Nord's Newsletter

Febuary 1-5, 2016

Iowa Assessments

Tomorrow your child will take the Iowa Assessments for the first time. The students took several practice tests to be use to the format and types of questions that will be asked. Overall, it should be stress-free for the students, with only 4 sections of the test to complete. The schedule as follows:

Monday: social studies (35 min)
Tuesday: reading and math part 1(30 min each)
Wednesday: science (35 min)
Thursday: reading and math part 2 (30 min each)
Friday: make-ups for those that missed a test

Dr. Carenza came into each classroom, grades 3-5, to talk about the tests, what to expect and to do your very best. The students loved having him come in the classroom for a half hour to talk to them.

Reading

Iowa Assessments will be giving during our reading block, so we will not be reading out of Wonders this week. Once tests are done for the day, there will be a little extra time to write our FINAL copy of the opinion book reviews the students wrote last week. We will also be writing our Louisiana pen pals and make a Valentine Day card for them. Then finish the week with reading to find the author's point of view in a narrative text.

Math

This week, the students will be learning about order of operation when using parentheses. I think this will be fun for a lot of the students, as I think some are ready for the challenge. Then work on writing a multiplication/division story problem and being able to solve it too.

**Celebration!!!!!! Half of the students, which is 10, are fluent with their multiplication AND division facts on Reflex Math. This is awesome, continue to make great progress!!

Science

We will be learning about the classifications about reptiles this week.

Happy 100th Day of School

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Just a Little Excited

Snack Time----100 Pieces

100 Cup Pyramid

100 Piece Puzzles

100th with Kindergarten Buddies

Weekly Schedule

Monday: PE
Tuesday: Music
Wednesday: Guidance and Computer Lab
Thursday: PE
Friday: Music
**WEAR READ to support National Wear Red Day**