Koewers' Community

November 13th, 2015

CRE Food Drive

Thank you for all of your contributions to the CRE food drive. Our class was able to meet our personal goal of filling two boxes. This food will be put to good use helping families in need.

Art to Remember

Order forms came home with your students this week. You may order on-line or send in the envelope with your order and money. All orders are due by Tuesday, November 17th.
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What's Happening This Week?

· Writer's Workshop: We will begin working on a unit to build strength in writing constructed responses. Students have done a good job of turning questions into answers. Now we are going to practice pulling details from the text to support our answer.

· Reader's Workshop: As we read about giant pandas, we will also be practicing the skill of giving a concise summary.

Word Study: After some difficulty launching our word study program, the bugs have been worked out and we are back on track. Thank you for your patience. Students will be bringing home a list on Mondays to study. They will be taking their test on Fridays.

· Math Workshop: We begin our unit on multiplication this week. Students will be learning different models of multiplication - arrays, repeated addition, and equal jumps on a number line. We will also begin learning our multiplication facts. Monday will be our last addition and subtraction timed tests for a while. Students will be assessed over their knowledge of multiplication facts. Facts will be taught in families. We'll begin with 0's and 1's and build from there.

· Science: We've studied sound and light. Now students will be working in groups to create their own unique instrument. They will meet with their groups to plan on Monday. They will be asked to bring found objects in from home. They are not to go shopping for supplies.

Important Information

Specials Classes this Week

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: P.E.

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Art

What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?

Upcoming CRES Events

November 17th - Art to Remember orders due

November 20th - $1 Hat Day for CRES Scholarships Day

November 25th - 27th - No school for Thanksgiving Break

Lunch Visits and Background Checks

All guests and parent volunteers must have their background check completed prior to volunteering at school or having lunch with their child. The online background checks will take time to process. You do not need to complete a background check prior to visiting if you have had one done in HSE within the past 3 years. ALL guests must also complete an online anti-bullying training webinar.

For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit: