Scholarly News

Room 314

March 17, 2014

Although it is the week before spring break, we will do our best to maintain order and stay on-task. There is a lot going on, but when my scholars are with me, we will work on some great concepts. Each of the classes will be shopping this week :)


Another piece of exciting news, our Little Free Library has been published in the "City Sun Times" newspaper. You can pick up a copy at local businesses. You can also read the article here. The hard copy includes pictures of the kids that built the Little Free Library and of the actual Library. You can also check out the Copper Canyon Little Free Library website


The United Parent Council has some great parent information opportunities. Click here to view the flyer.


Have a great week!


"How you learn has nothing to do with how smart you are. You have greatness in you. You just need to discover what that is." - Henry Winkler

3rd and 4th Grade Math

This week we will be reviewing what we have learned this year and touching on some concepts that we were not able to get to yet. On Thursday, Mrs. Ermel will be with us to do a fun math activity. This week's math game is Gallon Game. Please return it in the math game folder on Friday.

6th Grade Math

This week, we will continue chapter 5 in the math book, lesson 2, which is with integers.

5th Grade Reading 1

Tuesday there is no class due to the 5th grade field trip to Biz Town. On Monday and Wednesday we will do Read Naturally. On Thursday we will continue substep 2.1. This substep focuses on the welded sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk. Friday will be shopping day! Please continue working on the fluency packet. Directions are on my website. Please practice the fluency packets at least twice a week. The more your child practices this packet, the more quickly your child will progress.

5th Grade Wilson Reading 2

Tuesday there is no class due to the 5th grade field trip to Biz Town. On Monday and Wednesday we will continue substep 6.4. This substep introduces the consonant-le syllable. This syllable can start with any consonant and then "le." The "e" in this syllable has no sound of its own. On Thursday we will do Read Naturally. Friday is shopping day.

6th Grade Reading

On Monday and Thursday we will be working on a story from Six Way Paragraphs called "Stories of the Moon." On Monday, we will discuss vocabulary from the passage. On Thursday the students will discuss their answers to questions that they completed for homework and compare their support for the answers. On Friday, we will have shopping day. We will not have class on Tuesday or Wednesday due to the 6th grade field trip and play practice.

1st Grade Reading

This week, we will continue unit 7. This unit focuses on the glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk. Our goal is to be charting the students’ fluency 2-3 times per week. Be sure to be working on the assigned probe each week. We will continue with fluency probes this quarter. We have moved on to different probes. This week's probe is 11. Friday is shopping day.

4th Grade Reading

On Monday and Tuesday we will work with inference. On Wednesday we will read a News 2 You story called "WE Day." On Thursday we will work in partners to answer the review questions and find support for our answers. Friday is shopping day.

6th Grade Writing

Due to the 6th grade field trip and play preparation, we only having writing class on Monday. Since we just completed 3rd quarter, we will be spending our day shopping. We will also continue to work with Four Level Grammar. This is a program that is being used throughout the school to immerse children in grammar. We will spend 5-10 a day on grammar.

2nd and 1st Grade Reading

Monday is shopping day. On Tuesday, we will continue substep 1.5. This introduces the welded sounds -am, -an. Please have your complete the fluency packet at least twice a week. Directions are on my website. The more your child practices this packet, the more quickly your child will progress. Please do not skip this important part of homework.