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February 5th, 2016

What's Happening This Week?

Writer's Workshop: Persuasive Writing - Students will be finishing and editing a letter to you trying to persuade you in some way.

Reader's Workshop: Students will continue practicing making inferences based on the texts they have read and begin looking at the theme of a story.

Word Study: Since we've explored words with re and pre, now students will be using some of those words to build their spelling list. We will have a test on Friday.

Math Workshop: This week we continue to study fractions. Students have learned about the parts of fractions, and have created fractions using real world objects. Now we will begin looking at the value of fractions and placing them on number lines.

Social Studies: It is Kindness Week. This week in social studies we will be looking for kindness in current events. Students will be finding a new story and sharing it with the class through a "newscast".

Questions for Reading

It is important for students to not only be able to answer questions about the events in the story, but questions about why the events happened and what decisions the author made. This leads to a deeper understanding of the text. These questions are showing up more and more in class and state assessments. If you would like to make reading at home more meaningful, check out the link below. It is a list of possible questions to ask your child about their book to get them to think about what they've read.

It's been a while since I've had the link available for class volunteers. If your interested in coming in to read or work on math facts with students please feel free to us the link below to sign up.


Important Information

Specials Classes this Week

Monday: Computer

Tuesday: Art

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: P.E.

Friday: Computer

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

Upcoming CRES Events

February 8-12th - Kindness Week

February 15th - President's Day - No school

February 16th - Flex Day - Weather permitting

ISTEP and IREAD dates to be determined. I'll pass those dates along as soon as I know.

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: