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1st grade learns a yummy lesson

Mrs. Truett's 1st grade class had a real problem! They had 3 three donuts to share among 4 friends! Using Poster Math; students used their super problem solving skills and knowledge of fractions to figure out how much of the donuts each person got to eat. The manipulatives, representations and conversations were amazing and made for a yummy lesson!
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Matchbox summaries in 3rd grade

Mrs. Wheat's Reading class is gathering together in groups to discuss the book, Chocolate Fever. As they read the chapters, they discuss the events and characters or even personal experiences related to the story. They use Matchbox summaries to reinforce what they learned from each chapter. This is a true student centered activity that encourages thoughtful discussion and love of reading in young people.
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PLICKERS in 4th grade - no pencil needed!

Mrs. Clark is assessing her students' knowledge of combining sentences. She is utilizing the PLICKERS app on her smart phone to scan the answer choices of her individual students using the PLICKERS cards. No paper and pencil needed for this assessment... The students are engaged and Mrs. Clark has a quick way to assess what her students have learned through the power of technology.
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Celebrating Dr. Seuss Week

Dr. Seuss week was full of wacky and wild adventures for our kindergarten & first grade classes. They made their own Cat in the Hat's and then filled his hat with crazy adjectives, they wrote about what they would do if the Cat in the Hat came to their house, they tasted delicious green eggs and ham, and even had their very own Dr. Seuss Photo Booth. However, their favorite part was sharing all of the wonderful Dr. Seuss stories with one another, because in the words of Dr, Seuss himself, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!" Click on the link to view our "wacky and wild" week.
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School Breakfast Week

This week at Turner, we opened the doors and celebrated Texas School Breakfast Week with those closest to us. Three days this week we hosted breakfast.
Tuesday - Muffins with Mom, Wednesday - Donuts with Dads and
Thursday - Goodies with Grandparents. We hope that you enjoyed visiting our campus and we look forward to seeing you again. Click on the link to view pictures taken throughout the week.
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Celebrate Texas Public Schools

It’s Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week, and Willis ISD is one of more than 1,200 school districts bringing top quality education to Texas’ more than 4 million students. We have talented teachers and caring staff members and administrators who set a strong foundation for this success each day. There is power in public schools, and we invite you to take a closer look at Willis ISD.
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Hands-free School Zones

The safety and security of our students is our number one priority. Willis ISD reminds drivers that within school zones, all drivers are prohibited from texting and using handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle.
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