Week 4 (SEP 10 – 14, 2007)

 

Email me. If you haven’t dropped me an email at dave.tallent@legacyk12.org, please do so. I’m adding them to my address book to develop a parent email list for emergency notifications, progress reports, and requests for volunteers.

Every Monday, parents should look for these two things:

  • *This Week’s Assignments (in the sidebar on the right), and
  • the current issue of my classroom newsletter, Mr. T’s Tattler

Each week you’ll find printable study guides for Friday’s language arts tests in “*This Week’s Assignments.” The Tattler lists weekly homework assignments for my classes (e.g., Saxon Math 54 and science), and, whenever possible, requirements from Mrs. Waide and your student’s specials teachers (i.e., art, computers, music; physical education).

Absolutely no nuts, raspberries, or pineapple in the classroom at anytime. This includes products your kids bring in daily for their snack. Airborne particles and residue on hands, clothing, desks, and in waste containers are of dire concern. Thanks for your help.

Fun Friday Snack Helpers are Caroline aka Linn (snacks) and Elijah (drinks). We start at 2:30 p.m., have 24 students, and there can be no nuts, raspberries, or pineapple in any snacks.

Math 54. Problem sets 19 – 22 and supplemental worksheets 19 and 21 will be due as homework this week. They will test on Friday.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two sentences daily in class and will test on the same sentences each Friday. Additionally, students will edit and rewrite two similar sentences weekly for a quiz grade (to see if they can apply their newfound editing knowledge).

Spelling. Students take a 20 word pretest every Monday. On Friday, students test only upon the words they misspelled on the Monday pretest. They will be exempted from the Friday test if their pretest score is at least 90% (i.e., they misspell two or fewer words).

Vocabulary. Students take a five word pretest every Monday. They will be exempted from the Friday test if their pretest score is perfect.

Shurley Grammar. Learning classroom procedures takes time. If time allows, students will be classifying sentences and working with synonyms and antonyms. Regardless, there will be no testing this week.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows:

  • Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll test on the sentences edited each morning in class. Click on the links for:
  • Practice sentences
  • Answer key (available Monday night)
  • Spelling. Students will test only upon the words they misspell on Tuesday’s pretest. They will be exempted if their pretest score is at least 90%.
  • Spelling list (available Monday night)
  • Vocabulary. A pretest will be given on Tuesday. Students will be exempted if their pretest score is perfect.
  • Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
  • Open Court. The reading comprehension exam will be comprised of short answer and multiple choice questions. It will be an “open book” test.
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall (due to the story’s length, it is not available online.  Students will bring home their Open Court books instead)
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