Ms. Horton's Team

Room 101

Week of October 3rd!

Click on the link above to access my class website. I will be adding strategy videos and anchor charts to the Math Resources tab as well as the Reading Resources tab. It is a work in progress, but I think it will be a useful tool for both parents and students!

Field trip money and permission is due!

Please turn in forms and money by October 14th. Please keep in mind that if money is not turned in by then, you will be charged a higher rate.

If you are planning to chaperone, please remember to fill out the background check form. Also, please keep in mind that chaperone money is due on October 14th as well. If you choose not to pay the chaperone amount by then, or if you choose to buy a chaperone ticket at Old Salem, the rate will increase.

Book Fair!

This week is the Fall book fair! Students will be able to shop at the book fair each day before the bell rings and they will also be able to shop during their Media Center Exploratory.

Book Fair shopping days by Exploratory

Monday: Blue Groups

Tuesday: Red Groups

Wednesday: Orange Groups (plus Sixth Grade Yellow kids with money**)

Thursday: Yellow Groups

Friday: Green Groups

Student Release Forms!

Please remember to sign and return these if you haven't already!


Standard Focus: This week, we will focus on RL 4.9 Compare and contrast treatment of similar themes (good vs. evil) and patterns of events in stories from different cultures.

To address this standard, we will be reading different versions of Cinderella from different cultures. We will be reading:

Cinderella - Walt Disney Version

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - African

Rough Faced Girl - Native American

Yeh Chen - Chinese

The Egyptian Cinderella - Egyptian

We will be completing a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the these stories!


Standard Focus: OA 1/2 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison; e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Solve multiplication and division word problems involving multiplicative comparisons.

To address this standard, we will be using a problem solving strategy called Singapore. The Singapore method to problem solving focuses on thinking critically and diagraming the information in a word problem instead of focusing on "key" words. A Singapore checklist is pictured below!

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Happy Birthday!

  • Oct 4 - Isaiah

Important Dates!

Oct 3 - 7: Book Fair

Oct 12 - Early Release

Oct 14 - Field Trip Money due!

Oct 14 - All Pro Dads

Oct 25 - Reading EOQ

Oct 26 - Math EOQ

Oct 31 - No School!