Mrs. Cole's Column

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

School Supplies - Pencils

Our class would greatly appreciate any donations of pencils! We are on our last box. Thank you very much! :)


On Monday, February 29 we will begin our first round of ISTEP testing.

This portion includes:

Reading-Multiple reading passages and constructed responses

Math-Problem solving with writing portion

Writing-Extended responses to reading passages

All sections of ISTEP will be timed. Anything not finished cannot be completed at a later time.

What's happening this week in Room 512!


We are finishing Area and Perimeter this week. We will be testing on Friday, February 5. If your child does not have me for math, please ask to see their individual packet to see what unit they are on.

Please encourage studying math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at home. If you are unsure what facts your child should be studying, please email me. I can also print out flashcards to study at home.


We are beginning a month of test writing to better prepare for the ISTEP test starting Monday, February 29.


We are starting Unit 4 Week 1:

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Genre: Folktale

Vocabulary Strategy: Root Words

Grammar: Linking Verbs

Social Studies



Math homework due Friday, February 5

Reading homework due Friday, February 5

Math Fact Mastery - Friday, February 5

Websites to use at home



username : northelementary

password: books


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Riddle of the Week

What has a foot but no legs?

The first person to give the answer to Mrs. Cole will receive some $!