Monday, September 24, 2018

Updates 9/24/18

Hi Parents,

I hope that you are having a great start to your week. I will send the Fall Conference Sign Up
Out this week.

Reminders:

Thursday, September 27th - Flu Clinic
School Reminders:
  • Please join the PTA. We are trying to have 100% participation.  
  • Our Box Tops for Education collection drive has begun!  Please send in your Box Tops to your child's teacher. This year's contest will run from September 12th - February 15th.
  • We have started our 5th annual Cash for Coyotes Direct Donation Drive!  This is FCE PTA’s primary fundraiser and funds numerous programs for our teachers, staff and children.
  • Flu Clinic is on September 27th. Informational brochure and consent form were sent home first week of school. The consent is to be returned only if the student will be getting the flu vaccine.
  • We are excited to announce that Forest Creek Elementary will be participating in the UIL (University Interscholastic League) Competition again this year! The events that our school is participating this year are: Creative Writing - grade 2, Oral Reading - grades 4 & 5, Spelling - grades 3, 4, & 5, Ready Writing - grades 3, 4, & 5, Number Sense - grades 4 & 5, and Storytelling - grades 2 & 3. Practices will be once a week and the Division Meet is Saturday January 26, 2019. Please click on the form for signup and more information. UIL Sign Up Form


This week we are learning:
Math
Addition and Subtraction Strategies
  • Number Line
  • Hundreds Chart
  • Base 10 Blocks
Science and Social Studies
Matter
  • Physical changes
  • Properties
  • Flexibility
  • Solid vs. liquid
  • Changes with heat
Constitution
Word Study
Beginning of the year list and activities
Reading
Non-Fiction
  • Text Features
Writing
Personal Narrative
  • Drafting
  • Editing/Revising
Read Aloud
Charlotte’ Web
Have a nice week and let me know if you need anything.

Mrs. Gentry

Monday, September 17, 2018

Updates 9/17/18

Hi Parents,

I hope that you enjoyed your weekend!

Reminders:

Monday, September 17th - Writing Club
School Reminders:
  • Please join the PTA. We are trying to have 100% participation.  
  • Back to school night for Current TAG Parents tonight September 13th starting at 5:30pm in the library. This informational event is for parents that currently have TAG identified students in the program.
  • Our Box Tops for Education collection drive has begun!  Please send in your Box Tops to your child's teacher. This year's contest will run from September 12th - February 15th.
  • This week we kickoff our 5th annual Cash for Coyotes Direct Donation Drive!  This is FCE PTA’s primary fundraiser and funds numerous programs for our teachers, staff and children.
  • Flu Clinic on September 27th.
  • Informational brochure and consent form were sent home first week of school. The consent is to be returned only if the student will be getting the flu vaccine.


This week we are learning:
Math
Addition Strategies
  • Counting On
  • Number Line
  • Hundreds Chart
  • Base 10 Blocks
Science and Social Studies
Matter
  • Physical changes
  • Properties
  • Flexibility
  • Solid vs. liquid
  • Changes with heat
Citizenship
Word Study
Beginning of the year list and activities
Reading
Questioning
Predictions
Writing
Personal Narrative
  • Drafting
  • Editing/Revising
Read Aloud
Hello Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Have a great week!

Mrs. Gentry

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Updates 9/11/18

Hi Parents,


I hope that you are enjoying your week.
We really enjoyed celebrating our grandparents at lunch last Friday.


Reminders:
Tuesday, September 11th - PTA meeting


This week we are learning:
Math
Place Value
  • Standard Form
  • Written Form
  • Expanded Form
  • Base Ten Blocks
  • Odd and Even Numbers
  • Hundreds Chart
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Finding numbers on the number line
Addition Strategies
  • Counting On
  • Number Line
  • Hundreds Chart
Science and Social Studies
Matter
  • Physical changes
  • Properties
  • Flexibility
  • Solid vs. liquid
  • Changes with heat
Citizenship
Word Study
Beginning of the year list and activities
Reading
Story Elements
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Setting
  • Story Map
Writing
Personal Narrative
  • Drafting
  • Editing
Read Aloud
Hello Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Gentry

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Updates 9/4/18

Hi Parents,

We are off to great start this week and learning so many great things!

Reminders:
Friday, September 7th - Grandparents Day Lunch

This week we are learning:
Math
Place Value
  • Standard Form
  • Written Form
  • Expanded Form
  • Base Ten Blocks
  • Odd and Even Numbers
  • Hundreds Chart
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Finding numbers on the number line
Science and Social Studies
Matter
  • Physical changes
  • Properties
  • Flexibility
  • Solid vs. liquid
Citizenship
Word Study
Beginning of the year list and activities
Reading
Character traits
  • How does a character feel?
  • How does a character act?
  • How does a character think?
  • What does a character say?
  • What does a character look like?
Writing
Personal Narrative
  • Drafting
  • Editing
Read Aloud
Hello Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Have a great week!

Mrs. Gentry