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Mrs. Cox

Mrs. Cox's Classroom

Week of Feb 12, 2018

Weekly Info:

Valentine's Day is on Wed! We will not be having a party, but we will be exchanging Valentines. If you wish to participate, please bring enough for the class. There are 26 scholars in our class.

Regular Announcements:

  • If anyone has any markers they no longer use or want, please send them in! We'd love some in our classroom. All I have are a few left by last year's teacher. 
  • If you happen to have any extra pillows or bean bag type chairs that you no longer use, I'd love your cast-offs.
  • If you have any plastic shoe boxes that you no longer need, I'd love those too.
  • Please make sure your child has a CHAPTER BOOK to read at school. 
  • If your child is done reading a book and wants to get rid of it, feel free to donate it to our class library!

Specials (We go in order that spells "CAMP")

Wednesdays - Library

Fridays -  Social Skills and Latin rotation 


Check your student's reading teacher's website for info.

Cox reading class- We are finishing up Gulliver's Travels this week and will be doing some vocabulary activities as well as literary analysis of the novel. Students will be working on teams to create motions to go with the meanings of their group's words. We will have a quiz next week over these words.

We are also doing a choice board project for the novel. Directions can be found on this link:



Our Shark Tank persuasive writing unit is underway. We will be trying to persuade the administration team to invest in our new products. By learning about persuasive techniques and writing essays, we will get ready to present our products and pitches next week.


See your child's math teacher's website for info on math.

Cox math class - This week we are beginning some geometry in math class. Identifying, comparing, and measuring angles are the goals of this uit.

PRACTICE MATH FACTS!!!! I am seeing that many students don't know their math facts. Please take some time on a regular basis to practice. There are gobs of sites out there to facilitate this, but my favorite is simply to use flash cards. Another great resource I've discovered is the car. When I'm in the car, I sometimes test my kids on math facts. I know if I did this more often, they would benefit. Maybe challenge yourself as a parent to do this once a day? Simply ask, "What's 7x3, 4x8.....etc." Do addition and subtraction as well. Each student has a calendar and is required to practice 5-10 min 5 times a week. I will be collecting the calendars, signed by a parent, for an easy participation grade once a month.


Spelling has been moved into our Language Arts grade category. As a homeroom class, we will review with a game called "Sparkle", and take the test on Fri. 

We are on week 20.

Here's a link for Spelling City in order to practice spelling words: Spelling City 

***Reasearch has shown that practicing spelling words ORALLY is the best practice.  This leads to optimal memory retention which transfers into an increase in of spelling words correctly in everyday writing.***

Click on the link and scroll down to the appropriate week.


We are continuing to learn about inverted sentences, transitive verbs, and direct objects in grammar this week. I also started supplimenting Shurley Grammar lessons with some from Easy Grammar to help solidify the pieces of the puzzle of the English language.

Grammar flash cards / "cheat sheet"

Here's a helpful parent booklet for Shurley Grammar:

Memorize the prepositions!!!! Here's the list:

Here's a fun song with motions studetns can use to learn the prepositions:

Here is a motion guide in slower version for the above song:

Here's a printable bookmark for prepositons:


To learn or review the jingles, click the following link:


We are continuing to learn about Colorado history this week. 


Mrs. Davis is your child's science teacher. Please check her website for science information.

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