Weekly Announcements for April 22-26

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Reminders:

Monday (4/22):  Life Skill Awards Ceremony

Tuesday (4/23):

Wednesday (4/24): Chicken Fest! Meyer Library Check-out

Thursday (4/25):  Join Scouting Night Info Meeting 6:30-7:30

Friday (4/26): Field Day

 

We had the BEST time designing and building our Chicken Coops this week! Thank you for sending in materials for the boys and girls to use.  They loved helping each other and learning from each other. I truly learned if they understood what chickens need to survive (and thrive!) by simply observing their creations and asking some questions. I love assessing the students this way! I was so proud of them.

 

Field Day Information:

Field Day–Friday, April 26th    K, 1st, 2nd Grade- 8:30-10:30 am

This year promises to be another fun and exciting Field Day with some new games, a fun inflatable, and a new format.  This Field Day has several stations!!! Your child’s homeroom teacher will place their students into small “Buddy Teams”.  Buddy teams will go to each station together. Team members travel together with a card that lists all the stations. Upon completion of a station, the parent volunteer will highlight the station on the team card.  Students will decide as a team which station to go to next.

What will your child need/wear to field day?  Clothing-SHORTS and t-shirt!!! Also, children need to wear sunscreen and tennis shoes (please no sandals, flip-flops or Crocs)!!!! Children may also wear a hat.  Sunglasses are discouraged.

Volunteers: If you are a parent volunteer that will be helping at one of the field day stations, on Field Day please stop at the Safe and Secure entrance (Oak View side of the school) to pick up your RAPTOR (school volunteer) sticker.  All volunteers should arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of their Field Day session. Please be on time so you can sign in, obtain your assignment and read instructions/rules related to your Field Day station. Also, realize that Safe and Secure will be very busy and parking may be tough. Also, if you are a volunteer we ask that younger siblings not attend field day. Thanks for your time, help and cooperation.

Early Dismissal Policies on Field Day:  Leaving school early on Field Day is discouraged.  However, if your student must leave early on Field Day, please follow the below guidelines:

A student leaving DURING Field Day Session:

Parent/Guardian MUST sign your student out from Cheryl Borden in the Safe and Secure Office.

  • Parent/Guardian will receive a pink Student Pass.
  • The Parent/Guardian will need to locate their student on field and bring their student AND the pink Student Pass to their teacher.
  • Parent/Guardian will need to keep pink Student Pass when they walk their student through the teacher monitoring zones to exit school property.

Students leaving AFTER their Field Day ends

  • All students MUST go to their Grade Level Meeting Place at the end of their Field Day session to be accounted for by the classroom teacher.
  • Please inform the classroom teacher your student will be leaving early.
  • Near each Grade Level Meeting Place, staff members will have sign-out sheets for you to sign out your student.
  • Students should enter the school with their class to retrieve their belongings and then meet their parents/guardians by the picnic tables.

 

Thanks for your help to make field day a fun and enjoyable event!

 

This week in Reading and Writing Workshop…

We will be doing some top secret writing in preparation for KnOWLedge night.  During this time we will work on perfecting our craft. Using correct capitalization and punctuation, and making sure our stories have a beginning, middle, and end. The students are taking ownership of their writing and working on revising, editing, adding details and publishing their lovely stories!

This week in Math…

We will continue to focus on coins as we relate them to counting by 1s, 5s, and 10s, as we find patterns on the hundreds chart. We will also begin thinking about numbers up to 120 as we apply our addition and subtraction strategies.  

This week in Science…

We will be reviewing habitats! Our class will be studying the rainforest habitat. We will learn why animals need the plants, why plants need the sun, and more about interdependency. We will eventually make a class mural to hang in the hallway featuring all the layers and characteristics of the rainforest habitat!

This week in Social Studies…

We will talk about Garrett Morgan and the impact of his inventions.

 

Life Skill of the Week: Initiative – Doing what needs to be done without having to be asked.

 

Have a good week!

 

Coming up  . . .

April 29 – May 3 – Library Book Fair

May 1 – KnOWLedge Night/Spring Open House

May 7 – Amy’s Ice Cream Spirit Night

May 9 – 1st Grade Field Trip to the Thinkery

May 13 – STAAR Grade 3/Grade 4 Math (closed campus)

May 14 – STAAR Grade 3/Grade 4 Reading (closed campus)

May 15 – STAAR Grade 5 Science (closed campus)

May 16 – Volunteer Breakfast/PTA General Meeting

May 22 – 5th Grade Graduation

May 23 – Last Day of School/End of Year Party

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