Scholarly News

Room 314

March 10, 2014

I need to let you all know that our student teacher, Ms. Hweimel, will no longer be at Copper Canyon. We will still have Mrs. Amaton in the afternoons.


We have another busy week ahead. Hopefully, all my scholars will stay healthy :)


Another piece of exciting news, our Little Free Library has been published in the "City Sun Times" newspaper. You can pick up a copy at local businesses. You can also read the article here. The hard copy includes pictures of the kids that built the Little Free Library and of the actual Library. You can also check out the Copper Canyon Little Free Library website


The United Parent Council has some great parent information opportunities. Click here to view the flyer.


Have a great week!


"How you learn has nothing to do with how smart you are. You have greatness in you. You just need to discover what that is." - Henry Winkler

3rd and 4th Grade Math

This week we will focus on liquid capacity. We will start the week joining Mrs. Rasi's class to di a hands-on dot diagram for liquid capacity. We will be using fruit and then drawing a dot diagram to match the edible one. On Thursday, Mrs. Ermel will be with us to do a fun math activity. This week's math game is Dice Deluxe. Please return it in the math game folder on Friday.

6th Grade Math

This week, we will continue chapter 2 in the math book.

5th Grade Reading 1

On Monday and Tuesday we will do Read Naturally. On Wednesday and Thursday we are moving on to substep 2.1. This substep focuses on the welded sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk. A new fluency packet will go home on Monday. On Friday we will read a mystery called "A Very Fishy Birthday." Please continue working on the fluency packet. Directions are on my website. Please practice the fluency packets at least twice a week. The more your child practices this packet, the more quickly your child will progress.

5th Grade Wilson Reading 2

On Monday and Tuesday we will continue with substep 6.3. This substep introduces words with more than one suffix. Wednesday and Thursday we will do Read Naturally. On Friday we will read a mystery called "A Very Fishy Birthday."

6th Grade Reading

On Monday and Tuesday we will read a story called "That Falling Feeling." We will use a strategy called Close Reading. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will do Read Naturally. On Friday we will join with the first graders for a buddy activity.

1st Grade Reading

Monday is Read Across America Day. This week, we will begin unit 7. This unit focuses on the glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk. Our goal is to be charting the students’ fluency 2-3 times per week. Be sure to be working on the assigned probe each week. We will continue with fluency probes this quarter. We have moved on to different probes. This week's probe is 9.

4th Grade Reading

On Monday we will read about the US Olympic ice dancing champions. On Tuesday and Wednesday we will do Read Naturally. On Thursday and Friday we will read a News 2 You story called "Rio." On Thursday we will discuss vocabulary and read the story. On Friday we will work in partners to answer the review questions and find support for our answers.y.

6th Grade Writing

This week we will continue developing our essays on kindness for our writing. Students will be developing the topic of kindness into paragraphs. We will be using the Jane Shaffer essay format to build our body paragraphs on how kindness can be given and how kindness can be received. Then we will move onto our introduction and conclusion paragraphs. Students will have a choice to enter their finished essay into the Be Kind contest. March 15, 2014 is the post mark due date for the contest. Winners will receive a prize! I will be mailing all the entries.

2nd and 1st Grade Reading

This week we will continue substep 1.5. This introduces the welded sounds -am, -an. On Wednesday, we will do fluency charting . A new fluency packet went home last week. Please have your complete this packet at least twice a week. Directions are on my website. The more your child practices this packet, the more quickly your child will progress. Please do not skip this important part of homework.