October 13th, 2006
Spelling: None today due to the MEAP test. Students have received the Unit 2 spelling packet which will be due at the time of the next spelling test. The worksheets can also be downloaded by clicking here.
Cursive: Free pass! Due to the MEAP, cursive was not collected today.
Reading: Today we continued the MEAP English Language Arts test. Students wrote about a theme and critiqued a piece of student writing.
Students also completed a narrative reading test.
Writing: Today was a work day for students. The deadline for a piece of writing due into portfolios has been moved to Monday, October 16.
Math: Students completed a MiniQuiz over two and three-dimensional figures.
Science Inquiry: Students recieved science notebooks, and we added a page about testable questions. We also started thinking about science topics kids have learned in the past, and what questions they still have about those topics.
- Yellows: four magnets
- Oranges: two magnets
- Reds: none
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Appointments are now being made for fall conferences, November 14-16. A sign-up sheet is located at the office windows.
- MEAP testing has begun this week for English Language Arts, and will start October 16 for Math. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will be a great start to those testing days (something you all are already doing!).
- Box Tops Contest in progress! It ends on October 20.
- We are looking for donations of cardboard tubes (toilet tissue, paper towel, wrapping paper) for class projects. The tubes can be sent in any time during the year; this project will be on-going. Thanks for any help you can give!
- There is still some space left on our Room 130 Pride board. Let’s fill that thing up! If your student hasn’t yet brought in three unique “objects” about themselves, then please send them so that they can be put on display for all to see. We are looking for things like photos, postcards, papers, medals, or little trickets that can be put in bags and hung on the board. The only limitation is size, and being able to be attached somehow to a bulletin board. These objects can remain with us the whole year, or rotated out whenever the student wants.