Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter
For the Week of Jan. 13th
Week in Review
What We Will Be Learning About This
Science: This week will be an introduction to natural resources. Students will be learning that the natural world includes Earth materials and will be able to distinguish between natural and man made resources through a variety of learning opportunities. Students will be learning that natural resources come from the Earth and include; rocks, soil, air, and water. Students will be learning that man made resources are materials made from natural resources that have been changed by humans, including; glass, plastic, fabric, lumber, and paper. At home, please continue to support your child by learning the differences between the two types of resources.
Math: This week will be a continuation of our Fractions Unit. Students will partition objects into equal parts and name the parts; including halves, fourths, and eighths, using words and pictures. Students will explain that the more fractional parts used to make a whole, the smaller the part; and the fewer the fractional parts, the larger the fraction. Students will also use concrete models to count fractional parts beyond one whole using words and recognize how many parts it takes to equal one whole.
Writing: This week we are fine tuning our Personal Narrative writing by focusing on small moments to make the reader easily visualize our story.
Grammar: We are studying nouns; common and proper, pronouns, and singular and plural nouns.
Word Study: Students are continuing with the word sorts they received the week of Jan. 7th. A speed sort and glue and spelling test will be on Friday the 17th.
Looking ahead to next week’s plans students will be learning the importance of conserving and reusing by creating an in-class project. Therefore, we will be collecting any rinsed containers, bottles, empty toilet/paper towel rolls, etc. for the project that you could spare. We appreciate your donations.
Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!
On the Calendar...
Tuesday, Jan. 14th Mrs. Cormack gets one year older...
Thursday, Jan. 16th Kate's Birthday!! Awards Assembly for 2nd Grade (by invitation only)
Friday, Jan. 17th Library and Assembly, Book Orders due