The Juliano Journal
Week of February 15-19
Hello! We had an awesome Valentine's Day party last week! I would like to thank Mrs. Kencharek and Mrs. Letak for planning such a lovely Valentine’s Day party. The class and I really appreciate all the work they put into planning all of our parties throughout the year.
Our students will begin PARCC testing on March 7th. I encourage you to visit the following websites to help you and your child become familiar with the format of the test:
- Sample items: Use the sample items to try out test questions on the technology platform that students will use when taking the computer-based tests. http:// parcc.pearson.com/sample-items/
- Practice tests: Use the practice tests to simulate the experience of taking a PARCC test. http://parcc.pearson.com/ practice-tests/
- Tutorials: Use tutorials to experiment with the navigation, accommodated features, and tools available for computerbased assessments. http://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial
If you are interested in ordering a yearbook, please return the order form by March 11. Order forms are available in the office and on the Woods Creek website.
The Winter Carnival is this weekend! I know that the Winter Carnival Committee appreciates all of the contributions that were generously donated to the Third Grade Raffle Basket! It looks amazing!
Have a fabulous weekend!
In writing, the students have been very busy writing about their lives. Once the students have completed the writing portion of this project, they will be creating illustrations to accompany their writing. These completed drafts will then be sent to Studentreasures Publishing and your child will receive a hard-covered copy of his or her book for free! I will be sending home an order form next week and you may choose to order additional copies for family or friends for a fee. The kids are really enjoying writing about themselves!
We have had a busy week in social studies! This unit is all about immigration. The students spent two class periods playing a game that simulated what life was like for people who immigrated to the United States years ago. By playing this game, the students gained a good understanding of the immigration experience.
Next week we will begin to study chapter five by discussing diversity among cultures. We will be brainstorming different things that cultures share such as food, languages and holidays. As a way of extending these concepts , our students will be making a family coat-of-arms. Your child will use the information that you have provided to help him/ her create a coat-of-arms about his/her heritage. Thank you for sending this information in so promptly!
Wednesday, February 24: Early Release Day 2:00 student dismissal
Wednesday, February 24: Baseball Reading Incentive forms due
Thursday, February 25: Culver's Night 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.