Weekly Word

2/3 HA Multiage

February 16, 2016

What We're Learning This Week

Reading: AR and Book Club Reading

Writing: Persuasive Paragraph Writing

Spelling: Lesson 18 - Prefixes re-, un-, dis-

Math Magicians (2nd): Ch. 19 - Shapes & Patterns (geometry)

Math Masters (3rd): Ch. 19 - Area & Perimeter

Science: It's Elemental! (elements & periodic table)

Social Studies: Time for Kids

Homework: Folders due on Friday morning

News to Know

Chess Night

Our annual Family Chess Night is this Wednesday, Feb. 17th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Hershey Library. Hope to see many of you there!!

radKIDS Presentation

Hershey is hosting the TSC School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 22nd and will be presenting our radKIDS program from 6:30 P.M. to about 7:05 P.M. As the only current Hershey graduates of radKIDS, we have been asked to be present to demonstrate some of our skills. A participation note came home last week; I've attached another in case you need it. If you are planning to attend, please return the form by tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 17th. Thanks!!

ISTEP Testing Schedule

3rd graders will begin ISTEP testing on Monday, Feb. 29th. 2nd graders will have alternative activities with another adult while I test the 3rd graders. The schedule is:

Monday, 02/29: Mathematics (40 minutes)

Tuesday, 03/01: English/Language Arts (35 minutes)

Wednesday, 03/02: English/Language Arts (2 sessions - 25 min. & 60 min.)

All testing will be completed in the morning; please make every effort to have your 3rd grader here during these mornings. Homework for 3rd graders this week will be limited to reading log only. Also, remember a good night's sleep and a good breakfast are always a help. Lastly, please help me emphasize that while the test is important and we should do our best, it is NOT something over which to stress out! Seriously, it's not worth it. If it were up to me....well, we'll just leave it at we'll do our best and then move on! :-)

Mark Your Calendars...

Wed., Feb. 17 - Chess Night, 6-7 PM, Hershey Library

Fri., Feb. 19 - PTO Movie Night

Mon., Feb. 22 - radKIDS presentation to School Board

Mon., Feb. 29 - ISTEP, Part 1 begins (3rd gr. only)

March 14 - IREAD Test Day (3rd gr. only)

February Birthdays:

02/09 Shayne

02/12 Gavin

02/15 Gray

02/23 Joshua