Mastermind News

Week of April 27-May 1

Welcome back!

Huh? Well it finally feels like I am back from spring break and some of my colleagues are telling me there are only 7 weeks left. EEK! I feel like there is so much left to be done still. Keep reading for some important updates about what is going on in classroom 24B.

In this issue...

Testing is ALMOST HERE!

Math

Reading/Writing

Testing is ALMOST HERE!

We start our Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing next Tuesday. We are testing on May 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th. There may be additional days added if children need it. Please try to schedule any appointments or vacations around the SBAC testing dates. It is important for students to be on time and at school in order to do their best work. Thank you! J

Math

Unit 7 is in full swing. The main concepts of this unit include more work with fractions and an introduction to decimals. I sent home the Unit 7 Optional Homework Packet, so if you haven't seen it check in with your child. We are currently on lesson 7-8.


Good choices for IXL practice:

3rd Grade: T9, T11

4th Grade: Q Section (Any!!) U Section

Reading/Writing

We have been doing some review work in the area of reading. Today our focus was summarizing. We will spend a little more time on that as well as reviewing the concept of theme.


In writing, we are writing an informational piece about an element of culture from their country in Asia. I look forward to reading about holidays, games and more from all over Asia.

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