Mrs. Tuttle's CAP Class ~ Shields Elementary

October 27, 2016

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Mission Statement

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
  • Persevere

What's Happening??

  • 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


I am using Signup (used to be Volunteer Spot) to organize classroom volunteers this year. A couple new volunteer opportunities have been added to help make some copies and laminate. Please check out our site and volunteer if you can. Thank you!

This & That

Hello, hello, HELLO!!! This is the last week that CAP CHAT articles will be written by ME because we will be applying for new jobs in November.

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!



This week in writing we were using descriptive details in a short paragraph. We all did a paragraph that would paint a picture in the readers head to make them understand what we are explaining. This is called using vivid language. We had to come up with adjectives, list them, and make them into a descriptive paragraph. The pieces are being graded using the narrative rubric, but only for the development and conventions area so we can focus on one way to make our pieces better. We all enjoyed this and did a wonderful job!

By Ava

Math Project Based Learning (PBL) Projects

This week was our kick off of math PBL projects. The 5th graders are currently working on a business plan for a Video Game Truck Business and the 4th graders are planning a birthday party with a $50,000 budget. The budget blew all of our minds!

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!

Home-School Connection

Talk to your child about their project and how they are progressing!

All Pictures are provided by Media Muggles and Picture Professors

Thank you..

Kai, Krish, Nevie, Jake, Arpi, and Issac

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