Omeish Observer

March 14 - March 31

Donation Requests

Donation request for the classroom:

glue sticks


dry erase markers

One Book One School

One Book One School: This year all of CRES will be reading Dear Malala, We Stand With You. Students will be using this book to discuss the importance of education and the idea of everyday heroes. In May there will be a school wide celebration inviting community members to come in and see what the students have learned. Watch for updates.

Little Buddies

Third graders worked with their first grade little buddies to create super hero posters for Malala! They created diagrams explaining each part of her that makes her a hero! Then, they presented them to the two classes. I loved watching our big third graders mentoring the first graders and helping them present!


Our biography projects were a huge success! Thank you for supporting your student and helping him/her along with this!

We will be starting our Poetry Unit of Study. We will be discussing "What is poetry?", how to read a poem, and poetic devices.


Students have been reviewing geometry, area, and perimeter! We will dive into graphing and data when we return from spring break!

Science & Social Studies

Social Studies: Students are currently reading TFK's to find out about current events!

Science: Students will start learning about plants as soon as we return from spring break!

Spring Party!

Thank you so much to our room mom, Mrs. Manbeck and our other parent volunteers for helping make our spring party a super fun time! Students created terrariums, had marble races, pinned the butterfly, had a basket making contest, and more!
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Teachers vs. Students Basketball Game

This was an incredible fun event to attend! Our third grade students watched fourth grade students take on the teachers in a basketball game! It was fun, loud, and exciting! I think our third graders cannot wait for their chance at the teachers next year!


We finished up the first round of ISTEP the week of February 29th - March 4th.

The students will test for the second round of ISTEP on the following dates: April 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and 25th.

Students will take the second portion of the ISTEP Pilot test on May 6th. Remember this one is not graded!

NWEA will take place on May 11th and 12th!

Please note: If you have questions about these tests or their content, please visit the Parent Portal link in the "Important Information" section below.

Upcoming Skills and Resources

We will continue to learn about growth mindset! This will help your student understand how we can learn from out mistakes in order to get better, instead of stopping when things do not go our way!

Below I have listed some of our topics and suggestions of how you can help at home! Please note that these are only suggestions and in no way required!

Math: Fractions, Geometry, Lines, & Division

Question: What is fact fluency?

- Each week your student will take a timed quiz to practice their addition and subtraction facts. They will have five minutes to complete the 100 problem quiz. The goal is to get your students to know their math facts in a snap!

- We will now start practicing our multiplication facts: 20 problems in 1 minute.

Resources to practice at home:


- Create flash cards (the old fashioned way)

- Download the app(s):

  • Xtramath
  • tenmarks
  • There are many more apps you can find and utilize


Reading: Biographies, Folklore, Fables, Fairytales

How to help at home:

-Make a space for your child to read every night

- Read with, beside, or to your child

- Listen to your child read to you

Questions to ask about reading:

"What was the setting?"

"What is a character trait for the main character? How do you know?"

"What was that chapter, book, or page all about?"

"Retell what you just read."

"How would you feel if you were.... (character in novel)"

"Why do you think the author told you that?"

"How would this book be different if the setting was different?"

"What caused the character to do that?"

"Predict what will happen next. What from the text caused you to make that prediction?"

"Identify the theme." (Theme: the message or moral of the story)

"What is the problem in the story?"

"What was the solution to the problem?"


  • Simple Machines

Social Studies

  • Communities Change Unit

Important Information

Our Schedule

8:45-9:00 Morning Procedures

9:00-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:10 Specials

10:15-10:30 Snack/Read Aloud

10:30-12:00 Reading Workshop

12:00-12:30 Writer's Workshop

12:35-12:55 Recess

1:05-1:35 Lunch

1:40-3:00 Math

3:00-3:30 Science

Specials Classes

Day 1 Art

Day 2 Music

Day 3 PE

Day 4 Computers

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

Upcoming CRES Events

**Get these Special Events on Your Calendar**

April 22nd: CRES Fest

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: