Yeah!! We made through a five day week. The first one since Thanksgiving. Hopefully we will do the same this week.
We had a great ice cream party on Friday. we were treated by the PTA for coming in first place for the Read-A-Thon. Thank you so much for contributing. Our class has so much school spirit.
We just completed our Unit 5 math test and everyone did an amazing job. Please keep those facts going at home. We have started a new "fast math" program where the kids are progressing at their own pace learning their facts. The Radsox are liking it very much. It is a competition against one self. We are finding out that studying at home really helps.
We will be doing Wonders Unit 4, week 5 this week. Our theme will be poetry. We will be talking about all kinds of poetry and reading lots of poems.
During the week of April 9th, we will be taking the SAS tests which stands for Statewide Assessment System. These tests are on the laptops and the testing will be done in class. The testing will last about 1 and 1/2 hours each day. Each student will be assessed in Reading, Math and Writing. The tests will include the traditional multiple choice questions and there will be short answer responses. this is a very different test than what the kids might be used to. We have been practicing for the tests in class so the kids will know what to expect. I will be asking the room moms to put up a sign up genius for snacks that whole week. Waters and snacks will be ideal. Our testing will take place first thing in the morning. Please make sure the kids get a good night's rest and they eat something before coming to school. It may be a very trying week for some of us. All we ask is that they do their best. I know the Radsox will rock this out!!!!!
Let the kids be kids. Every child has a strength. It is up to the teacher to find it or tap it so they can work to their highest potential. I tend to set the bar very high. Lifetime memories should be made in the classroom and at school. NBCS should be a place where kids enter happy and go home with a smile on their face. I want my kids getting up in the morning begging to go to school!