Mrs. Cole's Column

Monday, May 2, 2016

Simple Machine Projects

Wow! These projects were awesome! I was so impressed with the creativity and hard work. Thank you for all the family members that helped out with this project. Check out our simple machine projects at our classroom Facebook page

ISTEP Round 2

Our ISTEP testing schedule for this week:

Monday, May 2 - English/Language Arts

Tuesday, May 3 - English/Language Arts

Final Scholastic Book Order!

The last Scholastic book orders for the month of May will be sent out this week! If you would like to order online, please use the class code - NP6RD. You may also write a check.

Please send in your orders by Friday, May 13.

What's happening this week in Room 512!


We will switch again for math starting on Wednesday, May 4. My math class will continue in the last unit - Data and Graphs.

Please encourage studying math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at home. If you are unsure what facts your child should be studying, please email me. I can also print out flashcards to study at home.


We will finalize narrative and begin a free write (any genre) writing week.


Unit 6 Week 1

Comprehension Strategy: Make, Confirm, and Revise Predictions

Comprehension Skill: Theme

Genre: Myth/Drama

Vocabulary Strategy: Root Words

Social Studies-



Homework due - Friday, May 6

Math Fact Mastery - Friday, May 6

Field Trip - Wednesday, May 18

Websites to use at home



username : northelementary

password: books


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Riddle of the Week

What is the only room that you cannot enter or leave?

The first person to give the answer to Mrs. Cole will receive some $!