Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 12, 2018

Important Dates:
Jan 15: MLK Holiday
Feb 2: Six Flags reading logs DUE
Feb 16: Schlitterbahn reading logs DUE
March 9: Field Day
-Library books are due every Tuesday. 

Spotlight Stallions:
This week’s Spotlight Stallion is… Chaitanya!
We will spend the week getting to know more about Chaitanya and celebrating him as a part of our class!  Congratulations!!

Wish List/Thank you:
-As we begin a new year, we could use some help replenishing:
*brown lunch sacks
*paper bowls
*paper towels
*hand sanitizer

A Week of Learning:
Reading: This week second graders will learn to distinguish the topic from the main idea of a nonfiction text.

Writing:  This week we will focus on letter writing.  Students will be learning the parts of a letter and how to write with a purpose in mind.

Spelling and Grammar: Spelling words this week: begin, close, door, girl, leave, open, slow, upon
Grammar lessons include commas in the letter writing:  date, greeting, and closing.

Science:  As we continue to explore the differences between natural and man made resources, we will move into the differences between fresh and saltwater.  Students will learn where our water comes from and how we can help to conserve our natural resources.

Math: We are reviewing Area and Geometry this week with many hands-on activities. We will take an assessment over area on Thursday.

Bits and Pieces:

-Schlitterbahn and Six Flags reading logs have gone home in Thursday folders.  Please use these to record your nightly and winter break reading.  This is reading I’m sure that everyone is already doing, so it shouldn’t be anything additional to add to your plate.  When you have read enough hours, return your form to me and I will turn them in for a free ticket to Schlitterbahn and Six Flags to use this summer!  (Six Flags due Feb 2, Schlitterbahn due Feb 16) 

-TAG Information:
1/15 - Testing for gifted services will begin
4/1 - Final decisions regarding placement will be mailed out

-SCIENCE FAIR
It’s that time of the year again!  Science Fair is right around the corner.  Join us in the library for Science Research Night on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30-6:30. We will have books, rubrics and some science project examples displayed to help your child get in their scientific mindset.  All grade levels may participate, however, only grades 3-5 will be judged and may progress to regionals. Science fair projects will be due Friday, January 19 no later than 7:35am. Judging will take place on Monday, January 22.  Students will take projects to their classroom.
  • For more information and frequently asked questions, go to

https://sites.google.com/view/sommersciencefair/ If you are interested in being a science fair judge, please contact Danica Baker at  danica_baker@roundrockisd.org

Thursday, December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017

Important Dates:
Dec 22: Teacher work day
Dec 25-Jan 9: Winter Break
Jan 8: Teacher Work Day
Jan 9: All Students Return
Jan 11: Awards Assembly (Invitations to come)
Jan 15: MLK Holiday
Feb 2: Six Flags reading logs DUE
Feb 16: Schlitterbahn reading logs DUE
March 9: Field Day
-Library books are due every Tuesday. 

Stallion Key Maker (monthly):
Congratulations to Paige and Parker for exhibiting great Respect this month!

Wish List/Thank you:
-Thank you to all the parents who attended our Holiday party.  It was great to see so many parents here supporting the students and joining in on the fun.  A huge thank you to Mrs. Pinheiro and her helpers for throwing a great party. 
-As we begin a new year, we could use some help replenishing:
*brown lunch sacks
*paper bowls
*paper towels
*hand sanitizer 

A Week of Learning:
Reading: We will will be identifying moral lessons as themes in well known fables, legends, myths and stories. We will also be asking ourselves how does this moral lesson apply to me?

Writing:  Upon our return we will spend the week getting back into a writing mindset by reviewing the steps of the writing process and publishing fiction stories we have written this semester.

Spelling and Grammar: There will be no spelling test the first week back (January 9).  We will also not have one the first week back to school.  (January 12)  Our next test will be on January 19th and words will go home the 12th. 
Grammar lessons will continue the first week with our third and final week of punctuation review.

Science:  Students will explore and distinguish the characteristics of natural and manmade resources. We will look at different types of natural resources and identify many of the manmade resources that come from them.

Math: When we get back from the break, we will study how to find the area of square/rectangular shapes by counting the units inside of the shape.   

Bits and Pieces:

-Schlitterbahn and Six Flags reading logs have gone home in Thursday folders.  Please use these to record your nightly and winter break reading.  This is reading I’m sure that everyone is already doing, so it shouldn’t be anything additional to add to your plate.  When you have read enough hours, return your form to me and I will turn them in for a free ticket to Schlitterbahn and Six Flags to use this summer!  (Six Flags due Feb 2, Schlitterbahn due Feb 16) 

-TAG Information:
1/15 - Testing for gifted services will begin
4/1 - Final decisions regarding placement will be mailed out

-SCIENCE FAIR
It’s that time of the year again!  Science Fair is right around the corner.  Join us in the library for Science Research Night on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30-6:30. We will have books, rubrics and some science project examples displayed to help your child get in their scientific mindset.  All grade levels may participate, however, only grades 3-5 will be judged and may progress to regionals. Science fair projects will be due Friday, January 19 no later than 7:35am. Judging will take place on Monday, January 22.  Students will take projects to their classroom.
  • For more information and frequently asked questions, go to

https://sites.google.com/view/sommersciencefair/ If you are interested in being a science fair judge, please contact Danica Baker at  danica_baker@roundrockisd.org