I can't believe the end of year party is already here! Ms. Lyon's end of year class party will be held on Thursday, June 1st at 9:30. All parents are invited to attend. It is a early release day so parents are welcome to check out students after the party.
Thanks to everyone's contribution a few months ago we have everything we need for the party.
We are looking forward to this fun event and hope to see you there!
Jessica Bass and Dawn Garcia
In honor of National Pet Month, Timber Creek Gives and the PTO will be holding a Pet Food Food Drive honoring Montgomery County Animal Shelter and Abandoned Animal Rescue of Tomball. The drive will be held May 22-26. Please consider donating wet or dry adult dog or cat food, dry puppy or kitten food, puppy or kitten paté, gently used towels, or gently used blankets. You can send your donations in your child's backpack and they can drop them off at the Timber Creek Gives table in the hallway by the front entrance. Please join us as we help improve the lives of homeless animals and honor the beloved pets in our lives. Thank you!
Friday we will have an author visit us in the library, Michael White.
Next Monday we will have a Read-a-thon. I would like to invite 5 parents to be a mystery reader to surprise the kids at different times throughout the day. If you are available to read aloud to our class, please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10NQIqCKmGPut5M1wOwx15BHKYmCIGbmrHH8Iol-Q97g/edit
Objectives for the week:
ELA: Students will read and write words with contractions(NO MORE SPELLING TESTS - HOORAY!); we will review author's purpose for writing a story (to persuade, inform, or entertain) and practice retelling stories. We will complete a fiction writing assignment for a major grade.
Math: Complete measurement unit (test on Friday over measuring length, time to hour and half hour, data and graphing). We will also take our spring math benchmark this week - this will be divided over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) and we will be reviewing for measurement all week long.
Science: We will look at how young animals resemble their parents and look at life cycles (test on Thursday)
Social Studies: We will review concepts learned throughout the year.
*STAAR testing this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Our campus will be closed to visitors. Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will rock this!
*Friday is Field Day from 9-11 - Please wear our class tshirt! Students will need to wear tennis shoes and may wear a swimsuit under their clothes and bring a towel - they will get wet! Please pack clean/dry clothes including underwear and socks to change into afterwards. Parents are very welcome to join us. Coach Kruppa is also looking for volunteers to help! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084daaac23a3fe3-tces
Objectives for the week:
ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional endings - review of -s, -es, -ing, and -ed (Spelling test on Thursday due to Friday's Field Day); we will practice our fluency while reading and start a new fiction writing assignment
Math: Continue measurement unit by collecting data to create bar and picture graphs (measurement test will be next Friday, May 19th over measuring length, time to hour and half hour, data and graphing)
Science: We will look at how young animals resemble their parents and look at life cycles (life cycles test will be May 18th)
Social Studies: We will create simple timelines using our class birthdays and holidays that occur throughout the year.
ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional ending ed (Spelling test on Friday); new reading unit on using deeper comprehension and fluency and writing for a reason
Math: Continue measurement unit by telling time to the hour and half hour
Science: We will continue to study interdependence and take a look at food chains.
Social Studies: New unit on past, present, and future and how technology has changed over the years.
When we come back from vacation we are going to be starting a project in both Writing and Reading about Media Literacy. The students are going to be designing their own board game and creating advertisements that go with their game. In order to make the board games, they are going to need empty cereal boxes. If you could please help us out by sending in cereal boxes that are empty we would greatly appreciate it! The class will need a total of about 10. Thanks in advance!
*Tuesday is national #LoveMySchoolDay We would love to hear stories of why you love Timber Creek on any social media with the hashtag #LoveMySchoolDay and tag @TISDTCES
*Friday is a holiday! Happy Easter!
Objectives for the week:
ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional ending -s (Spelling test on Thursday due to holiday on Friday); Continue reading unit on becoming super readers with super strategies and writing like a famous author.
Math: New unit on geometry: classify and sorting 3D shapes. (test is NEXT Friday over 2 and 3D shapes and fractions)
Science: We will investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats. We will sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring. We will look at amphibians, birds, reptiles, insects, fish
Social Studies: Continue to explore geography and landforms (hill, valley, mountain, river, plain, plateau, lake, island, and volcano). We will make a volcano in class on Tuesday - fun!!! We are in need of blue, green and brown play-doh by NEXT Thursday, April 13th to build landforms as well as shoe box lids to build them on. If you could donate any of these to your child’s class, we would greatly appreciate it! Thank you! Simple play-doh recipe if you would like to make some (and store bought is great too):
We have been learning about landforms in Social Studies and are going to be making play-doh landforms! We are in need of blue, green and brown play-doh by NEXT Thursday, April 13th . If you could donate any of these to your child’s class, we would greatly appreciate it! :)Thank you!