It is that time of year again, BENCHMARKING! This will take place in the coming weeks, this weeks focus will be on reading and writing. Next week we will take our math benchmark test as well as focus on DIBELS. With benchmarks taking place this week, I’d like to hold a Read-a-Thon for our class this Thursday, January 11th. Students can bring in a pillow, a blanket, and BOOKS.
Term 2 is coming to a rapid end on January 19th. Please check grades and get those missing assignments turned in. If make-up work or corrections were turned in, those have not yet been added to the grade book. I am working on those and will update these grades soon.
This Week at a Glance:
Math: We are wrapping up Model 4 this week. During this module we will be mastering addition and subtraction within 200 with word problems to 100. This weeks focus is on strategies for decomposing a tens and hundred, written explanation on methods used, lessons 26-28 and 31 (Omitting lessons 29 and 30) We will be testing on Thursday. Keep in mind that ZEARN is a great practice tool to help at home as well as the other resources under the math tab.
Language Arts: Spelling will pick back up next week since we are benchmarking this week for new placements. We are going to be focusing on contractions this week. BENCHMARKING is going to be a big part of the week.
Social Studies: We are monitoring our magical beans and keeping data on the growth.
BoxTops – We earned a FREE dress down day! Once I get the date approved, I will let you know. Thank you for supporting our school by getting those turned in.
Monthly SEM – This month the focus is Oral. We will be studying Martin Luther King Jr and his famous speech. We will also be working on what our own dream speech would be.
Library – Please remind your student to bring their library books back weekly, they don’t have to turn it in, but just get it renewed so it doesn’t turn up overdue or lost. If books are not returned over a certain period of time, students will be sent to the office to call home for it. They will then miss out on Library until the books are returned. We have Library every Tuesday.
Clusters – The students have voted and are in the process of getting placed into their new cluster. We have not yet been informed of where they are yet. Once I know this information, I will update it under the cluster tab and inform you via Remind to let you know that the information is there.
It’s going to be a great week and I am excited to see where the students place in their upcoming benchmarks. As always, let me know if you have any questions.