The students took their Unit 4 Theme Test. The majority of the class did outstanding, as it was expected after how they have been performing in class! Those that are struggling, could use some extra support at home each day. Especially reading and understanding what they just read. It is also a good idea to visit Raz-Kids to build vocabulary skills, main idea, topics, etc. Your children can visit BrainPopJr at home and their DreamBox, too. But even more important than using technology, is the face-to-face time you give them. Sit and listen to them read. Have a few conversations about their interests and find things to read about those. It will help keep them engaged.
The students were tested on their mapping skills. They were asked to create a map that included important components on how to build a map. You can see them in the Photo Album tab. I will check them this afternoon and send them home next week.
They were asked to some writing this week too. I am looking at how well they stay on topic, build interesting sentences, and follow proper grammar skills. In addition to those, students should be able to have good flow in their writing by now. Our final ten weeks will be all about writing on one topic, but building two or more paragraphs. We start PHASE THREE of WRITE AND TELL on Monday. Be sure to look at the new requirements carefully.
Report cards will be submitted next week. Today ended our third marking period.
One final note before wishing you a wonderful weekend...I am so thankful for all the support that our families give! We had 15 parents volunteer to chaperone our field trip. Due to limited spacing at the location, we are only allowed 5 to join us. This morning, all the names were put together and I asked Miss. Newton to draw five for us. Our five chaperones on May 10th will be: Marko's dad, Noor's mom, Ashley's mom, Olivia's dad, and Nico's mom. All other parents, we hope to see you on our Field Day. I don't have limited space for that day!!! If you pre-paid, your child has your refund today in their folders. Thank you again!