The Classroom Connection

Mrs. Jefferson, ELA & SS

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May 5, 2016

PASS Social Studies and MAP Reading Standardized Testing

There are several suggestions within this newsletter to help your child better prepare for upcoming standardized testing. Here are the dates:

Thursday, May 12th - PASS Social Studies

Monday, May 16th - MAP Reading

PASS Social Studies

Please encourage your child to do the following things to help prepare for the PASS Social studies state test:


  1. Read over old notes
  2. Watch the following Brainpop videos to refresh their memories:
  • Reconstruction
  • Westward Expansion
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • WWI
  • League of Nations
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Great Depression
  • Great Depression Causes
  • New Deal
  • WWII Causes
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Cold War
  • Korean War
  • United Nations
  • Vietnam War
  • Civil Rights
  • Brown vs. Board of Education
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • September 11th
  • Terrorism

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MAP Reading

Please encourage your child to do the following things to help prepare for the MAP Reading standardized test:



  1. Continue to read just right books every evening.
  2. Review affixes on Quizlet via our class website: http://www.lexrich5.org/webpages/tjefferson/word_study.cfm
  3. Study notes such as figurative language notes, story elements notes.
  4. Practice reading comprehension on readtheory.org

The VIP Folder will come home on tomorrow and they will include:

  1. Interims
  2. Graded papers
  3. PTO flyer
  4. Graduation Letter to parents


Upcoming Classroom and School Events:

  • 5/11 - PASS Science
  • 5/12 - PASS Social Studies
  • 5/16 - MAP Reading
  • 5/17 - CRIS field trip
  • 5/18 - MAP Math
  • 5/19 - Our Learning Celebration
  • 5/20 - Field Day
  • 5/27 - Tag of Honor, 10:50 AM
  • 5/27 - Fifth Grade Picnic
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • 5/31 - 6/2 - Half Days
  • 6/2 - 5th Grade Graduation, 8:30 AM / Last Day of School

Mrs. Jefferson's ELA Classes Learning Celebration

Thursday, May 19th, 1:30pm

Dutch Fork Elementary School's theater, Broad River Road, Irmo, SC, United States

Title: Make the World a Better Place, One Book at a Time

ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED : )

Free Comic Book Day - May 7th

On Saturday May 7th, over 2,300 comic book shops across North America and around the world will give out over 6 million comic books-free of charge-during Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). The 50 free comic books available this year are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, including super hero stories like Marvel's Civil War II and DC's Suicide Squad; kid favorites that are great for readers of all ages with Pokémon, DC Super Hero Girls, Grumpy Cat, Sonic the Hedgehog; stories that feature classic characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Pink Panther, and Archie; and TV tie-ins featuring series like Doctor Who, Bob's Burgers, Sanjay and Craig, The Simpsons, Firefly, and many more. Along with free comics, many comic book shops will feature events during the day including creator signings, appearances of costumed characters, and great deals on exclusives and sale items.
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator