Mrs. Tuttle's CAP Class ~ Shields Elementary
October 13, 2016
We, the Wizards of the CAP House, will participate in advanced level learning, have a growth mindset, and work towards BIG dreams, by following our school rules, and having fun!
- Be prepared
- Be respectful
- Be Kind
Student Led Conferences are TONIGHT!
It has been a busy week with lots of visitors walking through our classroom to see what is happening in CAP. We had visitors from district office come through with clipboards and the students were convinced they were middle school scouts coming to check them out. I had to chuckle at that!
It's been a busy week! You can check out what our journalists have to say about all we have been doing in the blurbs below. We've also been prepping and practicing for our student-led conferences tonight. The students are excited (and nervous) to share what they have been up to in CAP with you tonight. There are still a couple openings so if you haven't signed up, feel free to follow the link below under "volunteers" and come on in!
Students will have progress reports to share with you at their conference. These are for you to keep. Please note there will be many more grades recorded before the end of the marking period. The two or three (or in the case of writing, one) grades will be updated frequently with new assignments now that we are rolling along in our curriculum.
I hope you have had a great week and enjoy the long weekend!
Mrs. Melissa Tuttle
Global Read Aloud
If you have not gotten your child a copy of Pax it would be greatly appreciated if you do so very soon. When we all have a copy we can start using sticky notes to annotate the text. Thank you!
We have been talking a lot about time in our reading unit. Measuring time, using time, and what kind of time there is. Time posters is one of the things we have been working on. We put 25 things on one poster and then grouped them into categories on another. We are enjoying reading.
This week we kicked off our Mind Your Time unit by having a circle time to discuss what we knew about time. I was blown away by the students! There were many references to how important it is to use time wisely, how it's valuable so we shouldn't waste it, we need to make every moment count, time goes on no matter what, that sometimes it seems slow and other times fast, but it is always moving at the same pace...the conversation gave me goosebumps. I just love conversing with the class. The students then worked in groups to brainstorm time ideas and then categorize their ideas. Each group presented their categories and examples and then we agreed on some "time" generalizations. You can see the generalizations in the picture.
This week in math we are learning about place value and periods. In our math vocabulary section, we defined what a period is, what expanded notation is and what place value is.
We wrote in our math journals about what the importance of place value and why it's important.
There are three houses for periods that we are talking about. The millions house (hundred millions, ten millions and one millions). There is the thousands house (hundred thousands, ten thousands and one thousands). Finally, there is the units house (hundreds, tens and ones).
In our,"How big is big book" student math journal, we are doing activities that include expanded form, word form, standard form, etc.
We are playing a game called Make It, Say It and it's about making and saying the number you make using a clue card that tells you what number to do right and make it! Whoa that's a mouthful! There's always a lot to do when it comes to math.
All Pictures are provided by Media Muggles and Picture Professors
Kai, Krish, Nevie, Jake, Arpi, and Issac