Week 25 (February 14-18, 2011)

Heather, Jordan; Savannah, physical education, dance routine, 02.09.11

February 14Valentine’s Day party starts around 1:45 pm.  Thank you Room Mom Stubbings, volunteers, and everyone sending goodies.  1,000 sorries about the list of student names for Valentine’s Day (I scheduled it to post automatically on Saturday, but it failed).

February 17.  Students can purchase a Fish Day pass ($2) in order to wear their favorite fish shirt, hat, outfit, waders, etc.  They can also buy a can of worms (i.e,. chocolate pudding mixed with Oreo cookies and gummy worms) for $2.

February 18 and 21No school for students–enjoy your 4 day weekend.

You can find out how to get Twitter (text message) updates about Mr. T’s classroom here.  The updates will clarify “school stuff” that can’t wait until my weekly blog post.

Star of the Week. Wednesday, February 16Caleb. 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 (February 23):  Greg.  In the hole (March 2):  Preston.

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 25″ in the sidebar on the right) for this Friday’s Thursday’s reading and language arts tests

Please check the “Twitter Feed″ in the sidebar each night.

Homework
Math 5. Problem sets 69-71 will be due as homework this week. They will test this Friday Thursday.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two sentences daily in class and will test on some of the same sentences each Friday Thursday. 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 Thursday.

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

All testing in my classes will occur this Friday Thursday as follows (again, you can download printable study guides for reading and language arts at “Week 25″ 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.
* –”Messages By the Mile” (a study guide is NOT available online)

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