Happy Mother's Day to you all! Thank you for sharing your children with me this year - I love them as if they were my own! A heartfelt thank you for all of the teacher appreciation shown last week - my heart is so full! Thank you for supporting our classroom in so many different ways, and thank you for all of the kindness you have shown me throughout the year. I have been lucky to have the chance to work with such wonderful families!
This week our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking the STAAR test. This means that our campus is closed to visitors on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We will support our school by wearing Champions tshirt or blue on Monday, Super Hero tshirts on Tuesday, and TCES tshirt on Wednesday.
Friday is Field Day - please have students wear our bright yellow class tshirts and bring a complete change of clothes. We would love to have you come out to support us or volunteer on the field! For details related to Field Day and other end of the year events. TCES newsletter_May2018.pdf
Field Day Visitors- please RSVP, by Monday, in order to have a pre- printed badge made for the event and avoid long lines. Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/tT3mfMV5WbPjjvA82
Math: money and financial literacy - some vocabulary words to know: saving, charity, earned income, needs, wants. Money test Thursday, May 17.
Science: life cycles: we will investigate the life cycles of butterflies, chickens, frogs, and ladybugs. Thank you to the Huntsman family for donating the chicken eggs - we will actually get to see the lifecycle in action - ask your child about our chick hospital and the eggs in our incubator!
ELA: contractions (students will have fun with contraction "surgery". No more spelling tests! We will review author's purpose for writing a story (to entertain, persuade, or inform). We will review personal narratives and write our final major grade writing paper for the year throughout the week - due by Thursday.
Social Studies: continue to look at landforms and discuss natural resources. Our final major grade will be worked on Tuesday and Wednesday as the students create an imaginary place that has landforms and natural resources by displaying it on a brochure in class. We will stress quality work.