Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter
For the Week of Nov. 4th-8th
Week in Review
What We Will Be Learning About This Week
What you can do at home: Have your student teach you about Hairy Money. Practice counting small collections of coins. Quiz your student to see if they know who is on each coin!
PBL: This is our final week for PBL! The students are so excited to show off what they have learned about their landmarks. Each day we will polish our exhibits and practice our presentations. Friday November 8th you are all cordially invited to our presentations which will be in the cafeteria from 9 am-10 am.
Reading: In reading this week, students will be exploring the genre of nonfiction by taking a close look at its text features. Each day, students will learn about a different text feature of a nonfiction book (such as table of contents, index, glossary, diagrams with labels, photographs, headings, and bolded words). Students will be exploring each of these within the context of reading a nonfiction book and then creating their own Text Features of Nonfiction Book. On Friday, students will go on a nonfiction text features scavenger hunt.
What you can do at home: Read nonfiction books and discuss how the text features help readers find information.
Writing/Word Study: Students will continue working on their All About Books to get ready for the presentations on Friday. Students will bring their books to the PBL exhibit to add to their presentations. In word study, students will continue to sort their words from last week, culminating on Friday when we will have our spelling tests and speed/glue sorts.
PBL Landmark Presentations
On the Calendar
Saturday, Nov. 2nd...Happy Diwali!
Monday, Nov. 4th...Homework DueThursday, Nov. 7th.....Picture Retakes
Friday, Nov. 8th....PBL Presentations at 9 am in the cafeteria; Library; Assembly (no Spotlight Stallions will be announced)
For Details, contact : Anima Mohapatra email@example.com
- Forms and guidelines can be found at:http://www.txpta.org/programs/reflections/
- Entries should be submitted in the bin located in the hallway starting October 21st, 2013
- All entries must be accompanied with an entry form
- Judging will be done in 2nd week of November, students will be notified via email
Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!
Meet Ms. Suttle
The Lonestar Bakery group works on their exhibit.
The Old Hopewell Building group organizes their research.
The Downtown Round Rock group uses technology and a poster to show their learning.