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I hope everyone has a wonderful and summer break!! It has been a wonderful year in TAG and I am looking forward to next year! 

Week 36  

4th grade Math- Biz World and Final celebrations, Field day

3rd grade Math- Million Dollar Project, Field Day  

2nd grade Math- Financial Literacy project- Summer Vacation, Time for Kids with Financial literacy, field day  

4th grade Explorations- End of year celebrations with 4th grade classes

3rd grade Explorations- Toy and Game sharing with 3rd and 4th grade classes

2nd grade Explorations- Final Curiosity presentation to 2nd grade class

Week 35

4th grade Math- STARR Test (Monday and Tuesday) Biz World

3rd grade Math- STARR Test (Monday and Tuesday) Creating a Personal Budget Project

2nd grade Math- (Class for only 3 days) No class Monday/Tuesday, Step up to 3rd grade TAG curriculum- Summer Vacation project


4th grade Explorations- Collaboration and learning with HPHS Robotics team at Highland Park High school

3rd grade Explorations- Film commercials, and sharing completed projects with classmates, final details and touches to projects

2nd grade Explorations- Reviewed final Projects and made any additional touches before presenting

Week 34

4th grade Math- STAAR Review

3rd grade Math- STAAR Review

2nd grade Math- Costs and Resources,  Problem Solving: Use Reasoning, Review, Test

4th grade Explorations-  NuMinds STEAM Bots Program/ “In-house field trip” 1:00-3:00

(At Armstrong)

3rd grade Explorations- Film commercials (group 1)/ play games with teammates and finish rules/final details

2nd grade Explorations- Worked on final presentations, posters, and  speaking practice for 2nd grade class

Week 33

4th grade Math- Income, Paying Bills, Keeping Records, Making a budget, Problem Solving-Adjusting a Budget, Review, Test

3rd grade Math- Banks and Other Institutions, Problem Solving: Analyze Relationships, Review, Test

2nd grade Math- Spending Money, Using Credit, Making A Savings Plan

4th grade Explorations-  Programming small group robots

3rd grade Explorations- Finished writing individual commercials for game/toy and prepared for presentation

2nd grade Explorations- Finished writing individual curiosity topic papers

Week 32

4th grade Math- Making Scatter Plots, Problem Solving, Analyzing Scatter Plots,  Review/Test**, Income and Payroll Taxes, Sales and Property Taxes

3rd grade Math- Review, *Test, Spending, Saving, and Sharing, Ways to Save, fixed and Variable Expenses

2nd grade Math-Problem Solving: Use Representation, Review, Test, Earning Income

4th grade Explorations- Programming small group robots   

3rd grade Explorations- Writing individual commercials for game/toy

2nd grade Explorations- Continued writing individual curiosity papers

Week 31

4th grade Math-  Frequency and bar graph review and unit Test, Make Dot Plots, Analyze Dot Plots, Make Stem-and-Leaf Plots, Analyze Stem-and-Leaf Plots

3rd grade Math- Reading Dots Plots, Making Dot Plots, Reading Stem-and-Leaf Plots, Making Stem and Leaf Plots, Problem Solving: Use Representations

2nd grade Math- Dot Plots Continued from last week, Reading Pictographs and Bar Graphs, Making Pictographs, Making Bar Graphs


4th grade Explorations- Programming small group robotics with HPHS Robotics Team and HS teacher Mr. Thomas  

3rd grade Explorations- Finished planning and building personal toy/game that matches class preferences

2nd grade Explorations- Individual curiosity unit- online research note taking skills, researching, answering questions, group discussions over topics. Individual planning of curiosity topic, Bucketing facts into topics and paragraphs  

Week 30

4th grade Math- WRITING STAAR, Graphing, Make Frequency Tables, Analyze Frequency Tables, Investigate: Make Bar Graphs, Problem Solving, Analyze Bar Graphs

3rd grade Math- Solving Problems Involved Time, Multi step Problem solving, Review, Unit Test, Graphing, Frequency Tables

2nd grade Math- Problem Solving: Use Reasoning, Test review, Unit Test, Graphing, Frequency Tables, Dot Plots

4th grade Explorations- Building Robots in small groups

3rd grade Explorations- Planning and building personal toy/game that matches class preferences

2nd grade Explorations- Continued: Individual curiosity unit, note taking skills, researching, answering questions, group discussions over topics. Individual planning of curiosity topic, Bucketing facts into topics/paragraphs

Week 29

4th grade Math- Graphing, Ordered Pairs, Graph Data, Graph Number Patterns, Graph and Analyze Relationships

3rd grade Math- Solving Measurements Problems, Perimeter, Area of squares, solving Perimeter and area problems, Solving Measurement

Problems, Solving problems involving Money

2nd grade Math- Metric Units of Mass, Elapsed Time, Solving Problems with Units of Time

4th grade Explorations- Building Robots in small groups

3rd grade Explorations- Planning and building personal toy/game that matches class preferences

2nd grade Explorations- Individual curiosity unit, note taking skills, researching, answering questions, group discussions over topics. Individual planning of curiosity topic

Week 28

4th grade Math- Metric Measures, Customary and Metric Conversions, GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT TEST

3rd grade Math- Changing Metric Units, Units of Time, Review,  

Topic 12 Test,  

2nd grade Math- Measuring Capacity or weight, Metric Units of Capacity

4th grade Explorations- (No school- Easter Break)

3rd grade Explorations- Toy Panel a

2nd grade Explorations- Finished/shared whole group Information writing- Ocean- Underwater adventure research unit, began independent research study, checked out books from the library and began researching

Week 27

4th grade Math- Geometry and Measurement, Customary Length, Customary Capacity, Weight, Multistep Measurement problems

3rd grade Math- 2 days of practice STAAR,  Using Metric Units of Length, Using metric Units of Capacity. Using Units of Mass

2nd grade Math- Equal Areas and Fractions. Problem Solving Analyze Relationships, Test Review, Test, Customary Units of Capacity, Customary Units of Weight

4th grade Explorations- Split into robots building groups- created groups names, began exploring EV3 Lego Mindstrom kits

3rd grade Explorations- Reflected on surveys and created graphs to match data collected, begin independent business

2nd grade Explorations- Whole group Information writing- Ocean- Underwater adventure research unit

Week 26

4th grade Math- Review, Volume Test, Convert Units of Measure: Appropriate Tools and Units

3rd grade Math- Geometry: Using Customary Units of Capacity, Using Units of Weights, Changing Customary Units, Problem Solving- Analyze Given  Information

2nd grade Math- Standard Units: Area of Square Rectangles, Area and the Distributive Property, Area of irregular shapes

4th grade Explorations- Skype with Dr. Pulatt,  Hands on practice using robots vs hands by making Origami, Thank you letters  

3rd grade Explorations- Created and shared Toy survey to gather information for individual research and business

2nd grade Explorations- Whole group Information writing- Ocean- Underwater adventure research unit

Week 25

4th grade Math- Writing Camp (no class)  

3rd grade Math- Topic 14 test. Metric Units and Conversions: Using Customary Units of Length & Using Customary Units of Capacity

2nd grade Math- Understanding Perimeter, Perimeter of Common Shapes, Covering Regions, Area and Units

4th grade Explorations- Writing camp (no class)

3rd grade Explorations- Continued researching toys across the centuries, created google slides presentations  

2nd grade Explorations- Whole group Information writing- Ocean- Underwater adventure research unit

Week 24

4th Grade Explorations had a great field trip to Baylor Surgicare. I want to send a special thanks to Dr. Arnold for hosting us at his office, as well as the parent chaperones!


4th grade math- Volume, Volume of Rectangular Prisms, Apply Volume Formulas, Compare Volumes, Practice STAAR for 2018  

3rd grade math- Geometry- Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Line Symmetry, (Field trip)

2nd grade math- Geometry- Understanding Perimeter, Perimeter of Common Shapes, Covering Regions, Area and Units, standard Units


4th grade Explorations- Field trip to Baylor Surgicare

3rd grade Explorations- Continued researching toys across the centuries, created google slides presentations  

2nd grade Explorations- Continued research for the ocean through books, and the internet, practiced note taking skills  

Week 23

4th grade Explorations field trip 2/22: Baylor Surgicare at North Dallas 11:00-2:00***


4th grade math- Math Olympiads challenge #4, Properties of Two Dimensional Figures, Unit Cubes and Solid Figures, Understand Volume

3rd grade math- Understanding Angles and Unit Angles, Measuring with Unit Angles, Measuring Angles, Subtracting Angle Measures, Adding and subtracting Angle measures

2nd grade math- Geometry, Solid Figures, Attributes of Solids, Sorting Solid Figures , Analyze Relationships


4th grade Explorations- Preparation for Field Trip- research. Cardboard Robotics invention

3rd grade Explorations- Researched toys across the centuries

(Class cut short due to Valentines Parties)  

2nd grade Explorations- Curiosity exploration, Ocean/underwater research, library book research and notetaking