April 11th - April 29th
Two forms have been sent home about this field trip. Please send the pink one back in no later than Wednesday, May 4th! Please and thank you!
Donation request for the classroom:
dry erase markers
One Book One School
We will have a Malala showcase for the students to share what they have learned from/about Malala on May12th from 4:30-6:30. Families may show up anytime during that time to see what your student came up with.
ISTEP and NWEA
Students finished up testing April 18th-21st and the last test took place on Monday, April 25th.
Students will take the second portion of the ISTEP Pilot test on May 6th. Remember this one is not graded!
NWEA will take place on May 11th and 12th!
Please note: If you have questions about these tests or their content, please visit the Parent Portal link in the "Important Information" section below.
Our high ability identification for grades K-6 will be underway in the coming weeks. We use a formal identification process to identify and support students in need of high ability services which involves reviewing all NWEA scores for grades K-6. It also involves offering a more comprehensive plan for grades K, 2 and 5.
Please visit the high ability page on our website to learn more about the identification process, services we provide and contacts for further questions. The schedule of assessments is included on the webpage as well as a video which explains identification procedures and services in detail. http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/ha.aspx
All notifications for students that are newly identified will be communicated via email through our central office in late May or early June.
Just a reminder that my class will NWEA test on May 11th and May 12th!
CRES Fest Activities
Students also enjoyed Kona Ice outside! What a great day!
Reading & Language Arts
We are reviewing measurement and graphing data this week!
Students used all different sorts of units of measurement to measure a path that I made around the room. We will graph our data and discuss the pros and cons of each. We will also talk about accuracy!
Students came up with using the length of another student for their measurement tool!
Students have been watering and observing their lima beans to try to get them to grow.
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Students planted grass seed last week and have had amazing results since then!
Upcoming Skills and Resources
Below I have listed some of our topics and suggestions of how you can help at home! Please note that these are only suggestions and in no way required!
Math: Project Review
Students will be participating in projects to review and apply what they have learned in third grade this year!
Question: What is fact fluency?
- Each week your student will take a timed quiz to practice their addition and subtraction facts. They will have five minutes to complete the 100 problem quiz. The goal is to get your students to know their math facts in a snap!
- We will now start practicing our multiplication facts: 20 problems in 1 minute.
Resources to practice at home:
- Create flash cards (the old fashioned way)
- Download the app(s):
- There are many more apps you can find and utilize
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP AND NOT REQUIRED!!!
Reading: Poetry & Realistic Fiction Review
We will be finishing up our Poetry Unit and Reviewing what we know about Realistic Fiction
How to help at home:
-Make a space for your child to read every night
- Read with, beside, or to your child
- Listen to your child read to you
Questions to ask about reading:
"What was the setting?"
"What is a character trait for the main character? How do you know?"
"What was that chapter, book, or page all about?"
"Retell what you just read."
"How would you feel if you were.... (character in novel)"
"Why do you think the author told you that?"
"How would this book be different if the setting was different?"
"What caused the character to do that?"
"Predict what will happen next. What from the text caused you to make that prediction?"
"Identify the theme." (Theme: the message or moral of the story)
"What is the problem in the story?"
"What was the solution to the problem?"
- Plant Unit
- Communities Change Unit
What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?
Lunch Visits and Background Checks
For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit: