Cook Chronicles

Weekly Updates for the week of February 22nd

Supplies Need

I am in need of pencils for ISTEP testing next week. We also need colored Post-it notes for a fraction math activity. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

What's Happening This Week

Writer's Workshop:
We will be working on how to write to a writing prompt. We will review how to plan, write, and edit/revise.

Reader's Workshop:

This week we will be reviewing how to write a constructed response. The students will be reading various passages and will write a constructed response using MA'AM.

M: Me - general statement, no "because or pronouns
A: Author- use specific text details to support answer

A: Author- use specific text details to support answer

M: Me - supports arguments/connects text to details to answer

Math Workshop:

This weeks skills will include adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. We will also compare and order fractions.

Social Studies:

We started our Economics Unit last week. This week we will be discussing goods and services, wants vs. needs, and producers vs. consumers. For this unit we will be doing a business project at the end. Students will work in groups to create a business that offers a good or service. The students are currently earning money so they can shop at each businesses.

What is happening at CRES

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One School, One Book

“So let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education First.” Malala Yousafzai.

While one book changing the world is a tall order, we hope one book can change our school for the better. CRES students, staff, and families will be embarking on a journey with “Dear Malala, We Stand with You” by Rosemary McCarty as our jumping off point. One book, One school. We will come together around this book to discover, discuss, and honor our heroes. Every student at CRES will begin this journey on February 26th. Thanks to our amazing Librarian, Kristin Hicks, every single staff member has a copy of the book to use in all parts of the curriculum over the coming months. We will have a culminating event and closure in May.

We know heroes come in many shades, shapes, and sizes. Heroes do not always fly or wear capes, they do not always fight with strength of body or personal wealth. Malala Yousafzai is a hero to countless people across the globe for her efforts to go to school and secure schooling for other young girls. We cannot wait to enrich the lives and learning of the children, families, and staff here at CRES as we honor Malala’s struggle and discover what makes a hero.



Reading: Read for 70 minutes and complete 3 reading responses

Specials Classes this Week

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Art

Upcoming CRES Events

March 2 & 3: ISTEP Applied Skills (in the morning)

March 4th: Student Council Sock Hop~~ This is a free family event. Students must attend with their parent/guardian. There will be concessions.

March 18th: People Who Made a Difference Wax Museum 11:00-12:00

March 21st: FLEX long as there are no snow days

May 9th: Field Trip to the Glass Barn @ Indiana State Fairgrounds

ISTEP and IREAD dates to be determined. I'll pass those dates along as soon as I know.

Scholastic Book Orders

Our class code is J2T64