Sunday, April 2, 2016
I hope you find the calendar in your child's Friday Folder helpful!
NYS ELA Testing
Mrs. Gleason's Class ~ The children are adding and subtracting fractions, changing fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to fractions in Module 5. The week we return from break we will spend time in class reviewing and preparing for the NYS math assessment.
Mr. Philipp's Class ~ This week the students used their knowledge of equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators. They also began turning fractions into mixed numbers and mixed numbers into fractions. In small groups, students have begun reviewing for the state test by reviewing various skills and concepts from out previous 4 modules. Students have also been exposed to actual state test questions from previous years. Some responses: “This is just like some of the questions we practiced in class!” We will continue to review and strengthen our skills when we return from vacation.
Mrs. Close's Class ~ We have been reviewing for the upcoming NYS Math test. You’ll find two multiple choice practice packets in your child’s Friday Folder. Each packet has been corrected and reviewed with the class. The kids realized that they need to slow down and read the whole question thoroughly. I also introduced the kids to Kakooma math puzzles. We’ll focus on problem solving and test preparation from now until the test. Then it will be almost time to build bridges!
Dates to Remember
April 5-7 ~ NYS ELA Test
April 8 ~ Book Orders Due
April 13-15 ~ NYS Math Test