It’s no joke- April is here!! We have a very busy week ahead of us- please be sure to glance over the important dates coming up.
Reading– In reading we are going to be reviewing for the STAAR test for the week. Each teacher will be working on reviewing skills that we have covered through out the year. We will also be talking about the testing genre, specific testing vocabulary and how to deal with testing anxiety.
Writing– In Writing, we will moving into a unit covering some key grammatical skills that our 5th graders need some extra practice with. This week, we will be focusing on compound sentences. We will be looking at using commas correctly to combine sentences.
Social Studies– In social studies this week, we will be starting our unit on The Industrialization and Urbanization of the United States In this unit, students will explore how the United States moved past conflict to become an urbanized society because of the growth of industrialization.We will be focusing on how changes in the economy cause people to migrate. Additionally, we will be working to answer these questions:
- How did industrialization change where people in the United States lived?
- Why was industrialization important to the United States then and now?
This week, students will be looking at monopolies, how human’s modify the environment and the Women’s Rights movements.
Math- This week we will focus on Financial Literacy, students will be able to define income tax, payroll tax, sales tax, and property tax; explain the difference between gross income and net income; describe actions that might be taken to balance a budget when expenses exceed income; and balance a simple budget.
Science- We will continue our unit on Food Webs- Changes to Ecosystems, students will describe the flow of energy within a food web, including the roles of the Sun, producers, consumers, and decomposers and be able to predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways.
On top of all the awesome learning we are doing there are some important dates we want you to be aware of:
- Monday, April 1, 2019 TAG Results go home
- Monday, April 1, 2019- 5:30-7:30: Elementary Art Showcase at the PAC
- Monday, April 1, 2019-6:00 – 8:00 pm at Round Rock High School: Round Rock ISD Career Exploration Fair
- Tuesday, April 2, 2019- Spring Photos: Class & Individual
- Thursday, April 4, 2019- Global School Engineering Day
- Friday, April 5, 2019 Friday Assembly: 3-5
- Friday, April 5, 2019 School Carnival!!
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019 STAAR: 5th Grade Math
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019 STAAR: 4th Grade Writing
- Wednesday, April 10 STAAR: 5th Grade Reading
- Friday, April 12, 2019- PTA Movie Night
- Saturday, April 13, 2019- RRISD Celebration of Families, Empty Bowls Festival & Choir Performance
- Thursday, April 18, 2019 Dinosaur George for all Grades
- Friday, April 19, 2019- No School
- Monday, April 22, 2019 – Friday, April 26, 2019- Staff Appreciation Week!
- Monday, April 22, 2019 – Friday, April 26, 2019- StuCo Kindness Week!
- Thursday, April 25, 2019- Junie B. Jones by the Stallion Choir
- Friday, April 26, 2019 Junie B. Jones Night 2!
- Saturday, April 27, 2019 RRISD Job Fair!
- Saturday, April 27, 2019 Math Pentathlon Division 3 Competition
Message from RRISD Transportation:
Due to high ridership, we are not currently accepting bus rider permits for Sommer Elementary.
Round Rock ISD Career Exploration Fair
Monday, April 1st – 6:00 – 8:00 pmRound Rock High School
All Ages Districtwide
- Meet and greet with community helpers, EMTs, firefighters, and police officers
- Careers on wheels – Trailblazer Bus, Texas National Guard Command Center Bus, a Circuit of The Americas car, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and solar training units
- Interactive photo booth with souvenir photos to take home
- Food available for purchase
Ambassador Club Food Drive for Empty Bowls!
Round Rock Serving Center needs your help in our school food drive! This food drive is part of the Empty Bowl festival. We will be collecting food and other items through April 10th.We are hoping to collect over 1000 items this year!! There will be a collection bin outside the office.
Most Needed Items to Collect :
- Canned vegetables ~ corn and green beans are the most popular
- Canned fruit
- Canned soup
- Top Ramen
- Peanut Butter
- Macaroni ‘n cheese
- Canned meat and tuna
- Pasta ~ spaghetti, macaroni
- Rice and pinto beans
- Toilet paper
RRISD Youth Art Month Exhibition
The 24th Annual RRISD Youth Art Month Exhibition will be held March 26th-April 2nd at the McNeil PAC. This is an opportunity for every elementary school in the district to showcase student work. There will be a teacher meet and greet on April 1st from 5:30p-7:00p.
Global School Engineering Day
Global School Engineering Day is April 4, 2019. The is for all students who enjoy applying science, math, and construction to create structures. We want to spread the word about the benefits of play through engineering. Students can work on their collaboration, problem-solving, critcal thinking, real-world applications. Want some ideas? Clink on the link – The Global Day of the Engineer website.
Austin Pets Alive is a cool shelter. They help save animals that are going to be killed. You can help by donating money, donate items off the wish list, volunteer to help, get a toy for them at the dog store, you can foster (like babysitting) or adopt an animal. We made flyers so ask our class! You can go to the website https://www.austinpetsalive.org/ or get things off our sign up here.
We need your help.
Love the PET HEROES! (Mrs. Satterwhite’s Class)
There will be a box outside our classroom for supplies until April 1st. The specific brands are linked on the wishlist and connected to amazon. See below.
As always if you have any question please contact your student’s teacher.
The 5th Grade team