Sunday, May 5th, 2019
The kids have been asking about the NYS Science test. Here is the scoop! The test is given in two parts. The first part is hands-on. We'll be assigned a time during the last ten school days in May. Individually, kids will rotate through three stations where they will use tools to carry out experiments and answer questions. On Monday, June 4th, all 4th graders will take the second part. Part two contains multiple choice and short answer questions. This test is not on the computer.......old fashioned, paper and pencil!
Picture Book Friday ~ Alex did a marvelous job entertaining us with Wordy Birdy. There were so many messages in that book! We didn't select a student for this week, so we'll have to take care of that on Monday!
Hero's Journey Stories ~ The kids are loving this! Last week we working on how to punctuate dialogue. It's time to check-in with the kids....I think some might be finished!
From the Teacher's Perspective
- how a student brought in the lesson I taught on writing strong introductions into our reading "interview."
- that the mohawk is back! :)
- how a student stopped to let an adult cut through our line in the hallway.
- when two students had a serious conversation about the cost and quality of sunglasses.