Week 17 (December 6-10, 2010)

MAP testing for 4th graders takes place this Monday, Thursday, and Friday mornings (each test takes about an hour).  Please have your student rested and fed for these important assessments of their academic progress in reading, math, and language arts.

Star of the Week. Wednesday, December 8: Lindsey. Each star will need to talk briefly about the photographs and artifacts they bring in to share and field questions from the crowd. On deck (December 15):  Britney V.  In the hole (January 5):  Janice.

This Thursday:

  • Science Fair.  Judging and viewing for students runs from 8am – 2:30pm.  Parents can view projects from 3-6pm.  On Thursday, students should bring their display boards and notebooks to the classroom.  It will be a grand day.

This Friday:

  • If your child was on the Principal’s Honor Roll (i.e., straight A’s), s/he has earned an extra Dress of Choice day.

Market Day is Wednesday, December 15Here are some helpful hints.

Check Infinite Campus (IC) for your student’s grades and missing assignments.

Every Monday, parents should:

  • Check the “Twitter Feed″ in the sidebar on the right for upcoming events
  • Go through their student’s Monday Folder, and
  • Download the printable study guides (“Week 17″ in the sidebar on the right) for this Friday’s reading and language arts tests

Please check the blog each night.

Homework
Math 5. Problem sets 47-49 will be due as homework this week. Note:  there will no homework assigned on Monday. They should have plenty of time in class to complete missing homework. They will test this Friday.

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

Spelling. Every student has a spelling list at their individual spelling level as determined by their Morrison-McCall test results (several kids spell well beyond the fourth grade age level). A copy of their list is sent home in their Monday Folder and a duplicate list kept at school.

Vocabulary. All students take a five word vocabulary test every Friday.

Shurley Grammar. No testing this week, however, students will work with sentence classification.

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday as follows (again, you can download printable study guides for reading and language arts at “Week 17″ in the sidebar on the right):

* Daily Oral Language (DOL). They’ll practice test on some of the sentences edited each morning in class. Look for:
* –Practice sentences, and
* –Answer key (available Monday night)
* Spelling. Students will test on their individualized spelling list.
* –Spelling list (available Monday night)
* Vocabulary.
* –Vocabulary words (available Monday night)
* Open Court. The reading comprehension exam will be comprised of short answer and multiple choice questions. It is always an “open book” test. Students will read and discuss the story in class.
* –”The Bridge Dancers” (a study guide is available online)

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