Mrs. Cooks' Smart Cookies

  • Summer Learning Resources 2020
    Please allow your child to complete some of these summer resources by clicking the link below: Happy Summer!
    May 4-8, 2020     *last week of lessons  * May 22-last day to turn in assignments
    Good Monday Families:
    Spelling City, May Newsletter (Thanks for all of Olivier's Birthday Wishes), Field Day info is on the way! No HW Sheet this week!
    Here are your lessons for the last week of Distance Learning!  Spanish Zoom information for Tuesday, May 5th below.  Art is below as well.
    Monday-Tuesday Brainpopjr videos, assignments and quizzes:
    -Writing a Paragraph
    -Writing with the Senses
    -Plane Shapes
    -Solid Shapes
    -Solids, Liquids, Gases
    -Changing States of Matter
    Social Studies
    -13 Colonies
    -US Symbols
    Wednesday-Thursday  **Prepare for Field Day Friday
    Short Story
    Congruent & Similar Shapes
    Slides, Turns and Flips
    Sink or Float
    Washing Hands
    Social Studies
    Local And State Government
    Branches of Government
    Fun Friday
    Movie of the Week
    Caring for Pets
    Mammals, Fish
    Reading Maps
    Students may complete the activities and games of choice then do quizzes.
    Spelling City- Shapes
    Field Day Friday
    Good Morning Parents:
    Please find your Spanish Zoom information below.  Have a great day!
     Your Child's Teacher,
    Mrs. Cooks-CTW -Change The World!

    Subject: Spanish Zoom for May 5
    Our last zoom for the school year is on Tuesday 5 Mayo.
    Make a fun Pinata to show during our zoom.
    See you then
    Velia Rosario is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: cinco de mayo celebration
    Time: May 5, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 786 8010 3230
    Password: elementary

    Señora V.  Gail Rosario Fitzpatrick                   C.T. Walker               Spanish Teacher There are Hundreds of Languages around the world but a smile speaks them all


    Mission Statement

    Building a world-class school system through education, collaboration, and innovation.


    Vision Statement

    The Richmond County School System will create a world-class, globally competitive school system where all students will graduate and are college/career ready.



    Good Morning Wildcats,
    This will be our last posted art lesson. I will be accepting artwork until the end of school, but no new lessons will be sent out after this one.  So, I want everyone to get creative and have fun 😎!!
    • Watch one of the videos
    • Follow along and make your drawing
    • Add background and 3-5 extra details to make this picture your unique artwork.
    • Send a photo back to me
    • If you want to create a different picture you may, please still send in your work so I can see all that you are creating!
    Today, Hadley and I are learning how to draw a hot air balloon with a puppy! We've done this lesson before, but it was live and had a cat inside. We hope you...
    Learn how to draw an awesome knight in shining armor! #stayhome and draw #withme Join our monthly membership and download our app! You can watch our lessons ...
    How to draw a cartoon castle - in easy steps for children, kids, beginners Step by step.lesson.Tutorial of drawing technique . Drawing tutorial,Art Tutorial ...
    The Knight and the castle would go perfectly together!

    Nicola Brown

    Art Instructor

    C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet

    The HW Menu and Newsletter are posted on my teacher Page in the Homework Section  The other assignments are in the Distance Learning Section.  I will add Enrichments Lessons as they come.
    All assignments are through Brainpopjr and Spelling City.  Brainpopjr U-CreativeCrusaders P-cookies1 
    Complete all activities except for the game because it needs Adobe Flash Player
    Monday-Tuesday Assignments:
    English Language Arts (ELA)
    - Facts and Opinion Brainpopjr Video- Stop and take notes to define facts, opinion etc.  complete activities:  Word Play, Draw About It, Write About It, Activity, Belly-Up, Talk About It and Pop-A-Joke Easy and Hard Quizzes(this goes for all video lessons) Thank you!
    -  Listening & Speaking Video
    *Saving & Spending Video (complete activities and quizzes)
    *Equivalent Coins
    Social Studies
    *Landforms Video (complete activities and quizzes)
    *Natural Resources Video (complete activities and quizzes)
    *Water Cycle
    *Write About Yourself
    Wednesday Zoom Meeting at 11am!  See instructions below.
    *Making Change Under A Dollar
    *One Hundred
    Social Studies
    *Bodies of Water
    *Washing Hands
     Your Child's Teacher,
    Mrs. Cooks-CTW -Change The World!


    Here is the Zoom information for this week's elementary event.  I had some parents express that they work during the morning zoom so I have added an afternoon option for those students who cannot attend the morning one. 
    A reminder for parents:  The pasaporte assignment does not have to be turned in.


    All Live Event information will be posted on TEAMS: 

     Teams links can be found in Distance learning March


    Velia Rosario is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Elementary week 6
    Time: Apr 29, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
            Every week on Wed, until May 6, 2020, 2 occurrence(s)
            Apr 29, 2020 11:00 AM
            May 6, 2020 11:00 AM
    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 764 1826 8015
    Password: Elementary

    Velia Rosario is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Elementary week 6 (PM meeting)
    Time: Apr 29, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 767 0350 5893
    Password: elementary


     Combined Elementary Live Event

    Kindergarten/First Grade/Second Grade

    Live Event: Every Wednesday 11:00


    Señora V.  Gail Rosario Fitzpatrick                   C.T. Walker               Spanish Teacher There are Hundreds of Languages around the world but a smile speaks them all



    Hello Wildcats:
    I have LOVED seeing all the amazing creations and artwork!  Keep those pictures coming!
    Another couple Art Videos to try.
    • Watch the videos
    • Draw your picture
    • Add color and your own details 😎
    • Send it to my email
    • Go to my school Webpage and see all the WILDCAT ARTWORK!

    Learn how to draw a Mothers Day folding surprise! This is a fun art project that you can turn into a homemade card for your mom! #howtodraw #artforkidshub 🎨 ...

    Learn how to draw a cute cartoon corgi! Parents, post a photo of your child's artwork to Instagram and use the tags @artforkidshub and #afkhchallenge! 🎨 ART ...

    Nicola Brown

    Art Instructor

    C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet

    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    *  Good Morning, I assigned a Money Brainpopjr without telling you which movies to watch:  Money:  Dollars and Cents and Counting Coins- please do the activities, quizzes then email me your child's quiz results.
     April 20, 2020
    Here is another art lesson for the week.  Please send any questions, concerns and assignments to the respective Enrichment Teachers at their request.  Thank you! 
     Your Child's Teacher,
    Mrs. Cooks-CTW -Change The World!
    Hello Everyone!
    Here is another Art Lesson you can work on this week...
    Add your own background.  Be Creative and use your Imagination! ❤️
    • After you draw the picture you may color it using Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencil or Watercolors!
    • Send ME a photo of your finished artwork
    • Don't forget to have your name and homeroom on the email.
    • HAVE FUN!
    Learn how to draw a guinea pig! Become an Art Club member Learn more about the art supplies we love to use https...

    Nicola Brown

    Art Instructor

    C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet


    Good Morning, It's Marvelous Monday!
    Here are your assignments for the week of April 20-24:
    Contractions video, games, activities, print and send easy & hard quizzes
    Math Videos- Pictographs & Tally Charts & Bar Graphs- games, activities of choice, email easy & hard quiz results
    Science- Light - Activities:  word play, write about it, draw about it, pop a joke, easy and hard quizzes (print and send)
    Social Studies Weekly- Week #19 Work/Brainpopjr. Videos  Community Helpers, games, quizzes (print and send quizzes)
    Happy Earth Day:  Wear a shirt that respects our Earth!
    WEDNESDAY, April 22 IS EARTH DAY!  (Brainpopjr video -Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, do word play, talk about it, draw about it, write about it, pop a joke
    *Write a persuasive paragraph (4 sentences) as to why we should reduce, reuse and recycle. Remember to focus on proper punctuation, capitalization and beginnings and endings of sentences. Please turn in the Persuasive Paragraph.
    *MyOn - books to read and record on April Reading Log ( go to MyOn through Launchpad)
    - I Can Reuse & Recycle
     -Time to Recycle
    -A Recycled Art Mission
    Math-Money  Brainpopjr.
    Social Studies Weekly- Week #20 Money  Brainopopjr.   Videos:  Good & Services, Saving & Spending  do games then easy and hard quizzes (print and send quizzes)
    Finish up Friday-  complete any assignments today
    Remember and record Brainpopjr. Username:  CreativeCrusaders and Password: cookies1
    ( I have to call Spelling City again to get some clarification on spelling lists, please go to:  Contractions Spelling List for this week,  checking on assignments)
     Your Child's Teacher,
    Mrs. Cooks-CTW -Change The World
    Brainpopjr username:  CreativeCrusaders  password:  cookies1
    Storytime with Mrs. Cooks
     Week of April 14, 2020
    Click the link below for:  A Child's Calendar!

    If this one doesn't open up, go to the blue link up top or use the email.

    Being A Good Friend



    Welcome Back!
    Here is an art project for this week.  
    • Choose one of the Videos or do both together.
    • Watch the video and draw along...remember you can pause the video and replay parts if it is going to quickly.
    • You can draw in pencil first and then outline to make the shapes POP.
    • Please add background if you want and color your drawing.  It is your choice:  crayon, colored pencils, markers, construction paper or even watercolors 🙂
    • This can also be a wonderful picture for Mother's Day❤️
    I will be posts these to my webpage, there is a Wildcat Distance Learning Photo Gallery.

    Learn how to draw the tulip emoji! 🎨 ART SUPPLIES we love 📺 SUBSCRIBE to our channel here
    Happy Monday art friends! We love you all! Today we're drawing a cute cartoon butterfly for my cousin Peyton. EMAIL A PHOTO OF YOUR ART: myart@artforkidshub....

    Nicola Brown

    Art Instructor

    C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet



    I hope you are all well I was not sure who was the lead on your teams, so I selected you guys as the lead.  lol  
    please fw this to your  grade teammates:
    Spanish assignments are on my webpage:
    Weekly Zoom meetings will be announced on Teams for safety reasons I will only post-meeting ID and password on that site. If you do not have access to that site please email me 24 hours before your assigned Zoom meeting and I will share the information needed to attend the meeting.  Please make sure that the named used to sign in matches your child's name so  I can admit you to the meeting. If I do not recognize the name I cannot let you in.  
    The weekly assignment will be on my site with an instructional video. If you are unable to print please just draw the pages :
    1.  The pasaporte:  the passport can be drawn
    2. The country fact sheet can also be drawn 
    All Meetings will always be on Wednesday morning.

    Kindergarten Live Event: Every Wednesday 10:00


    First Grade Live Event: Every Wednesday 11:00


    Second Grade Live Event: Every Wednesday 11:30

    The lesson will be based on the video they were assigned.  I will extend the video that I posted this week for next week's assignment, this will enable your child to watch the video and complete some of the assignments since this was a short week.  
    Thank You so much
    Muchas Gracias

    Señora V.  Gail Rosario Fitzpatrick                   C.T. Walker               Spanish Teacher There are Hundreds of Languages around the world but a smile speaks them all

   -Story Time with Mrs. Cooks/April Fool
    Happy Fun Friday!  Today's lesson is to review lessons from the week and finish up anything that was incomplete.  If you haven't sent in your book report on:  Do Unto Otters or your biography on a woman, please email those to me today.  One more email will be sent today! 
    Smart Cookies Storytime:  Where the Wild Things Are
    ​Dear Families,
    Welcome to the new normal!  Let's work together to keep our children learning!  I sent home the packets on Monday.  Ttihey should be done at a pace of a lesson per day in Math, Social Studies and Science and Language Arts, one Comprehension assignment and 1 other ELA assignment.  The homework and newsletters were already copied so they should be completed as  usual throughout the week.  You can use the skeleton for other words next week if you'd like.  You may have fewer distractions at home and may complete assignments sooner than we would at school.  Continue reading with your child and record on your reading log.  Create a new one on paper for April if we're out. 
    I cannot go to the building to get more instructional materials so, I'll do everything electronically and check in. I thought of some additional things they can do to teach you what we do in class so we feel somewhat connected.  It is our morning routine, you start by saying these things and they should be able to finish them:
    "Classroom Rules" (they should state our rules)
    January, February,March (they should sing our calendar song)
    Yesterday was...(they should tell you by looking at a calendar)
    30 Days ( they should complete the poem)
    Money Song (they should sing the money song)
    *Pull out some coins to do this; one of each:  penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, dollar coin and say:  " What coin is this, ask its value, who's on the front, what's on the back, how many nickels in a dime, how many pennies in a nickel, how many pennies and nickels in a dime, quarter etc.
    "Short Vowels ready go!" (a as in apple cat) 
    and so on then you say "Long Vowels ready we're not ready go!  (a as in acorn cake)
     Sounds:  a, as in tasting medicine, eh as in Grandma can't hear you, i, as in the stinky dog ran up to you, o, open your mouth and say ahhh when the doctor puts a tongue depressor in your mouth and uh, as the boy forgot the message he was given on the phone.  ( I describe the pictures that are in my room for them to make the sounds)  This is long, you may want to print it out.  
    Now it's time to Retrain Your Brain:  We're not going to say I can't do it  we're going to say, I can't do it yet... and so on, they should be able to say all 5 or 6 of them for you.  I'd also like to share the THINK Pad for conflict resolution:
    T  -  is it true?
    H​- is it helpful?
    I-   is it inspiring?
    N-  is it necessary?
    K-   is it kind?
    Review these each morning to start the workday as we do in class.
    Good Luck, I will also send some things that were sent to me to help from Sadlier (Fab Vocab) and the Guidance Dept.  
     Your Child's Teacher,
    Mrs. Cooks-CTW -Change The World!
     Please find the link to the Feelings Chart below.

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    As stated in the email, please allow your child to go to rcsslaunchpad to access:  iReady, Social Studies Weekly, MyOn (read books online), Pearson Easy Bridge (our math series, we are on Topic 13 Time), (ED)Georgia Science (Living Things, there's a panda on the front, have your child take the test when done with the lessons) and First in Math.  Go to Storyline online to hear stories read by famous people, we've done that in class but it is not on launchpad, you can google it.   I hope these are helpful to all of the children in your home! Learning can be fun! 
    Click on the Computer Science link from their Computer Science Teacher.  They visit with her every other Thursday!
     Computer Science Assignment
    Spanish Assignment


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