Mrs. Tuttle's CAP Class ~ Shields Elementary
November 12, 2015
Looking for Leaves!
We are still using the writing rubric that has been attached to the pieces that have came home. You can find these rubrics here. I have also entered these rubrics on Schoology where many of the writing pieces will be submitted. The rubrics break up the writing into specific criteria, which allows students (and families) to see the strengths and weaknesses of the writing for each piece. I also try to provide detailed feedback so that students can continuously improve their writing skills.
You will see on Schoology that I have been grading all writing on a 1-4 rubric and when I send writing assignments/pieces home, I will also now only be recording a final grade of 1-4.
At the end of the marking period, the scores will be averaged and that will be the final grade recorded on the report card. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Scholastic Book Orders
See the picture for instructions on how to order online!
Project-Based Learning: Plan a Thanksgiving Dinner
We will need grocery story circulars so if you have any at home or can pick some up at grocery stores for next week that would be much appreciated!
Division & Dividing Math Groups
We have moved on to division this week and are beginning by thinking about how multiplication can be used to help us solve division equations. We are investigating what exactly remainders are and analyzing how the left overs affect the answer. One of our big learning focuses this year will be on long division, so this is just the beginning!
In the next few weeks, we will be dividing our math instruction into small groups so that the 4th and 5th graders can work on specific standards for their grade level. These groups will be flexible though allowing students to move back and forth to work on the skills they need.