We've been reviewing and expanding our understanding of the parts of speech. Students will create posters capturing the parts as super heroes, each with their own unique powers. After examining fiction and drama, our reading genre study will shift to nonfiction and nonfiction text features this week. We'll carry this into writing by examining how expository text is organized and writing summaries.
In science, we're continuing our inquiry unit by experimenting with variables. In social studies, we're starting to look at the land of Texas, including exact and relative location, elevation, and land, water, plants and animals. And in math, we've extended our study of place value by including decimals.
In all subjects, we look to make real-world connections, so please continue to look for those opportunities for exploration and discussion at home and throughout the community. (For example, we looked forward to a rainy weekend after reading a weather news story that included decimals, locations, and land features.)
I've added several files to the handouts section for those still struggling to accessing the Student Self Serve features through my.austinisd.org. Our registrar, Susan Jetton, is also available for support. I try to keep the electronic gradebook up to date, so that parents have a clear understanding of how their child is doing.
And finally, high on our wish list are more beanbags for the classroom. The students really enjoy getting away from their desks and working around the room, and most of our beanbags are reaching end-of-life status. Donations will be cheered by all.
Have a great week