Thursday, February 15, 2018



Happy Valentines week!
We had so much fun swapping valentines! Thank you so much for all the sweet treats and gifts!
Next week is a 3 day week for students. There is no school on Monday or Tuesday.


Next Week: Feb-19-21
Reading: We will use context clues to help us determine the meaning of unknown words. Specifically, we will learn how synonyms and antonyms can be helpful in finding that unknown meaning.

Writing:  Students will be completing a district On-Demand Writing Assessment this week.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: black, ear, green, live, pick, such, ready, where
In grammar we will discuss the difference in apostrophe s (‘s) and adding s for plural. 

Science: We will explore the water cycle and discover how precipitation, condensation and evaporation play a role in our weather.

Math: In math we will continue our fraction unit. Kids will learn about equivalent fractions, equal shares, and names of parts including eighths, fourths, and halves. We will use concrete models to count fractional units beyond one whole and identify examples and non-examples of fractional parts.
Reminders

Friday, February 9, 2018

March is National Youth Art Month.
The State of Texas has been a leader in Youth Art Month since the first observance began in 1961. To celebrate this very special month, Round Rock ISD Visual Art sponsors a t-shirt design to celebrate the incredible work created by our students. 2018 is the 23rd year for RRISD to celebrate Youth Art Month through t-shirts centered around student art work! This year's shirt features artwork from RRISD's STEAM academy, Joe Lee Johnson Elementary, and is printed on a green shirt. If you would like to be a part of the celebration by ordering a shirt, please fill out the attached form, and submit it to Mr. Hernandez or Mrs. Spady with payment by February 16th.
Thank you for supporting the Arts! ​


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hello families,
The PTA movie night scheduled for Friday, February 9th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Also, the date for the Apex Fun Run is March 1st during specials period.

Next Week: Feb-12-16
Reading/Writing:  We will be answering comprehension questions on a variety of poems.  We will be revising for line breaks and publishing original poems for our poetry notebooks.

Spelling and Grammar:
Spelling words this week: big, each, good, letter, people, soon, way, use
This will be our 3rd and last week of adjectives in grammar lessons.  We will focus on the articles; a, an, the.

Science: We will be learning about weather conditions and tools to measure the weather: rain gauge, thermometer, and windsock. We will begin recording weather conditions daily later in the week.

Math: In math we will start our fractions unit. Kids will learn about equivalent fractions, equal shares, and names of parts including eighths, fourths, and halves. We will use concrete models to count fractional units beyond one whole and identify examples and non-examples of fractional parts.
Reminders