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Weekly News 11/15-11/19

This Week We're Learning:
 
Reading - I can recognize the elements of traditional literature (folktales, fairytales, myths, and legends).
Writing - I can determine which should be used: I or me, good or well, a or an. I can write an argumentative essay.
Social Studies - I understand the influence of European explorers in Texas
 
In Other News
  • Creekview Cares Food Drive - Bring in non-perishable food items this week to support TEAMS!
  • Wednesday, 11/17 - Center Court Pizza Spirit Night
  • Holiday Parties - December 17th, Visitor Pre-Registration due 12/10 - You can register here to attend our class party!
  • Thank you so much for supporting the Book Fair! We sold over $33,000 at the Book Fair last week. A portion of those sales are returned to the school to purchase books for our library.
Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!

Weekly News 11/1-11/5

This Week We're Learning:
 
Reading - I can recognize the elements of drama (including stage directions, acts, and scenes). I can read and understand dramas.
Writing - I can determine which should be used: I or me, good or well, a or an. I can write personal letters.
Social Studies - I can identify the Native American tribes of Texas. I understand the influence of European explorers in Texas
 
In Other News
  • No School Tomorrow! 11/2 - Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, 11/3 - Sonic Spirit Night Fundraiser!
  • Fall Book Fair - 11/8-12! I can't wait to get to shop for new books with my students!
Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!

Weekly News 10/25-29

This Week We're Learning:
 
Reading - I can recognize the elements of drama (including stage directions, acts, and scenes). I can read and understand dramas.
Writing - I can determine which should be used: I or me, good or well, a or an. I can write personal letters.
Social Studies - I can identify the Native American tribes of Texas.
 
In Other News
Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!

This Week We're Learning:
 
Reading - I can analyze characters and their relationships. I can support my understanding with text evidence. (Reading Assessment this Friday)!
Writing - I can correctly write simple and compound sentences. I can write a personal narrative.
Social Studies - I can identify the Native American tribes of Texas.
 
In Other News
 
  • Creekview Howl - October 22nd - Plan to come enjoy some Halloween family fun on the night of October 22nd! 
  • Candy Donations - Creekview Howl - We need donations of candy for the trunk or treat event at the Howl. If you can, please send a bag of candy to school with your child to donate to the cause!
  • Picture Re-Takes - October 25th
  • We are now able to have volunteers fully back on campus! If you'd like to volunteer, please make sure you have completed the Volunteer Application, and then contact me and let me know you are interested! :)
  • Do you have games or Legos sitting around your house that your kids don't play with any more? Donate it to our class! In an effort to build social skills and cooperation among my students, we begin each day with "Morning Choice." This is a time (before Rise and Shine) that the students can choose a board game, puzzle, or other activity to play with their classmates. It's a great, positive way to begin our day, but we would always love new activities to be added to our collection. So, if you are cleaning out your kids' toys, please think of us!
I hope you have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Weekly News 10/4-10/8

This Week We're Learning:
 
Reading - I can determine if a story is written from first or third person point of view. I can analyze characters and their relationships.
Writing - I can correctly write simple and compound sentences. I can write a personal narrative.
Social Studies - I can identify the Native American tribes of Texas.
 
In Other News
  • This week we are taking a couple of (ungraded) tests that will help us to better identify the strengths and weaknesses of our students.
    • Interim Testing - Math - Tuesday
    • Interim Testing - Reading - Wednesday
  • Half Day - Friday, October 8th - enjoy the afternoon with your children!
  • Color Run - Friday, October 8th in the morning - students need to wear white shirts and old tennis shoes in order to fully enjoy the colored chalk fun!
  • Thursday, October 7th - Wear Blue to take a stand against bullying!
  • Monday, October 11th - Student holiday!
  • Thank you to everyone who donated peanut butter in our drive to support Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries! Our classes were able to help many families through our donations!
  • We are now able to have volunteers fully back on campus! If you'd like to volunteer, please make sure you have completed the Volunteer Application, and then contact me and let me know you are interested! :)
  • Do you have games or Legos sitting around your house that your kids don't play with any more? Donate it to our class! In an effort to build social skills and cooperation among my students, we begin each day with "Morning Choice." This is a time (before Rise and Shine) that the students can choose a board game, puzzle, or other activity to play with their classmates. It's a great, positive way to begin our day, but we would always love new activities to be added to our collection. So, if you are cleaning out your kids' toys, please think of us!
I hope you have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Weekly News 9/20-9/24

What We're Learning:
 
Reading: I can analyze plot elements, including conflict, setting, and theme. Plot assessment on Friday!
Writing: I can write a personal narrative. I can identify the subject and predicate in a complete sentence.
Social Studies: I can identify the four regions of Texas and their features.
 
In Other News:
  • Our school fundraiser (Paws for a Cause) ends this Wednesday! We are currently at $14,000 raised, and have $6,000 more to reach our goal! Please donate through Membership Toolkit today!
  • Spirit Wear sale ends this Wednesday! Order your Creekview spirit gear on Membership Toolkit!
  • Thank you to everyone who cooked and donated items for the lunch put on by PTO last week! It was a wonderful treat!
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences have begun! Please check your email for the link to sign up for a conference with Mr. Garza and me!

Weekly News 9/13-9/17

What We're Learning:
 
Reading - I can analyze plot elements in fiction test.
Writing - I can write small-moment narrative stories. I can tell the difference between complete and incomplete sentences.
Social Studies - I can identify the regions of Texas and their characteristics.
 
In Other News:
  • School cancelled 9/14 due to inclement weather
  • Look for our picture day to be rescheduled!
  • Paws for a Cause fundraiser is ongoing! Every donation helps! See Membership Toolkit for details on how to donate.
  • Spirit Wear is for sale through Membership Toolkit as well. We have some really cute items this year - you won't want to miss out!
 
Thanks for your support! Have a great week, and I hope you are able to stay dry!
 

Weekly News 9/7-9/10

What We're Learning:
 
Reading - I can identify the elements of plot in a story. (Assessment on this skill this Friday, 9/10 - identify and define exposition, rising actions, climax, falling actions, resolution and conflict).
Writing - I can identify action and linking verbs in sentences. I can write a personal narrative composition on a small moment from my life.
Social Studies - I can identify important Texas symbols. (Assessment on this skill this Thursday, 9/9).
 
*Please check out the  Word Work Tab to see which affixes and roots we have been working on learning in class!
 
In Other News
  • 4th Grade Open House - Thursday, 9/16 6-7pm -  4th grade teachers will be presenting information about fourth grade, our daily procedures, and what you children will be doing this year. (This is a parents-only event. Mr. Garza and I will send out the presentation after for anyone that is unable to attend).
  • Paws for a Cause Fundraiser/Spirit Wear Orders - Beginning tomorrow! Check your child's Wednesday Folder for more info!
  • Fall Picture Day - Tuesday, 9/14 - Please visit https://www.prepayorders.com/school/ce8693 to preorder your photos online.
  • Donations Wanted! I am looking for a donation of assorted Legos that are no longer wanted, that I can keep at school for different activities. If you can make a donation, please let me know! I wanted to check before looking into buying any.
Thank you so much for your support! I look forward to seeing you next week at our Open House! Please let me know what questions you have.

Weekly News 8/30-9/3

Thanks for another great week! Now that we're in the third week of school, we are beginning to move more quickly through the curriculum.
 
What We're Learning:
 
Reading: I can select just-right books and monitor my focus. I can identify the elements of plot in a story.
Writing: I can identify verbs in sentences. I can plan a story on a small moment in time.
Social Studies: I can identify the symbols of Texas.
 
In Other News:
  • My homeroom class did an amazing job presenting Rise and Shine last week! Every child had their part memorized and spoke confidently. I am so proud of them!
  • Please make sure that your child has headphones they can use at school. Because they are small and easy to store, earbuds work best!
  • Please make sure that your child has a water bottle that they can refill and drink from during the school day. Our water fountains are fill-up only again this year, and it is very hot at PE and recess!
  • Thank you for your patience as we are perfecting our dismissal procedures. We are definitely faster than we were a couple weeks ago!
  • Thank you for reviewing and initialing your child's yellow behavior sheet. Look for it in your child's Wednesday folder weekly.
Thanks so much for your support! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Weekly News 8/23-8/27

Hello Fourth Grade Families!
 
I will be posting here each week to let you know what we are working on in class and to share other school announcements. Please make sure you are subscribed so that you don't miss an update!
 
This Week We're Learning:
  • Reading- I can monitor my own comprehension by stopping and jotting during independent reading. I can identify the elements of plot in a story.
  • Writing - I can identify common and proper nouns in sentences. I can generate ideas for writing.
  • Social Studies - I can identify Texas symbols.
 
In Other News:
  • Our book tasting was a great event last Friday! My students did a great job previewing books in order to determine what books they would be interested in reading.
  • My homeroom class is doing an amazing job presenting Rise and Shine this week! Please remember to have your child at school by 8:20 to ensure that they are able to present their part.
  • Thank you so much for all of your support and kindness this past week! I have been overwhelmed by your kind words and generosity. I am grateful to work with such wonderful families!
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. The best way to reach me is by email: amyrauscher@tomballisd.net