March 14 - March 31
Donation request for the classroom:
dry erase markers
One Book One School
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 went outside to the playground to see how many geometric shapes and descriptions they could find!
Check out these parallel lines!
These two found a rhombus!
This gal found an octagon!
Science & Social Studies
Science: Students will start learning about plants as soon as we return from spring break!
Teachers vs. Students Basketball Game
ISTEP and NWEA
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
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):
- There are many more apps you can find and utilize
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP AND NOT REQUIRED!!!
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
- Communities Change Unit
What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?
Lunch Visits and Background Checks
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