Mrs. Snyder's Spectator

January 20-23rd

The Testing Camera

Important Dates


3rd - PTO Open Forum @ 7pm

6th - Half Day (Dismissal at 12:01)

16th - President's Day (No School)

27th - Spirit Day: Wear Your Favorite College Wear


3rd - PTO Open Forum @ 7pm

6th - Spirit Day: Retro Wear Day & Sock Hop


3-10th - Spring Break (No School)

14th - PTO Open Forum @ 7pm

17th - Spirit Day: Wear Mix Match Clothes

24th - CRES Fest 5-8pm


5th - PTO Open Forum @ 7pm

12th - Field Trip to Eagle Creek Park (More information to follow)

22nd - Spirit Day: Wear Hawaiian Clothes

CRES Fest Silent Auction Classroom Basket - COLTS BASKET

CRES Fest is the second of only TWO PTO sponsored fundraisers for 2014-2015. More than 20 theme baskets (one from each classroom) will be a part of a silent auction at this year's CRES Fest. Our class theme is COLTS. We are asking you to donate an item or items related to the class theme. Some ideas include: jersey, shirt, sweatshirt, football, mug, key chain, pillow, blanket, game, etc. that is COLTS related.

If you don't want to shop, send a check made out to CRES PTO with 'theme baskets' in the memo section and PTO will do the shopping for you.

Basket donations can be dropped off now through March 20!

Specials/Related Arts

M- Computer

T - P.E.

W - Music

Th - Art

F - Computer & Library (Return books)

Reading Workshop

We are starting Unit 6: Fairy Tales/Folktales/Fables. We will be learning the features, problem & solutions, and important events. We will also be comparing and contrasting stories across different cultures.

Word Study

We will continue learn Sort 16 - Long E Vowel Patters: -ee, -ea. We will spend two weeks working on Long E vowel patterns. We will also be incorporating a new program called Making Words where students will be manipulating letters and sounds to create words. The students will get out certain letter tiles and make a 2-3 word to begin then manipulative the letters to form new words.

Sight Words:

well, large, big, must, even

Practice your words using Spelling City:

Writing Workshop

We are going to be continuing to focus on parts of speech. We will be learning about nouns, verbs, and adjectives. We will be making class books for each part of speech. Each student will write and illustrate one page that will be combined with the rest of the students to create a class book. The class books will be put into the library for students to read.


We will be starting our next Unit over Money. We will be learning the value of coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters) and dollars (half dollars & dollars). We will also be learning to make different amounts of money using coins and collars as well as adding amounts of money together using addition with regrouping.


This unit we will be focusing on Force and Motion. How do objects move? How can you change the position of an object? How do magnets work? How does gravity effect objects? The students will be doing lots of hands-on experiments like modeling how objects move, using magnets to pick up objects, and modeling how to change the position of an object.

Our Classroom

Class Read Aloud: Box Car Children #2

Mrs. Snyder's Currently Reading: PBL in the Elementary Classroom