March 18th, 2016
From our room mother, Jessica Benjamin...
Our class could use your help! We are in the final crunch for sending in donations for our GAMER: ALL THINGS VIDEO GAMES basket! The final day for donations is this upcoming Monday: March 21, 2016! We need as many donations as possible to help our basket be a success. You can send in donations with your child or text/call/email me to set up a time to drop them off. You can sign up for certain donations on our volunteer spot link listed below or you can donation any item as you wish. Thank you all for your help!
Common Sense Media
From the YMCA
Our current class total is $32.16!
What's Happening This Week?
Math Workshop: We are continuing to discuss different models of division. We have learned and practiced the array model. This week, we'll be working on the equal groups model and the repeated subtraction models.
Reader's Workshop: We've been learning about poetry and how poets use words, rhyming, and line breaks to create rhythm in their poems. This week we'll start looking at how poets use different types of figurative language in their writing.
Writer's Workshop: Students have written a rough draft of either their biography news story or picture books. This week we will finish revising and begin making our final drafts.
Word Study: We will be looking at adding -s or -es to words to make them plural. This week we'll be adding -es to words that end in ch, sh, ss, or x to make them plural. We'll be exploring and practicing the pattern and beginning to create a class resource list.
Social Studies: Students will be taking an economics vocabulary test on Thursday. The test will be using quite a bit of the economic vocabulary. Study guides will come home early next week. As part of our final project for this unit, students have grouped themselves and discussed a product they'd like to sell. They've been earning class economy money as part of this unit. Next week they'll write up a business plan for my approval. Then they'll be gathering supplies to create the good or service that they'd like to sell in our class market. (We'll be joining with Mrs. Cook's class for this.)
Questions for Reading
What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?
Upcoming CRES Events
March 14th - 25th - YMCA Jar Wars
March 19th - 20th - HSE Art Show - 2 to 5 at Fishers High School - Our class has a Texture Tile piece on display.
March 24th - CRES Family Engineering Night
March 29th - Spring Picture Day
April 1st - 8th - Spring Break
April 15th - Fun Friday - Letter came home last week.
April 22nd - CRES Fest
Lunch Visits and Background Checks
For more information on background checks and the anti-bullying webinar, please visit: