Cook Chronicles

Weekly Updates for the week of September 28th

Parent Teacher Conference

Please use the link below to sign up for conferences. I did not include morning times, but if a morning conference works better for you please let me know.

What's Happening This Week?

· Writer's Workshop: How do we show and not tell in our writing?

This week we will be continue to draft our personal narrative writing pieces.

· Reader's Workshop: How do illustration portray to mood of a story?

This week we will be using illustrations in books to help use determine the mood of a story. We will also be discussing point of view and the pronouns used with each one. The students will continue to write reader's responses about what they are reading.

· Math Workshop: How can I use place value to add and subtract multi-digit numbers mentally?

We will begin working with adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers. We will discuss how to borrow and regroup. We will also discuss the different strategies we can use to make adding and subtracting easier. We will also be doing various level word problems that involve adding and subtracting.

· Science: What is the Scientific Method?

We will be discussing the Scientific Method and what scientists do to get answers. We will do some investigations to practice the scientific method.


I sent home a new homework sheet on Friday that has the reading log and a place to record math facts.

Reading Log:

The students need to read at least 100 minutes by next Friday. They do not have to read every night as long as they get their 100 minutes read. I have changed the reading log to make it less confusing. The students need to write the date, the title of the book, and how many minutes they read that day. You will just to sign it one time.

Math Facts:

The students need to practice their math facts at least 3 times a week. I know there have been some kinks figuring out Hooda Math. If you can't get the report to send, just write a note in the agenda. Also, the students need to enter their names. Some have entered my name so I do not know who completed it.

Moby Max:

Moby Max is an online tool the students can use to practice our core subjects at home. I will be sending log in information home on Monday. I will also be taking the students to the netbook lab to complete the pre-assessments they need to do.

Specials Classes this Week

Monday: Music

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Computer

Thursday: Art

Friday: 1/2 Day

We have Library on Tuesday!

Upcoming CRES Events

September 29th: Blue Assembly
October 2nd: Roadrunner Rally
October 3rd: Half Day for Students
October 9th: Connor Prairie Field Trip
October 22-23: Fall Break
Scholastic Book Orders

Our class code is J2T64