Mrs. Foulk's News

10/9/15

Reading Reponse Journals:

  • Reading Response Journals came home today. This is now part of their weekly homework along with the link sent home on Fridays. Here is how the response journal works:

  1. Your child will bring this back and forth to school each school day and keep it at home over the weekend. They will sometimes use this notebook during conferring with the teacher so we need to have it available.

  2. Your child will need to read for a minimum total of 60 minutes per week. They may break this time up into different minute increments (such as 10, 15, 20…) over the course of the week.

  3. You will need to write the minutes read and initial on the correct days on the October calendar that is glued into their journal. Each month, we will glue a new calendar into their journal.

  4. The students need to write a response to what they have read on four different days. We have glued thinking stem ideas to help them get started into their notebook. We have also worked on a few samples here at school so your child knows what is expected and can look back if they need reminders on how they get started. Responses need to be written in complete sentences and will be about 3-5 sentences long.

  5. This response journal will directly correlate to receiving the Reading Circle Certificate at the end of the year. Students must have completed their 60 minutes of reading time each week for each month in order to receive the certificate.

  6. Completing the weekly journal and the homework link will enable them to participate in Fun Friday (our extra recess).

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Cordill-Mason Elementary

UNITED for a BETTER COMMUNITY

Dear CME Parents and Students,

This year at CME we are “uniting” the efforts of United Way and Red Ribbon into one fabulous week! We will be promoting a “Drug Free and Caring Community” and your support of this year’s campaign will make a huge difference in helping build a stronger, healthier community for all of us. Please consider helping our students as we donate for a great cause.

*Each day we will have a dress theme and ask students to donate a quarter for each day that they participate.*

Monday, October 12th Red Day (wear red; students will be given red ribbons to use as bookmarks and for chances to win prizes)

Tuesday, October 13th Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday, October 14th Comfy day (comfy sweats, hoodies, etc.)

Thursday, October 15th Hat Day

Friday, October 16th CME Spirit Day

The classroom that donates the most money will be the winner of a Treat party!

CME would like to thank everyone in advance for their participation in helping the United Way this year.

Next Week:

Math:

We will begin our perimeter unit. This unit lasts five days total.


Writing:

Students will publish their memoirs and we will begin looking at what "feature articles" include in magazines. The students will choose a topic and we will create a class "periodical" together.


Reading:

Students will be exploring the genre of "Periodicals". If you have any old magazines or newspapers at home to donate to our class (please make sure the content is school appropriate), please send them anytime next week.


Science

We will be completing more science investigations during our science period. Pictures coming soon!

Important Dates:

October 23rd: Book Order Due

October 26th-29th: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 29th and 30th: NO SCHOOL

November 20th: Fall Party (during school)

Our Specials Schedule:

Monday: Computer Lab

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: PE

Friday: Library

Homework Link: