Mrs. Cormack's Class Newsletter

For the week of January 22nd-25th

News in Our Room

Hello! We had another great week in our room. One the biggest things that happened was that we now have a new student!! His name is Zane and he comes to us from McKinney! He is an awesome student and the whole class was very sweet about his arrival! Welcome Zane and Family!

Calendar and Birthdays!

  • Monday, January 21st: No School/ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Melissa, January 21
  • Monday, January 28th at 1:15: Awards Assembly
  • Karina, January 22nd
  • Ethan, January 22nd
  • Hiya, January 24th

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone for the sweet gifts I received for my birthday. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing class this year!

What we are learning about this week....


Math: The students will continue learning/practicing 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.

Social Studies: We are switching gears from science to social studies. The spotlight in social studies will be time and chronology. The students are expected to order events by using designations of time periods such as historical and present times; including, past, present, and future.

Reading: The big idea in reading will be comprehension strategies in a testing format. Students will locate facts and details about nonfiction texts and support answers with evidence from text. We call this focus "Read like a Third Grader", after this week of intense focus we will visit "Read like a Third Grader" once again to continue these skills. Book clubs will resume this week as well.

Writing: In writing students will be using their research information from the Culture study to complete an All About book on the culture of their choice. They will be using all the parts of a nonfiction piece in their writing.

Report Cards

Students did not bring home any journals last week due to Report Cards. This week, the students will bring home their Science Journals. Give your awesome scientist a high five!

Spotlight Stallion

Peter Rabbit is so excited to go home with Melissa this weekend! Melissa has done a great job all year and this is an extra special time to be Spotlight Stallion as her birthday is on the 21st! We can't wait to see and hear all about your weekend with Peter!

First Semester Awards Ceremony


We will be holding an awards ceremony for the first nine weeks. Students receiving an award will receive a notice on Tuesday the 22nd. All parents are welcome to attend this ceremony taking place on Monday, January 28 at 1:15-2:00 pm. Another awards ceremony will be held at the end of the year.