April Events

Our STAAR Writing Test is next Tuesday, April 9.  Here are a few helpful tips:

  1. Go to bed early.
  2. Be on time for school.
  3. Plan to bring your lunch from home that morning or purchase your lunch from the cafeteria on these two testing days. Food brought in for lunch will not be allowed for any grade level on testing days. VISITORS for lunch will not be permitted on campus on April 9th and 10th.
  4. Students may bring one, sealed bottle of room-temperature water. Any other drink will not be allowed.

Upcoming Events:

  • Jefferson, Texas Field Trip is Wednesday, April 17 – Send $10 to cover the cost of the wagon and boat rides.  Students need to bring a sack lunch for the picnic.
  • Thursday, April 18 – 4th Grade Easter Party – 9:30 – 10:15 in the Cafeteria – Please send $1.00 to cover cost for the ice cream.
  • EASTER HOLIDAY – Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22 – Back in school on Tuesday
  • FIELD DAY – Thursday, April 25

Week of March 18-22

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope that you all had a wonderful week!

Homework will come home this Tuesday and is due Thursday.  Please go over the homework and sign it each week.  Our STAAR test is coming up fast-  APRIL 9!

Report cards and graded papers folder will come home on Thursday of this week.

We will be studying Transition words this week-  test FRIDAY:

1. after
2. although
3. as
4. where
5. when
6. while
7. until
8. because
9. if
10. since
11. conclusion
12. finally
13. example
14. however
15. sometimes
16. conclude
17. once
18. later
19. another
20. addition


Upcoming Events

We will not have a Spelling test this week- however, homework is coming home today and is due Thursday.

Tues., Feb. 26: Wear red, maroon, or your “Belle” shirt in honor of the kickoff for Jump Rope for Heart

Wed., Feb. 27: Early Release at 12:00 for teacher training

Thurs., Feb. 28: *Writing Benchmark (Students can bring bottled water, HEALTHY NO MESS snack, and mints).

Tues., Mar. 5: Spring Pictures

Mar. 11– 18: SPRING BREAK    Students will return on Tuesday, March 19

Thurs., Mar. 21: Report Cards go home

Wed., Mar. 27: *Math Benchmark (Students can bring bottled water, HEALTHY NO MESS snack, and mints).

Thurs., Mar. 28: *Reading Benchmark (Students can bring bottled water, HEALTHY NO MESS snack, and mints).

February 18-22, 2019

We will have a school holiday on Monday, February 18th, to celebrate Presidents’ Day.

We will be studying contractions for Spelling this week:

1. there’s
2. weren’t
3. I’m
4. hadn’t
5. hasn’t
6. we’d
7. who’s
8. you’re
9. you’ll
10. I’ll
11. they’re
12. she’s
13. wouldn’t
14. doesn’t
15. he’d
16. I’d
17. it’ll
18. couldn’t
19. they’d
20. we’re
21. won’t
22. didn’t
23. I’ve
24. let’s
25. can’t

Have a great weekend!

Week of February 11-15, 2019

We will be studying homophones again in Spelling.  Don’t forget that students can study online at www.spellingcity.com/mclift  The words for next week are:

1. herd
2. heard
3. whether
4. weather
5. flour
6. flower
7. weight
8. wait
9. heal
10. heel
11. ring
12. wring
13. one
14. won
15. are
16. our
17. peek
18. peak
19. creak
20. creek
21. scent
22. sent
23. cent
24. two
25. too
26. to

Don’t forget to send Valentine boxes by Tuesday, February 13.  On Valentine’s Day, students may bring their favorite drink to have while we are opening Valentines!

Have a great week!

Week of January 21-25

Lots going on this week!!

Monday– No School for students or teachers

Wednesday–  1/2 day for students- early release at noon.

Thursday–  Writing Benchmark test, students may bring a healthy snack and a bottle of water.

Math Family Fun Night!!  6 pm-7 pm

Friday–  No Spelling test this week!  Yay!

Week of January 14-18

It was a busy week back to school! In order to prepare for our STAAR Writing test that is approaching, a Writing homework paper will be sent home at the beginning of each week to be turned in on Thursday.  Students who show their thinking, get a parent’s signature, and turn it in on time will be rewarded during class.

We will have a Spelling test next Friday on the following words:

1. rising
2. traced
3. stripped
4. slammed
5. dancing
6. striped
7. winning
8. snapping
9. bragging
10. handled
11. dripped
12. begged
13. dared
14. skipped
15. hitting
16. spotted
17. raced
18. dimmed
19. spinning
20. escaped

Have a great week!

Week of January 7-11

We will not have a Spelling test this week because of Benchmark testing.

Wednesday, January 9– Math Benchmark testing

Thursday, January 10– Reading Benchmark testing; Report Cards & Graded Work envelopes will be sent home for parent signatures.

*Students may bring mint gum or mints, a HEALTHY, no-mess snack (no chips, cookies, or candy) & a bottle of water on testing days.

Have a great week!