2nd Grade News
Ms. Parker's 2nd Grade ~ August 31-September 4, 2015
Happy Birthday Jacob!!
MAP Testing (This Week)
MAP Testing Information – Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
MAP stands for “Measures of Academic Progress”. It is a computerized test that is adaptive – the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier.
We will be conducting the fall session of MAP testing for Grades 1 through 5 during the last couple of weeks in August into September. Kindergarten will begin testing after Labor Day.
Students in Grades K and 1 will use a headset and have the test read to them. All grades will be tested in reading and mathematics. Science will also be tested in Grades 3, 4, and 5. It is not a timed test, but most students will finish within 30 – 60 minutes.
The MAP testing will replace our week of IOWA/ITBS testing in April. The teachers will be able to discuss your child’s results at Parent Teacher Conferences in October. Teachers can use the growth and achievement data from MAP to develop targeted instructional strategies. Students will test again at the end of the year and there is a possibility that they will test in the winter as well. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Mrs. Anna Alexander
The Spelling City website is a good tool to help your child study their spelling words. They can take practice tests, review the words, and play games. There is also a free app that can be downloaded.
Here is the link: http://www.spellingcity.com/Parker2ndGrade/.
Students will have more opportunities to practice the skills that we learn in class with the worksheets that I will be sending home this week. These worksheets will give the students more practice to prepare them for the weekly assessments.
An additional online Study Guide can be found here: http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/
2nd Grade Prayer Day
Thursday, Sep. 10th, 9:15am-2pm
2695 Jackson Bridge Road
Bowling Green, KY
BOOSTER SEATS ARE REQUIRED!
Lost River Cave Field Trip
September Mass Offerings will be given to Adopt-A-Backpack program.
Scholastic Book Orders
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I am so blessed to have such wonderful students and parents. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for all you do!