Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 16-20, 2018



Friday's Field Trip! - We will be going to the RICE Museum of Rocks & Minerals
26385 NW Groveland Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Please be sure your child is wearing closed-toed shoes and their field trip t-shirt.

Also this week: 

Math: We are continuing to work on adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We are also reviewing patterns, creating number sentences, counting money, writing the time, writing and illustrating fractions, reading a thermostat, measuring lines, expanded form, and completing word problems. We have also added some multiplication to our math skills!

IEW: We are currently writing about our reading. We are also reading poems, identifying key words, and summarizing our reading using these key words. The students are loving their writing journals, and they are eager to bring them home! 

Riggs: Every morning we test 30 words. We receive five new words each day, and the first five words on the list that day drop off for the following day. So our spelling words are a rolling list of 30. Check student’s Riggs notebooks for check-marks beside words. These are words they need to practice for homework—along with their new five words that they receive each day. Their new words are the last five words written in their Riggs notebook. They are also written in their planner each day. We are also reviewing multi-letter phonograms.

Guided Reading: This week we are reading The Last Stop on Market Street. We are discussing predictions, character traits, cause and effect, and retelling the story. We are also using our reading buddies to help us read words that may be difficult to us. 

Core Knowledge: We have started our unit on Rocks & Minerals! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 9 - 12


Math: We are continuing to work on adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We are also reviewing patterns, creating number sentences, counting money, writing the time, writing and illustrating fractions, reading a thermostat, measuring lines, and completing word problems. We have also added expanded form to our math skills!

IEW: We are currently writing about our reading. We are also reading poems, identifying key words, and summarizing our reading using these key words. The students are loving their writing journals, and they are eager to bring them home! 

Riggs: Every morning we test 30 words. We receive five new words each day, and the first five words on the list that day drop off for the following day. So our spelling words are a rolling list of 30. Check student’s Riggs notebooks for check-marks beside words. These are words they need to practice for homework—along with their new five words that they receive each day. Their new words are the last five words written in their Riggs notebook. They are also written in their planner each day. We are also reviewing multi-letter phonograms.

Guided Reading: This week we are reading Little Polar Bear, Take Me Home. We are discussing predictions, character traits, cause and effect, and retelling the story. We are also using our reading buddies to help us read words that may be difficult to us. 

Core Knowledge: We are continuing our electricity unit and moving on to solids, liquids, and gases. 

SPRING CONCERT IS THIS FRIDAY!

Thursday is our All School Concert! The students have been practicing and working hard to show off their musical skills. 

Please note the following reminders:
    Valid photo ID Required to enter camp Withycombe
    Please plan on arriving between 5:30-5:45 to allow time to enter the property and view some state level worthy science fair projects
    Clothing Attire: 
           Your child may wear their proper Cascade Heights Uniform. They may also choose to wear one of the following:
           Black slacks with a black or white collared shirt
          Black knee length or longer skirt with a black or white collared shirt
          Black dress that is knee length or longer with short or long sleeves.
                         As a reminder: The performance at 1pm during school hours is expected to be in uniform attire. Only the evening performance may be different.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2-5, 2018


Welcome back! I hope everyone had an amazing Spring Break. Although I enjoyed a restful week, I really missed my students. Here is what they have to look forward to this week:

Math: We are continuing to work on adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We are also reviewing patterns, creating number sentences, counting money, writing the time, writing and illustrating fractions, reading a thermostat, measuring lines, and completing word problems. We have also added expanded form to our math skills!

IEW: We are currently writing about our reading. We are also reading poems, identifying key words, and summarizing our reading using these key words. The students are loving their writing journals, and they are eager to bring them home! 

Riggs: Every morning we test 30 words. We receive five new words each day, and the first five words on the list that day drop off for the following day. So our spelling words are a rolling list of 30. Check student’s Riggs notebooks for check-marks beside words. These are words they need to practice for homework—along with their new five words that they receive each day. Their new words are the last five words written in their Riggs notebook. They are also written in their planner each day. We are also reviewing multi-letter phonograms.

Guided Reading: This week we are reading The Invisible Boy. We are discussing predictions, character traits, cause and effect, and retelling the story. We are also using our reading buddies to help us read words that may be difficult to us. This week's vocabulary word is empathy

Core Knowledge: We are starting our electricity unit! 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Break & Family and Friends Night

Friends & Family Night at McMenamins Sunnyside
March 26th
5 p.m. 'til close

50% of night's sales donated to the CHPCS PTA!
9757 S.E. Sunnyside Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 19-22

Math: We are continuing to work on adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We are also reviewing patterns, creating number sentences, counting money, writing the time, writing and illustrating fractions, reading a thermostat, and completing word problems. We have also added expanded form to our math skills!

IEW: We are currently writing about our reading. We are also reading poems, identifying key words, and summarizing our reading using these key words. 

Riggs: Every morning we test 30 words. We receive five new words each day, and the first five words on the list that day drop off for the following day. So our spelling words are a rolling list of 30. Check student’s Riggs notebooks for check-marks beside words. These are words they need to practice for homework—along with their new five words that they receive each day. Their new words are the last five words written in their Riggs notebook. They are also written in their planner each day. We are also reviewing multi-letter phonograms.

Guided Reading: In guided reading, we are currently reading Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato. We are discussing making predictions and retelling the story. We are also using our reading buddies to help us read words that may be difficult to us. This week's vocabulary words are puny, wrenched, and budge.

Core Knowledge: We are currently learning about the American Revolution and Westward Expansion.

Zenger Farm


















Monday, February 26, 2018

Beanie Baby Reading Strategies


I thought it might be helpful to share with you our Beanie Baby Reading Buddies. These buddies help us with reading strategies. I refer to them when students are trying to figure out a word they do not know. I also purchased the actual beanie baby (off Amazon) that matches each strategy, and we use them in class while reading. They can hold a beanie baby while they read, or look at them to pick a strategy to use when they are stuck on a word. They seem to really love their reading friends! Try using some of these strategies with your student at home.