Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter

For the Week of Nov. 18th-22nd

What We Will Be Learning About This Week...


Math: This week the students will be reviewing addition strategies taught up to this point, while adding to their "bag of tricks" - making ten. Students will be problem solving daily to connect math to everyday experiences, while they communicate, and use logical reasoning to justify thinking. *Daily: warm up in math - this covers a variety of skills that the students will spiral through. The goal is that the constant exposure will keep all the skills fresh.

Science: The spotlight in science will be physical changes. Students will demonstrate that things can be done to materials to change their physical properties such as, cutting, folding, sanding and melting. We we will be conducting several experiments in the classroom to demonstrate physical changes.

Reading: The focus in reading will be a continuation of media literacy. Students will use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. We are still in need of any empty cereal boxes!

Writing: The big idea in writing this week will be imaginary writing. Students will be generating ideas, planning and organizing, drafting, revising words and sentences, editing for capitalization and punctuation. Then students will be learning how to listen and give feedback and share stories.




Family Homework for Monday, November 18th

On Monday, I will be sending home materials for your student's personal Math Rack! Please be on the lookout for directions on how to assemble it. I will send home paper copy directions and a Smore (like our Newsletter) with pictures to help. Please return the completed Math Rack on Tuesday, November 19th.


High Five!

Students brought home their Reading Response Journals on Thursday, Nov. 14th. I hope they took you on a tour of their work! Please make sure to return the journals by Friday, Nov. 15th so we can keep working.


Spotlight Stallion

Our Spotlight Stallion for the week is Laila Johnson! Peter is so excited to go home with Laila this weekend! Have fun! Keep up the great work, Laila!


On the Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 14 - Spirit Night at Cane's

Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Thanksgiving Feast at 12:20 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday


eBackpack

Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!

https://drive.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/folderview?id=0B6MTD-CnFpCYQVcxcGlnQmpOSXc&usp=sharing#