April 29th, 2016
Field Trip to the Glass Barn
Field Trip Details
- Monday, May 9th
- Leave school at 9:15
- Return to school at 2:00
- Dress for the weather
- Sack lunch needed - no carbonated drinks
I sent home another the fairground's permission slips in this week's red folders. If you have not returned it yet, please do so by early next week. If your child did not show you this slip, please let me know.
HSE21 IN ACTION: The Elementary Design Team
Pop Bottle Ecosystems
What's Happening This Week?
ISTEP: On May 6th the students will be taking an ISTEP Language Arts pilot on the iPads.
Having a Malala Mindset: As a school, we have been discussing the book, Dear Malala We Stand With You, and learning about Malala Yousafzai. This led to our Hero Biography writing projects and now to a Malala Mindset projects. Our Malala mindset projects will be on display in the halls the week of May 9th - 13th. Students will be touring the building to look at other class/grade level projects over the course of the week. Parents and the public are welcome to come in and view the projects on the evening of May 12th from 4:30 to 6:30. I hope you can attend!
Math Workshop: Students have begun working on a geometry project. The project includes terms and ideas we've discussed in class, as well as a couple of terms that they'll need to research on their iPads. I will give them next week in class to work on the project and all projects will be due on Monday the 9th.
Reader's Workshop: We will begin our unit on folk and fairy tales. We will listen to some stories read aloud, work with groups to find the traits of a fairy and folk tale, and then begin looking at fractured fairy tales. Students will work in groups to create and perform their own fractured fairy tale.
Writer's Workshop: Our trial to Night Zookeeper has been extended. Our class has joined the HSE Writing League and are competing with schools around the district to see who can write the most.
Word Study: This week, students will be focusing on words that have ie or ei. They will be making spelling lists that have words that use these vowel patterns. Our test will be on Friday.
Science: We will continue to observe our plants as they grow. We will also be learning more about a plants life cycle.
Library: Next week is our last library check out. If students have library books at home, please encourage them to bring them back to school.
Questions for Reading
What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?
Upcoming CRES Events
Friday, April 29th - Field trip permission slips due
Tuesday, May 3rd - PTO Open Forum - 7:00 - Art Room
Friday, May 6th - ISTEP Language Arts Pilot
Friday, May 6th - Project A.C.E.S.
Monday, May 9th - Geometry Project Due
Monday, May 9th - Field trip to Indiana State Fairgrounds' Glass Barn
Thursday, May 12th - Malala Showcases - 4:30 - 6:30
Friday, May 13th - $1 Hat Day
Lunch Visits and Background Checks
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