Thursday, May 16, 2019

Dear Parents,

I can't believe this is the last post of the year! Time has flown by. Thank you so much for sharing your children with me this past year. I have enjoyed them everyday. Have a wonderful summer!

Student Appreciation next week...
MON
Electronic Day -Students may bring their individual electronics to play.
Please have all devices charged and ready for use. We also have laptops available here.
Awards Ceremony - 1:15 pm - cafeteria 

TUES. 
Arts and Craft Day - Students will get to use art supplies to create different pieces of art. Students may bring any extra supplies from home. 

WED.
Autograph Day - Students will be given a “Memories Book” for their friends to sign. They may also bring their yearbook. (Please be sure your child’s name is inside)
Game Day - Students may bring board games, card games or puzzles. 
Please label with student names. 
End of the Year PARTY! 12:55pm - playground

THUR
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Read In and Movie Day - Students may bring their favorite books, small blankets and a flashlight. This needs to fit in their backpack. They may wear pajamas if they wish.

Thank you,
Mrs. Butler

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dear Parents,

Important Dates:
  • May 13-15 Campus Closed to all visitors due to STAAR testing
  • May 15 Austin Nature and Science Center field Trip 9:15 AM-2:00 PM
  • May 15 Box Tops due
  • May 20 1st Grade Awards Ceremony 1:15 PM in cafeteria
  • May 22 End Of Year Parties-Sponsored by PTA
  • May 23  Last Day of School

Our learning next week...
Math: Students will review math concepts taught throughout the year: doubles, making ten, subtraction, and time.

Science: Students will finish the unit in which they identified and compared the parts of a plant (flowers, leaves, stems, roots).

Reading: Students will be given a comprehension menu that reviews reading skills taught throughout the year. They may choose what they want to work on throughout the week.

Writing:  Students will be given free choice in the genre they select to write this week. Genres include: personal narrative, letters, how-to, poetry, fiction, fairy tale, opinion, comics and free write. We will also revisit writing goals and assess progress.

Thank you,
Mrs. Butler

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dear Parents,

Important Dates:
  • May 10 All library books must be returned
  • May 13-15 Campus Closed to all visitors due to STAAR testing
  • May 15 Austin Nature and Science Center field Trip 9:15 AM-2:00 PM
  • May 15 Box Tops due
  • May 20 1st Grade Awards Ceremony 1:15 PM in cafeteria
  • May 22 End Of Year Parties-Sponsored by PTA
  • May 23  Last Day of School

Our learning next week...
Math: Students will continue with financial literacy. This week each class will do their own financial literacy project in their classrooms.

Science: Students will identify and compare the parts of a plant (flowers, leaves, stems, roots).

Reading  Students will be reviewing the following reading skills: retelling, character traits, asking questions, main idea with details and inferring.

Writing:  Students will review writing letters and how-to’s.

Campus news:
Yearbook online purchases close on Tuesday, May 7th unless we sell out sooner.  If any books are still available for sale after distribution, they will be $35 and sold on a first come first serve basis.
Order now at www.balfour.com
If you have any questions or not sure if you ordered one, please ask us at sommeryearbook@gmail.com


Thank you,
Mrs. Butler



Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dear Parents,


I will not be sending any more reading group books from the literacy library home this year. Please have your students read on their RAZ kids accounts for their nightly reading homework.

Important Dates:

  • May 1 Field trip permission slips and $2 payment due
  • May 2 Career Day
  • May 3 Career Dress Up Day
  • May 10 All library books must be returned
  • May 13-15 Campus Closed to all visitors due to STAAR testing
  • May 15 Austin Nature and Science Center field Trip 9:15 AM-2:00 PM
  • May 15 Box Tops due
  • May 20  Awards Ceremony
  • May 22 End Of Year Parties-Sponsored by PTA
  • May 23  Last Day of School

Our learning next week...
Math: Personal Financial Literacy: Students will learn about saving, spending, and earning money.


Science: Students will compare and contrast the characteristics of a chicken at the various stages of its life cycle.  An assessment over life cycles will end the week.


Reading: We will continue our unit on literacy media. Students will be creating their own commercials using the different techniques used in media such as sounds, images and movement to persuade others to buy their product.


Writing:  In writing students will be reviewing and revisiting the components of a  personal narratives. They will be refining their craft and digging deeper into details of a  personal narrative.


Social Studies: Students will be exploring how technology has changed the way that people work.  

Campus News:
Dear Parents: If your child has medication in the nurse's office, please pick it up on or before the end of the school day on Thursday May 23, 2019. No medication will be sent home with a student and no medication will be left in the nurse’s office over the summer.  If not picked up, it will be disposed of properly.
Thank you,
Michelle Bullock, LVN
Patsy Sommer Elementary Clinic Nurse


Thank you,
Mrs. Butler

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dear Parents,

Permission slips for our 1st grade field trip to the Austin Nature and Science Center came home today.  Permission slips and $2 payment are due by May 1.  Please sign and return the forms (front and back.

Important Dates:
  • Apr. 19 No School/holiday
  • May 1 Field trip permission slips and $2 payment due
  • May 2 Career Day
  • May 3 Career Dress Up Day
  • May 10 All library books must be returned
  • May 13-15 Campus Closed to all visitors due to STAAR testing
  • May 15 Austin Nature and Science Center field Trip 9:15 AM-2:00 PM
  • May 15 Box Tops due
  • May 20  Awards Ceremony
  • May 22 End Of Year Parties-Sponsored by PTA
  • May 23  Last Day of School

Our learning next week...
Math: Representing and comparing numbers to 130: The students will  represent numbers written first by using base ten blocks, then expanded form and standard form to represent how numbers are written. The students will need to be able to represent numbers in each of these ways. Ex:  112= expanded form (100+10+2); standard form (112). Students will also review ordering numbers from least to greatest, and greatest to least.

Science: This week, students will observe and record the life cycle of the fish and chicken.

Reading: Students will be introduced to various types of media literacy. They will be able to recognize the purpose of media  (inform, entertain or persuade) and different techniques used in media such as sounds, images and movement.

Writing:  Students will present their student-selected research to the class. The remainder of the week, students will choose a topic of interest to them and write while conferring with the teacher working on: a cohesive B/M/E, beginning with a capital letter, ending with appropriate spacing and punctuation and using their best handwriting.

Balanced Literacy: In social studies the students will explore and learn about how technology has changed transportation and recreation.  In phonics students will recognize and use consonant digraphs in both the beginning and end of words.

Thank you,
Mrs. Butler