Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter

For the Week of Nov. 11th-15th

Week in Review

PBL presentations were a HIT! I am so, so proud of all the students. The hour of presenting was long, but they did it! To those who came, I hope you learned more about our wonderful city! What amazing projects by amazing students.

What We Will Be Learning This Week

Math: This week the students will be applying their knowledge of previously taught concepts by completing a math menu based on their level of understanding (I will provide two different menus: on grade level and above grade level). As students work their way through the menu they will be demonstrating their understanding the concepts. Students will be problem solving daily to connect math to everyday experiences, while they communicate, and use logical reasoning to justify thinking. *Daily: warm up in math - this covers a variety of skills that the students will spiral through. The goal is that the constant exposure will keep all the skills fresh.

Science: The spotlight in science will be changes in heat. Students will compare changes in materials caused by heating and cooling. Students will demonstrate that things can be done to materials to change physical properties such as melting. We will be conducting experiments throughout the week to demonstrate changes in heat.

Reading: The focus in reading will be a culmination of concepts. We will be catching up on concepts that weren't thoroughly covered this week due to PBL, while moving into media literacy. Students will use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. If you have any empty cereal boxes you could donate for a lesson later in the week, it would be greatly appreciated!

Writing: The big idea in writing this week will be All About Books. Students will be writing an All About Book, including non-fiction elements on a topic they are knowledgeable about. We will be wrapping up this until of writing by the end of the week.

High Five!

Please read over the first nine week report card. The actual report card is for your records, but please sign and return the envelope at your earliest convenience.

Spotlight Stallion(s)

This week our Spotlight Stallion is Jake Lewis! We are very proud of your hard work and efforts! Due to the Veteran's Day Assembly, Jake's name will be announced at next week's assembly, along with the Spotlight Stallion for next week.

On The Calendar

Friday, Nov. 8 - Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, Nov. 8 - PBL Showcase, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Spelling Bee at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14 - Spirit Night at Cane's

Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Thanksgiving Feast at 12:20 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday