Week 22 (February 9 – 12, 2009)

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

Your kids will become 5th graders in 64.5 school days.

Progress reports for Mr. T’s classes, excluding Science, went home today.

It’s a shortened week so our testing schedule is moved up one day (there’s no school Friday or Monday).

There’s no spelling list. Instead, we will be using words from their “spelling decks” in writing activities this week.

Our Valentine’s Day party is this Thursday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. Please call our Room Mom, Mrs. Stubbings, if you can help. Also, a list with the names of all the students is available here.

Permission slips for the in-school science field trip on February 24 are available here.

Your kids will become 5th graders in 64.5 school days.

Star of the Week. Wednesday, February 11: Olivia. Each star will need to talk briefly about the photographs and artifacts they bring in to share and field questions from the crowd. Next week’s Star is Brandon.

Math 65. Problem sets 85 – 88 will be due as homework this week. They will test on Thursday.

Shurley Grammar. No testing this week, however, students will be classifying pattern 2 sentences and working with synonyms and antonyms.

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

  • Daily Oral Language (DOL). Beginning today, there are no more weekly practice sentences or tests (i.e., they will no longer test on the sentences they edit each morning in class). They will, however, continue to have a DOL quiz every Friday.
  • Spelling. There will be no test this week on their individualized spelling list.
  • Open Court spelling words (remember that their individualized spelling list may bear little resemblance to the Open Court spelling words)
  • Vocabulary.
  • Vocabulary words
  • Open Court. The reading comprehension exam will be comprised of short answer and multiple choice questions. It is always an “open book” test.
  • McBroom and the Big Wind (a study guide is NOT available online)

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