Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pan de Muertos - "Bread of the Dead"

The students helped make the bread rolls on Halloween, and we will be eating them for Day of the Dead!

Los estudiantes ayudaron con los panecillos en Halloween, y ¡vamos a comerlos para el Día de los Muertos!

Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)
recipe image
Submitted By: Lola
Photo By: apurpleocean
Servings: 15
"This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. "
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons anise seed
1/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons white sugar
1.Heat the milk and the butter together in a medium saucepan, until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and add them warm water. The mixture should be around 110 degrees F (43 degrees C).
2.In a large bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, yeast, salt, anise seed and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Beat in the warm milk mixture then add the eggs and orange zest and beat until well combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of flour and continue adding more flour until the dough is soft.
3.Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
4.Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. This will take about 1 to 2 hours. Punch the dough down and shape it into a large round loaf with a round knob on top. Place dough onto a baking sheet, loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until just about doubled in size.
5.Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven let cool slightly then brush with glaze.
6.To make glaze: In a small saucepan combine the 1/4 cup sugar, orange juice and orange zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 2 minutes. Brush over top of bread while still warm. Sprinkle glazed bread with white sugar.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Reflection - This week / Reflexión - Esta Semana

esta   semana  a  mi me  gustaba leer  en  la computadora porque   es  divertido    y   porque aprendimos.

Esta    semana a mi me   gustaba escribir como hacer una mascara porque dibuje muy bonito.

Anthony.d this week I liked math Because it made me smart.

Reagan this week I Liked pe Becase it made me get hlthae

Esta semana a mi me gusta jugar ciencias porce apendimos como se derite algo. - Joselyn C.

esta semana a mi me gusta musica porce cantamos. -Oscar.a.

ESTA  SEMANA A  MI  ME  GUSTABA la bibroteca  lzabel  

ESTA  SEMANA  A   MI     ME   GUSTABA  PE porque hacemos ejercicio. - Roxanne

This week I liked writing because i writ. -anthony c.

This week I liked writing because I iiked to ritwr ad piczrs - Jasmine

This week I LIKED reading in the computers because it helps me read better! And it was fun.

This week I liked going to the library because I pick books and it is fun.

Morgan this week i liked to work on my math menuyou becausu I lornd a hol lot.

Lucy this week I liked to raid my hors and red a book about it because I like reading about horsis.

Jocelyn A - Esta semana a mi me gusta I mustash you a questin porque esimos un grafico.

Danna - Esta semana oy estoi en las computadora con mi pareja y escribiendo.

This week I liked I lickt to doo math and writing and music because I share with my class and I use a instrument.

This week I liked doing I mustache you a question because it was fun doing the mustache and doing the graph.

Esta semana me gustaba pe por ce jugamos. -Jorge

Esta semana a mi me gustaba jugar futbol en p.e porque ami me gusta desde pequeno. -Connor

Friday, October 11, 2013

Social y Dia de los Muertos

Today, in preparation for our Dual Language Social we followed directions to create our own Día de los muertos masks. Mrs. Ciernia brought the directions and helped us complete our project! We also read a story and talked about how we can celebrate our ancestors and learn about different holidays around the world as well as here in the U.S.

Hoy, para prepararnos para el social del lenguaje dual, seguimos las direcciones para crear máscaras para el Día de los muertos. ¡Mrs. Ciernia traigó las direcciones y nos ayudó en cumplir el proyecto! Además leímos un cuento y hablemos de como podemos celebrar nuestros antepasados y aprender sobre días festivos diferentes por todo el mundo y también aquí en los Estados Unidos.

And don't forget, our Social is next week on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30!

También, recuerda que nuestro Social es la semana que viene, ¡el jueves, 17 de octubre a las 6:30!

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Estamos estudiando como cambia la materia cuando se calienta. Los estudiantes escribieron en español y trabajaron en grupos :) ¡Buen trabajo!

In science we are studying how matter can change when it is heated. The students wrote in Spanish and worked in groups :) Great work!

• TEKS First grade standard: 1.5B Predict and identify changes in materials caused by heating and cooling such as ice melting, water freezing, and water evaporating. Pronostique e identifique cambios en los materiales causados por el calentamiento o enfriamiento, tales como el derretimiento del hielo, el congelamiento del agua y la evaporación del agua.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

PTA Events!

This weekend the PTA hosted a sidewalk square for Gattis at the Round Rock Chalk Walk! Connor and his family attended the event!
¡Este fin de semana el PTA tuvieron una parte del banqueta para Gattis en el "Chalk Walk" (Camino de tiza) en Round Rock!  Connor y su familia fueron al evento.

Remember that THIS TUESDAY (October 8th) is the first PTA meeting at 6:30 pm in the Gattis Cafeteria!
¡Recuerdan que ESTE MARTES (8 de octubre) es la primera junta de PTA a las 6:30 pm en la cafetería de Gattis!

Also watch for the next upcoming event, Tent-or-Treat! ¡Además, viene muy pronto el Tent-or-Treat!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Addition Song!!!

Today we learned the addition song in Math!

(watch out, the "Yeah!" gets loud at the end)