Friday, May 22, 2015

Hard Work all Week = Dance Party Friday!!!

Happy Friday!!!  After SBAC testing and Science NECAP testing we were ready to DANCE today!!!  Check out the video we made in the outdoor classroom.  

Every student has a published “book” showcasing their informational writing.  Students included various text features (photos with captions, tables of contents, glossary, etc) and are very proud of their hard work.  Many students have also published a painted essay format report about their peacemaker.  A major focus this week has been on paragraphing and sentence variety.  Next week, students will enjoy the more constructive aspects of creating a visual component to their report in preparation for our open house.  With the end of the year nearing, students are also all being assessed on their reading growth using the Benchmark Assessment System (BAS).  Results from these assessments will inform our report card writing.  

Fourth graders worked diligently on Science NECAP testing over the course of three sessions this week. During their limited time in math, fourth graders reviewed multiplication and division strategies.  We are working on partial products, the bow-tie method, and the area model.  Third graders steadily wrapped up unit 6, geometry, on Friday with the unit 6 post assessment.  Students explored various ways to divide a geoboard (square) into two equal halves, both congruent and not congruent.  

In other news, the Equinox May/June master calendar will be emailed to families.  Please note the upcoming special events and specifically, the date change for our Peacemakers open house.  There will not be an event on 5/27 - it has been rescheduled for the morning of  Friday, 6/12.     

  • All Library books and materials are due before Friday 5/29.  Please help our class meet our challenge of having everything returned by 5/28!  
  • Equinox field trip to ECHO on 6/2.  Stay tuned for a permission slip and details!          

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