Home Access is now up and running! The Home Access Center is an online information system that allows parents/guardians and secondary students access to view student information such as class assignments and grades, attendance records, transportation designation, food service PIN#, and teacher contact information. Starting on August 27, parents can go online to set up their account. Follow this link to stay informed!
Reading: Students are learning about the plot structure diagram and identifying key elements in a piece of fiction. Every class has had their library orientation and will finally get to check out books!
Writing: Students have been reflecting on the important moments and people in their lives. The are in the process of planning and developing a personal narrative.
Math: Students will students use the structure of the base ten system to read, write, compare, and order numbers up to 999,999. We are also doing a spiral review of basic math operations that were learned in previous years.
Science: Students have experimented this week with a pan scale and a triple beam balance. They also explored finding the relative density of different objects and determining mass by using the water displacement method.
Social Studies: Students are exploring the different regions of Texas and learning about the geographic diversity in our great state.
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Try the virtual triple beam balance! Kids all experimented with the virtual balance before we used the real one in science. We will had our first library checkout on Friday.
Week of August 27-31
Reading: Students will establish purposes for reading. They will learn to monitor and adjust their comprehension while reading and while listening to fictional texts.
Writing: Students will plan and develop personal narratives.
Math: Students will students use the structure of the base ten system to read, write, compare, and order numbers up to 999,999.
Science: Students will be learning about matter, mixtures, and solutions. In this unit, the student will measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including mass, volume, states (solid, liquid, gas), temperature, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float. Students will be expected to compare and contrast a variety of mixtures including solutions.
Social Studies: Students will learn how to think like a geographer! That means that students will discuss the critical elements of a map to include the compass rose, scale, title, and grid lines. We are also exploring the different regions of Texas.
Links and Ideas: This week we explored the concepts of patience, confidence, appreciation, and courage. Log onto www.passiton.com and have your child show you the billboards and videos that we watched and talked about as a class.
Please remember to send in a pair of earbuds or headphones for your child to use at school. We are doing more and more each day with technology. We explored three different roots this week. Ask your child to explain the meaning of the roots micro (small), flex (bend), and graph (write). As a class we brainstormed words that have these roots in them.
Week of August 20-25
Reading: The students are setting up routines and procedures for our literacy instruction. They will also be learning some ways to pick out a book that is “just write” for their reading level and interests. Teachers will also begin giving a reading inventory, which is a one on one reading assessment.
Writing: Students will take a spelling inventory, set up their writing journals, and begin to brainstorm all the special events and people in their lives.
Math: Math is inspirational! This week, students will learn how to think like a mathematician and review fun ways to do mental math.
Science: The first unit in science covers classifying matter and mixtures and lasts 15 days.
Social Studies: Students will learn how to think like a geographer! That means that students will discuss the critical elements of a map to include the compass rose, scale, title, and grid lines.
Links and Ideas:Do you have all your school supplies? Here is a list if you forgot to get anything! School Supply List for 3-5 Grade Students Homeroom News: Hello, Teravista Elementary Families! On August 1, a Snapcode was sent out to review student registration information. If you have not yet completed that, please do. It is important to make sure we have all of your child's information correct. Please remember to return any paper permission slips and forms to your homeroom teacher.