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Bobcat
Express
9730 Stroud
Houston, Texas 77036
713-272-3220
Bush Website: www.aliefisd.net/bush/
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Read to Me!
Read to me riddles and read to me rhymes.
Read to me stories of magical times.
Read to me tales about castles and kings.
Read to me stories of fabulous things.
Read to me pirates and read to me knights.
Read to me dragons and dragon book fights.
Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then
When you are finished, please read them again!
-Jane Yolen
Gloria Price
Principal
Mari Calderón-Hill
Assistant Principal
Cecil Shy
Assistant Principal
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PRE- KINDERGARTEN
What a difference a year makes! In the month of May, we will
look at things that have changed for children over the past nine
months (height, weight, knowledge, behavior) and things that
change daily, weekly, and annually (season, weather, day and
night) that are beyond our control. In language arts, we will
continue to master the letters and sounds of the alphabets, phonological
awareness, oral language and independent writing. In reading, we will focus
on describing, relating, categorizing, or comparing and contrasting. In math,
we will finish up on numbers and operations and enjoy a unit on geometry
and spatial relationships. We are so proud of every student and their
achievements! As we celebrate this year of change, we also embrace the
changes next year will bring. Thank you for your support with the students.
KINDERGARTEN
Our Kindergarteners have learned so much about
Characteristics of Animals and Plants and Life Cycles. In
Language Arts our kids continuing learning about Fiction, Expository Text
and Research information. In Math we are working with counting forward
and backward until 100, addition and subtraction. We are on the right track
to be ready for first grade. Please continue to support your child by checking
their homework and remember that is a review of what we have learned at
school. Thank you again for all your support.
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FANTASTIC FIRST
GRADE!
Happy Last Few Weeks of the 2014-2015 School Year! It is
unbelievable that we are ending our school year. Although the
end of the year is almost here, we ask that you help your first
grader to continue following their nightly routines. Please continue to read
every night for 10 to15 minutes. Spring is a busy time of year, but just as
students need to practice soccer, baseball and piano to improve, your child
will only become a fluent and expressive reader with practice. First Grade is
excited about continuing to read a variety of genres and exploring expository
text. We’re continuing working on comprehension skills, recognizing the
purpose of media, and will be re-introduced to research. In math, they will be
working on using concrete and pictorial models to apply basic addition and
subtraction facts up to 40. We will continue to apply and practice basic math
skills during Every Day Counts time. *Parents don’t forget to check your first
grader’s folder and your child’s backpack every night. Important materials is
sent home daily to keep you informed about what is happening at school.*
SECOND GRADE SUPER
STARS!
This month, our journey through the land of curriculum and
learning is full of excitement and fun. We are in our last
grading period and preparing to wrap up the year! We are
reviewing with our students concepts that we have traveled
through and will revist on our learning. In Math, we are
studying solid shapes as well as their patterns. Soon we will revisit the world
of multiplication and division to close out the year. In Science, we will
prepare to take our Science DCA by reviewing our past units of Earth Science,
Matter and Energy, Force, Motion, and Life Science. In Social Studies, we will
continue to learn the different holidays and their importance. Also our
Multicultural Market is coming up! Our students are very excited as they
have been studying their countries and preparing to make items to sell at this
year’s market. This is something that you don’t want to miss! Our students
have worked very hard and their work is going to be out of this world. In
Reading, we are covering how to distinguish fiction from non-fiction. As
always we continue to encourage students to read at least 20 minutes daily
and study the 2nd grade dolch sight word list, for it builds students
comprehension and fluency. We e are excited an proud of the progress our
2nd grade students have shown throughout the year, they are G.R.E.A. T!
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THIRD GRADE
“It’s the final countdown!”
We are focusing on the science and social studies skills this
month. The students are still engaged in various technology
programs, such as Think Through Math, Imagine Learning,
and iStation. Every day, we have a different science experiment that the
students are engaged in, and we also have various lessons on building
meaningful relationships. The students enjoy using the student response
system, or “Clickers” as we like to call it! The students become very engaged
and are using their strategies and thinking about the answer before making a
choice. We believe our third graders did a wonderful job this year.
FOURTH GRADE
AMMO competition …intermediate and school campus
visits…Austin field trip…High School Musical production…4th
grade graduation!!! Boy, are our plates going to be full for the
month of May. The Fabulous Fourth graders are not only
‘stepping up to fifth grade instruction’ in all contents, but we will also prepare
ourselves for the above activities. As we await our STAAR scores, we will
begin to focus our learning techniques upon the skills the students will tackle
in 5th grade. In Reading and Writing, we will continue exploring our grade
level TEKS to prepare for next year. Science instruction will begin to get
intense as we begin to tackle the TEKS that will be seen on our end of the year
DCA and on next year’s science STAAR test. Math’s curriculum will continue,
and we will follow the Math in Focus adoption to teach the concepts. To
ensure that your child has a productive day, please make sure he or she
attends class daily, arrives to school on time, and homework is completed.
Remind him or her to follow our Bush Guidelines for Success, which are Be
responsible, Be respectful, and Be ready! The kids have worked super
hard this year, and we are so very proud of them. Just remember that
Together Everyone Achieves More!!
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This nine weeks students are learning about Organisms and Environments in
Science. The students get to explore plants and animals and the
environments they live in during this unit. Students will get to plant seeds
and observe a living organism in their classroom. Students will be observing
ladybugs, fish, butterflies, or meal worms in their classroom. It is exciting to
see those plants and animals grow and change in the classroom. While
observing these animals, they can observe their life cycles and habitats. Make
sure to ask your child which animal they are observing in their class and let
them tell you all that they have learned!
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School Attendance Incentives!!!!!
Each month we will offer incentives to students for perfect attendance everyday throughout the
month.
May Attendance Incentives: Students who are on time and have perfect attendance for the
month will be able to participate in following activities below:
May Attendance Incentives:
o Pre-K - 4th grade
Organized Recss
You don’t want your child to miss out on the fun!
Daily Arrival…
Don’t forget that the school doors open at 7:20 am daily and your child’s day
begins with exercise at 7:45 am with the Wii exercises. Breakfast closes at 7:50
AM. If you want your child to eat breakfast at school he/she must arrive by 7:45
AM.
Parents, please remember that for the safety of the students, car drop off is in the
staff parking lot by the school cafeteria doors. The front of the building is strictly
used for School Buses and Day Care vans.
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Tip of the Month
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Mother's Love
Her love is like
an island in life's ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.
Author Unknown
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May
May
4-8
6
May
7
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May
8
May 11-15
May 14
May 21
May 22
May 25
May 26, 27, 28
May 28
May 29
Staff Appreciation Week
DCA#2, Gr 2 Reading (1.5 hour)
DCA #1, Gr K-1 Reading ( 1 hour)
Progress Reports go Home
DCA #1 Mathematics Grade K, Mathematics DCA
4th Grade Austin Field Trip
Failure Parent Conferences
Painting with Mrs. Price
Field Day for PK, KN, 1st, 2nd
Field Day for 3rd & 4th
Memorial Day “No School”
Kinder & 4th Grade Promotion Pictures
High School Musical
Multicultural Market
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
June 9-July3
1st – 3rd Awards
Kinder Awards
4th Grade Promotion
LastDay / Early Release Report Cards go Home
Summer School
August 10
August 11-12
August 13
August 14
August 18-21
August 24
PK only Registration (8:00am-1:30pm)
All Grades (8:00am-1:30pm)
All Grades (12:00-7:00pm)
No Registration
All Grades (9:00am – 1:00PM)
No Registration
August 24
First Day of 2015-16 School Year
Have a Safe Summer!
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