Yearbooks were distributed today for all students who purchased a yearbook. Thank you for your order and we hope it will provide you many years of pleasure and bring back fond memories of the past school year. If you ordered a book and did not receive it, or find a defect in your book, please notify the front desk Monday, May 22. Additional yearbooks will be on sale in the front lobby at a price or $40 for any student who did not order a book but would like to purchase one.
Next week we will participate in some fun activities at CFES. We will attend cultural performance in the cafeteria, visit 4th Grade's Wax Museum, and have an author visit! We will continue to review skills and work on some "challenge" activities and projects too.
We will have our last class store shopping day next Friday for students to spend any money they have earned and saved! If you are able to donate anything for the students to purchase using their classroom money, it would be greatly appreciated! ("treasure box items", small toys, arts/crafts supplies, etc).
May 29th - Memorial Day - no school
June 1st - End of the year party - early dismissal
Have a great weekend!
I would love your input as to what you value the most and feel is the most essential part of a comprehensive counseling program. If you could respond to the survey below, that would be wonderful in helping me tailor the program to meet the needs of our students here at CFES!
Ms. Dean, Counselor
May 8th, 2017: 3rd, 4th, Math STAAR, 5th retest
May 9th, 2017: 3rd, 4th, Reading STAAR, 5th retest
May 10th, 2017: 5th Science STAAR
Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will eat lunch with their children on other dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.
A note from PE:
Your child will participate in field day this week. K-2nd grade will be on Thursday from 9:30-12:30, and 3rd -5th grade will be on Friday from 9:30-12:30. Please make sure that they wear the color that their teacher has given them, and tennis shoes. Field day attire must follow the school dress code. Kindergarten lunch is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. Grades 3-5 will eat after the games at 12:30. If you did not order a box lunch for your student, please be sure to send your student with a sack lunch. On Friday the cafeteria will be closed, and will not be serving the regular menu to ANY grades. Only box lunches that were pre ordered, will be served on Friday. Please pack a lunch on Friday as well, if you did not order a box lunch.
Please make sure that your student puts on sunscreen/bug spray before they come to school. Please send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking as well. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but you never know what could happen. Unless it is storming, we will plan to go on with the day. Thank you for allowing your child to participate. We are looking forward to 2 days full of fun!
Coach Baxter & Coach V
Thursday, May 11th- Field Day: 2nd Grade students wear BLUE!
Friday, May 12th - the cafeteria will be closed. All students need to bring a lunch from home.
Friday, May 12th - SALSA party - 2:15-3:15 come enjoy homemade salsa from our garden vegetables. We will also show group technology projects and individual projects will be displayed. Click the link to view the invitation: https://goo.gl/f5Erux You will be able to sign your child out after the party.
The week of May 15th - We will start our annual 2nd grade Camp Learned A Lot. Students will need to bring in a flashlight, labeled with their name (this will be returned). Also, we are looking for a tent we could borrow to use in our classroom for the 2 weeks of "camping". Please let me know if you have one we could use!
What are we learning?
Reading: Students are going to be participating in a book study (Freckle Juice) and focus on reading strategies and comprehension skills. Students will independently read and respond to the text.
Writing: Students will be working on writing "how to make salsa" and practice using strong word choice in their writing.
(last spelling test!) Spelling words: giant, digit, gym, jam, badge, green, goose, games, gems, garden, jumps, gifts, frog, young, sentence, idea
Math: Students will begin learning how to solve multiplication problems different ways. Students will learn how to solve problems using repeated addition, arrays and equal groups.
We will still have our weekly math fact check on Tuesdays (addition and subtraction), but we will also begin multiplication fact checks (not for a grade). Students will all begin on x0,x1,x2 facts and as they master the facts they will move on to x3, x4, and so on.
Students can login to their google classroom account at home to play some of the multiplication fact practice games I have posted.
username: firstname.lastname@example.org password: tisd+birthday
We will also be reviewing previously taught 2nd Grade objectives. Students will take their end of the year District Math Benchmark Test on Tuesday, May 16th.
Science: Students will be working on their garden project! Students will be creating a poster or box to display their data from their project.
Social Studies: Students will continue to learn about landforms and bodies of water. We also got creative and started making salt-dough maps on Friday.. we will finish them this week!
Have a great week!
Social Studies: Students will be studying geography. Students will be identifying and locating the 7 continents and oceans on a globe and map.
A few websites with games to practice:
Have a great week!
Lastly, students organize and present their ideas and information according to the purpose of the research and their audience by creating a visual display to convey the results of the research.
Students will also review grammar skills. Students should be able to identify: nouns, adjectives, verbs, pronouns and subjects and predicates in sentences; change singular nouns to plural nouns; be able to identify mistakes in sentences and make corrections to the sentences.
Spelling:haul, maul, gaunt, pauses, raw, paw, draw, claws, dawn, yawn, hawk, launch, haunt, saw, because, off
Math: Students will continue to study fractions as they use models to count fractional parts beyond one whole and recognize how many parts it takes to equal one whole.
Students need to continue to retain their skills on problem solving & understanding word problems.
Science: Students will understand how living things depend on one another for meeting their basic needs- ANIMALS DEPEND ON ANIMALS, ANIMALS DEPEND ON PLANTS, PLANTS DEPEND ON ANIMALS.
Social Studies: Students will be able to use a map to locate places and describe the benefits and reasons for using a map. Students will take a major grade Maps Assessment on Wednesday of this week.
VOCABULARY: map, symbol, title, compass rose, key/legend, globe, coast
Have a great week!
Please send in an empty cereal box with your child by Thursday!
April 7- Run the Creek (during school)
April 7- Creekfest (5:30-8:00 PM)
April 14- No School (Good Friday)
April 24-28- Book Fair
April 25- Muffins with Mom
Run the Creek fundraising is in full swing and we need your help! As of today, we are $19,210 dollars away from our goal of $20,000! Remember, if you raise $50, you will receive 10 tickets for the raffle; if you raise $100 you will receive 25 tickets; and if we meet our goal, we will receive a school wide dance party! We appreciate your support!!
Reading: Students will be taking a Media Literacy Assessment for a major grade on Wednesday (4/5) of this week. Students are expected to be able to recognize different purposes of media, describe techniques used to create media messages, and use reading comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning.
Writing: Students will connect Science learning objectives to Writing as they write a narrative from a plant’s point of view! This will require online research in order to promote idea development in their writing.
Spelling words - how, counts, cows, clowns, found, town, loud, now, ouch, down, shout, brown, ground, around, house, until
Math: Students will be taking the Graphing Assessment for a major grade on Monday of this week. This week, students will begin studying fractions as they answer the following essential questions: What is a fraction? How can you determine which figures represent halves, fourths and/or eighths? Do fractions make sense with what we know about mat? How do you partition objects in equal parts? How do you draw a model of a fraction and justify your model? How do you explain the relationship between the parts and the size of the parts? Which fractions results in larger parts? How do you know when a set of fractional parts is more than one whole? What examples can you give for parts of a whole?
Vocabulary: explain, fractional parts, whole, fraction, halves, fourths, eighths, equal parts, equivalent, partition
Science: Students will take a two-part Plants Assessment this week on Tuesday and Wednesday for a major grade. Students will continue their study of plants as they determine the basic needs, plant parts, how each plant part helps the plant meet its basic needs, and how the weather causes dormancy in plants. Later in the week, students will begin to study the dependency of plants and animals in the environment as they begin examining food chains.
Social Studies: Students will continue their study and creation of maps as they study significant U.S. landmarks located on maps.
As we are now settled into the 4th nine weeks, please continue to discuss the importance of work quality and following/listening to directions. We still have A LOT left of 2nd grade left, but it will go quickly! We will be learning a lot of new material and we do not want your child to miss these important skills!
Please do not hesitate to e-mail me with questions, concerns, or if you would like to schedule a conference.
Have a great week!