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 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
Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!
Our spotlight stallion reading with Peter. Just to cute!
Watch Dog Dad!
Avni's dad came in on Tuesday to help out! Thanks, Mr. Sabnis! The kids loved the read aloud!
Summer and Sam turn into media analysts.
Students at the red table analyze cereal boxes. They did a great job with this lesson!
The blue table looks at print ads and answers questions to become media savvy kids!
Do I Want To Buy This?
Avni and Taaseen look at an ad for a cookie and discuss how the creators of the ad are persuading shoppers to buy it.