Cahill Class News

A class of readers and leaders

11/10/14 What we are learning!

Here is what we will be learning in the upcoming week:

The italicized questions drive what we are learning. We will focus on these questions throughout the entire unit. The statements below are the student learning goals for the week.


  • What text features do readers use to navigate and understand non-fiction?
  • How do readers use text structures to navigate non-fiction texts?
  • How do readers use non-fiction sources to answer questions?
  • What strategies do readers use to comprehend non-fiction?
  • I can identify and use non-fiction text structures.
  • I can determine two or main ideas of a text.


  • How do writers select a research topic?
  • How do writers determine the essential details to include?
  • How do writers organize their research to best inform their audience?

  • I can write effectively according to my purpose for writing.
  • I can select a topic and gather information to share with my audience.


  • Why express quantities, measurements, and number relationships in different ways?
  • I can determine common multiples of unlike denominators.
  • I can create equivalent fractions using common multiples.


  • Oil Spill- Science Inquiry

Weekly Specials Schedule

A Day= PE B Day= Music C Day= Library Media Center


Tuesday-- A (Art is always on Tuesdays)



Friday-- A

Updates and Reminders

The weather is changing this week and winter is coming. Please be sure that you child has appropriate attire for outdoor recess.

November 17-21- Book Fair

November 26, 27, 28- No School- Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, December 4th- Skating Party (6:00-7:30)

December 11- 5th Grade Musical

Our classroom expectation is that students read for 20 minutes nightly! This is considered nightly homework!

Spelling Words

  1. photograph
  2. photocopy
  3. photometer
  4. photochemist
  5. photon
  6. photomapping
  7. telephoto
  8. photographer
  9. photogenic
  10. photomicroscope
  11. earnings
  12. searchlight
  13. earthquake
  14. rehearse
  15. yearn

Our root word this week is "photo". It means light.


Please feel free to contact me anytime with ideas, questions, or concerns.