Cottonwood Elementary Upper Grades


Upcoming Events

James and The Giant Peach

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 8:30am

975 North Center Street

Castle Dale, UT

We have been invited to attend, James and The Giant Peach, put on by the Emery High Drama Department. We will leave Cottonwood Elementary at 8:30a.m. and be back to the school around 11:00a.m.

Half Day Before Thanksgiving

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 8:30am

55 East 200 South

Orangeville, UT

Wednesday, November 27 will be a half-day and students excused for the day at 11:30 a.m. No lunch will be served. Regular bus routes will be run.

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, Nov. 28th, 8:30am

55 East 200 South

Orangeville, UT

There will be no school held Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29 for Thanksgiving break. Happy Thanksgiving!

Writing-Mrs. Tuttle

All classes are working on informational reports. 3rd grade is learning about Pilgrims, 4th grade is learning about Wampanog Native Americans, 5th is learning about turkeys. Students will be sharing their informational reports on Wednesday, November 27th with each other.

Now that students are familiar with the research process they will be choosing a topic they would like to become an expert in, and writing an informational report on their topic in class.

Reading-Mrs. Alton

Students have been learning about the comprehension strategies. We are currently working on making connections. Students are practicing connections such as text to text, text to self, and text to world. As students read at home please ask them to identify connections they have to their reading material.

We have a new reading calendar that will sent home on Fridays. Reading Calendars will be due each Friday. This will help will students forgetting to bring their logs on Monday. Please encourage your student to read!

As part of their home reading, we are encouraging students to work in LEXIA (our online reading software). At home access is free. Students can log in by clicking on the following link:

If you have questions about the software, please feel free to contact me before or after school.

Math-Mrs. Taney

Below are the Math content areas that each grade is currently working on.

5th Grade: Go Math Chapter 3-Add and Subtract Decimals.

5.NBT.7: Students will be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths.

4th Grade: Go Math Chapter 4- Divide by 1-Digit Numbers

4.NBT.B.6: Students will find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors.

3rd Grade: Go Math Chapter 3-Multiplication Facts and Strategies

3.0A.3,5,7,9: Students will use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations, students will also be able to apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. For example: If 6 x 4 = 24 is known, then 4 x 6 = 24 is also known (commutative property of multiplication). 3 x 5 x 2 can be found by 3 x 5 = 15, then 15 x 2 = 30, or by 5 x 2 = 10, then 3 x 10 = 30 (associative property of multiplication). Knowing that 8 x 5 = 40 and 8 x 2 = 16, one can find 8 x 7 as 8 x (5 + 2) = (8 x 5) + (8 x 2) = 40 + 16 = 56 (distributive property).


3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be making pumpkin pie next week. Your student has been assigned an ingredient to bring. Please check with your student for their assigned ingredient. Please have your ingredient delivered to school by Monday November 25. This is a donation, if you are unable to provide your assigned ingredient, we will provide it.

Ornament Showcase

Grades 3-5 are having an "ornament showcase". Please make 2 to 5 Christmas Ornaments at home to decorate various tress. If you need help in getting materials to do this, please talk to your teacher. Our ornaments will be decorating trees at Zions Bank, the CIty Office, and our own tree at school. The ornaments should not be much bigger than the size of an adult fist. Have fun with this and show your creativity! You may not get back all of the ornaments you submit. please have the ornaments to school by Wednesday, November 27.

KUED Reading Marathon Information

Here is the information about our school's KUED Reading Marathon. Click on the picture below to access the reading log!
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree – Choreography

Cottonwood Elementary Christmas Program will be Wednesday December 11 at 10:00a.m. and 6:30p.m. at Cottonwood Elementary.

The 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be performing a number together for our Christmas Program. This video has the choreography and song we will be singing.
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Mrs. Alton's 4th grade class enjoys their time at the public library.