University of Texas

University of Texas
COVID - 19
Posted on March 15, 2020

Try not to panic. I know there are many questions unanswered and it seems like crazy times (especially in the markets...where can I find some toilet paper?! Can a woman just get a bag of chocolate???) If we practice safe social distancing and good hygiene, we should be safe. We are all in this together! Also, teachers and staff will be working throughout the coming days to provide instruction remotely. Scholars, this is not a free pass/vacation but a chance to take responsibility for your own education. With the materials and resources provided, do your best to keep up so that when we come back together, you will be ready to learn and finish off the year. 

On a funnier note to bring some joy into your lives! 

I had a good laugh while searching these up for you. See you soon! 
Posted on March 13, 2020
We have finished week 1 of interim testing! Due to the precautions our school site is taking due to COVID-19, we were unable to have our pep rally. However, we didn't let that dampen our spirits! We had our TikTok "Renegade Challenge" in our homeroom and the kiddos voted for J.G! During state testing in May, scholars are not allowed to use technology after they have finished testing so we are getting them ready by occupying them with "fun packets" or a great book to read! 

Tomorrow is Pi Day so I incentivized our kiddos. If they can memorize 45 numbers, they get to pie me! I am shook because at least 4 students have already risen to the challenge.... what have I gotten myself into?! 
Peep last year's champ in the back! She's already memorized more than 60!
These kids are a little TOO eager to pie me... hm...
please forget..please forget..please forget!

First challenge: N vs. R

Second challenge: L vs. A
Third challenge: Boys
Posted on March 6, 2020
In February, we began working on our Project Based Learning project on the Endangered Species Act. Students have been conducting their independent research on what the act entails and answering our essential question: "How do humans affect the environment?". They have worked for a couple weeks writing their opinion essays and they began their presentations for the showcase. Make sure to come by March 19th to our PBL Open House! 
University of the Week
Posted on February 21, 2020
We took our amazing scholars at Scholarship Prep on a "college tour" to the University of Texas at Austin! Some of our brave 4th graders volunteered to stand in front of the whole school and give a "tour" through our campus and what they have to offer. We believe in giving our scholars a vision and dream for their future. UT Austin has so much to offer for students with a  wide variety of interests. I am so proud of their courage and pride they took in representing our homeroom! 
Valentine's Day
Posted on February 14, 2020
Our scholars were so excited to pass out their cards/treats to their peers! We set up little mailboxes and 26 kiddos had their love tanks filled with sweets and goodies. Thank you parents who were so thoughtful with the goody bags, snacks, drinks, and individual cards!! 

Goodbye 2019
Posted on December 20, 2019
The last week of school, we celebrated the many achievements of our scholars who have worked hard and put in the effort to maintain their grades and character. To end the year, our class made gingerbread houses and loaded up on sweets. 

Electives Festival
Posted on December 13, 2019
What a day! Our electives teachers organized a wonderful, fun-filled day for the students to showcase all they have been learning. We started the day with our scholars who participate in dance and music electives. They put on such a fun and creative musical and we got to see some shy and timid students really rise to the occasion and blossom. Then, we moved to the basketball courts where some of our scholars were chosen to participate in the skills challenge. I am proud to announce that A.N, from our homeroom, brought home the win! After the skills challenge, we visited the art room where we saw some amazing art work posted all around the room. Once we made our tour around the room, it was time for our students to play a game of soccer against each other. K.H was voted the MVP by his coach and teachers who were watching the game. He got to take home the game ball! It was a joy to watch our talented scholars do what they love! 
Skills, Skills, Skills
Posted on December 6, 2019
Our scholars have been working very hard in English class. We have been learning important reading skills necessary for comprehension. With every reading passage, our scholars have been practicing annotating, listening, inferring, finding textual evidence to support their ideas, finding the cause and effect, and identifying the main idea and supporting details. 

Attitude of Gratitude
Posted on November 22, 2019
In 4th grade, we have much to be grateful for! 

We have mentors from Sage Hill High School come and work on writing with our scholars. They come prepared with worksheets and fun activities! Our scholars stay engaged on the task and appreciate all the preparation done beforehand to make it an exciting day! 

We also had the opportunity to preview the Scholastic Book Fair and choose one book. Our kiddos were so excited to look at all their options and read with their friends.

We Survived October!
Posted on November 1, 2019

Hey SPS family! Can you believe it's already November?? Where has the time gone? As we begin interim testing this week, let's take a look back and reflect on what we've been doing in class. 

Our 4th graders have been learning about the circulatory system in regards to understanding a literal heart. Here they are reading together and taking note of details and new vocabulary words.

Here are our 3rd graders learning about adverbs and story sequencing. 
Happy Halloween from 3/4 family to yours!
Left to Right: California Poppyseed (history), Freckle (ELA), JiJi (math), Ms. Frizzle (science)

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