April Newsletter

Mrs. Goodwin

Monthly Tip: Test Taking

1. Have a Positive Attitude

Approach the big test as you'd approach a giant jigsaw puzzle. It might be tough, but you can do it! A positive attitude goes a long way toward success.

2. The Night Before the Test

Remember, your brain and body need sleep to function well, so get plenty of sleep as you should every night!

3. The Morning of the Test

Did you know that you think better when you have a full stomach? So don't skip breakfast the morning of the test or any morning!

4. Test Time

Listen to the instructions! You want to make sure you are marking answers correctly.

5. Manage Your Time

Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff.

6. I'm Stuck!

Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don't get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you're still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you

can.

7. Multiple-Choice Questions

The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by eliminating the answers that couldn't be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.

8. Neatness Is Important - Fill in the bubbles carefully.

9. I'm Done!

Not so fast - when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you're not done yet. First, go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn't make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question).Spend time going over the hardest problems before you close your test booklet.

10. Smile!

There is nothing to be nervous about! Think of the test as an opportunity to show what you know.

Upcoming Events:

PSSAs for Grade 3 - April 11th -22nd

Litter Bug Due - Friday, April 22nd

OFF - April 26th

Book Log due - April 27th

March Stars of the Month:

Luke W.

Sarai M.

Vincent B.

Adam

Victoria

Sharing Project

Our next Sharing Project will be incorporating TRASH! A flyer was sent home last week explaining this project. Please let me know if you have any questions.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ...

Heather - April 19th

REPORT CARDS

If you did not attend conferences, report cards were sent home on Wednesday, March 30th. If you have any questions about your child' s report card please feel free to contact me by phone or email.

In Science we have been studying Ecosystems. We went outside to explore the environment we play on for recess.

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REMINDER

Please remember to sign weekly green evaluation forms. I will include information including successes, missing homework and or any other behavior concerns.