Mrs. Young’s Class Newsletter

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Genius Hour

By Ian, Riley and Brighton

Genius Hour happens every Thursday in Mrs. Young’s classroom. On this day, the students pick a topic and write four or five questions, get a computer, then find out the answers to the questions. When interviewed, Zach said his favorite topic is racing, Lev said his favorite topic is sinkholes, and Enrique said his favorite is foxes.This is important because we can learn and be independent so we can teach others kids and adults what we learned.

Rockin’ Readers

By Cameron and Zachary

Everybody in Mrs. Young’s class would like to give you a reminder that your kid needs to be reading 20 min or more. Make sure that your kids are reading four or more times a week at home. Half of the class is on the the Rockin’ Readers list. There are 13 kids on it right now. Let’s hope that there will be more than 13 kids on the Rockin Readers list. In the future.

Congratulations to Orin, Wyatt, Gavriela, Kinley, Lev, Ian, Ella, Shayla, Tristan, Dottie, Aubrey, Sayvin and Jackson for making this week’s Rockin’ Readers!


BY Lev and Jackson

This week on November 1st the fourth and fifth graders in Mrs. Young’s class are reading about nonfiction topics they want to read about. Right now the class is focusing on Compare/contrast, Cause/effect, chronological, and problem/solution, also previewing texts. The class is going through their books and seeing which are compare/contrast, cause/effect, chronological, problem/solution and putting them on a sticky note and share it with their reading partner. The class has had their books for a week now, and they have learned a lot about their book/topic.

Writing and Journalism

By: Enrique and Gabriela

At Corbett Grade school our students have been working on writing and journalism.  Our class all starts to 8:00 AM. To 8:25 write or journalism.Our class has been growing as writer and journalism. We would like to appreciate to the well growing writer’s. Our class has been making observations about the 2nd 3rd graders and high schooler’s and also the gym and music. The school has been helping the student’s to become better writers in the future.

Acts of Wonder

by Aiden and Shayla 

This week in Acts of Wonder from the Right Brain Initiative with Ms. Flinn, in the third session out of five, Mrs. Young’s class had lots of fun. Acts of Wonder is like drama, and it involves imagination and calming exercises.

This week Mrs. Young’s class has learned a new game, called Zip Zap Zop, which they loved. It involved clapping, stomping and pointing at a person, and saying “Zip!”. In turn, the person they pointed at would clap and stomp and point at someone else and say “Zap!” And the next person would say zop, and the next person would say zip, and so on. If someone did one of the steps incorrectly, they were out and had to sit down. It would keep getting narrowed down until there was only one person left.

They also did an activity in which they were separated into groups and were given slips of paper involving situations at school, and made little skits about these situations and how they would be solved. They are having lots of fun in Acts of Wonder and they wish that they had more time with Ms. Flinn.


by Kinley and Aubrey

Mrs. Young’s class has been doing cartography. They have been trying to plot places on a map. Students have been doing great on it but some have had a little trouble at the start. They do it from 2:30-3:30 three times a week. The reason that Mrs. Young’s class has been doing cartography is to learn what latitude and longitude is. The students have been learning how to use a map by color coding south, east, north and west. If you would like to help your student at home by looking at different maps that would be lovely.

Morning Meeting  

By Grace and Wyatt

On Thursday 8:00-8:25 every week the 4th and 5th graders enter the commons and have morning meeting here are some of the things the 4th and 5th graders do. The 4th and 5th graders talk about things that are important. What the 4th and 5th graders could improve on. The 4th and 5th demonstrate how to hold the computers and to have the 4th and 5th drink lots of water the 4th 5th graders and  announce important events like jog-a-thon bounce house the 4th and 5th graders show the lost and found and if the 4th and 5th graders have time the 4th and 5th graders will play a little game like headbands, no hands, or apples to apples.


By Tylen and Ella

This week at 2:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym for P.E Mrs.young’s class has been working on basketball. When Mrs.young’s class plays basketball they works on drills, dribbling and shooting.

P.E is good for everybody because it is good exercise and motivates your student to be more healthy. It is also good to experience with new sports and games.


Hi this is Hayden and this is Orin the 4th and 5th graders want you to know how its like at recess

The things kids play are…

  • Knockout
  • Football
  • Swinging
  • Purple bacon
  • 4 square

The people of Corbett School asked Riley what was his favorite sport and why he said, “I like knockout because I like it.” People like to to play football because people like to play an exercising sport and have a good time with their friend. People like to play knockout because it’s a fun game playing with a ball and be a competing person around your friends.


By  Hennessey and Dottie

This past week the students have had some trouble coping with the rules and behavior that is expected by 4th and 5th graders. The wonderful kids in this class have been misbehaving in the cafeteria. They have been disrespectful to Ms.Tonya, the lunch supervisor and have been making unnecessary comments and loud noises. Some students have been throwing food and not cleaning up after themselves, whereas others have done an exceptional job being outstanding role models.  Teachers would like to inform you that most of the students have not done that great with behavior this week but they know that the kids are capable of doing better these upcoming weeks. Teachers would like to remind you to encourage your child to behave and have good manners.

The Cafeteria Catastrophe

by Tristan and Sayvin

This week on 10/27/2018 the 4th and 5th graders had some bad behavior in the foyer at 1:00pm. The 4th and 5th graders were pushing, screaming and yelling. Ms. Tonya came in and was very frustrated, she told the 4th and 5th graders and they had to be in silence for 15 minutes. At the end of lunch they got to talk for 5 minutes. The 4th and 5th have been improving their behavior. So the solution is the 4th and 5th graders turn off the lights and it is calming.  From now on we eat great food and have awesome lunch times.