Lakeview Family Newsletter - April 5
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1. Persisting at a task for a longer period of time allows a student to go deeper into his/her thinking
2. Learning how to stay focused on one activity for a longer amount of time is a life skill.
3. When a classroom of students all demonstrate great stamina, teachers are able to spend more time working with individual students and small groups, ensuring progress for everyone!
In particular, reading stamina is really important. At this point in the school year:
• 5K-1st grade students should be able show 20 minutes of reading stamina
• 2nd grade students should be able to show 35 minutes of reading stamina
• 3rd-5th grade students should be able to show 40-45 minutes of reading stamina
This time of "getting lost in a book" is important, and families can reinforce this at home. Make sure your student has a "just right" book that is not too easy or too hard, set realistic goals for reading stamina at home, feel free to time it and celebrate progress, limit distractions (like electronics), and vary the way your child reads. That time could be a mix of you reading to your child, the child reading to you, reading to a sibling (or even a pet!), and independent reading time.
Please click the links below to find the teacher newsletter for your student(s):
Specialists - all grades (will rotate grades each week)
3rd grade: April 8, 9, 10, 12, 15
5th grade: April 15, 17, 18
Note - this does not mean students are testing all day on these dates. Students might only test for 40 minutes on each day, but we spread the tests over several days.
Please be sure your child has a working pair of headphones at school for the test. You can also help by making sure your child gets plenty of sleep, a good breakfast on testing days, and some recreation outside each evening. Students who are absent on testing days need to make up tests, which can lead to them missing more instruction. Please have your students in school unless they are truly ill. Results of the Forward exam are not released until the following September.
Monday, April 8
3rd grade Forward testing begins
Thursday, April 11
State tornado drill at 1 p.m.
Kohl's Wild Theater presentation for grades 1-3 at 2:30 p.m.
PTO Spring Luau Dance 5-7 p.m. (see below)
Monday, April 15
5th grade Forward testing begins
Thursday, April 18
4th grade field trip to Schlitz Audubon
April 19 through April 28
Spring Break - no school
Monday, April 29
School resumes at 8:30 a.m.
Aloha Lakeview Families!
Mark your calendars for Lakeview's Luau dance on Thursday April 11th. The dance is free this year! There will be a photo prop area and food for purchase. The dance starts at 5 p.m. and all children need to be accompanied by an adult the entire time. Looking forward to seeing you then!