April 3-5 News

Clever Elementary

A Note from Mrs. Hobbs

Clever families,

Each month we will send an update on the fun and learning occurring at Clever Elementary! Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for additional information and photos. Students and teachers are working diligently here at Clever Elemiddle. Although many things are different this year, we are devoted to Inspiring and Empowering Every Learner.

You will find the following information in this month's family newsletter: enrollment, make-up days, MAP, summer school, April reading challenge, Leaderslip recipients, brag board, math games, and Bluejay5K.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. -Helen Keller


3rd Grade- 80

4th Grade- 102

5th Grade- 108

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MAP Testing

MAP stands for Missouri Assessment Program. It is a series of assessments for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science at grades 3-8. These assessments are designed to see if students in Missouri are meeting the Show-Me Standards.

Grade-Level Assessments are given in English Language Arts and Mathematics at grades 3-8, while Science is assessed at grades 5 and 8.

Attendance during testing days is extremely important. Please try to schedule appointments around these days. Testing begins first thing in the morning, please do your best to ensure your child arrives to school on time.

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Summer School

Summer school registration is open! Links for registration can be found under Summer School on our school website (www.cleverbluejays.org).

April Reading Challenge

Mrs. Hobbs is challenging students to read for 15 minutes at home each night for every day in April. Students who read for 15 minutes 30 times will get a pizza party with their principal. Students will be bringing home the challenge papers on March 31.

Students simply color in the umbrella when they have read themselves or been read aloud to and parents/guardians initial the umbrella.

We are excited to encourage our students and families to read together! Happy reading!

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Students have the opportunity to earn a "leaderslip" for being a leader at school.

For the month of April are focusing on Habit 4: Thin Win-Win. Basic definition- everyone can win. This means considering other people's wins as well as your own, balancing courage and consideration, and having an abundance mentality.

Below are our grade level leaders. Their leaderslips were drawn and they earned a prize. Way to go!

Brag Board

We want to celebrate your 3-5 student and their personal accomplishments outside of school. Simply send a photo in with your child or email hobbsk@cleverbluejays.org.

Ways to Support at Home

Close Call

Players: 2-4 players

Object: To have the most points after 5 rounds

How to Play: Remove the 10’s and face cards from the deck. Shuffle and deal each player 6 cards. Players choose 4 of their cards to make two 2-digit numbers to add together to get as close to 100 without going over. Arrange cards so all can see your addition problem. Each player adds their numbers and records their total. The player with the sum closest to 100 without going over wins a point. In the case of a tie, each player gets a point. Shuffle the cards and deal again. The player with the most points after 5 rounds is the winner.

Variations: Players can select only 2 cards to create single digit numbers, and the goal is to reach 10 or 15, or keep it the same and multiply the numbers. Deal 8 cards and players choose 6 cards and create a 3 digit numbers. Set the goal to 1,000.

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Math Games

Greg Tang Math