# Scholarly News

## 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.

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.

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."

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.

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 studentsâ€™ 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.