The Kersey Chronicles

Rockstars Choosing to Matter in Room 25

ISTEP+ Testing - Round 2 ...

Part 2 of ISTEP+ testing begins Monday 4/27 and ends Monday 5/4. This is the online multiple choice portion of the test. To help your child prepare for these tests, help your child get plenty of rest this weekend, and eat healthy foods. To decrease any possible anxiety, remind your child to do their best and the rest will work itself out. They have all the tools and skills they need to be successful on this test, and as long as they take their time and give a best effort, they will do great!

Try This At Home ...

Create a commercial to "sell" a favorite book.

Next Week's Set List (Week of April 27 - May 1)

Week at a Glance/Skills for the Week:

LITERACY – We continue book clubs with novels about the Civil War. We will also be practicing higher order skills such as summarizing, synthesizing, inferring, analyzing, and critiquing.

– We will submit our personal poems to the national poetry contest with The America Library of Poetry. You can visit for more information about this contest.

MATH – We finished Unit 10, and will begin Unit 11.

SPELLING – Unit 23 is on Thursday for those students who are continuing their spelling tests. Core words: Earth, although, systems, its, and among.

SCIENCE – No Science this week.

SOCIAL STUDIES – We will begin researching about spies and women of the Civil War to present information to the other 4th grade classes. Projects will be due Wednesday, May 13th. More information will be sent home about this project. *** Please see the link below about an opportunity to enrich your child's learning of the Civil War. Conner Prairie will have Civl War Days on May 16 and 17. ****

TIPS – No TIPS this week due to ISTEP+ testing.

Upcoming Events

April 27th - May 4th: ISTEP+ Part 2 Multiple Choice Test

May 6th: Early Release Day, 2:55pm

May 8th: Enrichment Presentation, Kevin Stonerock

May 25th: Memorial Day

June 3rd: Last day of school