Mrs. Gavey's Classroom Update

February 17, 2017

Hello,

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day party thanks to all of your donations and the time put in by our parent volunteers. Thanks again to Mrs. Mahar, Mrs. Beljak, Mrs. Kaunelis, Mrs. Johnson, and Mr. Sharpe for making the day extra special for the kids by throwing the party!

We have completed all NWEA winter testing, and I will be able to run the individual student reports soon. Please look for a report on your child's progress in math, reading, and language by the end of next week. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

On another note, M-Step testing is coming up in May and I want to share a link with you so that you can get an idea of what the students face on this assessment. Please go to https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/to explore the sample test. We will be looking at it in class as the test approaches so that students are familiar with the format.

Finally, February Scholastic book orders are due by Tuesday, Feb.28. Thanks!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Gavey

Curriculum

Math

We are now working on Unit 4, which focuses on place value and multi-digit numbers. While some students continue to progress toward math fact dash #22, many students are sort of "stuck" on a certain dash. Please continue to make studying the facts a priority...just 5 minutes a night helps! If you have specific concerns for your child, please email me.

Language Arts

We are continuing with our study of non-fiction by reading biographies with a partner or trio. Students will make a plan with others for reading and sharing during partner talk time. Ask your child which famous person he/she is reading about! We also continue to work on writing informational pieces as well.

Social Studies and Science

Please email Mr. Donnellon(donnellonj@royaloakschools.org) for social studies concerns and Mrs.Johnston ( johnstond@royaloakschools.org) for science concerns.

Word Study Update