Dalton, Nicholas, Greg; Casey
February 21 is President’s Day and there will be no school. Enjoy your day.
- K-8 Dress of Choice day
@ 3:30 pm: 3 on 3 basketball tournament for 3rd through 5th grades in Legacy Academy gymnasium
March 11, Friday. @ 3:30 pm: 3 on 3 basketball tournament for 3rd through 5th grades in Legacy Academy gymnasium
Twitter. You can find out how to get Twitter (text message) updates about Mr. T’s classroom here. Why?
- The updates provide notice of Legacy Academy events that can’t wait until my weekly blog post. I also post items that parents might find interesting or useful, e.g., the more kids text, the better they are at spelling or writing tips for fourth graders.
- Students will find links to stories, images, or video related to their learning (e.g., collapsing volcanoes or near-miss asteroids) and sometimes totally unrelated (e.g., kids dancing or the latest picture of the Loch Ness monster).
Star of the Week. Wednesday, February 23: Greg . 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 (March 2): Preston. In the hole (Thursday, March 10): Jordan.
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 26″ in the sidebar on the right) for this Friday’s reading and language arts tests
Please check the “Twitter Feed″ in the sidebar each night.
Math 5. Problem sets 71-73 will be due as homework this week. They will test this
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 26″ 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 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.
* –”We’ll Be Right Back After These Messages” (a study guide is available online)