Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter

For the Week of March 25th-28th

Week in Review

What a great way to come back from Spring Break! We wrapped up our unit on Fables, and the students wrote very insightful fables to show their learning. We had a great picnic on Friday! What beautiful weather!

What We Will Be Learning About This Week....



This will be a shortened week with the field trip on Thursday, March 28 and no school on Friday, March 29


Math: The focus this week will be a continuation of geometry. Students will describe 3D figures using distinguishing features. Students will also be comparing 2D and 2D shapes and 3D and 3D figures. We will continue to work with tangrams and geoboards during this time as well. There will be a problem this week. Later in the week students will be completing a guided spiraling sheet and an individual spiraling sheet.

Science: The spotlight in science will be basic needs of plants. Students will be building a habitat and caring for a plant, each groups habitat and plant will be missing one of the basic needs. They will document the changes over a 10 day period to see the changes. Wednesday will be spent focusing on animals and their characteristics with the field trip on Thursday.

Reading: The big idea in reading will be themes and morals in fables, legends, and folktales. Students will be focusing on the cultural components along with themes and morals. Throughout the week students will be responding to reading in their reader's response notebooks.

Writing/Language Arts: In writing students will finish their Small Moment stories, and get to celebrate by sharing on Wednesday! In Language Arts, we will review all of the Parts of Speech we have learned about this year. In Word Study, we will continue working on our word sorts. The speed sort/glue will be next week as this week is too short to get all of the word study activities finished.



Spotlight Stallion

Peter went home with Karina this week! Way to go Karina! She is a great student who really knows her expectations!

Way to Go!

Students took home with Reading Response Journals on Thursday the 21st. I hope you got to see the great work they've been doing!

Field Trip Info

Don’t Forget!!

Our field trip is next Thursday. Please remember to bring or do the following things:

  • Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes and class shirt
  • Apply sunscreen at home and bring a hat if you want
  • Bring a lunch with your name on it that can be completely thrown away after lunch (no lunchboxes, etc.)
  • Parents who are joining us: I will send out an email later next week to give you all the details of our adventure!



Calendar

Monday, March 25th - Homework Due

Tuesday, March 26th - Library Day

Thursday, March 28 - Field Trip

Thursday, March 28 - Chick-Fil-A Spririt Night

Friday, March 29 - No School