Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Winter testing for 5th Graders continues this week. The students will be tested in Reading Language Arts, Math, and Science.
MAP testing is important because it is an indicator of your child’s progress and what level he/she is at comparing to 5th grade skills. Therefore, it is important for your child not to be absent during MAP testing. Please schedule appointments after the school day if possible.
Please encourage your child to do the best they can on these tests and make sure the students get plenty of sleep every night along with a good breakfast each morning. Thank you for your support.
FLEA MARKET FRIDAY #2
Our class will hold our 2nd “Flea Market Friday” in the classroom on December 7. The purpose is to use our Class Money to buy (and/or sell) little trinkets and other knick-knacks. During the process of buying and selling, students are required to calculate prices, add, subtract, divide, multiply, give correct change, and wisely use their money to make more money or to buy things they like. This is a great way to learn how to run a business and the “art” of selling. It is also a part of applying Common Core State Standards to real-life activities in the classroom.
Students are NOT ALLOWED to bring anything of value, rather, they can bring extra toys they have, playing cards, old games, books, and other used “stuff” that they have and want to sell. Students can also sell special skills they have like coloring, drawings, origami, making bookmarks, or other demonstrations.
We will have a fun learning experience in our Flea Market. THANK YOU for your support.
SECRET SANTA BEGINS
"Secret Santa" begins this week until Dec. 20 to promote the “Giving” character of December, and to celebrate the winter festivities. It’s also a lot of fun. “Secret Santa” is a great way to be kind to each other. Please support our class in this fun and meaningful activity. Thank you.
To inform parents of what's going on in the classroom, curriculum, news, progress, and activities. Please ask for the Learning Schedule that goes home every Monday.