Good Afternoon,

   Please take a moment to review the following information:
HEAVY Testing Week: This week is Reading and Math which we have been preparing for since August. Luckily, these assessments are broken into Part 1 and Part 2 with approximately 27 questions per day. This does not mean one day is easier than another, it just means they are giving the children a bit of a break instead of piling on 50 questions in a single day.
     In my text message, I mentioned STAMINA. This is a word ALL students should know by heart and should be able to explain. When you have your pep talk, please discuss STAMINA along with utilizing all of the test taking strategies that are required on a daily basis in my classroom to be used. Studies have shown that students who utilize the test taking tools and strategies taught are more likely to slow down and perform higher than those who do not!
  • Monday-ELA Part 1
  • Tuesday-ELA Part 2
  • Wednesday-Math Part 1
  • Thursday-Math Part 2

Science Fair: We are now 5 days away from our classroom Science Fair which will take place on Friday, April 19th. Please make sure students bring:

  1. Tri-fold board completely FINISHED
  2. The project that was completed OR photos of the project

The Paseo Pointe Science fair is Thursday, April 25th at 5:00pm. Three to possibly 4 students from each 4th grade classroom will be selected to attend. Last year, one of my students won the 4th grade category at DISTRICT.

Book Studies: Beginning the week of April 22nd, we will begin book studies to finish the year. Although, most of the work will be completed in the classroom, there will be times when students will need to read a chapter or two at home on any given night. Students performance on the assessments and tasks for the book will be graded!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and please let me know if you have any questions!