Friday, April 29, 2016

STAAR Ready Week

Next week is our last week to review and prepare for the STAAR test!  STAAR testing days are May 9th (math test) and May 10th (reading test).

To get ready, we are having a STAAR ready week to review. Every day next week we will dress up for a little motivation as we practice every day. The students will have opportunities to earn prizes for their hard work.  Look at the list below to see what to wear each day!

Monday 5/2
Sports Theme/Warm Ups
Working Out The STAAR
Tuesday 5/3
Nerd Day
It is Cool to be a Nerd Make Sure to Read Every Word.
Wednesday 5/4
Camo Day
Hunting for Great Strategies
Thursday 5/5
Pajama Days
Put the STAAR To Bed
Friday 5/6
Black Out Day
Black Out the STAAR

The kids have been working so hard and I know everyone will do great!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Context Clues

Next week we will be reviewing context clues in reading class. Check out this short video about context clues below!

 Review this page about the different types of context clues we have been learning about. Click the title to download and print at home.

Then, review these guidelines that go over strategies to help you find the meaning of unknown words. Click the title to download and print at home.

We have been working hard on synonyms, antonyms, and homophones too. This will help you with the context clues questions.  Here is our homophones list for you to review.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo Field Trip!

We had a GREAT day at the Bayou Wildlife Zoo!  We saw so many different  animals. We were able to feed most of the animals too! A big thanks to Mrs. Garcia for organizing this trip and writing the LEAF grant that funded this trip for us!
Petting Zoo!


On the safari ride!



It was a great day!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I apologize for not posting anything for so long! We have been so busy!  Let me update you on a few things that we have been doing here at school.

To reward our students for all their hard work on the reading benchmark test, we allowed them to pie a teacher in the face! This was so much fun...and so messy. I had a great time!

We are continuing to work VERY hard in reading class to make sure we understand everything we have learned all year.  It is more fun to work with a friend, so that's what we have been doing!

It is also more fun to use the ActivExpressions to vote on our answers or text in answers!

We have also been having some fun at stations using LEGOS to create story settings and characters. The students build a story with the LEGOS and then take pictures. They create a comic strip type story using a Story Visualizer app on the iPad! It's super fun!

We had a few dress up days to get excited for the upcoming STAAR tests.  Our favorite was dress like a nerd are a few of our nerds!

Last Friday was diversity day. This was a great lesson for everyone and it was so great to see everyone dress up to represent their culture!