Mrs. Cole's Column

Monday, February 8, 2016

Dressed up for Career Day!

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Valentine's Day

We will have a small celebration from 2:00-2:15 this Friday, February 12. If your child would like to exchange valentines, please make sure they make one for each child in the class. A list of names went home last Friday.

Recycle Heart and Sole

We're looking for shoes to be donated! Recycle Heart and Sole will take place all week (Feb. 8-12). The following shoes will NOT be accepted:

  • slippers
  • roller blades
  • ice skates
  • shoes with more than 2 inch heel
  • winter boots
  • torn or ripped shoes

THANK YOU! The class with the most shoes donated wins a prize!


On Monday, February 29 we will begin our first round of ISTEP testing.

This portion includes:

Reading-Multiple reading passages and constructed responses

Math-Problem solving with writing portion

Writing-Extended responses to reading passages

All sections of ISTEP will be timed. Anything not finished cannot be completed at a later time.

School Supplies - Pencils

Our class would greatly appreciate any donations of pencils! Thank you to those that have already donated! :)

What's happening this week in Room 512!


We are beginning our Measurement unit. This includes measuring to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch. In addition, we will learn units of length, capacity, and weight.

Please encourage studying math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at home. If you are unsure what facts your child should be studying, please email me. I can also print out flashcards to study at home.


We are continuing test writing to better prepare for the ISTEP test starting Monday, February 29.


We are starting Unit 4 Week 2:

Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions

Comprehension Skill: Point of View

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Vocabulary Strategy: Prefixes

Grammar: Contractions with Not

Social Studies


Scholastic Book Order

The February Scholastic book orders will be sent out this week. Please order by Friday, February 19. Please write a check OR pay online - use our classroom code NP6RD


Math homework due Friday, February 12

Reading homework due Friday, February 12

Math Fact Mastery - Friday, February 12

Websites to use at home



username : northelementary

password: books


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Riddle of the Week

What has a foot but no legs?

The first person to give the answer to Mrs. Cole will receive some $!