Escandon Elementary UIL Events
Creative Writing (2nd grade) – Creative writing is designed to promote creativity in an academic format and to encourage writing skills at an early grade level.
Ready Writing (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) - Texas puts great emphasis on writing skills at all levels of school and all levels of state-wide testing. Ready writing builds those skills and helps students refine their writing abilities. In particular, this contest helps them learn to write a clear and correct paper that is interesting and original.
Spelling (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) - The spelling contest is designed to expose student to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words.
Oral Reading (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) – Reading literature out loud provides opportunities for students to analyze the text, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. Poetry is used in this contest.
Spanish Oral Reading (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) – Reading literature out loud provides opportunities for students to analyze the text, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. Poetry is used in this contest. (Language of presentation would be Spanish.)
Mathematics (4th and 5th grade) - Learning to complete math problems quickly is a valuable skill in all facets of life including engineering, accounting, completing tax returns and even grocery shopping. This contest provides opportunities for students to further develop and then apply their math knowledge and skills.
Number Sense (4th and 5th grade) – Every day, individuals are called upon to use their ability to make quick mental calculations to make decisions. The development of such abilities is an integral part of the math curriculum.
Dictionary Skills (5th grade) - Thorough knowledge of the dictionary is a way to increase a student’s ability to find the information that is needed for class work as well as everyday living.
Science (5th grade) - Emphasis for the science contest will be placed on knowledge of scientific fact, understanding of scientific principles and the ability to think through scientific problems. The contest is designed to test not only memory but the ability to think critically about science and science concepts.
Maps, Graphs, and Charts (5th grade) – This contest is designed to help students learn to obtain information from a variety of maps, graphs and charts including world maps, pie charts, bar graphs and local area maps.
Art Smart (5th grade) – The art contest involves the study of 40 paintings from the National gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and from Texas art galleries and museums. Students learn to recognize and identify various works of art and the artists who created them.