Volume 1, Issue 29: April 20, 2018
The students have impressed me once again! They truly worked hard to plan, write, prepare and practice for the Living Wax Museum! Take a look at the pictures below.
Please read through this newsletter and let me know if you have any comments or questions. Have a great weekend!
-Ms. Kate Martin
Ms. Martin's Living Wax Museum
Proud Teacher Moments!
- James: You really did an awesome job working on both of your persuasive essays and the biography.
- Leah: Your passion and memorization for your Wax Museum was impressive!
- Blair: Thank you for sharing your interest in computers! We loved seeing what the inside of a laptop looks like! So cool!
Writing & Reading: This week we finished our in class persuasive essays. We continued developing our understanding of reasoning and analysis of stories/passages/poems.
Math: Purple: We completed a review week of our curriculum. Blue: We began unit 8 -Geometry! Orange: We began Unit 8 on Measurement and Geometry.
Social Studies: The students performed their monologues for the Wax Museum and did a fantastic job!
Science: We began our FOSS unit on Environments this week. The students are starting by observing and experimenting with mealworms and isopods. (ewwwww...!)
Enrichment: We updated our Online Portfolios this week.
mSTEP and MAP Test Prep began!
Looking Forward to Next Week
Writing & Reading: We will begin a research paper, interpret narratives, and learn how to respond to literature in writing.
Math: Purple: We will start learning the next year's curriculum! Blue: We will continue unit 8 -Geometry! Orange: We will continue Unit 8 on Measurement and Geometry.
Science: We will continue a FOSS unit on environments.
Enrichment: We will start a 6th enrichment project.
mSTEP and MAP Test Prep continues...
There are many dates to choose from. The Woodland night is on June 9th...but I won't be able to attend that date... Would anyone be opposed to choosing a separate date? Please let me know if you have an opinion one way or the other by completing this survey. I'd love for us to choose/agree upon a date as a class.
This is the website to order tickets: https://groupmatics.events/group/readingprogram8
Standardized Testing Dates
5/1/18: Reading MAP
5/3/18: Math MAP
5/8/18: Reading m-STEP
5/10/18: Math m-STEP
All tests will be done in the morning. For the m-STEP only the GT 3rd graders will be testing in Ms. Gierman's room and the GT 4th graders will be testing in my room.
Self-Reflective Learning: Organization
A late work policy will begin January 8th for my classroom. Students will receive -%5 off for each day any homework or project is turned in more than a day late. This means students will get a 1 day grace period. For example: If a project was due on Tuesday but was turned in on Thursday, it would be -5% off of the grade they earned. Keep in mind, absences a different situation. Students receive one day extra time for each day they are absent.
-Independent Reading: Minimum 20 minutes
-Literature Circles: Reading and "job"
-Daily math homework M-Th
- Please check your child's agenda nightly by initialing under "Parent Signature". I will also initial it in the morning to confirm they have written the correct information down.
- Friday Folders: They were sent home today! Please take out all the sheets and return the folder MONDAY.
- Bagel Sales! Pre-Order on Wednesdays of each week. All varieties cost $1, cash only. Bagels are delivered on Fridays.
- Order online at www.scholastic.com and use our class code R3CHK if you need books!