Fort Sam Houston Elementary School

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Reflex Math

Please check with your child to see if they have moved onto multiplication/division with their Reflex Math program.  This is a program that helps to develop fluency with their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division math facts.

 

Writing

Please share your child's writing progress with them.  Feel free to talk about useful editing and revising tips, to help them to gain a better understanding of what they are doing.  Writing can be a complicated subject for young minds to handle coherently.  Each day, I see more and more progress. Thanks :)

 

Reading

Research is revealing that regular reading each day, for as little as 6 minutes, helps to lower stress levels!  Reading with your child and asking questions to check their understanding can help them to appreciate the balanced school-home support.

 

 

Thanks for who you are, and what you do :)

 

 

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 Please be sure to visit Greg Tang's webpage for many of his awesome online math teaching games - www.gregtang.com

 


 

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Please continue to encourage and monitor your child as they make use of the TTM (Think Through
Math), Prodigy,iStation, Dreambox, and Razkids online programs.

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We have some awesome new spirit wear.  Please use the following links to order spiritwear for your child or for yourselves.
 
Adult Shirts:
http://www.heritagespiritwear.com/mystore/index.php?_a=category&cat_id=40
Student Shirts
http://www.heritagespiritwear.com/mystore/index.php?_a=category&cat_id=39

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Please feel free to use the following link for our weekly spelling lists and play interactive games whilst learning them:
          http://www.spellingcity.com/vanessakennedy/
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Areas of Study
 
Math - Financial Literacy
ELAR - Reading Across Genres
Social Studies - Texas Railroads & Oil
Science - The Weather
 
All of the students will be set up with iStation, Dreambox, and Reflex Math accounts.  iStation is a supplemental reading and math program that the state of Texas makes available to every student.  It is a fun and engaging way for students to achieve success in reading and math. Letters will be sent home with your students with directions to guide you through setting up their iStation accounts at home so that they can continue to work on their English Language Arts , Reading (ELAR) and Math skills.
Reflex Math and Dreambox  are  supplemental math programs that the state of Texas have made available to every student.   They provide intervention and enrichment opportunities for your child.
In addition to these programs, I have also enrolled your children in an online "Epic" Reading program which allows them to enrich their love for reading.  The students have individually chosen books according to their preferences and will read books. periodicals, and articles throughout the school year that match their interests.  Teacher lesson plans and student activities will accompany their books.  They will also have opportunities to use what they have read to help them with their writing skills.
 
We have been spoiled this year with a lot of online offerings to enhance your child's math and reading skills.  Please encourage them to continue to sharpen their skills by using our additional Razkids (reading), and our Reflex (math) program. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Important Dates
 
March 30th - April 2nd  NO SCHOOL
 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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