Cortez Spy Report

From the desk of Mrs. Cortez ~Week of February 8, 2016~

Important Lower Pottsgrove Upcoming Dates

Monday 2/8 ~ Class trip to the book fair

Wednesday 2/10 ~ PTA Meeting ~ 6:30

Thursday 2/11 ~ Book Fair Ends / Family Fun Night ~ 6 - 8 pm

Friday 2/12 ~ Professional Development Day ~ No School

Monday 2/15 ~ President's Day ~ No School


Monday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts, *SL 7.1, *Word Work
Tuesday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts, *SL 7.2, * Word Work
Wednesday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts, *SL 7.3, *Word Work
Thursday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts, *SL 7.4, *Word Work

Encore This Week

Monday - Day 4 - Art
Tuesday - Day 5 - Music
Wednesday - Day 6 - Computers
Thursday - Day 1 - P.E. *Don't forget to have your child wear sneakers to school.

Winter Recess Guidelines

When the temperature (with or without wind chill) is 20 degrees or lower we will hold indoor recess. If the temperature is above 20 degrees, we will hold outdoor recess that day.

Spy Kid of the Week

This week it is Curran's turn! He will contribute to our estimation jar and have special privileges throughout the week.

W.I.P. (Work In Progress)

Check in with your child... ask how their WIP work is coming along. :)

Classroom Camp In

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2:15-3:15pm

Room #25

What to bring:
1) Flashlight and a favorite book
2) Pillow and sleeping bag or favorite blanket
3) Comfy clothes
4) Individual portion of chocolate bar, marshmallows, and graham crackers for smores fraction lesson.

After recess we will dim the lights and read by firelight!

We LOVE math!!!!

This week we begin Unit 7. Keep memorizing those multiplication facts! The students now each have a set of ninja multiplication cards to practice with at home and at school.

Use the link above to support your child's success as a 4th Grade Mathematician!

*Copies of ALL Study Links

*Help with 4th Grade algorithms

*Vocabulary definitions and examples

*Games that can be played at home.


1. Select Learn About Everyday Mathematics at the bottom of the screen. You do not need to sign in.

2. Select Parent Resources from the menu on the left.

3. Select Grade 4.

4. Select the Unit that we are currently studying.

5. Scroll down. You will see Vocabulary, Study Link Help, and Games

    Do you need help? Be sure to see Mrs. Cortez for a recess review session on a Monday or Friday!

Language Arts

Our focus this week will be on nonfiction informational texts in our reading and writing blocks.

Word Study

I will introduce new sorts this Monday and we will study those sorts until the following Friday. Tests will be on 2/19.


We are shifting gears and focusing on Science for the next few weeks. Our unit will be on Electricity.