Mrs. Tuttle's CAP Class ~ Shields Elementary
October 27, 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
10/28 Spirit Day
11/1 Mock Election
11/3 Make-up Picture Day
11/8 NO SCHOOL Election Day
11/9 Field Trip 4th grade (NO CAP)
11/10 NO SCHOOL Professional Development Day
11/11 NO SCHOOL Veterans Day
11/16 PTO Fall Fundraiswer Pick Up 3:30-7:00
11/22 PBS/Spirit Day
11/23 - 11/25 Thanksgiving Break
11/28 - 12/2 PTO Holiday Shop
11/29 PTO Meeting at 6:30
What do you think of our newsletters new name?? We decided to change it up and go short and sweet!
It's been a crazy week as there was a substitute in on Monday while I attended a math meeting and the 5th graders were not in CAP on Tuesday or Wednesday due to field trips. Today was our first day being together this week. It was funny to hear the 4th graders say how quiet it was with the 5th graders gone. I remember my current 5th graders saying that exact same thing last year.
HOMEWORK UPDATE - With so many students going away during the Week of November 7th, homework will NOT be assigned November 3rd or 10th. A homework packet will come home on the 17th.
As October comes to an end we will be reorganizing our houses and jobs for November and December. Enjoy the articles written by our current journalists and keep an eye out for some articles from the new journalists next week.
I hope everybody had a great week and enjoy your weekend!
Mrs. Melissa Tuttle
This & That
Last Friday we played capture the flag in a big quad with four squares. Hufflepuff had a fourth, Slytherin had a fourth, Ravenclaw had a fourth and Gryffindor had a fourth of the quad. Slytherin got all of the flags and got 22 house points as well. It was a good game! Everybody had to work together and were trying different strategies to try to win.
We have been using a lot of tech lately like nearpod app, schoology app and kidblog.
edited by Mrs. Tuttle
In reading we worked on homophones. In case you don't know what I'm talking about they are basically just words that sound alike but have a different meaning and are spelled differently. To start off we logged on to schoology and worked on a nearpod test about homophones. After that we took a regular schoology test. The test was you had to choose a homophone to fill in the blank. For example see or sea. After that we decided to give our minds a break and do something else. Homophones are fun!
Math Project Based Learning (PBL) Projects
We will be completing math PBL projects in class with each one expected to last about two weeks. We set a due date on our PBL calendar and then students may work on these projects after their regular work is completed. I will be checking in with students to make sure they are progressing, but these will be independent projects. If it looks like the student will not meet the deadline they may bring the project home for homework. Our goal is to have all students finish their projects in class!
Talk to your child about their project and how they are progressing!
All Pictures are provided by Media Muggles and Picture Professors
Kai, Krish, Nevie, Jake, Arpi, and Issac