News from Pier 25
October 9, 2015
Next week our Old Friends will be taking the OLSAT test. This is an ability test that measures verbal, quantitative, and figural reasoning skills. This test is used as one of the criteria for determining placement for the extended curriculum students in middle school. There is no way to study for the test, however we would like to encourage our Old Friends to eat a great breakfast on Wednesday morning. The test will be given during math on Wednesday, October 14.
I’m looking forward to parent/teacher conferences that are coming up quickly. Thank you to those parents who already completed the online “Conference Planning Form.” Your feedback is very important to my conference preparation.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Old Friends: Students will be bringing home their unit 2 assessment today for your review and signature. We are so impressed with how hard our students are working to becoming confident solving multiplication problems the “old school” way! We can tell many friends have been practicing their basic facts!! Next we will dive into geometry. We will explore angle measures, practice measures angles using a protractor, and analyze geometric properties of polygons.
New Friends: This week our new friends have been using their computation skills to multiply and divide. We have been practicing our computational skills playing “Multiplication Baseball”, using the website XtraMath and also using fact quiz sheets. Your help and support with our students memorizing their facts is greatly appreciated!
Monday, October 12: No School Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 14: Old Friends OLSAT math test
Monday, October 19: Horist/Helsom Field Trip (9:15 - 12:30)
Wednesday, October 21: Early release 2pm, Parent/Teacher conferences 5:00 - 8:00
Thursday, October 22: No school, conferences 12:00 - 8:00
Friday, October 23: No school, conferences 8:00 - 12:00