Congratulations to these students for making the Superintendent's Honor Roll for the 2nd Nine Week Grading Period!
Congratulations to all of Anderson's Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Winners!
Research has shown that when students do not read during the summer months, they regress and lose reading skills over the summer. Anderson is encouraging students to read over the summer by letting students participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading program. Student are currently logging in to the program now at school and will be ready to log in and participate when the program kicks off on May 9. When students log onto the program and account for their summer minutes read, the top student readers will be awarded with a reading celebration when school starts back. Any minutes logged in starting on May 9 will be counted for the summer reading program.
Any books may be read for the summer, but just in case you would like suggestions, we have included a suggested summer reading list. The list is not required, it is just simply to give a good variety of books for students to choose from. We will be sending out more information about the reading program with the students’ award packets in May.
ANDERSON SUGGESTED SUMMER READING LIST:
Shiloh- Phyllis Naylor
Bud, Not Buddy- Christopher Curtis
Among the Hidden- Margaret Haddix
A Long Way From Chicago- Richard Peck
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl
Charlotte’s Web- E.B. White
Chocolate Touch- Patrick Catling
Mercy Watson series- Kate DiCamillo
Holes- Louis Sachar
Lightning Thief- Rick Riordan
Wonder- R.J. Palacio
I Survived… True stories- Lauren Tarshis
Origami Yoda series- Tom Angleberger
Magic Tree House series- Mary Pope Osborne
Junie B. Jones series- Barbara Park
Woof- Spencer Quinn
Harry Potter series- J.K. Rowling
Savvy- Ingrid Law
Skippyjon Jones series- Judy Schachner
Geronimo Stilton series- Geronimo Stilton
Bailey School Kids series- Debbie Dadey
Big Nate series- Lincoln Pierce
Judy Moody series- Megan McDonald
Invention of Hugo Cabret- Brian Selznick
Dork Diary series- Rachel Renee Russell
So, read on and log those minutes! Be ready for the summer reading celebration! Above all, just have fun in your reading adventures!
Joycelyn Applon Adriana Blaze
Kyla Bowens Teal Chiasson
Bremiclyn Duncan Felipe Ferman
Mateo Garcia-Hernandez Karisma Herrera
Abigail Liddle Chelsea Lopez
Emma Lopez Bruce McFarland
Abdeel McGrew Faye McLeroy
Delaney Neal Ryan Rasmussen
Case Shockley Mia Strong
Braedyn Taylor Luke Wallace
Traedan Wise Isabella Wright
Mrs. Burton has a Twitter account for one of her “critters.” You may “follow” Rudy Rabbit at @RudyRabbitRead.
We have a college themed reading incentive program which you may have noticed by the flags, banners, and pennants we have decorated our cafeteria with. Our students can earn Anderson "college degrees" according to the number of AR points they acquire. Our reading teachers have determined how many AR points are required at each level to receive “degrees.” These requirements are listed below:
Our classes will be competing by grade levels to see which class collects the most Box Top. The top class per grade level will win a pizza party! Teachers for the top classes will also earn a little something special!
So start sending those Box Tops to school with your child!
Renaissance Home Connect!
Renaissance Home Connect is a fun way for parents to keep track of their child's progress in Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math.
Students will be bringing home a letter that explains how to access Renaissance Home Connect. The letter will also provide parents with their child's user name and password. So... hang on to that letter! Parents will also be able to receive emails when students take AR tests or have Accelerated Math assignments scored.
Please send a note if your student needs to be excused from any physical activity for less than 2 days. A doctor's note is required for missing 3 or more days of class.
Students MUST wear sneakers/tennis shoes to school every day.
Anderson's mileage club gives students the opportunity to walk or run for fitness. Students are free to walk as little or as much as they desire on the school's walking course during their designated times. Prizes are given for their participation:
5 miles-Toe Token
10 miles-Toe Token and certificate
25 miles-Runners Token
50 miles-Golden Shoes and Giant Toe Token
Top boy and girl participant per grade-Mileage Club Trophy
Our students enjoy the following activities year round: the "Cha-Cha Slide", the "Cupid Shuffle", and the "Mississippi Slide"!
Educational websites your child can access at home are listed below:
http://www.magictreehouse.com Interact with Jack and Annie, characters in the Magic Tree House series. Play games and learn more about the books in the Magic Tree House series.
(Facts practice, estimating, subtraction across zeros, problem solving practice)
www.exploratorium.edu (Hands-on science activities, demonstrations, and videos)
www.kids.discovery.com (Science experiments, crafts, activities, and recipes)
www.education.com (Popular parenting and education topics; activities and projects for kids)
www.funbrain.com (Games, books, and comics for math, writing, and reading)
www.coolmath4kids.com (Lessons, games, geometry & art, puzzles, and math dictionary)
www.dositey.com (Links to spelling, writing, math, language arts, handwriting & printing practice, worksheets, online phonics and reading instruction)
www.kidsnumbers.com (Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, time, geometry, and algebra)
www.kidsknowit.com (Educational games, worksheets, music, movies and posters for science, math, geography, spelling, geology, and history)
http://highlightskids.com (games, jokes, art activities, animated stories, articles, poetry, crafts, recipes, and science experiments)
http://readingbear.org (phonics activities for beginning readers)
http://poetry4kids.com (funny poems, poetry activities, games, how to write poetry)
http://sheppardsoftware.com (language arts, math, science, and geography games)
http://pbskids.org (videos and games with popular tv characters)
http://storylineonline.net Listen to famous people read aloud popular picture books.