Pygmy Owls- First Grade
First grade is going to MOSI Wednesday, December 7.
We are very excited to be going on our first field trip to MOSI. Thank you to all of our parents that volunteered their time to chaperone. In reading this month we will be working on cause and effect as well as continuing to work on our power goals. You can help your child by asking him/her what their power goal is each week and helping them to practice it at home.
Power words are huge all through first grade, please be practicing them with your child NIGHTLY. In math we are working on adding and subtracting numbers within 20. Your child should also be working on his/her fast facts within 10 to help build confidence and fluency. Your role is vital to your child’s success. Thank you for all of your continued support!
Eagle Owls- 2nd grade
The Eagle Owls are excited about participating in the Holiday Concert at the Wesley Chapel Performing Arts Center on Dec. 5. We will also be attending a field trip there on December 16 to see The Nutcracker. In Science we just finished studying Energy and we will be learning about Force and Motion. We have also covered addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. In reading we finished a biography. Please continue to read with your child. Can your child “chunk out” a 3 or 4 syllable word? Have them cover the parts of the word with their finger to read longer words.
Snowy Owls- Third Grade
The Snowy Owls are excited to announce our upcoming field trip to Crystal Springs. Permission slips and money are being collected before the winter break to ensure that we know who will be joining us. Please be sure to send in exact change as we will not be able to provide it. If you are an approved volunteer and would like to join us, please indicate so on the permission slip. We are excited to learn about our Florida ecosystems and the plants and animals that live here!
3rd grade is excited to visit Crystal Springs to learn about Florida's ecosystems.
In Language Arts, we are practicing how to ask and answer questions using text evidence. Our students have really enjoyed learning about Athabascan students of long ago and how a teacher from England, Miss Agnes, changed the way that they learned and how they felt about school while respecting their Alaskan Indian heritage. We are also working to continue to build our vocabulary skills and practicing how to answer two-part questions. In writing, we are working on adding details to paragraphs and starting our writing with interesting introductions as well as using adjectives and adverbs in our writing.
In math, our students are reviewing how to add and subtract numbers to the thousands using different strategies. If your child is having trouble with regrouping, please refer to Khan Academy as they have amazing tutorials for reteaching and practice! Students should be working on fact fluency for both addition and subtraction and multiplication facts.
Quarterly assessments are starting in the next few weeks. Please remind your students that they need to come to school focused and ready to learn before the break. As always, thank you for your support
Spotted Owls- 4th Grade
What topic is your child presenting on for their TEDX presentation?
Fourth Graders are working hard in Quarter Two! Students are working on their TED X Writing which will be presented after break. The citizen of the month for November is Alyssa P. who is a great example of self-control. The citizen of the month for December is Derek F. who demonstrates gratitude. We will host our Winter Celebration on Wednesday, December 21. Please let your teacher know if you can donate snacks or help with activities.
Great Greys- Fifth Grade