Here are a few things you need to know for next week!
Wednesday, May 24th: 4th Grade Recognition Program at 8:30 in the auditorium. After the program, students and parents will come up to our room to hear our Ode to Armstrong poems. There will be a reception in the cafe starting at 10am. Students will go to specials at 10:20.
Friday, May 26th: Field Day, Early Release, and Last Day of School!
Lunch: 11:10-11:40-Weather permitting, we will eat outside where we dismiss. Please remember that the cafeteria is closed today, so if you did not send in an order form for Chick-Fil-A please have your child bring a sack lunch.
Field Day: 11:55-12:55
Early Release: 1:00pm
We will have a lot going on during our last day of school!! I am asking that students do not bring backpacks since we will not be coming back into the building after field day.
Career Week is next week! We still have a couple of spots available for parents to come speak to our class. Please see the PTA website to sign up!
We have a busy week ahead of us! Here are a few reminders about the next few days:
- Tomorrow we have a PAWS meeting at 7:15am in the cafeteria. Please remind your students to wear their PAWS shirts!
- On Thursday we will be going on a field trip to Panther Creek Pavilion in Ft. Worth. We will depart Armstrong around 9:30am and return around 3:00pm. Students will need to wear rain boots, long pants, a hat, and an Armstrong shirt. If you would like to send your child with bug spray and sunscreen I will be happy to help them put it on. Students will need to pack a lunch as there will not be any food to purchase . Please send their lunch in a gallon size ziplock bag. These will be going in an ice chest. They are welcome to bring a water bottle with them if they would like to carry it throughout the day, but we will have water bottles available to them when needed.
- Armstrong Carnival is this Friday, April 21st and starts at 3:30. If you would like for your child to go directly to the carnival at dismissal please email me. If I do not hear from you I will assume that they are being dismissed as usual.
- Today I will be sending home cake boxes for the Cake Walk at the carnival. Please consider entering a non-refrigerated “Fiesta” themed treat. They are due by Friday morning in the small gym.
Math: We finished our unit on data collection and representation. We will have a test on Monday and will start financial literacy later next week.
Reading: We continue to understand what it means to "close read" a passage and what it means to read with a narrative and expository lense. We will continue this next week as well. We have started our last book club book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane-my very favorite book and always seems to be a class favorite!
Writing: We've become budding poets and can't wait to share our poetry with you soon.
Science: Sink of float foil boats. Explain how large ocean ships float.
Social Studies: Texas Annexation
Please see the post before for important dates and events.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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We had another great week! Students worked very hard on their STAAR Writing Test on TuesdayOur next round of STAAR testing will be on May 8th (math) and May 9th (reading).
Please remind your students to read, read, read for our Armstrong Readathon! I hope that each student participates so that we can have wonderful libraries in our classrooms. I will be signing in class as well during our silent reading time.
Math: We have finished our measurement unit and will start with data and graphs next week.
Reading: Students became experts on parts of Secrets of the Mummies. We reviewed all of our nonfiction elements and students shared their learning with new groups. We will start our folktale unit next week.
Writing: Students will begin writing poetry next week and understanding the elements of different types of poetry.
Science: Students learned buoyancy, density and created a delicate diver.
Social Studies: We will finish the Texas Revolution next week and begin looking at the annexation of Texas.
I hope you all had a wonderful spring break! I know the students were excited to share all their fun trips they took and activities they did over the break. Here are a few updates for upcoming events:
- Crazy Sock Day tomorrow-Ask your child why we are wearing crazy socks tomorrow!
- This nine weeks, I’m letting them pick the genre they want to read. The book must be on their level (they know how to check that) and they must log 30 minutes each night, 10 minutes of that being reading out loud to practice their fluency.
- The STAAR test for writing is next Tuesday. I sent home a letter today regarding information. Please let me know if you have questions after reviewing the letter.
- Open House is this Thursday from 5-6:30 with a performance from the students in the auditorium at 6:15. Hope to see you all there!
- Grandfriend’s Day is on Friday from 9:00-10:30. Grandfriends can come and visit with the students any time during that range. Students are not allowed to travel with their grandfriends around school or visit classes that grandfriends might be visiting for a second child. We will have many visitors and want to ensure safety of all students.
- Report Cards will be posted online this Friday.
I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by. It seems the year just started! There is a lot of work ahead and I hope you will see the progress your child has made this year!
Happy Spring Break!! Here are a few important dates that are coming up when we return:
MARCH 21 WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY
MARCH 23 OPEN HOUSE 5:00 - 6:30 P.M.
MARCH 24 GRANDFRIENDS DAY 9:00 A.M.
MARCH 28 WRITING STAAR TEST
We had a fun week of learning, but I know the students were ready to get their Spring Break started today. I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Monday, February 27: If your child forgot to bring their change jar today for Children’s Hospital please bring it on Monday. There will be a collection bin in the office to deposit the money.
Next week is Dr. Seuss Week! If you signed up to read to our class please see the volunteer website to check for the day and time you are coming. Please bring ONE of your favorite Dr. Seuss books to share with our class.
Tuesday, February 28- Lane Arnold will be subbing for our class as I am out for a TAG update.
We had an AWESOME week during our Armstrong Adventure Camp. The students composed excellent pieces of writing—I am very proud of their hard work! Next week we will be working towards perfecting each piece looking specifically at intros, conclusions, supporting reasons, transitions, revising, and editing. After this is when they will compose their polished final drafts. Our original plan was to have students write their final drafts this week but we simply did not have enough time. Thank you so much to all of our parents who helped set up tents and brought snacks for our class. We are very lucky to have a group of such supportive and loving parents!