September 30, 2019
What a treat it was to spend Friday evening with many of you and our third graders at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center experiencing the show, Mesamerica. I thought it was fantastic! Thank you, Jessica Nancett, for organizing this!
This week in math we continue to practice drawing part-whole and comparison bar-models for word problems. We'll move on in the unit to adding and subtracting tens, hundreds, and thousands with renaming. In writer's workshop, students continue the work of writing their drafts using a storyteller’s voice by showing action and dialogue. In reader's Workshop, we’ve learned the difference between someone who simply reads casually and someone who reads increasingly complex and sophisticated books. The difference is grit. Paul Tough, who wrote How Children Succeed says, “A child who has grit is a child who has some dream or goal and doesn’t let anything get in the way of that dream or goal. No obstacles, and no distractions.” This week we set bigger goals, ones that will lead us to tackle more complex books. In our Mystery Science lesson, we'll continue with our activity answering the question, How could you make the biggest fruit in the world?
This Sunday, September 29th, is Day School Sunday at CCDS. Families are invited to join us in church at the 10:00 service. Students are asked to wear their dress uniforms with red sweaters and sit with their teachers in the front. Classrooms will be open after the service until 11:30.
Thursday, October 4th is our Blessing of the Pets during our chapel time. Pets and pictures of pets are welcome on campus for a blessing.
This Friday is a free dress day with a sports theme, so students may wear team jerseys, t-shirts, or favorite teams colors. Sneakers must be worn for PE.
Scholastic Reading Club’s October fliers will go home this week in your child’s homework folder. For online orders, please go
Topics this week:
Spelling: long e; digraphs; possessive pronouns; syllablesTest Friday
Grammar: Possessive Nouns
Writing: Writing; Revising; Developing the Heart of a Story
Math: Addition and Subtraction with Renaming
Science: How Could You Make the Biggest Fruit in the World?
Reading: Figurative Language; Raising the Level of Questions; Partner Reading; Celebration
School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.