Mrs.Myers' Weekly Newsletter
Notes from Mrs.Myers
We had a GREAT day, even if we were all a little groggy! I'm sure that after today we will all be going to bed early to get into gear tomorrow! The struggle is very real after so many days off! :)
There are a few things that have changed for the New Year. I will explain them in more detail below. However, I did want to note right off the bat that itemized progress reports went home in homework folders today. If you have any questions or concerns about the grades, please text me ASAP at 678-977-7088. Tonight is the last night for any changes, so if you see something that stands out or was entered incorrectly, please don't hesitate to let me know. These are the grades that will be reflected on next week's report card!
Finally, tomorrow and Friday we are doing a shortened practice version of the Milestones assessment for Math and Language Arts. These are NOT something to stress about- these are great practice assessments that we are actually having sent off to be scored at UGA. In addition, we are going to be meeting with one of the big-wigs in charge of the test to go over our results and gain some insight into how the elusive new tests are scored. This is going to help us know what we need to adjust in our teaching so that the kids do well and feel confident going into the real thing in April. Also, the practice is true to the test, so the more times that they are exposed to it, the less intimidating it becomes. All around, this is a great opportunity for us that Dr.Burnley has organized. We are very fortunate to have this resource that not many other schools get! That being said, please try to be here and on time tomorrow as there will be no opportunity to make the assessment up.
I hope that everyone had a relaxing and restful break! I heard all about the fun parties, sleepy movie days, and unfortunate scooter accidents today, and they heard all about my IKEA trips and Netflix binge-watching! However, the best part about breaks are getting to come back and see all of the excited faces that walk in ready to learn, so that is exactly what we're going to do! :)
Stay warm out there! It's cold, so may the force be with you!
"I can..." and the Importance of Self-Assessment
At the end of the week, the paper will go home with Friday Folders. Please sign this paper in addition to the Friday Folder to be returned each Monday. :)
Japanese New Year and Our Class Daruma Doll
Calling All Help with Re-Supply and Re-stock!
- Sticky Notes
- 5 x 7 Note cards
- Pen cap erasers
- Glue sticks
- Extra pocket folders
- Postage stamps
Please also check with your child to make sure that all of their journals and folders have enough room for the remainder of the year! Thank you in advance! :)