Room 18 Updates
May 9th, 2016
This week, begins the window for Michigan's 4th grade MSTEP test. Please use this link to read more about this test. MSTEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress)
Exact MSTEP testing dates are as follows:
Tuesday, May 10th: 4th grade Science
Thursday, May 12th: 4th grade English Language Arts
Tuesday, May 17th: 4th Grade Math
Thursday, May 19th: 4th Grade Math Performance Test
You can help support this important time of year at home by ensuring your student is getting a good night's sleep and eating a nutritional breakfast each morning. State Road's school cafeteria also provides a free nutritional breakfast each morning. You can also be proactive by sending healthy snacks (fruit, vegetables, etc.) to help fuel your child's brain during testing.
Most importantly, it is imperative we (both parents and teachers :) remain positive through out the testing window, as it helps the students who may experience test anxiety stay calm through the process.
NO HOMEWORK or SPELLING LISTS
Although there won't be a reading log, I would still highly recommend students take time to read at home, in order to work toward meeting their AR goals this marking period.
Accelerated Reader (AR)
Children should be reading every night, as assigned in the weekly homework packet.
There are thousands of AR titles available for AR quizzes. If you are not sure if a book you have at home is an AR book please visit ARbookfinder.com.
They should be bringing their AR books home every night and bringing them back to school each day. If your child is forgetful, it is perfectly acceptable to read one AR book at home and another at school.
Library books are welcome to go home, but I do prefer my classroom collection stays in the classroom (I will make exceptions if there is a prior arrangement).
Please find a routine that works for you and your student.
Scholastic Book orders!
With Scholastic Reading Club:
- Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library
- You can choose from handpicked, grade- and reading-level-specific books for your child
- You'll find the best values on a variety of formats
Miss Chittick's class Scholastic Book Order link!
Thank you for your support!