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Weekly Announcements for September 24-28

Friday was the first day of our Caraway Academies, and we all had so much fun!  We will be doing Academies every Friday morning (7:50-8:45) for the next 7 weeks.  Please talk with your child about what they did in their Academy. Trust me, they are excited to share!

Conferences are coming up soon!


Monday:  Life Skills Ceremony for Problem Solving.  Daily folders come home. Remember to send them back every day!

Tuesday: Tuesday folders will come home

Wednesday: Library Lesson ONLY. No Check out.


Friday:  Caraway Academies- 7:50 am.

This week in Writing Workshop…

We will continue working on our small moment stories.  We will discuss how writers narrow their topic down to make our stories more interesting.  We will continue to think about how we can organize our stories so that it makes sense to the reader by using a beginning, middle and end.  Students will begin using capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and when using the pronoun ‘I’. Students will also begin to recognize when they should use end punctuation.  In science and social studies, we will record facts and observations in our various notebooks.

This week in Math…

We will continue learning how to solve addition problems using various strategies.  We will work with many different math tools to help us, such as a number track, a hundred chart, manipulatives and pictures. The students will create their own math story problem!

You can help your child at home by having them practice counting on and counting backward from a given number.  Practice skip counting by 2’s. Let your child use household objects to build numbers up to 20. A very important part of math in 1st Grade is learning to justify how a problem is solved.  Ask them to explain how they got to their answer and how they know it is correct.

This week in Reading Workshop…

We will continue thinking about different elements of fiction.  We will discuss the plot, setting and characters in a fiction story.  The students will learn that making connections to themselves, other texts, and events in the world around them can help them to understand the story better.  We will continue to respond orally during partner reading and will continue to build stamina during independent reading time. We will be meeting in small groups to discuss various reading strategies to increase accuracy, comprehension and fluency.

You can help your child at home by having them read to you or to themselves for 10-15 minutes per night and by reading to them.  This can be a very rewarding part of yours and your child’s day. Ask them to recall events from the story and to talk about the characters’ feelings and actions.  Work on the 1st Grade sight word list. You can find this list in the daily folder.

This week in Social Studies…

We will be learning about some of our nation’s symbols such as the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty.  We will also discuss the importance of Constitution Day as a day to celebrate our country’s freedoms!

This week in Science…

We will finish up our unit about Changes from Heat. We will reflect on the changes that we witnessed in our experiments.  We will observe chocolate as heat is applied, and then we will record our observations in our science notebook. The students will continue to think like a scientist by asking questions, making predictions, and conducting age-appropriate experiments in the classroom.

This week’s Life Skill is Problem-Solving! We will think about all of the ways we can create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems.  That’s all for now! Have a great week!

Have a great week!!!


Dates to Remember:

September 29 – 40th Anniversary Celebration, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Election Day is November 6

Last day to register to vote: October 9

Early voting: October 22 – November 2

There are many Bond Presentations being held across the District, including many at the campus level hosted by school-based PTAs, as well as presentations to community groups such as neighborhood and service associations.

Also, RRISD is hosting five Open House Bond Information Sessions, one in each learning community. Those dates are:


Westwood Learning Community: September 26 at Westwood High School, 6-8 p.m.

Kathy Caraway Elementary: October 10th, 6:30 p.m. (library)

Cedar Ridge Learning Community: October 3 at C.D. Fulkes Middle School, 6-8 p.m.

Round Rock Learning Community: October 10 at Chisholm Trail Middle School, 6-8 p.m.

Stony Point Learning Community: October 15 at Herrington Elementary, 6-8 p.m.

McNeil Learning Community, October 24 at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary, 6-8 p.m.



Caraway’s 2018 Bike Rodeo, which only happens every other year, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, from 10am-12pm at the Caraway’s parking lot (flagpole / Carlwood Drive side). There will be a raffle for a FREE bike from Empire BMX, FREE helmets to the first 50 students, helmet fitting and bike tune-up stations, and a bike course set-up to learn how to ride safely.  Watch a BMX bike stunt show and grab some food from Rosarito’s Taco truck. We need parent volunteers to make this event happen, so please sign up here: https://goo.gl/XQprac. Hope to see you there!

Oct 8th– No school for students

Oct 9th– No school for students – Parent-Teacher conferences

Oct 15th – Math Information Night at CVMS for Elementary Parents, 6:00 p.m.

Oct 20th – Caraway’s 80s Themed Sock Hop (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.)


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