Week 12 (Halloween – November 4, 2011)

Parent conferences.  I met with the majority of parents.  If you couldn’t make the conferences and would like to talk about your child, please email me for either a face-to-face or phone conference.

Report cards will be going home in today’s Monday Folders.

MAP testing (reading, math, language, and science) will take place from 2 – 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  The NWEA Parent Toolkit, a resource guide for parents, includes “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding NWEA assessment.

The 3rd grade’s fundraiser supporting cancer awareness and research wraps up this week, so, fourth graders, don’t forget to bring your spare change.  The classroom collecting the most money will be rewarded with a pizza party.

Flashcards. In the box.net sidebar to your right, “Week 12” includes Quizlet.com links to flashcards for:

  • Open Court vocabulary, and
  • multiplication facts

Starting a business project.  Also in “Week 12” is a project guide to assist your child create a business plan for a fictional business.  It will be due the first full week of December.  Stay tuned.

Please check this blog and their planners each night:

Math. We will continue with assignments in the classroom. The classwork becomes homework if it’s not completed in class.  They should, however, have plenty of time in class to complete their work. They will test this week.

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).

SpellingStudents are now copying their spelling words into their planners on Mondays.

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

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 12″ 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
  • –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.
  • “Elias Sifuentes, Restaurateur (study guide available online)

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