Sunday, February 23, 2014

Week of February 24th

*All families received a redistricting letter in the mail.  These letters need to be filled out and returned by Tuesday, Feb. 25th.

ISTEP Dates and Times (3rd Graders Only)
Need Parent Volunteers to work with our 2nd graders during these testing times!

Monday, March 10th:       Mathematics Testing Session #1 9-9:40
                                      Specials at 12:40-1:15

 Tuesday, March 11th:      English/Language Arts Session #2 9:00-10:00
                                      Specials at 12:40-1:25

Wednesday, March 12th:  English/Language Arts Session #3  9:00-10:00
                                       Specials at 12:40-1:25

IREAD Testing (3rd Graders Only)
(Change in my last email-can use parent volunteers for testing times too!)

Wednesday, March 19th:  Session #1    9:00-9:27
                                       Session #2   10:00-10:30
                                       Specials:       10:00-2:55

Thursday, March 20th:      Session #3   9:00-9:34
                                       Specials        9:35-10:20
                                       Session #4    10:30-11:02

Here’s our week at a glance!

Reading:  We will be reading Good-Bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong.  Our focus will be reviewing sequencing and compound words.  Students will also be reading a small chapter book called Scraps of Time 1937 The Home-Run King.  Watch for it to come home Tuesday-Thursday on nightly basis for reading homework.
Writing:  We will be working on persuasive writing pieces.  Adverbs will be our grammar focus for the week.
Social Studies:  We are enjoying learning about the history of all of our families.  Students will be presenting their quilt squares to the class next week and then we’ll be hanging them in the hallway.  Stop by to see them if you get a chance.  This week our focus will be ethnic foods and learning about the history of language.
Math 2:  Students did a great job on their Unit 7 tests and they will be coming home on Monday 2/24.  Our focus for the week will be fractions.
Math 3:  Our 3rd graders also did a great job on their Unit 7 tests and they will be coming home on Monday 2/24 as well.  We will be reviewing measurement and measurement conversions this week.
*Our snacks are running low again.  Some of the kids' favorites are Rice Krispie treats, Skinny Pop popcorn, and Cheez-Its.  Thanks to those of you that keep us stocked up for our afternoon snacks!!  The kids LOVE you for that!!
*We are also low on regular-size bottles of hand sanitizer. 
*I'll send home the testing schedule above so you can hang it on the refrigerator.  Many parents have volunteered to help us out and I'll be in touch soon.
Thank you for all of your wonderful support!  We've had a lot of stressful kids this week so let's all take a deep breath and get back at it this week!!  Stress is no fun for any of us!
Have a great week,
Mrs. Mitchell

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