Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter
For the week of Feb. 4th-8th
News from Room C217
What we will be learning this week.....
Math: The students will work on mental math strategies for warm up this week. This is to help with their math flexibility and understanding of numbers and their relationship. I will be giving a quiz on time to see how students are applying their understanding of telling time since it is an on-going concept. On Friday, we will be working with three-digit numbers to build their confidence with larger numbers. Students will be completing problem solving each day in math. Problem solving is connected to everyday experiences where they communicate, and use logical reasoning to justify their thinking. Later in the week students will be completing a guided spiraling sheet and an individual spiraling sheet.
Science: The spotlight in science will be conservation of resources. The students will identify, and demonstrate how to use, conserve, and dispose of natural resources and materials such as conserving water and reuse or recycling paper, plastic and metal. Students will begin the unit by taking an "Eco" walk to identify items that could be conserved. Then they will be making a conservation poster to spread the message about conservation to their peers. And to complete the lesson on the following Monday, students will use collected items in the room to reuse and make into something else. **Please feel free to send in any "cool" recyclable items next week that we can use on the following Monday**
Reading: The big idea in reading will be poetry focusing on rhyming, rhythm, and sensory language. Before beginning our unit on poetry we will review parts of speech: nouns, adjectives and verbs. Students will be creating a rhyming dictionary and will add to their poetry notebook. We will be using several poems as our guided text for the week.
Writing: In writing students will be learning how to write small moment stories. (Since our research in social studies took longer than planned this focus will begin this week and not last week like planned.) This is where they take a story and highlight one moment . We will be using mentor text to model stories like these.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Writing Contest
We've already had a few students enter and boy, what awesome stories they have come up with! I am trying to think of one myself.....
Journals and Notebooks
Students took home their Math Notebooks last week. The kids are really improving with their problem solving, and I hope they took you on a tour of their work. This week, students will be bringing home the Word Study notebook.
In The Loop
- Thursday, Jan. 31 - Chick-Fil-A spirit night
- Friday, Feb. 1 - Class Shirt Day!
- Tuesday, Feb. 5 - 100th Day of School
- Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Early Release @ 12:45 pm
- Thursday, Feb. 7 - Class Picture Day @ 9:40 am
- Saturday, Feb. 9 - Barnes & Noble Book Fair
- Monday, Feb. 18 - Staff Development - NO SCHOOL
Marco - Feb. 4th
Arya - Feb. 11th
Grace - Feb. 18th
Jack D. - Feb. 28th
Grace and Peter hug!
Zane also got recognized for being an awesome Stallion!
Karina, Torin, and Naina get busy on naming fractional sets.