Dawkins’ News 10/25/18


  • Next week we begin a new reading unit: Tackling Complexity – Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction.
  • Nonfiction text can be complex and raise important challenges.
  • Readers will be working on strategies to help with these challenges.  

Writing- Informative

  • Writers have become journalist this week!
  • We had surprise guest come disrupt our class and they each wrote an informative story about the event. The students included dialogue, who was involved, and time of day/place it occurred.

Word Work:

  • High Frequency word tests were given today!
  • New words went home for EVERYONE – except Andrew!

cARTography   We are excited to start a new unit that focuses cARTography that will transition into explorers.

This week we focused on:

  • cARTography: the art of map making
  • History of cARTography
  • The purpose of Longitude and Latitude

Right Brain Initiative- DRAMA

Please ask your child about:

  • The Name Game (with the ball)
  • Mystery Gift
  • Tableau or family portrait game

Halloween- A friendly reminder:

  • Costumes and any accessories should remain home
  • If your child is wanting to bring candy to school for a special treat, please have a chat with them regarding portion (how much to bring) and the appropriate time to have their treat.

PTA: Jog-A-Thon & Box Tops:

  • Box Tops: The PTA is continuing to collect Box Tops for Education. A labeled jar is located in our classroom.

Please join the PTA and participate in their meetings.  You can email them at: corbettcardinalspta@gmail.com