It's hard to believe the first month of school has come and gone! We have settled into a great routine. Here are a few things coming up and a note from Ms. Grant about Social Studies.
And a note from Ms. Grant about Social Studies:
We've been working diligently learning about and understanding How Social Scientist’s Interpret the Past and will be moving on later next week to the Early Hominids and the Capabilities that Helped Them Survive.
Concurrently, we discuss current events that are often sparked by CNN 10 (www.cnn10.com), a wonderful online tool that has encouraged age appropriate conversations about both national and international news.
I am also reading aloud a wonderful book to students called Refugee by Alan Gratz.
It focuses on three children fleeing their homelands; Joseph in 1939 Germany, Isabel
in 1994 Cuba and Mahmoud in 2015 Syria. It successfully brings light to the plight of
immigrants who search for safety and freedom. I hope you will ask your children
about the book with the hope that it will spark interesting conversation at home as
Upcoming Social Studies Test:
Rooms 214 and 211 Chapter 1 – Monday October 2 nd
Rooms 217 and 212 Chapter 1- Tuesday October 3rd
This is just a reminder that all snacks being brought into the classroom need to be NUT/PEANUT FREE. Please see the attached letter for healthy snack suggestions.
Happy Friday! It's hard to believe with weather like this that we are heading toward the end of September. Here are a few reminders and updates:
Here is an update from Ms. Grant:
All students have successfully created an online student account to access their social studies textbook History Alive! The Ancient World.
Enter Mrs. Sugrue's email address (this will always be necessary) email@example.com
Next, enter student's regular CPS username followed by
student's CPS password
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our open house last evening. We had a great turnout and I hope it was helpful to hear about all the great things your child will be doing this year! If you were not able to attend, I have attached my presentation below.
Here are a few important reminders:
Coonley is going to welcome author Jennifer Nielsen next week! All 5th and 6th graders will have the opportunity to meet and listen to her story on Thursday, September 21. If anyone is interested in a signed and personalized copy of her books, orders are due by Friday, September 15th. You can used the order form attached below.
Open House for 5th Grade is this Thursday, September 14th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Room 211 parents will follow their child's schedule:
Well, the first week of 5th grade is in the books and it was a great first week. I enjoyed meeting all my new students and know this school year is off to a great start!
Here is some important information: