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Upcoming Events

November 14 – Big Kahuna Party Bus for students who sold 15 items 

 

November 15 – Picture Retake Day & Big Kahuna delivery from 2:00-5:30

November 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break

Learning Objectives October 29-November 2, 2018

Reading: We will be comparing fiction and nonfiction, as well as the elements  of both these types of reading. 

Reading Homework: Read 20 minutes each night. Also fill in minutes on Book-It logs. November logs will come home on Thursday. 

Writing: Students will turn singular nouns into plural nouns. We will continue writing our  Scary Stories, along with some other seasonal writings.  On Friday, students will bring home their packet of cursive we have learned up to this point. 

NEW SPELLING WORDS come home Monday. These words are plural nouns. The test will be on Friday.

Social Studies: Last Week we learned about changes in transportation and this week we are going to learn about inventors. 

IMPORTANT Information:

EARLY RELEASE for students on Wednesday, October 31. Release time is 12:00. Lunch is at 10:50. No parents at lunch due to early release.

STORYBOOK CHARACTER PARADE: Wednesday, Oct. 31. Students will parade for other grade levels upstairs and discuss their character. Students in costume must have the book  about their character.

Red Ribbon Week October 22-26, 2018

Picture Day Thursday September 20

Enjoy a free 8×8 Photo Book when you order online at mylifetouch.com

LATE ORDERS will be accepted ONLINE ONLY up to 48 hours after Picture Day.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a free 8×8 Photo Book when you order online at mylifetouch.com

LATE ORDERS will be accepted ONLINE ONLY up to 48 hours after Picture Day.

Joe Roughneck visit

Third grade had a visit from Joe Roughneck on Wednesday, and they were SO excited.  Our Project Based Learning this year going to be researching the rich history and traditions of White Oak. My homeroom will research traditions. I will be sending home a letter asking for any help family members could share with  the class about the traditions of both the community and the school traditions. Not having grown up here, I do not have any background knowledge on this subject and would LOVE any  input you could share.  The third grade will work on the PBL and display their work the week of Homecoming here at the school.

PICTURES Thursday September 20

All students will have their photo taken Thursday whether you desire to purchase them or not. The pictures will be used for the yearbook. Forms were sent home on Thursday.

Learning Objectives for September 4-7, 2018

We are continuing to work on the same TEKS that we have for the  first 2 weeks of school, and continuing to build on our understanding of them.  We have been working on Summary, Sequence, and Plot ( 3.8. A-C). We also have reviewed text features of Fiction (characters, setting, problem , solution, plot).

In Grammar, we are working on nouns, verbs, articles, adjectives, and  adverbs. We also are working on  identifying  the subject and predicate in sentences.  We are using Multisensory Grammar, an interactive language program.  Your child will begin bringing home some color-coded papers that we use to learn parts of speech.  (TEKS: 3.22A. i, ii,iii, iv,v;  3.22 B)

In Writing, we  are learning cursive writing and will continue working on this throughout the year.  Also, we are working on edit  our writing, as we become better writers. (TEKS: 3.17A-D)

 

Social Studies is learning about Communities.

 

PARENT ORIENTATION SEPTEMBER 10TH

 

Parent Orientation has been scheduled for the parents of intermediate students on Monday, September 10th,  from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Teachers have enjoyed getting to know their students and establishing a climate of self-worth coupled with a strong work ethic.

The orientation will begin at 5:30 in the elementary cafeteria with a brief meeting. Parents will then be dismissed to the following areas:

  • 3rd Grade – Library
  • 4th Grade – Remain in the Cafeteria
  • 5th Grade – Computer Lab

Parents, please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.

Monday September 3 is a school holiday

School Holiday Monday, Sept. 3rd

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School will be closed Monday, September 3rd. Enjoy the time with your families celebrating Labor Day. Talk to your children about Labor Day and what it means.

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It’s a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday credits the contributions of the working class to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day became an official national holiday in 1894. This holiday is usually celebrated with summer activities. Elementary teachers use this holiday to introduce the concept of Community Helpers to small children. Everyone plays a role or works a job that supports their community.

What role do you play in your community?

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