Meng's Memos

January 19th, 2016

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Classroom Wish-List

Thank you for your generosity! We are currently well-stocked in materials, thanks to the items you sent in!

Our Focus this Week

What We are Learning This Week

· Reading & Writing Workshop: We will be learning about types of figurative language (onomatopoeia, alliteration, & simile). Our driving question will be how we can incorporate these elements into our own poetry.

· Spelling: Suffixes -er and -est (comparative and superlative)

· Math Workshop: Fractions - We will learn how to identify and write a fraction, as well as how to place fractions on a number line. If you would like to follow our learning in your Envision math books at home, we will be covering these lessons... Tuesday (9-1), Wednesday (9-2), Thursday (9-3), and Friday (9-5). We will practice problem-solving skills throughout the next two weeks, so lesson 9-4 would be helpful to review as well.

· Science: We will begin our measurement unit by looking at units for measuring length.

Homework Ideas

I encourage every family to spend at least 30 minutes a day working on one of our core academic areas at home. Here are some ideas for this week...

Math: Fraction problem-solving (lesson 9-4 in the Envision math workbooks) will be difficult for many students. If you have time this week, please review this content at home. Thank you!

Reading: Mrs. Lederach shared with me that a research study showed great readers will read around 5,000 words a day. Please continue to make time in your evening schedules for your child to read, read, read!

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Important Information

Our Schedule

8:45-9:00 Morning Procedures

9:00-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:10 Writing

10:15-10:50 Specials

10:55-11:05 Snack and Read Aloud

11:05-12:35 Reading

12:35-12:55 Recess

1:05-1:35 Lunch

1:40-2:55 Math

2:55-3:30 Social Studies/Science

Specials Classes this Week

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Day 2 -PE

Wednesday: Day 3 - Computer

Thursday: Day 4 - Art

Friday: Day 1 - Music/ Library

Volunteering in our Classroom

If you are interested in...

-Reading with Students

-Helping with a Clerical Task

-Talking to Students about your Work Skills or Hobbies

-Being an Expert who Teaches us a Lesson during a Science or Social Studies Unit

then please contact me through, and we will work to find an available date for you to come in. We love learning from our volunteers!

Please order books online through the link below. Our classroom code is L9MT8. Thank you!

Scholastic Book Orders

Our class code is L9MT8

What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?

Upcoming CRES Events

Monday, January 18th: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, February 5th: Half-Day for Students

**Get this Special Event on Your Calendar**

April 22nd: CRES Fest

Lunch Visits and Background Checks

All guests and parent volunteers must have their background check completed prior to volunteering at school or having lunch with their child. The online background checks will take time to process. You do not need to complete a background check prior to visiting if you have had one done in HSE within the past 3 years. ALL guests must also complete an online anti-bullying training webinar.

For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit: