Collins & Co. Room 204
Week Eighteen Update
Thank you to all your help getting your students back in the swing of things after Winter Break. They have all been to school on time and prepared for outdoor recess!
We had a wonderful time on our field trip today to The Grove. We'd like to thank the PTO for supporting our trip and paying for our admission. Also, thanks go out to Mrs. Lawrence and Mr. Denk for coming with.
Enjoy your weekend,
Ms. Collins and Mrs. Cucco
We had a special visitor come in this week to help us remember the basics of decimals. Mrs. Tatle, our district's Math Consultant, came in to share some hands-on activities to help us see decimals more clearly. We played a few games that helped us apply our new skills. We learned different strategies to set up bar models to help us solve those tricky word problems.
We will take our test on addition and subtraction of decimals early next week.
Here you can find the virtual text book, workbook pages, and online tutorials. The log in information is on the first page of your students assignment notebook. Find more information on our classroom website by clicking the "Math in Focus" link.
This website was created as a resource for you at home to go to look for ideas to help your students.
We began with looking for the Main Idea as well as supporting evidence. Students read articles they found interesting from "Time for Kids" magazine.
Op-Ed is our new focus. We began talking about what an "Op-Ed" piece is and where it can be found. Students practiced writing a reader's response that focused on their opinions. Ask your student about some of the topics that they had opinions about this week!
Students participated in many activities including candle making, weaving, cooking, blacksmithing, butter making, manners, house keeping and eating! Make sure to ask your students what their favorite part was!
If you were out, forgot to write something down, or wanted to double check- here is the link to our Homework Webpage.
Click here a copy of our 40 Book checklist. The number next to each genre is about how many books in that genre that your student should read to get to their goal of 40 books this year!
2015 Master List Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Illinois Children's Choice Award
Collins & Co.
Greenbriar Elementary School