Pratt's Primary Corner

Weekly Update- October 13, 2017

Week at a Glance

Reading- During reading groups we've continued exploring newsela. This is a great online program where students can read news articles about current events. They can change the reading level, take quizzes, and give written responses to writing. Today we watched Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and students wrote a comparison in their Reader's Notebooks between the book and the movie. There were so many differences! I think we can all agree that the book was much better. :)

Math- We are continuing with unit 2- multiplication strategies.

Social Studies- We will mail out our Flat Stanley packages next week. If you haven't yet sent in an address, please do so.

Science- We did part 1 of our matter science experiment today. We will continue with part 2 on Monday.

Click here to see the homework menu for the week. You only have to chose one activity from each column. Remember, it's not due until next Friday and the Design Challenge is optional.

State Testing

We will be taking the Ohio Reading Test on the mornings of October 25th and 26th. The test will be given in two parts. It is important that all students are present, well rested, and have eaten breakfast on the day of the test.

MAP/Inview Test Results

A lot of important information will be coming home in your child's red folder today, so please check that!

You will be getting your child's fall MAP results and 2nd grade Inview results.

Another important paper you will receive is the Dangerous Activity Consent form for Adventure Education. Please sign and return this form, as your child will not be able to participate without it.

Genius hour Volunteers

We are still generating questions for our Genius Hour projects. In the next 2 weeks we will begin researching. This is more delayed than I had planned on, but I wanted to ensure students had solid, thoughtful questions before beginning research.

When we begin researching, we will be looking for parent volunteers. I will most likely send out that information next week.

Fall Party Sign Up

Dear Parents -

Please use the link below to sign up to donate supplies and volunteer for Miss Pratt's Fall Party.

Thank you,

Carol Bahr


Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders are due next week. If you'd like to order online, you can use the code MBKQR.

Your orders have contributed to many new books being added to our classroom library! :) We were even able to raffle off 2 of the books last week as a behavior incentive. THANK YOU!!

Don't forget- No School on Friday, October 20th!