Mrs. Tuttle's CAP Class ~ Shields Elementary

October 29, 2015

Mission Statement

We, the SHIELDS CAPtains, will participate in advanced learning, continuously grow, and move on to the next grade level, by being responsible, doing our best, working together, and learning from our mistakes.

What's Happening??

  • 10/30 > 5th Grade Field Trip (Mrs. Drummond is the contact)
  • 10/30 > PBS Celebration
  • 11/11 > NO SCHOOL Veteran's Day
  • 11/17 > PTO Meeting 6:30pm in the library
  • 11/20 > Report Cards Go Home

Progress Reports

Progress reports came home yesterday. I apologize for it being so late in the marking period! You will receive two progress reports next marking period. Hopefully the letter provided you with information on what is found on the reports. I also sent an email addressing some questions that were asked. Let me know if you did not receive the email so I can make sure your email address is on file in the office.

Book of Impossible Things

In the book we are reading for Global Read Aloud, "Fish in a Tree", the main character, Ally, has a book of impossible things. We started making our own book of impossible things this week. We are sharing them on Twitter so you will see some of them showing up on Facebook. Eventually we will put them together to make a class book. I'm always amazed by the students creativity!

RtI Updates

Pshew...I think we just may have RtI working for 4th and 5th graders! This week seemed to be the best yet with students working in environments conducive for learning.

I had moved the deadline for their endangered animal project from this Friday to next Friday (the 6th) and I think that provided everybody with a little breathing room.

There will be a minor change to the RtI forms beginning next week. I have included a self reflection section for each day where students can rate their work habits and also have a place to leave me a note about the days work. They may write questions, comments, and/or concerns in the space so they feel they have a way to communicate during RtI. This will also be a great place for them to note information such as the technology not working, or having to spend a longer amount of time on a certain task so they didn't get all their work finished. I'm hoping this will help alleviate some undo stress with incomplete work, but still hold them accountable for their work. Below is a picture of the new part.

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Service Learning Project

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Our projects are just waiting for final edits and then they will be ready to be shared! Stay tuned for the YouTube links where you can see our skits!
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Volunteers are needed so please click on the link below to see if there is a time that would work for you!

Classroom Needs

Thank you for sending in baggies and sticky notes! We are set up for now. I'll update this part of the newsletter as items are needed!
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