Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter

For the Week of March 17th-21st

Tidbits from the Teacher

What a fast nine weeks! The 3rd nine weeks is over and that is time for me to get the report cards ready. They will be sent home by the last week of March, and on we go to the last nine weeks of the year. I can't believe our kids have come so far! I am so proud!

As for what is at hand (Spring Break), there will be no HW sent home that week (yay!).

What We Will Be Learning About This Week...

Math: We will continue our integration of math into our PBL unit this week. Students are choosing items they would like to purchase for the playground and figuring the actual cost of the items. Some groups may be doing comparison shopping to find the best deal on equipment. Multiple step addition and subtraction problems will be layered into the week as well.


Reading/Writing: Students have been responding to our 2nd grade read aloud, Out of My Mind, this week. Their responses include writing about character traits, facts and details, and making connections. We will also revisit letter writing, which will include “Thank You” notes and some persuasive writing.


Social Studies: Our learning will be incorporated through our PBL unit of study for the remainder of the project. Students will explain how work provides goods and services. Students will explain how they can earn, spend and save money to plan for the playground and the cost of the equipment. Students will find that realistically some of the equipment they have selected for their station is more than we could afford, from there students will be determining ways they could upcycle or recreate a piece of equipment to help cut the cost. This week students will be working on their design boards to prepare for completion.

On the Calendar and Birthdays

Friday, March 7th Assembly, Library, School Cook-Out

Saturday, March 8th Laila's Birthday

March 8th-16th Spring Break

Wednesday, March 19th Early Release

Monday, March 24th Round Rock Express Order Form Due

Thursday, March 27th Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, April 3rd Field Trip to Austin Zoo (please make sure you are an RRISD Approved Volunteer if you wish to chaperon a group; we'll need at least 5 per class!)

Spotlight Stallion

Our Spotlight Stallion for the week is Miss Kadey Berggren! She and Peter have the entire Spring Break together! What fun! Kadey is an awesome member of the class and she a one cool customer! Way to go, Kadey! Have fun on your extended time with Peter! Can't wait to see the journal!

IXL Superstars!

These kids did IXl for 20 minutes this week! Way to go! This is the most BY FAR!

Armaan, Jayden, Omar, Kate, Savannah, Laila, Summer, Archita, Avni, Lakshmi, Taaseen, Alex, Jake, Ankit, Ashwin, Mariam

eBackpack

Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!

https://drive.google.com/a/roundrockisd.org/folderview?id=0B6MTD-CnFpCYQVcxcGlnQmpOSXc&usp=sharing#