Cortez Spy Report
From the desk of Mrs. Cortez ~Week of February 1, 2016~
Important Lower Pottsgrove Upcoming Dates
Friday 2/5 ~ Book Fair begins ~ Deadline for basket donations
Saturday 2/6 ~ Bowling Event ~ 6 - 8 pm
Wednesday 2/10 ~ PTA Meeting ~ 6:30
Thursday 2/11 ~ Book Fair Ends / Family Fun Night ~ 6 - 8 pm
Friday 2/12 ~ Professional Development Day ~ No School
PTA Book Swap ~ New date TBA
Tuesday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts, *Unit 6 EDM Review Packet, * Word Work
Wednesday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts, *Word Work
Thursday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts, *Word Work
Friday - *Read 30 minutes, *Practice facts. Play outside! Have fun with your family!
Encore This Week
Tuesday - Day 6 - Computers
Wednesday - Day 1 - P.E.
Don't forget to have your child wear sneakers to school. It takes quite a bit of time for my students to change their shoes in the classroom before gym. Last week we were running, excuse me, walking late. :(
Thursday - Day 2 - Library * Don't forget to return library books
Friday - Day 3 - Health
Winter Recess Guidelines
Spy Kid of the Week
W.I.P. (Work In Progress)
We LOVE math!!!!
Keep memorizing those multiplication facts!
Use the link above to support your child's success as a 4th Grade Mathematician!
*Copies of ALL Study Links
*Help with 4th Grade algorithms
*Vocabulary definitions and examples
*Games that can be played at home.
1. Select Learn About Everyday Mathematics at the bottom of the screen. You do not need to sign in.
2. Select Parent Resources from the menu on the left.
3. Select Grade 4.
4. Select the Unit that we are currently studying.
5. Scroll down. You will see Vocabulary, Study Link Help, and Games
Do you need help? Be sure to see Mrs. Cortez for a recess review session on a Monday or Friday!
I was privileged to work with Chris Hyde the Apple coach that was visiting Lower Pottsgrove last week. He showed me how to teach the children to compose their written work in Google Docs and then submit their pieces to my folder on Google Drive. So cool!
When all stories are complete and submitted I will be able to upload the folder to my web page for the world to see! :)
Nonfiction Informational Texts -
We will be working in our interactive notebooks this week so that we can record all about different graphic organizers and text structures as we find them throughout literature.
(My boys LOVE nonfiction and I've found that many reluctant readers do too. If your child struggles to get into a good book try out the 'Who Would Win?' series by Jerry Pallota.)
Guided Reading -
This week Guided Reading coaches will be coming to our school to evaluate our program and offer suggestions to strengthen all teachers in this important aspect of reading education.
As the students finish the fiction works that we have been reading, we will bring non fiction informational books and articles into this time as well. In this way, I will differentiate instruction to meet every child's needs.