Cook Chronicles

Weekly Updates for the week of January 11th


Please remember that we have a half day on Friday. The students will be dismissed at 12:01 so the teachers can attend afternoon professional development.


A few recess reminders...
  • We will have outdoor recess as long as temperature with windchill is 15 degrees.
  • If it snows the students will need snow boots to play in the snow.
  • Please make sure the students also have tennis shoes for PE days.

What's Happening This Week

· Writer's Workshop:

We will be starting our opinion writing unit. To introduce our unit, I had the students move around the room to answer various opinion questions. We will discuss the parts of an opinion writing piece and the importance of using facts to support our opinions.

· Reader's Workshop:

We will be comparing the features of an Informational Text to a Narrative Nonfiction. We will discuss how an authors using writing to persuade the reader. We will begin reading different articles on animal protection and identify facts/relevant details to support the author's or reader's opinion.

· Math Workshop:

We will be discussing area and the formula for finding area. The students will solve various area problems. We will also be discussing how to find the missing length of a figure when you know the area and the length of one side.

· Science:

We will be starting our light and sound unit. This week we will discuss what is sound and how sounds are made.



Reading: Read for 100 minutes and complete reading response activities.

Specials Classes this Week

Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: PE

Friday: Half specials

Library Check Out is on Tuesday!

Upcoming CRES Events

January 15th - Early release day for staff development

January 18th - Martin Luther King Day - No school

February 15th - President's Day - No school

February 16th - Flex Day - Weather permitting

ISTEP and IREAD dates to be determined. I'll pass those dates along as soon as I know.

Scholastic Book Orders

Our class code is J2T64