Cook Chronicles

Weekly Updates for the week of April 11

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Spring Break. It is hard to believe that after today we only have 34 school days left. Today as a class we reviewed expectations. We are going to continue using our class economy money for the rest of the year. Each week the students will be given $5. If they misbehave they will owe me a dollar. If I catch them being good I will give them a dollar. On Friday, I will match whatever amount they earned that week. At the end of the year we will do a class auction where they can bid on various prizes (I will be asking for donations later).

ISTEP TESTING

ISTEP + Testing starts next week. We will test on April 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and 25th. Please make sure your child is getting a good nights sleep and is eating a nutritious breakfast.

What's Happening This Week

Writer's Workshop:
We are still working on poetry. This week we will write a diamante, acrostic, and Where I am from poem.

Reader's Workshop:

We are still studying poetry. This week we will work on idioms. We will also be continuing to respond to the poems that we are reading. I will be working with small groups on story parts.



Math Workshop:

We will start our Geometry Unit this week. We will be discussing polygons and their attributes.


Science:

We will be starting our Plant Unit. We will be discussing what plants need to grow. We will be planting bean seeds and observing them for 10 days.

Homework

Homework:
Reading Log~ Read for 80 minutes.

Specials Classes this Week

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Art

Upcoming CRES Events

April 15th: Mix Match Day

April 22nd: CRES Fest

May 9th: Field Trip to the Glass Barn @ Indiana State Fairgrounds

May 20th: Hawaiian Day~ Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt

May 26th: Last Day for Students

Scholastic Book Orders

Our class code is J2T64