As the end of the year approaches, it's getting closer to our final DEA (Discovery Education Assessment) Test to take place. Our class will be taking the test on Wednesday, April 22nd & Wednesday, April 29th. One day will be reading and the other day will be math. Your child will need a working pair of headphones, so please check your child's folder for a note if you need to supply a new pair for your child. Your boys and girls have been prepping and practicing test taking strategies so they can feel confident going into the test. You can assist your child to prepare for testing by doing the following: * Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep before a test. This is so very important since our tests take place during the morning. * Provide a healthy breakfast for your child. Kids learn better on full stomachs, but if their stomachs are full of sugary, heavy foods that will make them sleepy or slightly queasy, it's not much better than an empty stomach. *Ensure that your child is present during testing (if they are absent, they will have to make up the test when they return and it may not be with me.) *Be sure your child is at school on time the day of the test. *Encourage him/her to do his/her best. Tell your child that he/she is special
and that you believe in him/her! Thank you for your help and encouragement! I know they are going to do an amazing job!
15 Year Celebration Shirts:In
preparation for our 15 Year Celebration, we have a commemorative T-Shirt
available for sale! The order form has been sent to you via email, so if you have not received it and need an order form, please let me know. If you'd like to place an order, please send in the order form & payment in your child's folder in a sealed envelope labeled "T Shirt Payment". Please send in all orders by April 21st. Thanks!
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences: It is time for our spring parent/teacher conferences! Forms have been sent home so you can choose a day and time that is best to meet. Once I schedule our conference, I will send home a small note stapled in your child's folder, then a sticker will be placed on that day in the agenda planner as a reminder. I look forward to meeting with you all to tell you about all of the wonderful progress your children have made. :)
PI: It's important to check your Parent Involvement time to make sure you're on track to meet your goal. All PI time is required to be completed by the last day of school. If you have any questions about PI time or need ideas for opportunities to earn time, please let me know. Thanks!
Accelerated Reader: The deadline to earn 15 points and an 80% comprehension is approaching! Please try to send in books with your child as often as possible to help your child meet their goal. The reward for meeting their goal is a pancake breakfast in May! I really want everybody to be able to attend. Congrats to those boys and girls who have already reached and exceeded their goals! WOW! We would love to have help in the classroom giving AR tests, so if you are in need of service PI time (or would just like to help out), we'd love to have you in!
Rainbow Reading Challenge: Your boys and girls are doing an amazing job with their rainbow reading challenge. Students who have read the entire rainbow will receive a "Pot of Gold" Challenge words list. Students who read the challenge words list will receive a prize and will be recognized with their name on a pot of gold to display in the classroom. Happy Reading!
Math Facts: We have begun our End of the Year lessons as we prepare for first grade. As we are getting ready for first grade we are learning our math addition and subtraction facts to 10. Any extra practice at home is appreciated. There are tons of free resources online. One I found was http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm. It has addition and subtraction practice as well.
Box Tops for Education: Did you know that for every Box Top you donate our school earns .10? So, please clip your Box Tops and send them in with your student! We greatly appreciate your consideration. :)
Thank you for all that you do to ensure your child's success!!! I look forward to another wonderful week in room 431!
4/7- Buffalo PRIDE
4/9- Arts in the Park
4/22 & 4/29- DEA Testing-Final round of DEA testing for K-2. Students MUST be in school for their specific testing date (more details to come!). This is our version of the FSA; students will use this as their standardized test for the year