Cortez Spy Report

October 17 - 21

Encore

Monday - Day 6 - Art
Tuesday - Day 1 - Music
Wednesday - Day 2 - Computers
Thursday - Day 3 - P.E.
Friday - Day 4 - Library

Reading

This week we are finding the Main Idea of a nonfiction text and supporting it with accurate details. We have also started guided reading!

Reading Log - Due each Friday

Your child needs to read for 20 + minutes 4 evenings out of the week. Then he or she needs to write a one paragraph response about his or her reading. I encourage the children to use the prompts on the back of the reading log.

Writing and Grammar

Adjectives, Verbs, and Adverbs are the forefront of our language focus this week.
Student will continue to demonstrate that they can generate ideas for stories from small moments of their everyday life.

Word Study

On Mondays I introduce the new word study sorts for the week. The students write their headers and sorts with me so they can teach you at home that evening. We call it 'CSEW' (Cut, Sort, Explain to you, and Write).

Each child has two sets of words; one for school and one for at home.

Tuesday and Wednesday students practice sorting their words at home and on Thursday night your child will need you to give him or her a practice test.

Math

We will finish Chapter 3 this week which focuses on Using Numbers and Organizing Data.

All students now have their Xtramath.org log in information in their agenda books. I am encouraging them to practice their facts at home each night.

Math homework this week...
Monday - Study Link 3.9, Tuesday - Study Link 3.10, Wednesday - Study Link 3.11, Thursday - Review Packet

Social Studies

We have completed our first Science Unit on Space! Now we are going to focus on a
small chunk of our country, the East Region.

Upcoming Events

October 16th: PTA Trunk or Treat
October 20th: Act 80 Day - 2 hour early dismissal for students
October 21st: Professional Development day - No school for students