Mrs. Cormack's Newsletter

For the week of January 14th-18th

Happenings in Room C217

Hello! What a fantastic first week back from the break! All the students were ready and eager to get back into the swing of things! Now we're back and off and running. Check out the bullets below to see what is coming up...

  • Monday, January 14th: Mrs. Cormack's Birthday!! I will be out this day to see family.
  • Thursday, January 17th: Report Cards go home, Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
  • Friday, January 18th: Library Day and Class T-Shirt Day! (I have decided to make Fridays the official day to wear our shirt!)
  • Monday, January 21st: No School, MLK Jr. Day

What we will be learning about this week.....

Math: The students will be learning fractions this week. In second grade we are responsible for laying the foundations of fractions and the common language; such as, equal parts, halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, etc. Students DO NOT learn numerator and denominator in second grade or use the symbols 1/2, 3/4, etc. Fractions are a very abstract skill, so it is our job to make sure they get the foundations first then they can build on their knowledge. Students will be using models and hands on tools to work with fractions throughout the week. Later in the week students will be completing a guided spiraling sheet and an individual spiraling sheet.

Science: The spotlight in science will be natural versus man-made resources. Students will distinguish between natural and man-made resources and provide examples. Mid-week students will investigate materials around the room and compare them.

Reading: The big idea in reading this week will be a continuation of the culture research project. Students will be completing a "culture gram" on the following cultures: Italian and African.

Writing: Word study continues for the second week. A speed/glue sort will be on Friday the 18th. We will also begin talking about Revising and Editing our writing in our Write Source practice books.

Spotlight Stallion

Our Spotlight Stallion of the week is....Griffin Marion!! Way to go, Griffin! He is such a joy in the classroom and brings so much fun to our day.

Six Flags Reading Program

Please check out the flyer in Thursday's take home folder! It is an easy way to earn tickets to Six Flags!

Marathon Kids

Please contact Lindsay Austin ( with their child's name and shirt size IF they plan to finish? She is needing to get the shirts ordered ASAP. Thank you for your help.

Happy, Happy January Birthdays!!

Jocelyn Lee Jan. 1st

Mrs. Cormack Jan. 14th

Melissa Emata Jan. 21st

Ethan Samford AND Karina Vela Jan. 22nd

Hiya Dattani Jan. 24th


Pics from our week!